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    Hey Folks,
    Im heading into an interview for a dream department and found out I have some ugly things hanging around in my background that will certainly come up.Here they are, I have 2 count them 2 urinating in public tickets during my college day around 5 years ago. Obviously, 2 tickets will look like a pattern of behavior. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Not much you can do about the past. Im an idiot.


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    If it comes up..don't lie. Say you've grown since then.
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    Just be honest with them...tell them that as long as the fire station has a bathroom, you shouldn't have any problems...
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    Since its kinda on topic, how bad will my driving record affect me? I had two tickets, one speeding 80 over 65(about 5 years ago) and a turn on a 'no left turn' (about 2 years ago)? Both of them I took traffic school. Any info would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipnaseat3 View Post
    Im heading into an interview for a dream department and found out I have some ugly things hanging around in my background that will certainly come up.Here they are, I have 2 count them 2 urinating in public tickets during my college day around 5 years ago.
    Just found out about them huh? Weren't you the one there urinating in public....TWICE?

    As said before, own up to your indiscretion.

    Quote Originally Posted by adlx21 View Post
    Since its kinda on topic, how bad will my driving record affect me? I had two tickets, one speeding 80 over 65(about 5 years ago) and a turn on a 'no left turn' (about 2 years ago)? Both of them I took traffic school. Any info would be great!
    I hope you meant 80mph in a 65mph zone. Fortunately your speeding has only been documented once (5yrs ago), however having a more recent infraction does indicate some disregard for rules and regulations.

    Don't sweat it too much. Just be able to give reasonable explanation and result (traffic court). There are plenty of people out there that do not have any violations though.

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    My advice is simple: Don't pee pee in public! Seriously, let us know how it goes though. Be honest about it, and hope for the best.

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    I 've said it before...We've all done stupid things in our past especially in college. Do as they before me have said "do not lie or try to cover up anything". If you do we will find it and you toast!!!
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    I have to be honest.. urinating in public won't look good for you. I got a PI last year and they brought it up in the interview. I simply explained what happened and still got hired.

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