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    I was recently removed from the hiring process at my dream department and I'm currently trying to gather information for my appeal. I was accused of intentionally trying to distort the polygraph exam by controlling my breathing. The results were inconclusive. Of course I have no idea how to control my breathing or distort a polygraph. I took a poly a few years ago for another department and passed. I have been full time at another department for six years and have absolutely nothing to hide.

    Needless to say I'm extreamely frustrated and feel like I deserve a second chance. Many people told me to study info on polygraphs beforehand, but I refused because I believed in the system and thought that if I told the truth I would be fine. I feel much differently now.

    I was wondering if anyone had a similiar experience and was able to successfully appeal. Any advice would be much appreciated.


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    [QUOTE=Nugget8202;1324413] I was recently removed from the hiring process at my dream department and I'm currently trying to gather information for my appeal. I was accused of intentionally trying to distort the polygraph exam by controlling my breathing. The results were inconclusive. Of course I have no idea how to control my breathing or distort a polygraph. I took a poly a few years ago for another department and passed. I have been full time at another department for six years and have absolutely nothing to hide.

    Needless to say I'm extreamely frustrated and feel like I deserve a second chance. Many people told me to study info on polygraphs beforehand, but I refused because I believed in the system and thought that if I told the truth I would be fine. I feel much differently now.

    I was wondering if anyone had a similiar experience and was able to successfully appeal. Any advice would be much appreciated. QUOTE]



    You failed the test. Never had anyone wanted to contest the results. Maybe they were given a second poly but the results of the first one stands.
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    You might do a search
    I think the question was asked a few months back

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    This looks suspiciously like a shill for one of Capt. Spams long rambling cut-and-paste replies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    This looks suspiciously like a shill for one of Capt. Spams long rambling cut-and-paste replies...
    What are you taking about my friend?

    I replied to this dudes post. I also pointed out his misspelled words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    What are you taking about my friend?

    I replied to this dudes post. I also pointed out his misspelled words.
    I think he was referring to CaptBob
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    Thank you for pointing out my spelling mistakes. I'm not too sure what your point was. I don't know who capt bob is. I am just going through a tough time dealing with this and was seeing if anyone had been in a similar position.

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    1 do a search on the forum

    2 I think part of the thread was, do you want to be labeled as a complainer if they were to hire you or if you apply at other departments, people talk between departments

    We require you to list any dept you have ever tested for

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    What are you taking about my friend?
    Sorry about the misunderstanding -- I didn't mean you. FWDbuff has it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    Sorry about the misunderstanding -- I didn't mean you. FWDbuff has it right.
    No problem Brother.

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    Inconclusive: Often candidates are eliminated through the poly with inconclusive results. Not that you failed, but it’s the same as you did. Why is that? You didn’t fail and you didn’t pass? Your results were inconclusive. You still don’t go forward in the hiring process. I think the problem again is candidates need to prepare for the poly the same as with any segment of the hiring process.

    If polygraphs are so great why aren’t the results admissible in court cases? Criminologists say lie detector tests pass 10 percent of the liars and fail 20 percent of the truth-tellers.

    Even though you passed a poly before it doesn't make any difference. It all has to do with the evaluator. It's not common like a psych test to appeal. Best day be ready before you show up by going to www.polygraph.com
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    Right on time, as expected, and still hawking the same fly-by-night polygraph advice.

    Here's a good summary of why polygraph.com is cr@p: http://www.lbierman.com/howtobeat.html
    Last edited by DeputyMarshal; 04-09-2012 at 11:26 PM.
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