Rufus Teague· Registered
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Has anyone had an absolutely absurd polygraph test with the federal government?
Its up to about 90% now. They were approved to hire 2000 agents over two years and had 200000 applicants.Junk science. When I was going through the border patrol process they started poly'ing applicants and had a HUGE fail rate, like 60-70%. Same tactics were deployed I was told, so I declined and withdrew from the process.
Believe it or not, most fail out of the hiring process, in particular the BI. People routinely fail a poly with one fed agency, take another poly and pass. The recipe for success in federal hiring is simple: higher education, status, mobility, and persistence.Its definitely being used as an excuse to not hire people. How else do they get rid of 90% of candidates for different federal agencies
As an ex-cop, I just have to laugh every time I see the polygraph mentioned in relation to fishing tournaments. Do they not realize how WORTHLESS these tests are?Years ago I got a "referral" from a PD out of state that told me that a person in my town may have committed certain serious crimes. The PD told me who the person was and what the crime was but told me that the agreement they had with the unnamed agency who told them about it prevented them from giving any specifics. They would not tell me what agency it was.
A simple Google search revealed what major federal agency was based in their jurisdiction so that wasn't hard to figure out. We ended up interviewing the "suspect". The suspect told us that as part of the pre-employment screening for a federal agency, a lie detector and subsequent interrogation went on for a couple of days. The suspect told us that they got so worn down that they admitted that they may have committed serious crimes which the person told us was absolutely false. We investigated and came to the conclusion that absolutely nothing happened.