So as the title says, I was recently given a job offer from a tech giant in Texas.
The job is software development.
I was asked to fill out an application and fill out the background investigation (BI) form.
About 3 years ago, I got charged with a DUI (Driving under the influence) after getting drunk at a friend's party. I regret it happening, but I am also grateful that no one got hurt (I got a DUI while my car was parked). This was a single incident, and so is considered a misdemeanor.
I am concerned that this might be a show-stopper for this firm or position.
I should add, that at no point was I asked about any arrests/convictions etc, on any form. However I do know that it is going to show up in their BI report that they will be getting back.
- Should I be worried about getting my offer rescinded off the bat, when the results of my BI come back? Just what are the stats of people getting offers rescinded when tech-employers find out about past (single) DUIs?
- Should I call their recruiter and/or HR now, and just point blank tell them, 3 days after the start of my BI, that I have that DUI?
I tried googling around for people with DUIs in the tech industry, but I cannot seem to find anything about it affecting jobs, outside of driving jobs, etc.