Would you hire someone who was homeless (see details)?
I am often accused of being overly kind to the homeless. There are two recurring strains to these accusations: (1) that the homeless should just get jobs already, and (2) that the homeless are inherently untrustworthy. But if they really were inherently untrustworthy, why would anyone hire them?
I am asking you, then, to put yourselves in the shoes of someone who has the authority to hire people for a company. If you knew that a particular candidate was homeless, how would that affect your willingness to hire them? Would you subject their application to greater scrutiny? Would you look for excuses not to hire them?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.