You are a small business owner and need to fill a position. Would you hire a felon?
Depends on the position. Embezzler as a bookkeeper...no. Murderer as a body guard...yes
It would depend on the position.
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.
Depends on the crime, and how desperate I am.
No, that's exploitation 😱
If he's the best man for the job and I thought I could trust him.
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.
Obviously case by case basis, but I’d be dumb to rule it out. I can get a tax break if I do.
Interesting. I wouldn’t have thought you’d value tax avoidance so highly.
It would depend upon what got them labeled as such.
Actual violence? No.
Something silly or obscure? Sure.
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.
Yes, but it depends on many factors.
That depends. Is there anyone applying who has the necessary skills AND the proven sound judgement not to commit a felony?
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.
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.
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.
What was his conviction? Was he a murderer, rapist, abusive? Probably not. A kid that paid their debt, a non dangerous felon, maybe.