This is my first post on AoM, and I am really hoping for some constructive responses. I am 22 and recently got my third DWI. What I am wondering is if my past will prevent me from having a good job…Continue
"I don't think one dui will negatively affect somene's career prospects all that much. Obviously it's not good, it looks bad, a candidate who's equally qualified without one that may be the issue that's the tipping point…"
"Yeah, but regular "criminal" substance abuse still keeps you out. The FBI doesn't consider the odd toking on a doobie a decade ago to be a problem, but three DUIs? Especially when you've only been legal to drink for a…"
"Well sated on security clearances. I know a few years ago the FBI pulled the no past drug use requirement to open the pool. The key is living a life you are willing to have held up to the light of day as far as security.…"
"Security clearances are not looking for what most people think they are- it really doesn't much matter what you've done, as long as you aren't a security risk-- i.e., you won't be coerced or convinced to disclose information that…"
"It really happened. Some college kid with a really minor drug offense. As the Guidelines existed then, the sentencing judge had like 0 authority to impose a sentence less than the least allowed under the guidelines. It was appealed to at least the…"
"That's definitely true. In some cases, as it should be ... in others maybe not. But, all these people that talk about how college kids should do a bunch of stupid stuff for whatever reason ought think about that. Not every…"
"What self employment options have you considered? What skills do you have? Did you see my thread about tree removal?
For a fit guy like yourself you could handle just about any manual labor, and with some hustle and perspective on the…"
"Due to my situation (once again a crime thats non-violent, non-drug related and non-weapons related) I cant volunteer anywhere that dees anything with children (Ive tried) nor can I ever adopt a child or anywhere that gets state funding. Its…"
"It varies from organization to organization, obviously. I just have a friend, a Marine wife, with medical training, who volunteered at a Navy hospital. She went through a background check similar to my sister, who was bonded with some federal…"
"Heres my story, not really any advice but hopefully it helps. Im still looking for help....
I had gotten done with my enlistment in the Air Force. Ill be the first to say I was extremely immature and even though I had served…"
"Honestly it would depend of the line of work you are getting/looking to get into. If you can get to your work place and back reliably a DUI won't be a problem. While several do require a clean driver's abstract, if you are not…"
"I think Native Son nailed it. I'll go further. Not only are these things not taught in schools, there are few apprenticeships, and few fathers willing and able to teach this (many reasons). I'd dare say that in some…"
"Ok, everyone is saying to read a lot, and that is certainly true. But write also. How about writing about that child you're bringing into the world? Notebook it or blog it. Becoming a dad has been the best experience I have ever…"
"Literally millions of hobbies to take up. Carpentry, plumbing, gardening, car care, electricity, cooking, athletics, reading. You are on the right track already. Exercise extreme patience with the boys or they will hate being…"
"Points for you to ponder: Have you forgiven her? Has she forgiven herself? Now, have you forgiven yourself? (What? But I...) Sush, just shush. Think about how you reacted to the news. Turmoil may have caused you to…"