Halifax municipal officials are reviewing the merits of polygraph testing after a job applicant complained she was humiliated by a screening test that asked if she had ever had sex with animals, committed incest or experienced suicidal thoughts.
My reaction? WTF? Just because a polygraph is attached to your arm, it doesn't make the question appropriate. Secondly, if they need to do polygraph testing for job interviews, they should fire the interviewers for incompetence.
I believe interviews should be conducted professionally and new hires should be given an appropriate amount of 'training' time where you can find out if the person is right for job and if they are the hire becomes permanent.
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I think if they had asked her if she WAS an animal then a lot of this would have been cleared up. Clearly, same-species relationships are OK (as long as one person doesn't hold supervisory power over another in the workplace). Incest among animals isn't as frowned upon as among humans, and suicidal thoughts, well, life in captivity is no damn picnic. I just think this young animal should be given a lot of credit for applying for a municipal job.
Halifax Regional Municipality suggesting that polygraph tests are unreliable and involve questions that violate an employee's human rights.
Hence why the dumb arse questions to test the machine - ask something you know is false , then ask something you know is true , like are you a female ? then measure the difference and now you have a somewhat calibrated polygraph - okay with that said , its still unreliable .
What ever happened to the old pick up the phone and get a background check ? this is stupid
If I'm having sex with animals/family members, that's nobody's gdamn business but mine. OK, maybe IF I'm applying for a job at the zoo. Otherwise? Hey, the family that plays together . . .
Seriously, sounds to me like what we call a Brother-In-Law contract and this one's for polygraph testing. Somebody's been soooo had and now they're getting sued? Serves 'em right. Really, some things are just nobody's gdamn business.
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