Employers of Reddit, what is the most scandalous thing you have ever encountered during a background check of an applicant? (self.AskReddit)

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2557 comments submitted at 20:21:22 on Feb 17, 2014 by scrotesandhoney

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  • ballsround
  • -16 Points
  • 00:38:09, 18 February

The sad thing is you're encouraging child abuse through your actions.

You've shown this guy that society won't accept him, that there is no possibility of him being rehabilitated, no possibility of even getting the most basic of employment. So what motivation does he have to change his behaviour?

This is clearly a man who has urges to have sex with children. The way to stop him acting on those urges is to give him a reason to change, like say a job and a chance at a new life. You've taken that chance away, good job.

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  • yessircapntightpants
  • 17 Points
  • 00:59:11, 18 February

The serious side of this that no one ever thinks about is that in the states there are mandatory reporting laws for shrinks if a client confesses to any sort of pedophillic urges. They don't have to confess to molesting children or thinking they might molest children... If someone goes to their shrink and says they have sexual urges towards children and they never want to act on those urges and they want to make those urges go away, that shrink is required by law to report the patient as a pedophile. It means that no one can get help unless they get caught, and no one can get caught unless they actually do something that hurts children. It's a fucked up system and no one cares because they can write off the fact that the people they're hurting are just a bunch of scumbag pedos anyway. But the people they're hurting are also children, because a lot of people are just suffering from some fucked up sexual wiring and would do anything to fix it if someone would just help them.

I'm not saying let's go and defend child molesters because fuck anyone that hurts a kid, but we need to decriminalize the act of seeking help to make sure your faulty wiring doesn't cause you to hurt children.

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  • gRod805
  • 3 Points
  • 04:22:07, 18 February

I feel like in the future we will look back and realize how badly we're dealing with this issue.

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  • yessircapntightpants
  • 3 Points
  • 05:25:09, 18 February

I hope so. And I hope that future isn't too far off.

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 2 Points
  • 06:33:28, 18 February

> If someone goes to their shrink and says they have sexual urges towards children and they never want to act on those urges and they want to make those urges go away, that shrink is required by law to report the patient as a pedophile.

Source?

In order to report someone to the police, at least in the US, the person has to be a direct threat to someone else. Identifying an ongoing victim by name is an example of this.

There's nothing illegal about being a pedophile, just committing sex offenses.

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  • Story_Time
  • 18 Points
  • 01:10:45, 18 February

I love how reddit will always, without fail, jump at the chance to talk about how paedophiles are the real victims here.

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  • ballsround
  • 1 Points
  • 14:56:11, 18 February

Where am I talking about paedophiles being the real victims? And why am I suddenly reddit?

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 1 Points
  • 06:36:36, 18 February

I wouldn't say they are the "real victims" because that discounts children that have been victimized by sexual abuse.

At the same time, that doesn't mean either "children are not abused, OR pedophiles can be treated unfairly sometimes."

Children are obviously victims, it's a terrible situation, but treating sex offenders like subhuman monsters isn't the answer.

They should serve their time in jail, go through counseling, and reintegrate with society.

Preventing them from having a job or discriminating against them for other arbitrary reasons is pointless, and cruel.

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  • bantherone
  • 2 Points
  • 13:19:07, 18 February

I see your point. If it was a perfect world I'd say you're right. But it isn't perfect. I'm from a small town with a lot of competition. Within two days I'd have all the local business owners in here checking it out. My homeowner base would start diminishing and I would go under. Why would I risk my future, my employees futures, over someone who committed and continued to commit those heinous acts? There are times and places to make a stand. I am not wasting one of those on that guy.

*edit a word

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  • bridgeventriloquist
  • -1 Points
  • 08:34:46, 18 February

The sad thing is you're encouraging child abuse through your actions.

You've shown these people that society will accept them, that there is a possibility of them being rehabilitated, that they can find employment. So what motivation do they have not to molest kids?

Now, that being said I'd like to say that I don't necessarily believe that; I just wanted to point out to you that the opposite argument is equally as valid. In the end it comes down to whether you believe deterrence (is that a word?) or rehabilitation is more effective. If you want people to take your argument seriously, you need to stop trying to guilt-trip people and focus on making rational, well thought out points.

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  • ballsround
  • 1 Points
  • 14:57:27, 18 February

I think if this was an actual proper debate, I'd take a more logical and rational approach. But this is reddit and I'm a bit drunk.

Genuinely interested by the way you flipped my argument tho, good work.