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Timothy Holland Paterson, NJ

My question is a long one,I have been trying to get a job because, I have had a set back do to me going to prison. I also got hurt while I was working at a job to stay in the halfway house. Tore my right knee up and I have been going to the VA hospital to try and get my knee injury surgery that I need. I also have not been paid for workmans comp for almost a year now. I have a lawyer working on it. I need your help to do something because I can't work while the job has me down as workmans comp. I'm at my wits end stressful just got a little help with food from the city. My question is Help advise me what to do......please!

26 October 2018 3 replies Education & Training

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Steven Mathews Spring, TX

I have a list of websites for companies hiring ex-felons.

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Russ Vandevelde Birmingham, AL

I agree with everything that James Watters said. Follow his suggestions exactly.

After your knee surgery, do all the physical therapy they recommend. That is very important if you want to get a full recovery and full use of the knee.

Work hard to get your job. That is your job now--getting a job. Once you have it, work hard to please your boss and get promotions. In this current economy, there are more available jobs than there are applicants; you just need to find where you fit into this picture.

Avoid drugs completely--that is a dead end.

Good luck!!

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James Watters Norman, OK

With what’s happened, it would be easy to get discouraged. But you only need one company to say yes. First write down your job skills and accomplishments while you were in the army. If you can, get letters of recommendation from your immediate supervisors. What jobs did you have? What were your accomplishments and evaluations?

You have to account for your time since you left the service. Be honest. Bad things happen to everyone. Move on. Chances are many of the companies you reach are going to say no. That’s there loss. Develop a think skin to the word no. Don’t quit. You’re looking for an entry level job. You’re flexible, can work any shift. You only need a chance. When you get it. Do well.

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