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DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 09:36 PM
Reason(s):
XX Employment History
XX Character Issues
XX Other (please specify) Content of "My Space" Account


Thoughts? Someone explain it to me like I'm a four-year-old, because the police don't have to explain it.

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fumanstan
02-22-08, 09:40 PM
Getting rejected for a MySpace account :lol:

Rockmjd23
02-22-08, 09:41 PM
Haven't you been scolded by the mods here a few times? That stuff follows you around.

Brent L
02-22-08, 09:42 PM
I looked at your MySpace page for about five seconds and had it figured out. Do you really need it to be explained?

DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 09:42 PM
Haha. Thanks Rockmjd23.

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DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 09:43 PM
I looked at your MySpace page for about five seconds and had it figured out. Do you really need it to be explained?

Yes. Are only people who don't read books and watch television allowed in the police force??? :confused:

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The Cow
02-22-08, 09:43 PM
Probably causing a ruckess in a CompUSA store.

Rejection for what?

wishbone
02-22-08, 09:45 PM
How did they know about your myspace page?

Boba Fett
02-22-08, 09:49 PM
I looked at your MySpace page for about five seconds and had it figured out. Do you really need it to be explained?
Same here.

antennaball
02-22-08, 09:50 PM
Most law enforcement background packets nowadays have a line for your Myspace/Facebook/Etc page.

I really didn't see anything on your page that should dismiss you out-of-hand. Your buddy saying something about "Jihad time" might have not gone over well.

DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 09:50 PM
The Cow: Rejection from the conditional offer of employment they had originally given me. I scored a 98 out of 100 from their oral board.

wishbon3: I think they ran a search on my name. I've never made it private because I never felt I had a reason, and still don't, because I find nothing inherently wrong with it. What's next? Rejection from employment opportunities for having voted for Al Gore? Or for checking out a Noam Chomsky book from the public library?

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orangerory
02-22-08, 09:55 PM
My MyS account is the following: http://www.myspace.com/hp1

Thoughts? Someone explain it to me like I'm a four-year-old, because the police don't have to explain it.

E

Ok - here you go. "This is baaaaaad. No!" (I don't have a 4 year old but I imagine it's what I would say).

Not something you want to put on your myspace page if you want the police to hire you.... I mean - I would assume that most police officers are conservative politically, probably support the war, the president, etc... They don't want to hire a someone who calls the President of the United States an "Emperor" and a "sad sad fuck":

"Enemies of the State
Emperor George Walker Bush (R) - Sent us to die for nothing. Exclaimed "bring 'em on" when asked about the insurgency slaughtering our brave young. Truly a sad sad fuck.

V.P. Dick Cheney (R) - Five (5) deferments during the Vietnam War yet now behaves in a chickenhawk manner. Easy to become a big fan of war now when your former corporation can double it's stock with their no-bid contracts, eh?

Rep. Don Young (R) - "I stuffed [the bill] like a turkey," on earmarking the federal highway and mass transit bill with Alaska's own Golden Gate-sized bridge to Gravina Island (pop. 50). Wasted taxpayer money is always something to celebrate I suppose. Hey - how about more taxcuts for the richest of the rich (in W's own words, his "base")?"

nurhaci
02-22-08, 09:58 PM
What's next? Rejection from employment opportunities for having voted for Al Gore? Or for checking out a Noam Chomsky book from the public library?

In a word, yes. Soldiers, and by extension LEOs (many of whom were or idolize soldiers), are supposed to eat war and crap patriotism. Your myspace page flies in the face of that. Kudos to you for being a free-thinker and not a mindless jarhead. You are probably better off not joining an organization that so quickly judges and condemns independent thought.

Liver&Onions
02-22-08, 09:59 PM
I scored a 98 out of 100 from their oral board.

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That's what she said!


I can't help but laugh that they flagged you for myspace content. That simply rules. Also - what were your character issues that they mentioned, that is likely a bigger deal than your myspace. If I had a myspace account I'd add you as a friend if only to post a FAIL picture there.

True_Story1011
02-22-08, 10:00 PM
I guess its really time for you to go Jihad! :lol:



BTW >>>> That's just a joke! All I need to see on the news now is something along the lines of, "Internet told me to kill - Thanx DVDtalk!''

nurhaci
02-22-08, 10:02 PM
Also - what were your character issues that they mentioned, that is likely a bigger deal than your myspace.

