I've been offered the job at a local department under the condition that I pass a polygraph and a psych evaluation.
I have passed two polygraphs already with other departments so I'm not TOO worried about it. However, I know others who have been SCREWED by the BS polygraph testing method.
Anyways, I've never worn a suit to a polygraph before but am wondering if I should go ahead and up my game and wear one? Does that make me look like I'm trying too hard?
I dunno, I just feel like I need to look 100 percent as I am representing my local department and all I have to do is knock out this last step to acheive my dream job.
Insights on the poly and psych please.
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05-30-2009, 03:59 PM #1
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I've been offered a job...BUT I have to pass this to keep it.
05-30-2009, 05:29 PM #2
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Also, just my .02 but I'd try to get out of the mentality that the poly (or any other part of the process) is "BS". Now I'm not on the job, just going through my own process too. I try to look at it like this, I want the job, this is what they require for the job so if this is what it takes to get from point A to point B, so be it. If you gotta do it regardless a positive outlook may give you a step up before you even sit down. good luck.
05-31-2009, 02:57 AM #3
What it boils down to is YOU!!!
Insights on the poly and psych:
YOU have to come to terms with the numerous idiotic post that YOU have made public and hope that the department you are trying to get a job with has not (or ever does) read your post on these forums!
YOU have to realize your stance (and you making your stance public) on certain hiring practices may be a deciding factor once the department reviews your evaluations. That is, if you have been truthful in answering minority-related questions in the first place.
YOU have to realize that you claiming to be a certified FF/EMT-B in these forums (when you were NOT even finished with EMT-B school and/or NOT with a fire department) was just flat out wrong and a hug slap in the face to every firefighter who has ever earned the title of FIREFIGHTER!!!
Hope this helps you in preparation for your evaluations
Now it's back to sleep before we get toned out again!
P.S.-I think shaving your head would probably be optional for the polygraph and a psych evaluations! Might want to check on that.IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT, GO BE A COP!
08-11-2009, 12:38 AM #4
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Ok, Xstalkerx, what are you hiding?
Just dress casual, but don't show up with your favorite concert t-shirt on. Besides, Polygraphs aren't 'lie detectors', as much as they are measuring your response to a question. Just take the tests, don't gripe. If it's what you have to do to the job you want, your'e going to do it.
...ok, seriously, what are you hiding?"If the ladder goes up, the building goes down."
08-11-2009, 03:57 PM #5IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT, GO BE A COP!
08-18-2009, 06:10 PM #6
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- Panther City, TX
08-19-2009, 11:58 AM #7IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT, GO BE A COP!
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