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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2574 comments submitted at 20:21:22 on Feb 17, 2014 by scrotesandhoney

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 1 Points
  • 01:57:04, 18 February

How many children were at your warehouse that made you want to not hire this guy?

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  • horws
  • 9 Points
  • 03:40:37, 18 February

don't act like he's the asshole in this situation

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 13 Points
  • 04:13:18, 18 February

He's denying someone a job for something completely unrelated to his job.

So what, after someone commits a sex offense they can't even work at a warehouse? Where should they work if they're to reintegrate into society if he can't even get hired at a warehouse.

It's not like a warehouse has easy (or any) access to kids.

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  • horws
  • -11 Points
  • 04:43:49, 18 February

it's not that I think he'll do it again or of its relevance to the job, its the fact that he's fucked and he diddled kids. doubt the warehouse workers would take kindly to him anyway haha

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 2 Points
  • 05:04:50, 18 February

Okay so this person who has made mistakes in the past still needs to make a living somehow, right? He's done some bad things, but what does that have to do with his ability to to a job?

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  • YoureANicompoop
  • 1 Points
  • 09:14:38, 18 February

It means he is scum. His actions potentially ruined his siblings lives. How do you know if he is reformed or not?

Too bad if he stays unemployed. Hopefully he starves to death. Good riddance.

Some people say we have an over-population problem. Some people say we need to urgently direct our resources to those living in poverty. Great, letting fuckers like this fade into oblivion is part of the solution.

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  • Terza_Rima
  • 7 Points
  • 04:12:26, 18 February

Why? That's discrimination, plain and simple. Unpleasant maybe, but that's the law.

http://www.laborlawyers.com/can-you-refuse-to-hire-a-felon

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  • horws
  • -3 Points
  • 04:14:00, 18 February

because fucking kids is shitty

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  • Terza_Rima
  • 12 Points
  • 04:29:37, 18 February

Yeah, and refusing to hire someone based on a crime that doesn't prevent them from doing the job is illegal. Besides, the person obviously needs help, and preventing them from getting that by keeping them out of work isn't helping anyone.

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  • horws
  • 5 Points
  • 04:37:16, 18 February

yeah I guess you're right, its just hard to rationalize defending people like that

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  • cryopyre
  • 11 Points
  • 04:56:07, 18 February

Look at it this way. To live in this world you need employment. If you don't want to employ them you may as well sentence them to death.

Besides, does society need a pedophile with free time?

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  • Snowden2016
  • 0 Points
  • 07:24:09, 18 February

I think the government should force everyone to hire every pedophile.

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  • cryopyre
  • 2 Points
  • 07:37:03, 18 February

I think everyone should have the right to work. :/

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 7 Points
  • 06:30:25, 18 February

Defending them is the wrong word here. Giving them a job is in no way supporting their past actions.

Having a job is a big factor in preventing further crime for felons. We have to look at the situation realistically. Sure, he did a bad thing, a very bad thing. He paid his debt to society and hopefully went through therapy. You don't have to date him or bring him around your kids, but not letting him work at a warehouse?

I understand a daycare, school, working as a priest that comes in contact with children.... Even at a huge stretch retail.... But working in a facility that doesn't even allow those who are under 18 on the property? That's ridiculous.

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  • PunxsatownyPhil
  • 3 Points
  • 06:33:21, 18 February

Exactly. Rehabilitation over retribution.

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 2 Points
  • 06:41:57, 18 February

I think some people forget that those who break the law, even those who do terrible things to their victims (sex offenders) are real, ordinary people who have to survive just like anyone else. We see too much of them in the media as monsters (or just for felons, as being bad guys / thugs).

They're real people with real problems of their own. Rehabilitating them in the best way possible is the best solution for ALL parties.

After they get out of jail, they still need a place to live, to work, to eat, to become a functioning member of society. If you don't offer these to them, or intentionally deny it to them, can you be surprised if they act in a way that you don't want? If you give them no other option but going back to jail or being homeless, what could possibly happen?

That's why I think restrictions on sex offenders and felons for housing and workplace should be fixed in some way and based off of reason.

Alright, working at Toys R Us is probably a bad idea for a sex offender. Working at a warehouse? OK. Even an office, should be OK.

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  • coltsmetsfan614
  • -3 Points
  • 04:44:47, 18 February

I wouldn't hire a pedophile either. I'd find some other reason to justify it to avoid legal action. There's always more than one good reason not to hire someone.

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  • HIs4HotSauce
  • -3 Points
  • 07:21:11, 18 February

WTF reddit, really? Down-voting this comment? Fucking kids is pretty shitty.

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  • bantherone
  • 2 Points
  • 12:52:44, 18 February

Warehouse guy loads customers. A lot of parents with kids. So yeah, quite a bit of exposure. Also a lot of competition within five minutes. So as a parent, not a guy playing devils advocate on the internet, would you rather go someplace where the employees haven't fucked kids, or would you rather go someplace that has? Because for most of my customers they pick us because of the service we provide. I want you to really think about what you would do as a business owner in this situation. And yes, for the level he was at people would have to be notified about him. So don't act like this is a black and white problem, that people in a small town don't talk about things like who hired who. I've got a livelihood to protect and I've got employees livelihoods to protect as well. I'm not risking it over someone who did that. Who chose, time and time again, to destroy multiple kids lives because he couldn't control his urges. That shit is permanent. Do you think therapy is really going to correct what this guy did?