The myspace page is a catalog of perceived "character issues".

Dr Mabuse
02-22-08, 10:03 PM
took me 2 seconds on that myspace page... i know why they rejected you...

a new record?...

many many employers search the web for you... on all the social networking sites... it's standard operating procedure... there are companies that outsource the lookups that are quite effective...

including posts on forums and etc...

tasha99
02-22-08, 10:03 PM
Edit--oops, I see now that you meant they gave you those as reasons. That's hilarious that they looked at your myspace, and by hilarious I mean pretty fucking scary. All those things they couldn't ask about or consider in an interview were there for them to read and consider. Too bad your interviewer didn't like your opinions.

Rockmjd23
02-22-08, 10:04 PM
The myspace page is a red flag regardless of what the political leanings of the department may be.

shaun3000
02-22-08, 10:05 PM
You know, you might ask for clarification of the Myspace issues. Not hiring you because of your political views would be very illegal.

The Cow
02-22-08, 10:13 PM
If they looked up your user name and if you do indeed use it on other forums, the first page of google hits has you banned in quite a few forums.

That in itself would not be a reason. But it would add something else for them to consider. I would hope they drilled down, and just didn't look at the superficial, but who knows.

Rogue588
02-22-08, 10:15 PM
Most law enforcement background packets nowadays have a line for your Myspace/Facebook/Etc page.:whofart: We're deciding who our public servants are based on...MySpace now? :whofart:

Up 'til that, I thought it was the CompUSA thing too. :shrug:

filmerp
02-22-08, 10:18 PM
Here's a solution- List under "activities" on you myspace profile that your love "tazing skateboarders in your spare time". You'll be hired on in no time!

VinVega
02-22-08, 10:19 PM
Haven't you been scolded by the mods here a few times? That stuff follows you around.
Word!

Seriously though, the fact that the MySpace page was anti war and anti administration is not a good sign for you. Most of the cops I know are Conservative and won't take too kindly to you ripping on the CIC (even if he deserves it).

antennaball
02-22-08, 10:20 PM
:whofart: We're deciding who our public servants are based on...MySpace now? :whofart:


Of course not entirely that, but it's really a valuable tool. You can see if someone associates with, for example, potheads. Or, if every picture in the photo album shows you with a drink in your hand, it's definitely a red flag. Character counts, particularly when it's on display for everyone to see.

That being said, I'd say 75% of the guys and girls in my department are on Myspace. We have the blessing of the admin to have 'em as long as we keep what we do off the page and hold down the references to heavy drinking/partying.

Dave7393
02-22-08, 10:22 PM
All those things they couldn't ask about or consider in an interview were there for them to read and consider. Too bad your interviewer didn't like your opinions.

And there you have it.

For example, did they ask you if you support "same sex marriage?" Probably not.

But you told them anyway. :)

And you'll never know for a fact if that turned them off, or what specifically did turn them off, but I honestly can't really imagine too many interviewers being okay with everything that's there. You gave them quite a bit of material.

PopcornTreeCt
02-22-08, 10:22 PM
You know, you might ask for clarification of the Myspace issues. Not hiring you because of your political views would be very illegal.

No, no they didn't hire him because he had a Myspace page.

nemein
02-22-08, 10:24 PM
Not hiring you because of your political views would be very illegal.

I suspect the official line would be more that it is anti-establishment than based on any specific party/political affiliation.

The Cow
02-22-08, 10:24 PM
I could definitely see a "does not play well with others" from your postings on other boards.

Dave7393
02-22-08, 10:27 PM
No, no they didn't hire him because he had a Myspace page.


But the OP gave us this...

XX Other (please specify) Content of "My Space" Account

...keyword being "Content"

DVD Polizei
02-22-08, 10:27 PM
MySpace is a place where friends talk to each other. The backgrounder to whom your info is assigned, profiles you. They want you in-line with current government thinking. Now, you can disagree and make the nastiest jokes when you're hired, but you can't have any of that stuff, before you're hired. Yes, it's a weird system, but typical of any job these days.

You also have to assume something. Assume the backgrounder might have been Pro-Bush. Assume he had a few friends die in Iraq. Bingo, you're fucked.

