Felony Convictions: "We're Sorry, But Your Response to One of the Questions Indicates That You are Not Qualified for This Job"
Date:  03-13-2018

Teresa Hodge recalls trying to find a job before founding Mission: Launch, Inc.
From USA Today:

I’ll never forget how I felt when the computer screen went black before displaying: “We’re sorry, but your response to one of the questions indicates that you are not qualified for this job. Thank you for your time.”

I had been applying for a job to work from home, had entered all of my basic information — name, address, work history. But once I took a deep breath and responded “yes” to the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” the endeavor came to an abrupt end.

I sank into despair realizing I didn’t have to meet someone face-to-face to experience job discrimination. I could find it in the privacy of my own home from the cold glare of my computer screen. But as awful as it felt, I wasn’t surprised. Continue reading > > >