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    David02 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 23, 2009, 08:18 AM
    Convicted felon looking for work in retail
    How do I get back into a business that I love to do and nobody is willing to give me a chance because I'm an convinced felon and the charge is (grand larceny)
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    Oct 23, 2009, 08:23 AM

    Most retail businesses depend on their employee's honesty in keeping the stock in the store unless it is legally rung up at the register. You will probably have a hard, if not impossible time, getting a job back in retail with a felony record Best start looking into other careers for yourself.
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    Oct 25, 2009, 09:15 AM

    Hello David

    I posted this to someone else a while ago - difficult but I never think anything is impossible, you just need to find someone who understands your position and willing to give you a chance
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    Oct 25, 2009, 09:28 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by David02 View Post
    How do I get back into a business that I love to do and nobody is willing to give me a chance because i'm an conviced felon and the charge is (grand larceny)
    Hello David:

    The way you say that nobody will give you a chance indicates that your viewpoint of the marketplace is a bit skewed... It's UNDERSTANDABLY skewed - but it's skewed nonetheless.

    If you view your future employer as a social agency who's willing to give a troubled person a break, you're going to keep running into what you've been running into.

    However, if you stop feeling sorry for yourself, and go "sell" the owner/manager on the idea that he can't get along without you, you'll get a job. If you CAN sell, that'll be your first sale. If you CAN'T, McDonald's is hiring.


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