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I have a two questions for the trooper application.
First is, when they ask you on the application about Do you gamble/ Are they asking about like when i played the Mega millions last night or illegal gambling?
Second, if questions do not apply to you should you leave them blank or fill them in with a N/A.
 

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Enforcer174 said:
I have a two questions for the trooper application.
First is, when they ask you on the application about Do you gamble/ Are they asking about like when i played the Mega millions last night or illegal gambling?
Second, if questions do not apply to you should you leave them blank or fill them in with a N/A.
Main Entry: 1gam·ble
Pronunciation: 'gam-b&l
Function: verb
1 a : to play a game for money or property b : to bet on an uncertain outcome
2 : to stake something on a contingency : take a chance

I'm not trying to be a wiseass. If you've ever done anything that fits the above definition, then you know the answer. It is far better to be too thorough...
 

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Ok Thanks just wanted to make sure. Because the questions directly below were talking about illegal gambling and was not sure if the question have you ever gambled meant illegally. I only play the Mass Lottery when there is a big jack pot.. And of copurse never win!!
reno911_2004 said:
Main Entry: 1gam·ble
Pronunciation: 'gam-b&l
Function: verb
1 a : to play a game for money or property b : to bet on an uncertain outcome
2 : to stake something on a contingency : take a chance

I'm not trying to be a wiseass. If you've ever done anything that fits the above definition, then you know the answer. It is far better to be too thorough...
 

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Yes on the gambling question. I don't know if they will polygraph test you in MA but I went through one. I had answered no. I did not think that buying a mega bucks once in a while would matter. They used that answer to screw with me and wind me up. I was still hired. Good Luck.
 

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Ok guys here is so more questions about the application. On question #26 it ask if i have been involved as a driver of a motor vehicle accident?

I have never hit anyone driving, but one time i was parked in the store and someone sideswiped me and another time I was rearended minor on Rt 95. Does this count as me being involved in a accident?
The next question is I was pulled over about 4 yrs ago for speeding and it was dismissed would i have to list this even though it was dismissed.
I would call HR to ask these questions but I have to have this postmarked by monday morning, because they sent me the letter 3 weeks ago to the wrong adress and they just called me yesterday to ask if i want to defer or submit application.
Thank you guys for the help
 

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List any and everything. You don't want it all to turn up later and then them say "Why didn't you tell us?".

Yet, if the question specifically asked if you have ever been a driver in a MVA, then answer "no", that is the truthful, honest answer. Hope that helps.
 

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Yes, You have to list all moving violations that you have been cited for. In the box where it says action taken, you put dismissed.
 

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Well thanks alot guys. I think iam going to list them and explain what happened. I definately dont want them to say oh why didnt you say that you were rearend or you had a ticket that was dismissed. Thanx
 

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I think (s)he said that (s)he was hit in a lot and also rearended (minor). If (s)he was driving, that would constitute a "yes" answer pertaining to "involvement" in my opinion. If asked to elaborate, the response would be "I was rearended once and another time I got hit in a parking lot. In neither instance was I at fault."

Hope they don't ask why you were parked in a store.

Details, details, details...
Ahhh..I wouldn't have thought about it that way...good call!
 

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Always be 100% honest about everything! Purchasing a lottery ticket is gambling, if you ever have done so then put it down. It's better to tell your background investigator everything....EVERYTHING. You'll be in more trouble if you don't tell them something and they find outby themselves, than divulging everything in in the first place. Most investigations in this state are very thorough and I'm the MSP leaves no stone unturned.
 
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