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chinito November 7th, 2017 10:18pm

You are a small business owner and need to fill a position. Would you hire a felon?

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azsageguy
11/10/17 4:31 pm

Depends on the position. Embezzler as a bookkeeper...no. Murderer as a body guard...yes

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/08/17 2:23 am

It would depend on the position.

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ctskapski NB MD
11/08/17 2:22 am

Yes, though it depends on the position and crime.

I'd be hesitant to hire a thief to work a cash register.

I'd probably be quickest to hire a sex offender.
Really low re-offense rate combined with the fact that many won't hire them likely makes a very loyal employee who will work for their job.
But again, it depends on the position and the crime.

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Suzan Hawaii
11/08/17 1:08 am

It would depend on the position.

ShakaBrah California
11/07/17 10:55 pm

Depends on the crime, and how desperate I am.

phalnx Ohio
11/07/17 9:04 pm

If he's the best man for the job and I thought I could trust him.

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swervin Maryland
11/07/17 8:28 pm

Depends on what they did and what the job was. I would also interview them and see if they gave me a bad vibe. Gut feelings can go a long way.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/07/17 7:27 pm

Obviously case by case basis, but I’d be dumb to rule it out. I can get a tax break if I do.

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Liberty Lets Use Logic
11/07/17 7:33 pm

Interesting. I wouldn’t have thought you’d value tax avoidance so highly.

Liberty Lets Use Logic
11/07/17 6:55 pm

It would depend upon what got them labeled as such.
Actual violence? No.
Something silly or obscure? Sure.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/07/17 6:18 pm

Depends on the felony. A larceny repeat offender no way. Someone who as a kid went to a construction site to spray graffiti or drink beer with buddies (felony trespassing in FL) but long since is over those foolish sins of youth, yes.

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Kyle5 TN
11/07/17 5:34 pm

Yes, but it depends on many factors.

jlong105 Indiana
11/07/17 4:46 pm

That depends. Is there anyone applying who has the necessary skills AND the proven sound judgement not to commit a felony?

osouless Whats Next
11/07/17 4:38 pm

Would I? Yes. If the scenario was right i don’t see why not. Easiest way to prevent recidivism is to not let past mistakes haunt their futures.

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chinito Florida
11/07/17 5:22 pm

I agree that's the best way but they still are way more susceptible to commit another felony. And it is your business we are talking about, your livelihood. That mans does something wrong and it could screw up your business.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/07/17 9:21 pm

Hire the former felon but inform him that he is on probation for the first six months to see how he does in the job and how he fits with other employees.
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MrsCrayonWax
11/07/17 3:26 pm

What was his conviction? Was he a murderer, rapist, abusive? Probably not. A kid that paid their debt, a non dangerous felon, maybe.

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