Felony & being on Parole automatically mean no job?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Bsrlinmaz, Oct 3, 2014.

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  1. The Challenger

    The Challenger Kinghunter

    Dec 22, 2007
    East Central FL
    To the op,

    Thanks for keeping your nose clean for the time you have been out of the pen. I do not want to know the details of what happened. Ignore the people saying crud. If you can travel out of state which I think you told us you could, I'd call Carolina Cargo, Western Express and ask them. They would know for sure. Also, it may be worth getting your CDL and seeking some sort of local job. After two years, you'll find most insurance companies will accept you. As a result, you can ask o/o's to hire you as a second seat driver. I wish you the best of luck.

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  3. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Whoa, one of the more intense threads I've read here in a while. Great reading. Not your basic "can't back into a certain dock" topic, (not that there's anything wrong with the dock topics). This can be a crazy world, and I agree, crazy stuff can happen, and just because it hasn't happened to one of us, I'd never lose sight of the fact it could, especially driving a truck. Personally, having that not happened to me, I can't imagine how hard it must be for them, especially in this post-911, paranoid world we live in today. I'm not in a position to hire anyone, never liked that kind of life decision making, but the fact that they were upfront with us, shows they deserve chance. Now, if it was my loved one they killed, greatly depending on the circumstances, I'm not so sure I'd feel that way. Pretty tense situation.
  4. born&raisedintheusa

    born&raisedintheusa Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Keep in mind that there are people with "clean" records that are NOT clean. They have NOT yet been caught for their crimes or misdeeds. Quite often, it is just a matter of time.
  5. GenericUserName

    GenericUserName Road Train Member

    May 17, 2014
    Santa Monica, CA
    Absolutely. Whats a little joint, shoplifting or assassinations among friends?
  6. DSP

    DSP Light Load Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    If nobody else knows about it then it didnt happen.
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  7. FatDaddy

    FatDaddy Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Katy, TX or Swedesboro, NJ
    It just amazes me cause I will see questions about hair testing and people on here will assume that person is a dope fiend and should never ever drive a truck.

    A guy guy comes here says he killed somebody. Got life with parole which he was fortunate to get and he is lauded as a great person who turned his life around. Scary.

    Sorry. If I appear to be on a high horse. People deserve a 2nd chance 99% of the time. The 1% you don't is when you take a life on purpose. And yes I am going to assume the OP killed somebody on purpose just based off his initial post. I don't need him to explain himself to me. My opinion is based on what and how he presented it
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  8. KenworthGuyNH

    KenworthGuyNH Road Train Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Central, NH

    So in your eyes .....NOT turning your life around is the way to go???? We know VERY little about the circumstances. What we do know is the human condition. And we also know that MOST people think our criminal justice system does a lousy job of rehabilitating ANYONE. So when a guy HAS done a crime; done his time, is CONTINUING to pay for his crime.....AND has turned his life around for about 15 yrs............YOU want to keep piling on and hold him down??? Talk down to him?? Good Lord what are we becoming...............
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    In those instances it's often somebody who wants to continue to smoke pot while still working in our industry. I don't necessarily have a problem with that as long as they're straight when they report to work and remain so while on duty. But that's another argument.

    The issue I have is not knowing the circumstances. He didn't say what exactly he was charged with. If it was premeditated murder, then yes I would be inclined to agree. But he's already been on trial once and I, or anyone else, am in no position to judge him.
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  10. Mtn. Dew

    Mtn. Dew Light Load Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    That's awsome man, I have a felony history also... Time without issues is a plus. Anyone discouraging these men is closed minded. With the Regan error minimum mandatory laws, tons of people went to prison and got out then have it together. Felons are more common than people realize. Many buisness owners are willing to give you a shot, but make sure you perform better than others around you. Being honest is the way to go, then you don't have any worries about the boss finding out later. Keep going for it ... I am 100% sure you will get in... I did.
  11. jungledrums

    jungledrums Heavy Load Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    "It may be infinitely worse to refuse to forgive than to murder, because the latter may be an impulse of a moment of heat; whereas the former is a cold and deliberate choice of the heart." George MacDonald
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