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The Government Wants You To Hire Ex-Convicts

Home - by - February 24, 2013 - 13:00 America/New_York - 15 Comments

snip:  Don’t they already have jobs in government?

CHICKS ON THE RIGHT

The Government Wants You To Hire Ex-Convicts, Or Else You’re DISCRIMINATING, You Mean Business Owner Meanie You!

I am not making this up.

I was kind of afraid we were moving towards this kind of excessive over-regulated, government-intrusive bullcrap, considering I’d heard inklings about it at the Human Resources convention I attended back in August. And now it appears to be happening.

Employers are going to be pressured by the EEOC to hire more workers with criminal backgrounds.

The EEOC released “guidelines” that basically say companies should stop doing criminal background checks, because they might “disproportionately exclude minorities from getting hired because more African Americans and Hispanics are getting arrested and going to prison.”

See that?  The companies are the bad guys here.  How DARE they want to hire people with clean records?  How DARE they hurt the feeeeelings of people who have committed crimes?  Those mean, jerky employers.

Amazingly, one EEOC commissioner disagrees with the guidance (she was one of George Bush’s appointees and renominated by Obama in 2011.)  She said, “The only real impact the new guidance will have will be to scare business owners from ever conducting criminal background checks.”  She also said failing to get the public’s input before releasing the final guidance showed “an utter and blatant lack of transparency.”  Which is something Obama has become rather famous for.

If a company wants to continue to get criminal background checks done on prospective employees, the EEOC says they should limit their inquiries to records which are directly related to the job.  So, for example, if someone was in jail for money laundering, chances are you wouldn’t want to hire them as an accountant.  But if they raped someone?  Apparently, the government thinks that By ALL MEANS, employers should let them be an accountant.  That’s how stupid the government is.  Hire child molesters to be IT people.  Hire a drug dealer as a customer service rep.  What’s the problem?

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» 15 Comments

  1. Unneutral

    February 24th, 2013

    Why hire an ex-con that you would always worry about when Obutthead can just provide for said ex-con with welfare and EBT cards?

    This administration is trying their best to get as many government dependants as possible so why stop at ex-cons?

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  2. cfm990

    February 24th, 2013

    Sounds like a second chance program for politicians.

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  3. Jarhead Cracka

    February 24th, 2013

    Yet the employer is responsible for the safety in his workplace. So hiring a rapist or someone convicted of assault & battery, etc., would be putting the rest of his employees (and possibly customers) at risk in the workplace. Unbelievable.

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  4. norman einstein

    February 24th, 2013

    “…companies should stop doing criminal background checks, because they might “disproportionately exclude minorities from getting hired because more African Americans and Hispanics are getting arrested and going to prison.” ”

    This is beyond farce.
    Here’s a radical idea. Maybe the AA’s and Hispanics should STOP getting arrested and going to prison. Just a thought.

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  5. Anonymous

    February 24th, 2013

    No he dih-ent !!
    Is Urkel saying that most blacks and lateenoes is hoods ?!

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 24th, 2013

    Well, why wouldn’t they force criminals on us? The gov’t hires criminals all the time.

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  7. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 24th, 2013

    As if all criminals have only done ONE type of offense? What about the multiple offenses? Attempted kidnapping, rape, and robbery. Hmmm.
    That’s gonna be a tough one.
    Pizza delivery guy?

    Somewhere on the list there should be “Too many visible gold teeth”. And I don’t care what color you are, that’s just disturbing on anyone at any age.

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  8. Jarhead Cracka

    February 24th, 2013

    Let us take this theory to the next level; Gun dealers doing criminal background checks would “disproportionately exclude minorities from buying guns because more African Americans and Hispanics are getting arrested and going to prison.”

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  9. Tim

    February 24th, 2013

    Just more of the socialist’s war on business and free markets.

    This opens the door to a host of pestilences which may preclude some entrepreneurs from starting or maintaining businesses.

    Fewer business – more parasitism – thus more socialism.

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  10. Cruisin Cat

    February 24th, 2013

    I definitely think bank of amerika should hire former bank robbers for tellers, loan officers and other staff.
    Hey, it’s BoA, how could they fuck it up any worse?

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  11. Redgrandma

    February 24th, 2013

    Ok, I fired and prosecuted an employee for stealing my clients product. So after he gets out of jail he gets his old job back? I’m supposed to treat it like a leave of absence — sort of like having a baby?

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  12. Buffalobob

    February 24th, 2013

    When these gov bureaucratic hire these ex crooks to babysit their precious children or house sit their luxury homes while they are on gov. business then call me, but not a minuet sooner.

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  13. the aardvark

    February 24th, 2013

    I worked for a courier company in the 90′s where I had access to the inside of major banks picking up canceled checks, financial records etc. and also delivered drugs ( schedule 1 narcotics included) to hospitals, drug stores and etc. When I left to take another better job the company I worked for hired some guy on work release just because he was being subsidised by the govt. and was cheaper for the co. to hire. I shrugged my head at that, I thought it was incredibly stupid to hire someone like that but then I was glad to quit working for this particular co. as well.

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  14. Chris

    February 25th, 2013

    Sorry,we haven’t been hiring and wont be hiring for several more years.

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  15. Uncle Dirt

    February 25th, 2013

    I get it. If you were to go ahead and hire some low-life in spite of red flags, and that person committed a crime in the course of his employment, the gubmint would sue you for not taking proper steps to ensure the safety of your workplace…

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