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AM/PM Session - 9 October 2018 - Would you take a polygraph test at work?

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,045 Teacher
We read about a growing trend to ask people to take polygraph tests as part of job interviews, and whether they are a positive thing for employees and the companies:

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20181004-if-your-boss-asked-you-to-take-a-polygraph-test-would-you

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keep tabs on - to carefully watch (someone or something) in order to learn what that person or thing is doing

hearings - a meeting or session at which evidence and arguments about a crime, complaint, etc., are presented to a person or group who will have to decide on what action should be taken

fudging - to speak or act in a way that is meant to avoid dealing with a problem directly

weed out - to remove (people or things that are not wanted) from a group

sting - a complicated and clever plan that is meant to deceive someone especially in order to catch criminals

defiant - refusing to obey something or someone : full of defiance

truncheon - a heavy stick that is carried by police officers and is used as a weapon (also called billy club, baton, and nightstick)

liken - to describe (someone or something) as similar to (someone or something else)

squirrely - very odd, silly, or foolish

up-front - not keeping anything secret or hidden : honest and direct


Have you ever taken a polygraph test?
If you were asked to take one during a job interview, would you?

Comments

  • ContetyContety Posts: 33 ✭✭
    Sometimes a polygraph test can be redundant.
    A job interview. An employer says to a potential employee:
    - We appreciate hygiene in our company. Did you wipe your feet on the doormat by the door before to enter?
    - Yes, of course, I wiped my feet – the candidate answered.
    - Good, but truth for us more important than hygiene. We don’t have any doormat.
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