Apple background check

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  1. aaaa4 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to get a job in Apple retail. I have had a phone interview, attended a career seminar, and just today had a face to face interview with a store manager. I just received an e-mail looking to perform a background check. Unfortunately, I got a DUI last year (for refusing to take a breathalyzer test after passing 45 minutes worth of other tests and having my car searched through. I didn't know that refusal gets you an automatic DUI. I thought I was within my rights. ANYWAYS....) and I'm sure it will show up. The DUI WILL BE DROPPED FROM MY RECORD in November.

    Anyone know Apple's stance on the matter? Do i stand a chance?
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Let them do the background check. What have you got to lose ?

    Lying you way into a job is not a good way to start.
     
  3. DeaconGTG macrumors member

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    Have you lied about it on anything you've submitted or said to Apple? That is what would really get you in trouble.

    I don't know Apple's policy honestly, but I am guessing that the background check is looking for more for things indicating that you would steal from the company (theft charges) or that you are dangerous (any crimes of violence or sex offender crimes).

    Your best bet is to just sit and wait and if Apple approaches you about what they find, be honest with them and give your assurances that it won't happen again.

    Side Question: Were you convicted of a DUI or merely charged? I too find it a little difficult that you would get a DUI by refusing to blow unless the police found other evidence showing probable cause.
     
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    My exact same thoughts.
     
  5. aaaa4, Sep 23, 2011
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    aaaa4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been completely honest so far. And I won't lie. I'll let the background check happen and hope for the best*.

    I was convicted. My points like "passed every other test", "was not aware of refusal repercussions", and "no alcohol, open or closed, were found in my car" didn't sway the judge one bit. I guess he wanted to make an example out of me.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Well, did you appeal? If this was the case, then the judge acted out of spite and pre-determined not with the evidence. I know, I know, this wasn't the original issue, but it seems so stupid.
     
  7. aaaa4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. Without trying to go too much into detail, I just kind of got really depressed about it. Without the money for a lawyer I didn't think I stood a chance after the original trial. I still don't have my license back :[

    I know, seems pathetic, but you'd be surprised how good the RMV is at making a person chase their own tail for months at a time.

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    Of course if anyone here knows their law and would like to help me out pro bono, I would not object!
     
  8. Tiggs macrumors 6502

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    Seems like you'll fail the background check. Think I remember talking to someone years back who failed a check from a suspended license.
     
  9. aaaa4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but I got the job :]
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Congrats... now hurry off here before Apple police make you disappear
     
  11. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations.

    On a side note: In the UK, failure to provide evidence when charged with drink driving is a separate offense, but has the same penalty as drink driving itself.
     
  12. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Since Your Job

    Would not involve driving, I guess it's going to be down to Apples' internal policy.

    If you get a chance, perhaps you could explain the situation to them? Perhaps they will be prepared to give you a chance....Everyone makes mistakes.
     
  13. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

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    Wait I thought if you refuse to blow you CAN'T get a DUI? wtf that's what my dads attorneys always told him and thts what he told us to do if we were ever in a questionable situation.
     
  14. aaaa4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought the same thing. And believe me man, after youve walked a few line, said your abc's, stood on each foot one at a time, followed a glaring light, and had your car gone through, you just want to go home. That's all I was trying to do that night. I got fed up, and felt violated. Just taught me to learn my rights better.
     
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    I don't know where you live, but in Illinois not blowing carties a HARSHER penalty than blowing and being over the legal limit. I mean, if you're noticed the limit then why not just blow.
     
  16. Achtungtree macrumors newbie

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    Quetsion

    Quick question, I'm also in the process of interviewing for a specialist position at Apple. I had my 3rd interview on last Friday and everything went great, they basically told me I had the job and that they would call me on Wednesday. Well, Wednesday came and went with no call. So, how long did it take them to call you after your last interview?

    Thanks.
     

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