Sometimes it pays to "discover"

@zoey7879 (3104)
United States
August 27, 2009 10:20pm CST
While responding to another topic about crappy jobs, it brought back to mind that I once had a coworker that had said some mildly disturbing things to me in regards to having attempted to kill someone a few doors from where I lived. Not once in the "reflections of mistakes Ive made" kind of talk, but regularly ongoing... I recently found out that those statements he had made WERE true, and the incidents (which included four felony counts of assault w/ deadly weapon and resisting/obstructing) were just a couple of months before he was hired to work with me. I believe that sometimes mistakes are made, but there were other incidents actually at work that made me worry about my over all safety. I finally got curious and used the state's parolee/inmate search and discovered I was working alone several times a week with several people recently arrested for armed offenses and attempted rape. I realize that people ARE sometimes falsely arrested and there ARE cases of self defense... but yikes! Two of these men made me very very uncomfortable to work with and frightened me. I filed a grievance against one, only later to find out that someone had removed it from my employee file. Has anything like this happened to you? Am I the only one who finds this slightly disturbing?
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
28 Aug 09
wow - nothing like this has ever happened to me before. THAT I KNOW OF! Maybe you were better off not knowing? Geesh, if it were me, now I'd have a hard time working with these people, especially if we were alone. I know it's possible they were wrongly convicted, but you just never know. It can be a scary thing.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I do believe that... People make mistakes.. and big ones that don't always have happy endings People are falsely accused People are brought up on the worst possible just because of some other agenda a judge, etc might have But I also believe that when that person consistently talks about it to others with a demeaning look and tone... that they've not learned a thing and gets great jollies from intimidating others.
@vandana7 (68728)
• India
28 Aug 09
Hi zoey, this is scary! In ur shoes, even I would be terrified. But u at least have a method of identifying the state's parolee/inmate. In our country we dont. Having said that, there are many of these prison inmates who have personal vendetta against the people whom they have committed the crime. And in all probability that aspect of it is behind them. If it was a rapist, yes - it is scary and it is not guaranteed that once u leave the job he is not going to trace u down. But the murderer, hopefully it was not grievance against this person, u need to know more about his case. If there was something that could not be termed personal, u do need to take good care. If it was personal like getting even with somebody who hurt his family or something of the sort, I think he wont hurt u at all.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
28 Aug 09
This guy was a nutjob.... We were robbed at gunpoint one night, and the robber came in and said hi to this man by saying "Hi Mr. XXXX" um.. yeah.....