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wait, is that sarcasm? poof meaning it disappeared? That sucks, and is very stupid of our system
Yes, serious. Rescinded.
HoopheadVII: "Guess you won't say, "Sorry I'm a little off today" anytime again soon; Eaglesception is a bitch"
I had an offer rescinded from the NSA because of my drinking in college. I could count on one hand how many times I blacked out and they basically told me I would've probably passed the security clearance.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
That's awful, I'm sorry. I'm surprised that the FBI is still offering internships though. I had heard that the DoD and other intel agencies were in the middle of a hard freeze at the moment. I would think that many agencies are looking for small reasons like your confession to nix hiring those they had previously made offers to. It's an easy out for them. Again, its a terrible situation to be in. You were just trying to be honest, and they would have likely found out the answer during the polygraph anyway.
The NSA is the worst
Sorry to hear that telling the truth is of lesser value with them. Assuming you didn't do it the night before or with the Mexican cartel, I'm not sure how important it is.
From what I've heard, the FBI is the most backward about their background investigations. I know some people with NSA/other DoD TS//SCI clearances that have definitely been on the most abusive side of alcohol/drugs. One such example was a guy who got his secret clearance, abused some adderal after that (and admitted it), and still got the upgrade to TS//SCI.
And to jdawg/OP's example...I don't know why, but it seems that they're super strict on college students, and are more lenient after 5 years.
this works. I didn't know that was a setting, so thanks!
I've been encouraged to think about reapplying since I'm a few years removed.
I can't remember how the SF-86 form asks whether or not you have applied for a clearance before. If it says "in the last X years" you could be good. If it says ever...I don't know exactly how they treat non-granted clearances in the background investigation, but I know it's not good if you have failed it before.
Every cleared person I've ever talked to about the process just says to disclose everything and as long as you don't lie/have serious issues you're fine, but that's from tech people, not law people.
I've been told, and I don't know how true this is, that failing once is fine.
But this type of thing is the reason I didn't apply to any cleared jobs. I don't even smoke but the idea that they would refuse to hire someone for doing so makes me not want to be a part of that job culture.
I didn't fail. They stopped sponsoring me somewhere in the final stages.
This basically. I didn't get to the point where I failed the clearance but I got it revoked beforehand.
I figured being honest about it since it was literally one time and just weed wouldn't be a big deal, and it might've shown up in the polygraph anyway but whatever.
You're better off without the internship. I worked with the FBI for more than a decade and they were the most boring, incapable people I've ever met and their work environment is mind-numbing.
Go work for the Marshals, they rule.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
It used to be father back then 3 years. When i was getting out of college it was 5 or 10. One time is one to many for them and that is one of the things as you found out that they take very seriously. They also have a large flux of former military entering the agency right now so it is hard if you do not come from a law back ground if you want to be a field agent. Oh and if you are serious about wanting to be in that field. CIA and NSA can be fun but both have their hurdles. If you apply for CIA do not tell anyone at all that you applied they literally check for that on the poly and if you fail that question...poof goes the job.
This type of thing infuriates me. Who cares if you partake in a much safer activity than drinking in your off-time? Yet another example of government's inability to think at the most basic levels.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
you're better off for it.
When I was looking into that arena, they told us that as long as you hadn't done it in 18 months you were fine. Guess they need something to "weed" out some more folks.
Fuck them. Pot is awesome and will do more for your life than some dumb internship
This part of the ESPN article on the ravens win made me LOL
"Michael Phelps comes out, hugging everyone he recognizes. He has an old black Ravens hat turned inside-out tucked into the back of his jeans. Dressed in white and black sneakers, his feet are so big it looks as though he’s wearing scuba fins. His eyes are red and half shut. Why? (....)
The greatest Olympian of all time says he has never cried as much as he has during the Super Bowl."
It started with a kiss. For Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens locker room was located deep under the north side of the Superdome, about 5
May have been mentioned... but "The Corner" series is available on Xfinity OnDemand right now. Watch it.
That really sucks, definitely best to be honest about it though. Maybe you would have passed the polygraph and the drug test and they'd never have known. But if you lied and then failed the test it could have had some broader ramifications than just losing the internship.
Losing sponsorship is fine, g'head and re-apply.
And the cleared engineering types tend to be quite bizarre. The cleared business types enjoy a good blackout like the rest of us.
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