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I was recently extended an I-Banking offer from a BB, which I have just accepted. My concern is that I have a lone blemish on my criminal record -- a college fight (the only physical fight in my life) that ended in a misdemeanor simple assault conviction. I fully disclosed this in the application I submitted on my Superday -- of course, this never came to light in my interviews. Now that this has come to light (after the offer), HR is now just asking for the court disposition confirming what I had disclosed in my app, and "looking into the situation."

So HERE'S the question, for all of you currently in banking -- do I face a problem here?? Should I be worried that they might rescind the offer?? Do any of you know peers with a similar record? In general, anyone care to tell me that everything's gonna be ok?!

Thanks.

Comments (12)

  • mikesdaboss's picture

    I've never had a peer face this problem, but I imagine that unless you were playing for Miami this weekend, it shouldn't be a problem.

  • jiggawha's picture

    Yeah that fight was ridiculous -- Coker needs to go. The AD too -- if ONLY because he made a guy named "Coker" MIAMI's coach. You just can't make this stuff up.

    ...but I digress -- I don't wanna think it would be a problem, but sometimes my paranoia gets the best of me.

  • holymonkey's picture

    Hey if you told them in your application, there shouldn't be a problem. If it's brought to HR's attention just tell them you disclosed it in your application, because you did, and explain that it was a stupid juvenile action and whatever else.

    "We are lawyers! We sue people! Occasionally, we get aggressive and garnish wages, but WE DO NOT ABDUCT!" -Boston Legal-

  • aspiringmonkey's picture

    agreed, you disclosed it so you should be fine(especally since they gave you an offer already)

  • opticalcharge's picture

    HR is now just asking for the court disposition confirming what I had disclosed in my app, and "looking into the situation."

    So HERE'S the question, for all of you currently in banking -- do I face a problem here??

    MY ANSWER:

    You're fine. Couple of examples to chew on:
    1. My co-worker at my top 3 BB had a public intoxication misdemeanor. He had to show court discharge papers.
    2. Another co-worker had a DUI. He had to show court discharge papers.
    3. And another had a DUI. He had to show court discharge papers.

    They all got offers w/o a hitch and are all now in their third year.

  • aspiringmonkey's picture

    so what you are saying is IBankers have a drinking problem

  • In reply to aspiringmonkey
    aadpepsi's picture

    Can you blame them?

    I think you have nothing to worry about. The key is to be responsive and get them the discharge papers asap and just work with them to resolve any further questions they might have on the matter. I'm sure the question of your misdemeanor as an "issue" will be behind you in no time!

  • jiggawha's picture

    You all have definitely made me feel much more at ease about all of this, so thanks -- opticalcharge, I appreciate the examples.

    I actually submitted the court disposition with my signed offer letter I figure I should do everything I can to answer all of their questions ASAP.

  • opticalcharge's picture

    No problem. Just don't miss work b/c of similar occurrence and you'll be fine.

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