Can i please have some advice?

Can i please have some advice? Topic: How to write a good questionnaire
June 25, 2019 / By Kathryn
Question: Ok here's the situation. My dad is a retired law enforcement officer of 29 years and my uncle is currently a law enforcement officer. When I was at my uncle's house a while back, he suggested that I become a correctional officer. It sounded like a great idea; the money was good, it would give me a job and overall it would be great. So i took the online questionnaire and I took and passed my written exam.......Then the problem appeared. (Please don't judge me for what I am about to say) I remembered when I was hanging out with the wrong crowd...and I sold small amounts of marijuana a few times. I regret it SO much and its been stressing me out ever since. I can't sleep well, I feel sick to my stomach all the time and my heart is always beating fast. My father doesn't know this and I don't want him to know. I told him I want to drop out of the selection process and he threatened to stop paying for my college classes and he would treat me like a "parasite". He thinks I'm giving up and doesn't know the real reason I don't want to follow through with this. I don't know what to do. Its a catch 22. "Damned if I do, damned if I don't". Any advice would be really appreciated. Its a shame too because I would have made a great cop or firefighter but because of my idiotic past, I can't. smh No I did not get arrested but they ask questions about distributing (selling) illegal drugs in the polygraph.
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Hepsie Hepsie | 3 days ago
Depending on how long ago it was, and how many times, it may not even be an issue. Answer all questions truthfully. If you have any concerns, speak to whoever is in charge of human resources. Explain the situation, tell them that it was in your past, and you have since gone straight, and intend to stay that way.
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