Reply To: AWA Loses in Pennsylvania’s Highest Court


I am sorry if you feel as though I was attacking you. That was not my intent. I was just trying to point out that if the employer knew beforehand, and you don’t work directly with children, I can’t see why any employer would care if the customers know your status. I have had potential employers smile when I told them thinking I was joking. Then, they ask about criminal history and I say, “I just told you”. And they are SHOCKED. They are amazed I am willing to apply for a job with my background. I always tell them, “I have to work somewhere might as well go where I have experience.
It also helps if you have friends or family that can vouch for you despite your status. Hey, he is willing to come to work on time, work hard, and stay late if need be. What else do they need to know?
Sure, the public freaks out when they find out the person they are doing business with is a sex offender or hires sex offenders.However, the stigma wears off if the job does not involve children. Keep your chin up, it will work out. I had someone interview for a job, I told them from the get-go, and at the end of the interview they said: “too bad I can’t hire you”. I was like, “What are you talking about?” “Oh, we don’t hire sex offenders”. Then why didn’t you say that from the get-go?
The thing they worry about is they could be sued for negligent hiring if you committed a crime on the clock. I knew a guy who was arrested at work for child porn and still got another office job after he got out. It’s all about where you apply and how you come off as.
Good Luck Brother!!!!! I know you will find the perfect job!!!