Got released a few weeks ago after doing 5 months for assault and can't seem to get a break. MY gf dumped me and i want her back but want to get things back to normal before I can do that. Where I live most people would know I've been in jail - the court case and the sentence was in the local paper. Just being out a few shitheads have made comments to me and I felt like giving them a thump but I know I can't. I went for an interview and they were going to give me the job but when they heard that I'd been in jail they changed their minds. I don't want to end up doing a crappy job but I just want to be earning some money. Do you think it's right that your past mistakes can be held against you? I'm living back at home and am having a hard time from my family who think I'm going to slack and end up in trouble again. I want 2008 to be better than 2007 but I just feel Iife is passing me by. Anybody any advice on what to do?