I didn't see all the applications, but the few I did see asked what the misdemeanors were and to explain what happened. I forgot to mention that she also has a bad driving record and many places say you must have a clean driving record....even if the job does not require driving!! Go figure on that one!!
husband and I have told her over and over again that there are consequences to her actions, and now she is seeing how they affect her. (I don't know if it's really getting through to her, though.)
I had checked on the first disorderly conduct ticket to see if community service was an option and was told no. Melissa goes to court on the 13th or 14th for these next 2 tickets. The lady had told me that if Melissa went to a counselor for anger management and brought a letter from the counselor stating such and paid for the broken window ahead of time that the vandalism charge MIGHT be dropped. Well, Melissa did not want to go for the counseling. It would have been free at school while she was in. I would have been willing to pay the deductible and copayments if it were for a psychologist outside of school. But now she is no longer on my insurance, and I cannot afford to pay for any sessions. Plus she has not paid for the window yet because she has no money.
I assume she will plead guilty. At first her ex boyfriend said he would be her witness to try to help get her out of one of the tickets, but now he says he won't. She went to be his witness on the first disorderly conduct tickets they received, and he got his charges dismissed. (she said it was all her fault) He already went for his second disorderly conduct ticket and plead guilty. He said he'd say it was his fault and try to get her charges dropped, but now he changed his mind. Even when the charges are dismissed, they still show up on your record but say "not enough evidence...".
Suz -- you have a good idea about someone we know who owns a business. We'll have to keep our eyes out for that. Maybe the first grocery store she worked at would hire her back. She worked there 4 years part-time and left on a good note. But Melissa says she never wants to cashier again because she hates it. We have been telling her she can't be picky at this point!!!!! I would THINK she'll start understanding this SOON.