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Does Green Dot Stables Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update September 12, 2019
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Are you thinking that a restaurant job may be what you need to get your life back on track? Maybe you’re even wondering: Does Green Dot Stables hire felons?

If you’re from Detroit or Lansing, Michigan, you already know that Green Dot Stables is famous for their coney dog sliders, catfish, and truffle and herb fries, so let us help you get a job at Green Dot Stables with a felony. We’ll start by looking at the following questions:

  • Does Green Dot Stables hire people with misdemeanors?
  • How do I apply for a position?
  • Does Green Dot Stables do background checks?
  • Will my felony disqualify me?

We contact companies directly to ask if they hire ex-offenders. Why? Because it’s hard finding work, especially if you’re a former felon. We know because we’ve been in your shoes. Many of us are former felons and others have worked closely with them for a number of years. We want you to live your best life, and that starts here!

Now, let’s take a look at how to get hired at Green Dot Stables with a felony conviction.

Does Green Dot Stables hire felons?

when does Green Dot Stables hire felons

Official company policy for hiring felons

This is what they had to say when we asked about their hiring policy for former felons:

“As long as the conviction was for a non-violent and non-fraudulent offense that is not considered to be moral turpitude, we have and will hire those with felony convictions.”

This basically means they have to be okay with your record. Turpitude is a fancy word for wicked, so they’re saying the candidate can’t be ‘bad’ in their eyes.

Well, that’s fine! We know how to talk about our mistakes in positive lights, don’t we?

Has Green Dot Stables hired felons in the past?

We don’t have a confirmation from our online sources, but their company statement says they’ll hire felons.

Does Green Dot Stables hire people with misdemeanors?

Based on their hiring policies, it’s safe to say that Green Dot Stables will hire people with misdemeanors.

Is Green Dot Stables on the Ban the Box list?

Ban the Box is a campaign for companies to get rid of the checkbox asking if you’ve been convicted of a crime. The Fair Chance Business Pledge is an initiative that gets employers to look at your talents and skills and not judge you by your past.

Green Dot Stables isn’t on the Ban the Box list, but they have signed the Pledge. Despite that, the company doesn’t ask if you’ve been convicted of a crime on their application. However, they say the question may come up during the interview process.

Does Green Dot Stables have special programs for hiring felons?

Green Dot Stables doesn’t offer any special hiring programs for ex-offenders. The company states that all of their team members are interviewed, hired and trained under the same standards and guidelines.

What are the odds of someone with a felony will get hired?

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We’ve done extensive research and have come to the conclusion that your odds of getting hired at Green Dot Stables are high. We know they’ll hire felons and as long as the charges don’t involve violent or fraud-related charges, so you have a great chance of being hired for an entry-level position.

What are some entry-level jobs?

Entry-level positions at Green Dot Stables are hostess or waitress in the front of the restaurant and dishwasher or line cook in the kitchen. Pretty much what you’d expect to see at a restaurant, right?

How to get hired at Green Dot Stables with a felony

We asked Green Dot Stables how to get hired at their company with a felony. This was their recommendation:

“We encourage anyone with an excellent attitude, great work ethic, a desire to learn, and full-service restaurant experience to apply. We encourage an open and honest approach for both applicants and hiring managers. As a restaurant group, we essentially have two departments: Front of house (service staff) and back of house (kitchen). The major determining factors in every hire are attitude, experience, and availability.”

You’ll still want a strong resume that’ll stand out from the rest. We’ll go over a few pointers but if you really want it to pop or just need extra help, check out Relaunch Pad’s resume guide for felons.

Green Dot Stables is a restaurant, so if you have any restaurant or kitchen experience, be sure it makes it onto your resume. Don’t forget to include where you got the experience: prison, previous employer, school, or even if you taught yourself.

List your available days and hours. Include weekends and holidays, if those are options for you. The more flexible  you are with your availability, the better your odds are of getting a position.

Take your resume with you to the location of your choice and fill out the application in-person. You may be able to get an interview once you hand in your application, so having your resume with you will come in handy.

Whether it’s the same day or you need to wait for a call back, we have some tips for your interview with Green Dot Stables:

Be positive and confident. The company wants to know they’re hiring someone who is pleasant and friendly at all times, but especially when under pressure.

Be honest. Even though Green Dot Stables doesn’t ask about your criminal history on their application, they say the question may come up during the interview process. It’s imperative that you tell them the truth. If you don’t, they’ll find out and it could cost you your job offer.

Does Green Dot Stables do background checks?

The company says they don’t do background checks. But keep in mind that most companies have to at least verify that you’re legally able to work for their company.

Here’s what you need to know about background checks:

What employers can view on your background check depends on the state you’re in. For example, the states on the following list don’t consider anything seven years old or older:

  • California
  • Colorado*
  • Kansas*
  • Maryland*
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire*
  • New York*
  • Texas*
  • Washington*

(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)

The states on this list don’t care about when you were found not guilty:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana (limited check)
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New York

However, be aware if you live in these states. They can and will see your whole record, including any not guilty verdicts:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana (extensive check)
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Company ratings

We looked online for Green Dot Stables’ company ratings but there were no reputable sources, which is common with small companies.

What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?

Does Green Dot Stables hire felons? Yes they do. However, certain felonies will hurt your chances. Any violent crimes or fraud charges will make it tougher to get hired at Green Dot Stables because you’ll be working directly with the public in a restaurant setting.

Does Green Dot Stables drug test?

We don’t have any firsthand information on this. We suggest you prepare as if they do.

Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!

Did you get a job at Green Dot Stables with a felony? Tell us your experience. It’s your chance to help others who are in your shoes and contribute to our community.

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Leah Smith
Reentry Educator

Leah is a Reentry Educator with The Relaunch Pad. A recovering addict and mother of three, her two oldest adult children are dealing with their own addictions and problems, one being recently released from prison and the other is currently incarcerated. Her goal is to give hope to not only her own children, but to others in similar situations.