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Dec 1st, 2008 at 7:22pm
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So I had my Oral Interview and told them I have never smoked pot which is the truth. After leaving the interview I remembered back in College when I ate a WEED BROWNIE!!!

Now I take the CVSA this Friday and am soooo scared. Will they catch this lie? Should I mention it to them before I take the test? Is this even important, I mean it was 4 years ago when I ate that stupid brownie.


Help!!! Please help!! Im nervous and my career is on the line.
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 1st, 2008 at 8:20pm
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You DIDN'T lie. They asked if you had ever SMOKED pot. When you are asked this question, heep your mind on "SMOKED". Study the information provided by this website and gain the confidence that this device and it's operator is so much OBAMA/REID/PELOSI (BS) which ever you want to choose, then stay calm. Treat the experience as the joke that it is, answer in the same practiced monotone every time and I bet you'll do OK. Just remember DON'T LET THEM CON/SCARE YOU INTO ANY ADMITIONS. That's a big part of their game. Stick to your guns.
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 6th, 2008 at 6:17am
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I disagree.

I think you should call the department or agency to which you are applying and speak to your background investigator prior to your CVSA.  Tell them about your omission and don't try to conceal it.

If the sum total of your illicit drug-using experiences is eating a marijuana brownie while in college, that is not a disqualifier for any law enforcement agency with which I am familiar.  However, lying about it will likely DQ from most, if not all, agencies.
  

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Reply #3 - Feb 3rd, 2017 at 12:00pm
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Had an interview with an oil company.  They asked if I had a relative working for a government agency.  I replied no.  After the thank you note was sent I realized that I had forgotten that my brother worked for the government.  I went back and corrected the answer on the online application after I was also asked in the interview and responded as No.  Should I call the hiring manager and explain the mistake?  The interview went well and the follow up response is said to be next week.  Leave it alone or call?

  
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Reply #4 - Feb 3rd, 2017 at 2:20pm
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Should I call the hiring manager and explain the mistake? 

If you did, it would take the burden off of you and you wouldn't have to worry about it anymore.
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 7:13pm
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Had an interview with an oil company.  They asked if I had a relative working for a government agency.  I replied no.  After the thank you note was sent I realized that I had forgotten that my brother worked for the government.  I went back and corrected the answer on the online application after I was also asked in the interview and responded as No.  Should I call the hiring manager and explain the mistake?  The interview went well and the follow up response is said to be next week.  Leave it alone or call?



At least, in the private sector (except for private security and pharmaceutical firms) you won't have to worry about being polygraphed as part of your application.
Ironically, federal law prohibits use of the polygraph in the private sector with the two exceptions noted above.  Yet, the federal government remains the largest (mis)user of the polygraph for employment screening. Shocked
  

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Reply #6 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 7:16pm
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Had an interview with an oil company.  They asked if I had a relative working for a government agency.  I replied no.  After the thank you note was sent I realized that I had forgotten that my brother worked for the government.  I went back and corrected the answer on the online application after I was also asked in the interview and responded as No.  Should I call the hiring manager and explain the mistake?  The interview went well and the follow up response is said to be next week.  Leave it alone or call?



Another point:  At least in the private sector, employers simply don't have the resources to conduct  the grueling level of BI's that Uncle Sam all too often insists upon! Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #7 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 7:21pm
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Sergeant1107 wrote on Dec 6th, 2008 at 6:17am:
I disagree.

I think you should call the department or agency to which you are applying and speak to your background investigator prior to your CVSA.  Tell them about your omission and don't try to conceal it.

If the sum total of your illicit drug-using experiences is eating a marijuana brownie while in college, that is not a disqualifier for any law enforcement agency with which I am familiar.  However, lying about it will likely DQ from most, if not all, agencies.


It might be particularly problematic for an IC agency or the FBI.
BTW, your attempting to characterize ingesting a marijuana-laced brownie as something inconsequential is not entirely accurate.  "Cooked" marijuana as an ingredient in foodstuffs is far more potent than, say, smoking a joint or "bong"! Smiley
  

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Reply #8 - Feb 13th, 2017 at 7:23pm
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Is this even important, I mean it was 4 years ago when I ate that stupid brownie.



For the feds, "4 years ago" is still considered to be fairly recent for BI purposes.   Embarrassed
  

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Reply #9 - Feb 14th, 2017 at 3:12pm
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xenonman[quote author=263B303130333F305E0 link=1228159328/5#5 date=1487013198][quote author= link=1228159328/3#3 date=1486123247]
Ironically, federal law prohibits use of the polygraph in the
private sector with the two exceptions noted above. 

Not entirely correct.  There is also an exemption for employer investigation of specific instances of workplace theft.
  

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