misdemeanor related to marijuana background check

New EEVs37
Jun 7 15 Comments

Got a misdemeanor charged for marijuana on 2017, on the job application it didn't ask anything about it(no criminal related questions), if i get the job offered, it probably would shows up on background check, would the off offer get rescind? Should I disclose it before the background check if they did not say anything?Anyone had misdemeanor charge and still get the job? Hope a HR can ans the questions.

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  • Amazon owwmyballs
    I disclosed a 5+ year old DWI and was still hired. I think attempting to cover it up would have negative consequences.
    Jun 7 4
    • New EEVs37
      OP
      Did you let them know when they ask you or just volunteer disclose
      Jun 8
    • Amazon owwmyballs
      I volunteered during the background check with an apologetic explanation.
      Jun 8
    • Amazon owwmyballs
      I personally think a DWI looks far worse than a pot possession charge. They're looking to screen out morally reprehensible people with violent and deviant tendencies. I doubt a pot charge will hurt you at a big 5.
      Jun 8
    • New EEVs37
      OP
      Thank you. Makes me feel better, currently on the final stage interview with amazon. My charged is fairy recent(2017)
      Jun 8
  • Arcesium tVdC57
    Don’t disclose it. All these companies have offices where marijuana is legal anyways. I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
    Jun 7 0
  • Google etf
    you'll be fine :)
    Jun 8 3
    • New EEVs37
      OP
      are you hr? or do you know anyone that might have similar experience
      Jun 8
    • Google etf
      I had a marijuana arrest, didn't disclose it, and it didn't get mentioned during the background check. that was 5 years ago when marijuana wasn't nearly as accepted / legal. Also, I was just as scared as you :)
      Jun 9
    • New EEVs37
      OP
      Nice! I am happy for you! That's awsome :) and you probably dont have to worry about that anymore since is sooo long ago and with google in your resume haha.

      In my case, i am arrested and "convicted", it will 100% shows on my background check, and the charge is fairy recent from 2 years ago @@.

      They did not ask anything on the application, and probably won't ask anything before the background check.

      Some said I should disclose with apologetic letter, same said I should just not said anything.. I dont know what to do
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft RandomInt
    If the background check or other paperwork asks you to disclose misdemeanors, then yes do so. If it does not, then just let them discover it on their own. Failing to disclose if asked is a hard fail on background check.
    Jun 9 1
    • New EEVs37
      OP
      Application did not ask my to disclose anything, currently scheduling for final onsite, not sure if they gonna ask before the background check or not, I dont think they ask that.

      Some say I should just disclose with apologetic letter, even they dont ask, since it is gonna shows up anyway
      Jun 9
  • Google EndGam3
    Spend $20 and do your own background check. You will see what they will see. Simple
    Jun 7 1
    • New EEVs37
      OP
      it will shows up for sure, i want to see if i should let them now or not, and if anyone had the misdemeanor charge and still got the job, and if they say anything after the bg check.
      Jun 7
  • New EEVs37
    OP
    and seeing this post, someone job got rescinded since he disclosed volunteer let me super nervous

    https://www.teamblind.com/article/Job-offer-rescinded-V7k73MX3
    Jun 9 0

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