Brent L
02-22-08, 10:29 PM
If you have a public MySpace page, then you're better off not having anything on it that you wouldn't just openly show or tell someone that you meet in real life. Would you go to a job interview and tell them that you believe that George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, is "truly a sad sad fuck"?

I think not.

Same goes for morons who have a bunch of sexual pictures, or pictures of them drunk. Would you go to a job interview and take out a photo album and show them all of your crazy pictures? I sure hope not.

If you're that proud of your beliefs and everything, that's great, but when you make it public like this, then you need to be ready to fully accept the consequences, and along with that comes people judging you, for better or for worse.

Besides, we don't even know for sure what they had against you. Maybe they looked over the profiles of your friends to see what comments you posted to them. Maybe they looked over the MySpace groups you're a part of to see what you've posted. We could go on, and on.

DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 10:32 PM
The Cow: They didn't ask for my bulletin board username. And it isn't tied to my name in any way.

DVD Polizei: I had friends die in IraK too.

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antennaball
02-22-08, 10:32 PM
Maybe they didn't like you being in the ACLU. :)

DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 10:35 PM
I believe that George W. Bush is a sad sad fuck. If my thoughts/feelings on the President aren't used in the question/interview portion of the screening process, which they aren't, how can it be a question that is germane in the hiring process, upon being answered through other means?

How is it germane in any imaginable way? Only Republicans are becoming of getting past the conditional offer of employment phase of police department hiring processes?

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The Cow
02-22-08, 10:35 PM
The Cow: They didn't ask for my bulletin board username. And it isn't tied to my name in any way.

google "myspace.com/hp1"

it doesn't take much.

X
02-22-08, 10:36 PM
I tried to warn you about all those "Please don't ban me" posts in Feedback but you didn't seem to want to listen.

DeltaSigChi4
02-22-08, 10:39 PM
:(

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shaun3000
02-22-08, 10:50 PM
But the OP gave us this...



...keyword being "Content"
sarcasm |ˈsärˌkazəm|
noun
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt : his voice, hardened by sarcasm, could not hide his resentment. See note at wit .
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from French sarcasme, or via late Latin from late Greek sarkasmos, from Greek sarkazein ‘tear flesh,’ in late Greek ‘gnash the teeth, speak bitterly’ (from sarx, sark- ‘flesh’ ).

;)

Dave7393
02-22-08, 10:56 PM
sarcasm |ˈsärˌkazəm|
noun
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt : his voice, hardened by sarcasm, could not hide his resentment. See note at wit .
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from French sarcasme, or via late Latin from late Greek sarkasmos, from Greek sarkazein ‘tear flesh,’ in late Greek ‘gnash the teeth, speak bitterly’ (from sarx, sark- ‘flesh’ ).

;)

Actually I didn't mean to sound wiseass in any way.
Looking at it, yeah I probably should've added the.. :sarcasm:... just in case.

DeputyDave
02-22-08, 11:24 PM
I doubt it had anything to do with supporting gay marriage because many cops I work with are openly gay. My department also supports domestic partners and encourages us to participate in the gay pride parade in uniform if we wish.

I doubt your political leanings had much to do with it as well. Although I would say a majority (maybe 80%) are conservative, there are many liberals as well. It may have more to do with your willingness to openly express your beliefs. While in uniform we are strongly discouraged to not have any open political beliefs, conservative OR liberal. I know several people who were asked to remove bumper stickers with strong political statements (all very right wing). They may have believed that you would not be able to control your beliefs while on the job.

Remember, at the end of the day the police ARE a paramilitary organization. There are rank systems and it relies on following orders from people above you. It requires you to obey and enforce laws even if you don't agree with them. Perhaps your vitriol directed towards leadership AND those who are ultimately creating and deciding laws makes them fear you may be conflicted in following them and their decisions.

Just my two cents.

covenant
02-22-08, 11:35 PM
DVD Polizei: I had friends die in IraK too.


How would the investigator know? All he knows is what he reads.

Many guys in my department are in the Guard or Reserve. The rest are prior mililtary. I'm sure it's the same in most Police departments.

It's no mystery why you were culled.

DVD Polizei
02-22-08, 11:41 PM
DeputyDave's two pennies are :up: and :up:.

Don't let this stop you from applying again. But do let this experience give some insight as to what you need to convey to your future employer.

