I had to wait to post this because I was so angry.
As many of you know my daughter is a convicted felon. She is working hard to bring herself above that. Today she recieved a major kick in the teeth and I reacted like a mama bear. Yesterday (Monday)she went to Cracker Barrel and placed an application there for employment. The manager looked at her application and set up an interview for her the next day(Tuesday). She was excited about it as this was the first place she had applied for. This morning when she arrived for her interview she was told that it is company policy that they do not hire covicted felons. This is where I get mad. My daughter called me crying her heart out. How can they sey up an appointment for an interview and then do that to her? On the first page of the application is a big box that asks about felony convictions, she was honest and checked it. How could they overlook that when he looked over her application? Second, it was the first thing he said to her when she came in the door. So he knew this, so if he did somehow miss it the first time he looked at application, then why not call and cancel the interview? This was cruel. As soon as she told me I was on the phone to Cracker Barrell national headquarters and lodged a complaint about that. Not the fact that they do not hire convicted felons, but they way that manager went about it. With Cracker Barrel's reputation for discrimination, you would think that they WOULD NOT say something like that.
My little girl is fighting to rise above her past. She is enrolled in school full time, making new, clean friends. This is why so many go back to the bad life. People kick them in the teeth, judging them. Believing that once they have screwed up they will always be that way. No one promised that life would be easy or fair, but be upfront from the start. Don't be cruel.
I need to go to bed. I am getting upset once again.