Job with plenty of flashlight usage?

ghostguy6

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No offense intended to the OP, however, he has mentioned in past posts about being a "felon" and about his time in jail

Jobs in Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS are not likely to hire a "felon"
I wasn't aware of the OP's past.

That being said there are appeal processes for everything now. He may still be able to apply. There are plenty of security guards working around here with known histories for non violent offences. Plenty of RCMP officers have criminal histories and still get hired because of lack of new members. Simply being open and honest may show remorse and may still get you hired.

My understanding is every state has different requirements for what makes someone ineligible for a job so perhaps all the OP needs to do is move if hes willing. Who knows he may even be eligible for a pardon.
 

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A recent job fair I noticed in S AL focused on Federal and State jobs. It specifically made mention of inviting those who had "recently left correctional facilities" to come and try to find placement. EMS, Fire, county jobs, prison guards, police, etc.
I have no idea of the particulars, I just noticed it and thought it odd.

Seems new hires are thin on the ground for everybody, not just me.
 

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I worked as a sound guy for many years. You work on stage at dark venues. Def needed a flashlight at all times.
And a smaller one you could carry, cause if you put it down it'd walk away.

When I started we carried mini mags, which sucked at the time. So I got bigger lights, like a 2D, but it'd leave them at the board and they'd get stolen. Then I got a knock off surefire like dealy, xenon bulb ran off an 18650, this served me well, still have it.
Then when LED got good, could finally fit an actually good light in my pocket.
 

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A recent job fair I noticed in S AL focused on Federal and State jobs. It specifically made mention of inviting those who had "recently left correctional facilities" to come and try to find placement. EMS, Fire, county jobs, prison guards, police, etc.
I have no idea of the particulars, I just noticed it and thought it odd.

Seems new hires are thin on the ground for everybody, not just me.
Got some phone number I can call?
 

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Got some phone number I can call?
It's the annual Gulf Coast Military & Civilian job fair. I don't have a number for it, but it looks like they are going to do another in Biloxi, MS May 2nd.

Most of the employers are from South MS and AL

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No offense intended to the OP, however, he has mentioned in past posts about being a "felon" and about his time in jail

Jobs in Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS are not likely to hire a "felon"
None taken. Everytime I committed a crime I could have done nothing or done something better with my life at the time. If you can believe it I even took a break from this flashlight hobby in 2013 because committing crimes was more important at the time. I now know I missed out on a bunch of fun light related things as a result.

Why would an EMS job be a problem? I know the fire dept doesn't hire felons as I was considering volunteering at that some years ago.
 

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Why would an EMS job be a problem? I know the fire dept doesn't hire felons as I was considering volunteering at that some years ago.
I believe it's due to dealing with patient private information (Social Security and insurance info) going into sensitive locations and dealing with controlled substances.

However, some locals/companies have been looking at potential employees on a case by case basis.
 

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They let felons be firefighters in California.

If I lived in CA I would be very concerned about prison people being first responders. I noticed in my times that they are very lazy and very inept. The workforce nowadays is that way too but they as a whole were more useless.
 

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I used to be an electrical apprentice. Last job was working on a lighting crew. Always have to have a light when you are wiring the lights in the building in the dark all day long. An Excon might not be able to get that job though. Had more stringent requirements than most other trades. I bet mechanical workers and plumbers have less stringent standards. I know the guys at A.O. Reed were always setting the building and the side of the highway on fire when I was working around them. Not kidding. They accidentally started fires in the mechanical room of the central energy plant of a hospital in La Mesa, Ca and lit the side of the 125 freeway on fire twice while I worked there. I bet their hiring standards are pretty lax.
 

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Why would an EMS job be a problem? I know the fire dept doesn't hire felons as I was considering volunteering at that some years ago.

I'm surprised that would be a question.

Also, there is a major difference between volunteering and a career

I am a 39 year (1985 start) career Paramedic, that began in EMS (1979) and Fire (1980) as a volunteer.

I will provide some info for you to look over.

NREMT is the National EMS Certification authority, below I've added info from them about Criminal Convictions


Below is from EMS1, Prevent negligent EMS hiring with 3 types of background checks

 

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A job at the National Flashlight Administration (NFA) as Flashlight Czar?
Great idea until I get brought up on corruption charges after taking millions of dollars in bribes from unnamed Chinese light companies.

What would that amount to anyways? I attend a lot of board meetings and look at graphics of lights and sales figures. I work with a bunch of suit types that never even owned a flashlight but they all have expensive degrees. Then I would meet with lobbyists that want me to outsource flashlight production in exchange for donations to NFA. The gov would want FEMA and the Red Cross to make everyone have a flashlight but they are limited to 10 lumens with a 10-minute runtime and a lock on the on/off switch with the batteries kept locked up seperately and all the time telling me this is a reasonable compromise because half the gov wants to ban flashlights outright except for their own personal use.
 

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If I lived in CA I would be very concerned about prison people being first responders. I noticed in my times that they are very lazy and very inept. The workforce nowadays is that way too but they as a whole were more useless.
At my 3rd shift job, I literally work next to Corrections officers, but
I'm not one myself. Years ago, used to wonder why they always got a bad rap. Not just from those with convictions on their records. Nowadays, yeah; I don't wonder anymore. The professional ones who are excellent at the job, show up on time, put in the minimal amount needed to get through a shift, and follow the established playbook A-Z if anything goes wrong. Doesn't matter if there are variables that need to be taken into consideration. Nope! Not for them.
 
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