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Hiring the Ex-offender

Is it fair to set blanket, one size fit all policies for hiring based on background checks, especially when they can be and often are totally misread or misunderstood?
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  • I’m frustrated,confused, determined
    I am living proof of how hard that it is to survive with a criminal background, not only in employment but also in our justice system. If i didnt have a felony from 94. I would be a great RN, by now. I HAVE EXCELLED AS a CAREGIVER for our elderly and disabled. I have much support from nurses I have worked under that cant believe that i dont have my RN License and encourgages me 2 do so as well as family members of clients i have taken care of. Caring for people is something that comes natural, it was a chosen field.I really wanted to make a difference as a advocate for our elderly and disabled to be heard, and respected and getting quality care as they well deserve its a divine right. I worked as a secretary in a law firm, with a great mentor and I only had basic office skills when i started. When I left, I had the experience of a legal assistant. MY past bad judgements does not define me as a person. I am dedicated, any job that I take believe me I am going to be the best at it. As a caregiver its more than a job. If i was a true criminal our justice system and some of society would have been push me back our their, to provide for my family.But, i really dont know anything about selling drugs, again this is why our justice system needs to be reevaluated. I have had some great mentors. I want to own my own assisted living facility. I would love to go to school, and further my education. I am not giving up.
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    I do understand some of what you are saying, what isn't clear is your original offense. That dictates much of what you may be experiencing.
    No one needs to know you business, but business needs to know you, . I hope you continue to wrok hard and get that education, you do deserve that, just don't give up on yourself, you are your own best advocate!!!!
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