jojohnson57 
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Re: “Letter: Why Should Felons Have An Easier Job Search?

I know these are old post but am compelled to post! I am not looking for sympathy or a hand out but a fair chance. I am 58 and was convicted of a felony in February 1982... Do the math that was 34 years ago! I have had some good jobs but became ill and disabled to work in mid 90's. Since then I have began to recuperate and actively volunteering with several community agencies and returned to school. I will graduate in 6 months with my MBA with a 4.0 GPA. I also have been raising someone else's child since a baby for past 4 yrs! My crime? To cheat and defraud the City of Richmond.... I worked off and on as a waitress making $2.65 hr while received welfare of about $250 or $300 month. I did not report when supposed to and lied bout working. Yes, I was wrong! But...I received jail time and had to make full restitution and fines! With the box checked I was constantly denied. Not even given a chance to explain that was before giving my life to Jesus....but they don't care about that....yes their are people who have got I. Trouble but you had better believe there are plenty who just haven't been caught! All felons are asking is don't count us out from the box. If I qualify, then interview me...run background check and ask ms questions.... If you decide to give me a chance....fantastic! If you don't then at least I stood a chance....is that so wrong? If a felon gets a job over someone who isn't then the employer either thought the felon was more qualified or saw something in them. Thanks for listening to what I had to say...

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Posted by jojohnson57 on 01/07/2016 at 1:38 AM

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