Sean O'Hara
02-22-08, 11:43 PM
I don't think you were rejected for disliking Bush so much as saying the government for which you would be working for is run by criminals.

AGuyNamedMike
02-22-08, 11:58 PM
I could definitely see a "does not play well with others" from your postings on other boards.

understatement

CaptainMarvel
02-23-08, 12:05 AM
understatement

True that. OP, you're extremely confrontational and abrasive. If they took a few minutes to search your username on google, they'd see a less than stellar posting history, including outright bans. If they read your posts here, they'd see (among other things) you picking fights, stating you normally leave jobs without providing any notice, and stating that you believe asthmatics should just suck it up and exercise more instead of using inhalers. They would also see posts like this one from the CompUsa thread you got closed ( http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=519482&page=1&pp=25 ) back in December:


Quick CompUSA "hassled when walking out the door story":

It was 2001, maybe 2002. Somewhere in Hawai'i. Anyway, we were doing military training in civilian clothes. Intel, so no one was shooting at anyone, don't think of it like that. So, our command had cleared this with the security firm for the strip mall, but not with each individual store manager. So we corner and apprehend the guy we thought we had made. "You're coming with us," we told him. He laughed and continued shopping. We continued following him around and talked about taking him down and dragging him out of the store. Mind you, this guy is not a part of the exercise. He was just a dumbass who behaved extremely weird, therefore put us in the position of looking like dumbasses, by apprehending the wrong guy. Anyway, he finally realizes we aren't joking, tells management, management asks us what are we doing, we debrief him as much as much as we can about the exercise, he throws us out of the store. We're leaving through the most immediate means available, which so happens to be the entrance, and he comments "you're not so intelligent for being military intelligence." I had to hold my friend and fellow troop back from beating him senseless in his own store. In retrospect, I should've just let him have at him.

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where you basically debate assaulting a civilian (twice, once under color of authority) who you felt made you look like a "dumbass."

Edit: Ooh, forgot a few posts later:

He disrespected us by insulting us. That, anywhere in the fucking world, is grounds for getting your face beaten in.

So yeah. Grade A law enforcement material, if your department is looking for a lawsuit.

NotThatGuy
02-23-08, 12:06 AM
Uhm....maybe this?

http://b1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00230/16/94/230924961_l.gif

DeputyDave
02-23-08, 12:11 AM
:lol:

I just googled DeltaSigChi4's user name and I am stunned by the number of forums he's been banned from. I may only post is a dozen or so forums but I've never been banned (I was suspended from DVDTalk for a too long signature), is that normal?

It might be a silly thing to take into consideration for a job but if I were considering someone for a position that carried a gun and the had authority to use force I might question the ability to follow rules and get along with others.

Rockmjd23
02-23-08, 12:13 AM
You should probably have different screennames if you keep getting banned from various forums.

DeltaSigChi4
02-23-08, 01:59 AM
DeputyDave: All very good points. And you would think I knew well the inner working of paramilitary orgs, being that I served in a military org.

O'Hara: The Police department doesn't work for Bush, Cheney or a Congressman from Alaska, but for the individuals of this locality. And the Sheriff. I didn't call the Sheriff a criminal.

CaptainDC: I held a soldier from "assaulting" a citizen. Maybe I know the story better than you, being that I was there. :thumbsup:

Peda: I served in IraK. Someone decided to make the gif as an esoteric joke. If that disqualifies me from future employment opportunities, then I wouldn't want to be employed under people like that anyway, so it all works itself out.

DD: So, a guy got banned from a Warcraft or DragonballZ forum once. Definitely grounds for disqualification for employment. BTW, I never have registered at neither a Warcraft or DragonballZ community before; it was just an example.

Rock: No.

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Dave7393
02-23-08, 02:20 AM
CaptainDC: I held a soldier from "assaulting" a citizen. Maybe I know the story better than you, being that I was there. :thumbsup:


But you don't have the chance to say, "Oh wait a second, you got it all wrong." You already made a pretty clear statement in your own words about what happened, and it doesn't make you look good. At all.

It looks like you're vandalizing CaptainMarvel's handle simply because he called you out on something. That just serves to prove a point that some people have already made. :down:

Peda: I served in IraK. Someone decided to make the gif as an esoteric joke. If that disqualifies me from future employment opportunities, then I wouldn't want to be employed under people like that anyway, so it all works itself out.

