ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings | Recordings (3/20 Recording Uploaded)
Emotional Support Group Meetings

Living with 290

Living with 290: Lost my Job Today

I had another job lined up to start on the 22nd. I waited as long as I could to tender my resignation to my current employer, when my new employer called me after they ran my background check. I tried to keep my current job, but my employer said that they accepted my resignation in good order.

Now I am unemployed.

I’ll start looking tomorrow. With the draconian life-time felony, no wonder it’s so hard to get your live back. Considered suicide, but that would give .doj too much pleasure. Hate the system and the people in it.

Thanks for listening.

- - - - - - - - -

View all user submitted stories about Living with 290. Feel free to add yours - as a registrant, family member or friend. Please submit any updates on your story via the comments section on this page. Please use the comments below ONLY for input on the story on this page. To add a new story, click here.
We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Don’t commit suicide, you are right that will give them pleasure.

Your a fighter

Start your own business.
Do some research.

Make some money and donate some of it to CARSOL if your live in CA.

I just love it when RSO does WIN..

Keep in touch!

Face palm Like a good monkey, never let go of one tree until you have a firm grasp of another. Translation: Never, never, never quit one gig until you are darn CERTAIN you are in like Flynn at your new one. Suicide shmoo-icide. Hang in there and it will get better. Since this Megan’s Law web site BS I found that the only way I can make a decent living is to have my own business. It is hard and very stressful, but what small business owner won’t say that? If I have 1 job I have a single source… Read more »

I know this was not addressed to me, but I’m an RSO with a background in professional development and training. If you need somebody along those lines, let me know.

If you have any advice for finding work, where to not look/look, what to divulge, etc., it would be appreciated! My background is that of a driver, was a chauffeur before this happened.

If they essentially forced you to resign, they broke the law and should be subject to the full extent of their actions. I hope there is a section at the CA employment office that deals with situating registrants. If not, there needs to be according to the law because if a state agency is not there to force compliance, they need to be taken to court to add this protection, however it could be done. They have every clause in the books to help destabilize registrants, now it is time to own some of their own crap and take some… Read more »

A point of clarification here on the anti-discrimination section of 290 referred to at the meetings (flier), I was terminated after I was found out, because I had missed work due to arrest and later found guilty, but before I was on the registry, well actually it happened at the same time as being sentenced, how is that different from being fired for being found out on the registry later? By the way they fired me on “moral turpitude” grounds, as the offense had nothing to do with my work. Another by the way, in my hearing to challenge my… Read more »

J, when I moved to California 10+ years ago, a very tough (but caring) woman at the CA EDD employment office helped me get my first job here and, thereby, helped me start my new life. Yes, I told her my conviction/incarceration history and I know that finding any job for me was a huge challenge for her. But, God bless her soul, she (or we?) succeeded. Through the years after, I kept her posted on my career progress, staying in touch even after she retired and until her passing a couple years ago. She always stated how proud I… Read more »

we have talked several times in the parking lot at class.please don,t give up!not now.I truly feel we have reached a tipping point in this nightmare we call 290.It seems bleak now,but you will find a job.your a good man with a whole lot to live for-trust me on this.john

Hi Lost My Job, I can relate to your story. I’ve 2 job offers slip through my fingers because of criminal background checks. My record was expunged in October 2013. Employers do not want to wait for a challenge to the background check companies. I got one back ground check company in Pennsylvania to comply with California labor law. However outfits like Lexis Nexis refuse to budge. You may need to grab a crap job for a while. Kmart/Sears hires 290s. There are more. Our job searches become more complicated. I have been in the registry for over 10 years.… Read more »

What did you mean by getting a Pennsylvania background company to comply with California labor law? Thank you.

Thank you my so family. I found another job!! You are the best and I will always be your friend. “Treatment” is mind messing with me. We need to address this crap. Thank you all for being there foe me!

Excellent news, SO in LBC! Congrats on your new job!!!!

So in LBC … my husband was laid off in February after four years and hasn’t been able to find work. He’s applied at 3 different temporary agencies. Where are you located? What type of work do you? Did they run a background check? We are so discouraged … we are in SoCalifornia if anyone has any ideas …???? Thank you.

Where are you located to be a little more specific? I can sometimes use some temporary help, but to be frank, it is hard physical work and intermittent.

Hi Timmr … We are in Cypress. Hard physical work is OK. Is it construction type work??

I’m in San Diego County. That would be an awful commute.

@ Timmr … yes, it would be horrible. But thank you!!!!

Yes, but if you happen to move, the job is construction-like work and the main criteria is to be honest and hard working and responsible.

I’m looking for work and live in San Diego county

John, I don’t know if you could send a resume or CV through CARSOL, but would be glad to consider you.

When I was released from prison, I was EXCEEDINGLY fortunate enough to get the first job I applied for even though my parole agent tried her damnedest to talk the owner of the business out of it. I worked there for about 6 months, basically part time while I lived in my van in a Ralph’s parking lot. I was not making a lot of money mainly because the business I was working for was not doing well and the owner could not afford to work me, even at the $10.00 an hour he was paying me. After about a… Read more »

So well out, Chris. Thank you for your story and words of encouragement for everyone. I think about all the RVs and people living out of their cars around town and wonder about them and their condition (the people, not the RVs). So glad to know you were able to survive and thrive. After my release in 94 I built a great career, but in 2007 was fired for you know why, my crime I’m 1987. I found more work in the same field but was laid off during the so-called Great Recession. My employer became a client, however, with… Read more »

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x