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Old 01-05-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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So with all this crappy economy, my laid off, and the lack of jobs, I would like to go back to school and change my career. The problem is that I got a DUI about 3 years ago and being that thats a deterrent for many mechanic employers, how bad would it affect me down 2 years from now??

I already know more than general mechanics but im bored of working in cars and want to step up the grade. Diesel motors are hitting the markets soon and I want to take care of the training while this econ status is bad. Much appreciation to those that give me honest information, thanks.


If you're going to be of no help and bash on the DUI please hit the back button.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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Now that you're off probation after the 3 years, go to the court and try and get it expunged off your record?

Could work!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, I know about that too but aint it different for a driving record?
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well if the engine needs to be fixed, i doubt youll be able to drive it.
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another fine example of how doing incredibly stupid things can screw up your life down the road........

a lot of companies will not hire people with DUI becuase it demonstrates a lack of self control and reasoning skills....
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Yeah, I know about that too but aint it different for a driving record?
Ahh you might be right.

Sorry :-\
I'm in the same boat!
Unfortunately my three years is just starting, but luckily future jobs I'd be interested in only care about the criminal aspect and wouldn't ask for any DMV records...
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im not even going to reply to the no help douches on top and neither give an explanation of my CLEAN record since then. If you have nothing of benefit to my question please do not post.
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You probably wont even be able to get into most automotive schools with a DUI. I'm 99% sure UTI doesn't take them
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lol uti doesnt give a **** if you have a dui, its the jobs after that will say nope, i went there i know.
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You probably wont even be able to get into most automotive schools with a DUI. I'm 99% sure UTI doesn't take them
What? I graduated high school early and started college for Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanics and I didn't even have a driver's license yet (It was a community college though and my major was accounting). They don't ask about driving records for school.
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One of our farmers son's went to wyotech for heavy diesel, he is now making bank at a coal mine working on the CAT's. Get into heavy diesel as with the obama infrastructure plan there will be plenty of machinery to work on.

As for the DUI, I hope you learned your lesson, my friend did $15k later. How much does a cab run?
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