DALLAS - Thousands of ex-convicts crammed into a sweltering gymnasium Wednesday for a job fair, interviewing with stores, temporary agencies, restaurants and any other business willing to overlook a felony record.
Evidently it was a smashing success.
"I've never seen this many people at a job fair," said Dusty Crews, a human resources worker with the Waffle House who ran out of blank applications before the fair ended. She left carrying a bag stuffed full of completed forms.
Now I'm truly glad that these people are seeking employment and that there are those willing to offer them employment. I just may not go to Waffle House ever again. I have no desire to get shanked by an angry employee.
Just kidding. Maybe.