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To me this reeks of "pre-emptively finding excuses for his future failures", and those excuses have nothing to do with reality. He's looking to blame the unfairness of society at large when all he needs to find the source of his problems is to look into a mirror.
There's a lot more I could say on this topic, but I'll still give him the benefit of doubt. But I have a feeling this all too stereotypical. I'm leaving it at that.
Do you have other criminal records that you are not telling us about?
You said you wasn't even convicted. If all that happened was you were arrested, that means nothing. Anybody could get arresting just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, doesn't mean they did anything wrong.
From what you have told us, you haven't even committed a crime. So please explain, what are you even worried about? because it seems like you might be bending the truth a little bit here.
And if you are getting conflicted advice from another source, I strongly suggest you never pay attention to that source again.
If you really want to convince yourself, go find a criminal lawyer and pay them to tell you the exact same things.
Why believe anyone? Go out and actually do something about it - apply for some jobs. You will find out quickly enough who was telling the truth and who wasn't.
Anyway, I agree with Kris, you are definitely trolling.
go out and apply and then immediately get shot down as soon as the arrest shows up cause no one is gonna give me a chance now? And you can believe i'm trolling all you want I have no reason to come here and lie as I believe this 100%. as I said it was a wrong thing coming here getting "help"/advice.
The same dead-end job you will have if you don't bother trying.
If a company performs background checks on their employees, they will do that regardless of you being full-time or a freelancer. Freelancing is not a way to avoid background checks. Therefore, you have to accept you will be background checked. So either take a chance, or stick with your dead-end job. Your life. Your choice.
You know, Bill Gates was arrested when he was 19... some dead-end job that got him stuck in hey.
ok for starters bill gates was born into money so thats an irrelevant argument. and so basically now what you're saying is that even though i dont have a conviction and the arrest got expunged then being at a dead end job is all i can have although you say i have a chance just like anyone else which i dont but thanks for that mediocre response
I have changed my mind... I don't think you have a chance anymore. Not because of your non-existent record, but because you lack any sort of attributes required to be a good developer (reading being one of them).
The more from this thread I read, the more I get this feeling of deja vu. I can't remember where it was, it might even have been here on CP, but I was in a discussion forum--years ago--and someone showed up with the same sort of story and was shooting everything down because of some supposed criminal record he didn't even have, and he kept going back to that and trying to convince others he was wasting his time trying anything at all.
It was rather infuriating to try to reason with him. I don't know how social workers deal with people who don't want to help themselves.
And mentioning he got advice from Reddit...c'mon, this is such a tired old meme it's not even funny.
I mentioned the fact the i wasnt convicted to provide details rather than just say that i was arrested and ppl would automatically assume that i was in prison also which wasnt the case. look not to try and sound rude, but maybe it was bad idea coming here looking for advice.
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