I mean, "Don't commit crimes", exactly as I stated it. People who commit criminal actions on the 'Don't get caught' theory are EXACTLY the ones I don't want to hire.
I'm not punishing anyone; that's a choice to be made by the hiring authority. If the interviewer or HR department doesn't have a problem with a 20-year-old littering citation or night in the drunk tank, I don't either. My point is only that the best way to insure your criminal record doesn't reflect poorly on you is to don't do the things that may result to a criminal record.
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