Pre-employment polygraph test. Who has taken them and what was the results.

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  1. jaredallen1986

    jaredallen1986 White Belt

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    I am sure some people here have taken a pre-employment polygraph. I am just wondering how it went for you and if you got the job. I took my first one last night and it was the most uncomfortable thing I believe I have ever done. I was stressing out trying to tell myself to be calm and to not move at all because the tester made such a big deal pre test about being still.
    He said everything was good for me except the drug past. I told the truth but he was getting readings in his own words of not like "Oh shit, I need to lie" but more of I was thinking it out in my head. Just wondering about others history with that horrible machine. I wont hear about my results until next week most likely so hopefully that little hiccup will not hurt me.
     
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    ToxicShocker Black Belt

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    Take a xanax before one of those things and skate through
     
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    Mocrates Ik ben Groot.

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    Polygraphs have been proven to be horseshit pseudo science.

    Why the fuck are they used in any professional or legal setting?
     
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    phipps66 Brown Belt

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    Yeesh what kinda job?
     
  5. Drenalin

    Drenalin Banned Banned

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    I fish some big money bass tournaments & the winners always have to pass a polygraph to get their money. I've never had to take one because I suck, but I'd be pissed if I got screwed out of $100,000 for failing a polygraph when I know didn't cheat.
     
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    never head of a job giving a polygraph... unless u work for the CIA it isnt necessary
     
  7. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Took it for the corrections dept years ago. Not a big deal.

    Tell the truth.
     
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  8. Horse Style

    Horse Style Silver Belt

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    Yep. Part of the reason they catch some people in lies is because people go into the test thinking it's legitimate and become super nervous. It's easy to beat.

    There is a reason it's not admissible in court
     
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    BEER Resident Feminist Platinum Member

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    Just work yourself up for every answer so you just seem anxious as fuck instead of worrying about staying calm for every single answer.
     
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    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    They recorded my test. Here it is.
     
  11. Horse Style

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    Did better than me..

     
  12. jaredallen1986

    jaredallen1986 White Belt

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    Engineering Tech for the city I live in.
     
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    jaredallen1986 White Belt

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    I told the truth and was getting skewed results on one part. This was my first one though so not sure if skewed results is a bad thing or just something that happened.
     
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    i took one a long time ago when i applied for a job with a pharm company.

    as george costanza would say, "it's not a lie if you believe it to be true".
    mine was given by a supposed ex-FBI specialist. all i did was self regulate my breathing/heartbeat, focused on a door knob, and answered questions with a simple yes/no. i certainly lied on a few parts of the test.

    i ended up getting the job.
     
  15. choke you

    choke you strangulation belt

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    I thought piss tests were bad lol
     
  16. Lethal

    Lethal Forum Administrator Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Polys are hit or miss. I know people that have taken several, same answers and they've passed some, gotten inconclusive on others, and failed in other tests.
     
  17. Horse Style

    Horse Style Silver Belt

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    If you know how to remain calm (see breathing exercises), you'll pass. The test relies on your body reacting differently wen you're lying.
     
  18. feedmelies

    feedmelies You done goof'd

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    It's pretty universally known that polygraphs are inaccurate. It's basically an avenue for an intense interrogation. Examiners are pushing for a confession - that's why they claim people are lying so strongly.
     

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