Because restaurants handle large sums of cash every day, it is likely they complete background checks. Don’t be frightened by this; it is very common in the industry.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Different states have different standards when it comes to background checks. Some states only reveal information for the past six years, while others will show your entire record. The lists below will help you know what employers will see when they check on your background.
These states don’t include offenses which are over seven years old in their background check results:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
- Washington*(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
There are also some states which don’t consider court cases were you were found not guilty. Here are the states which are currently on this list:
- New York
There are still some states that bring up your entire record when conducting background checks. If you live in one of these states, your potential employer will be able to view any legal issues in your past:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
The restaurant industry is tough. It is hard, physical work and customers are often very frustrating to deal with. This can lead to negative reviews of the working environment.
Ratings from current and former employees average 3.2 out of 5. More than half of the employees would recommend the job to a friend. But, as always, there were past employees who would never work there again.
This kind of job is really what you make of it.
What felonies Perkins will not hire
The restaurant didn’t tell us there were any specific charges that would stop your applications in its tracks. There are several that might make it harder to get the job, though, so make sure to read the next section.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Given the family-friendly environment and amount of cash handling at a restaurant, there are several felonies that could prevent you from being hired:
- Theft of money or property
- Assault or stalking
- Convicted sex offenders
- Convictions for drugs or alcohol
Does Perkins hire sex offenders?
We’re not entirely sure, but based on what we know above, we think this will be one of the hardest charges to overcome on your application.
Does Perkins drug test?
The website and application do not indicate whether or not Perkins does drug testing. However, you should always be prepared for the possibility. If you struggle with addiction, please take steps to keep yourself sober.
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Good luck in your job search!