I think it's good that gross misdemeanors don't give a person a black mark on their record. Even someone with a gross misdemeanor charge should be able to find employment.
Actually, I've always thought it was a little ridiculous that people with felonies are barred from so many jobs. Yes, I agree that someone who committed a serious crime maybe shouldn't work at a daycare or something. But if you've served your time, you should at least be able to find gainful employment.
So at least people who've been convicted of a gross misdemeanor will be able to make a living and not commit greater crimes out of desperation or something.