(Closed) Is my career over?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@2beeornot2bee:  I would read up on what other school districts policies are regarding past crimes and employement. And obviously, you can apply to jobs without quitting your current one, so worst case, another job won’t employ you because of your history and you’ll still be where you are. If you have good recommendations from your current district, that might be in your favor, too.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@2beeornot2bee:  If you get it expunged, I don’t think they will not be able to see it. My sister’s friend is applying to law enforcement jobs and he got an arrest expunged from back when he was still in high school, and it did not show up when they ran a background check on him. 

Post # 8
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3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@2beeornot2bee:  Would it be possible to talk to an HR person before you apply? You can tell the you have a history, they were expunged/not guilty, and that you are very interested in X position, but would appreciate knowing upfront if such things on your record would be a problem.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@2beeornot2bee:  Yes, the same thing was said on the law enforcement application. He said it even said the part about expungements was in BOLD letters. He lied and answered no. I’m telling you, in his background check, the arrest did not show. And, he has applied to numerous law enforcement job -none of the cities saw the arrest in his background check and he continued on in the application process. HR is lying to you. They try to scare people into saying the truth but truth is, if it’s become expunged, it’s not gonna show up. Don’t tell anyone you had an arrest. This guy was applying to police departments and the arrest didn’t show. I’m sure their background investigations are up to date, most likely the same or even more so than school district background checks. Getting something expunged would be pointless if it still showed an arrest but didn’t say what the arrest was for. Who told you that? Makes no sense. 

Get it expunged, apply to jobs without your current job knowing you are doing this. When your background comes back clear, which it should with the expungement, then leave your job for the new one. 

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