A labourer found himself in trouble when he put his job before appointments with his probation officer.
Alex Saxon, 24, of Wolsley Close, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to breaching his post sentence supervision.
The court was told Saxon had been jailed for assault and driving while disqualified.
Neal Brookes, prosecuting for the Probation Service, said after being released Saxon was on supervision from August last year to June this year.
Early on he regularly reported to his probation officer, but then said numerous times he could not attend appointments because he was working.
Saxon was asked repeatedly to provide the probation service with proof he was working, but didn’t.
Saxon was sentenced to 30 hours’ unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay £30 costs by magistrates.