misdemeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

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gilgamesh23
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misdemeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby gilgamesh23 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:07 pm

I got a misdemeanor for a reckless driving when I was 19 for driving 80+ on a freeway in VA (yeah, bs right? a freaking misdomeanor for driving over 80 on a freeway, but whatever). Is this something I should mention in my OCI interviews? Do employers even check for stuff like this?
Thanks for the advice
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mths
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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby mths » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:15 pm

why would you mention a midemeanor in an interview?

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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby kaiser » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:16 pm

Law students say the darndest things...

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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby Emma. » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:16 pm

mths wrote:why would you mention a midemeanor in an interview?


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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby gilgamesh23 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:18 pm

so it's not something that later blindsides the recruiter...

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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby gilgamesh23 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:24 pm

also thanks for the constructive advice...

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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby mths » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:46 pm

gilgamesh23 wrote:also thanks for the constructive advice...

it is constructive

Don't bring attention to the negative, they don't give a shit about your misdemeanor. C&F on the other hand...

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Re: misdemeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby 5ky » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:19 pm

As an aside, VA interstates are kind of dumb. A number of them are 70mph, but over 80 is an auto-reckless driving ticket. So 10 mph over the limit = reckless driving.

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Re: misdemeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:23 pm

Yes, bring it up first thing. Make a good first impression with your honesty......................are you serious? Why would you ever bring this up?????

You know what would blindside your interviewer? Your unsolicited confession that you are a convicted criminal. Wow. I hope you were kidding. I hope this wasn't a serious question.

And yes, they might check you out, but who cares? Even DUIs won't disqualify you from C&F or getting hired unless they are habitual. Tell them when / if they ask, but for the love of god, don't offer it up yourself.

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Re: misdemeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby mths » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:28 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:You know what would blindside your interviewer? Your unsolicited confession that you are a convicted criminal.

I'd like to say that this was really funny.

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Re: misdemeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby Grizz » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:42 pm

Disclose disclose disclose

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Re: misdomeanor reckless driving-bring up during OCI int?

Postby IzziesGal » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:22 pm

mths wrote:
gilgamesh23 wrote:also thanks for the constructive advice...

it is constructive

Don't bring attention to the negative, they don't give a shit about your misdemeanor. C&F on the other hand...


C&F won't give a s--- about this either, so long as you disclose it and don't try to hide it.
See, Barbri, I *am* learning something from your MPRE outline....even if I do fail miserably tomorrow.




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