Inside jokes aren't funny unless you're on the inside (and can often be offensive).

edit: just fixed a typo

GatorDeb
02-23-08, 02:39 AM
Hmm well let's see...

Bans: Coachella, GoldenVoice, Gigposters, Sherdog Martial Arts, Bloodyknux.

Partial bans: Ironlife, (here?)


There might be more. I haven't been banned from any bulletin boards. That shows an inability or not caring about conforming and belonging to a community.


And I don't know why you keep emphasizing IraK, since in English it's IraQ.

Dave7393
02-23-08, 03:07 AM
And I don't know why you keep emphasizing IraK, since in English it's IraQ.

My hunch is that there is a logical backstory about the "K" that we're not privy to-- but again, it just looks off to everyone else who's not in on it (just like the near-assault that CaptainMarvel apparently misunderstood, and the "esoteric joke" gif that only the OP knew the whole story behind in order for it to be funny).

DeltaSig, I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but if there's a story about your use of "K" that would need some explaining on your part so that everyone else would be able to "get it," then there's definately an odd pattern here. :)

antennaball
02-23-08, 03:17 AM
And I don't know why you keep emphasizing IraK, since in English it's IraQ.

Maybe he's Turkish.

Jeremy517
02-23-08, 03:31 AM
XX Other (please specify) Content of "My Space" Account

The quote in the top left would make me wonder if I could count on you to when our lives were on the line. I'd be very worried that you'd be reluctant to use necessary force.

Your comments in the General section would make me wonder if you could respect authority and observe a chain of command.

You voting for Gore, supporting gay rights, etc has nothing to do with your rejection.

XX Employment History

Just a guess, but they might want to see you hold a non-military job longer. Being at one job for a long time is important, since they'd be spending so much money to train you. How long have you been out of the military?

XX Character Issues

You come off as very confrontational and arrogant.

General comment: If you are serious about a law enforcement career, you'll want to basically wipe that Myspace page out. You probably have no shot at that particular department any more, and it might be too late for other departments too. Be warned that all departments share information during the background check phase, so other places WILL hear about what your Myspace page and your attitude. Your best bet is probably to let time pass, then talk about how you have changed (assuming you can change).

DeputyDave
02-23-08, 03:33 AM
Maybe he's Turkish.
Well, THAT explains it. Turks make bad cops.

kvrdave
02-23-08, 03:50 AM
If I were an employer and saw the myspace page, my thought would be...eventually something is going to push this guy over the edge, and this isn't the job where you want that to happen. There has to be applicants who seem more emotionally balanced.

Wouldn't have anything to do with the politics, etc. It would have to do with feeling like I was hiring a time bomb.

Is it fair? Hell no. People can get very wrong impressions from what we say on the internet. But if I am hiring a law enforcement officer, it isn't worth the potential headache.

TomOpus
02-23-08, 04:03 AM
So, the question now seems to be:

What are you planning on doing to possibly prevent this from happening again? Or are you just gonna see wait and see what happens with the next prospective employer?

filmerp
02-23-08, 04:41 AM
DeltaSigChi, you seem intent on defeating any post that highlights the aspects of your internet presence that portrays you in a negative light. Instead of heeding these examples as a warning to yourself and remedying the situation, you take an argumentative stance and try to prove that everyone else is wrong. This thread reminds me terribly of the saga of denial by wengo (before he eventually got laid, anyway). Instead of insisting you're right, how about you get your head out of the sand and fix the issues that were printed out for you in black and white on an official rejection response (which has a much bigger effect on your aspirations than proving some internet posters wrong).

Though come to think of it, the last thing we need is yet another stubborn cop who thinks he's infallible.

Nick Danger
02-23-08, 07:15 AM
I would guess that the biggest problem you had was failing the psych test that was incorporated into the interview.

When I took some classes at the community college, I met some police officers who were working on degrees. One described the psych test they were given between graduating from the academy and giving them a badge. A man sits behind a desk and asks you difficult questions about complex situations, and asks what you would do. You have to answer FAST, and not only do you have to answer right, but the WAY you answer has to be right. He's a trained psychologist, and if he doesn't like what he sees, you don't get a badge. You're out. There is no appeal.

You strike me as an angry man. A lot of vets are. I have a friend who walks around in a suppressed fury all the time. I like him and respect him, but I wouldn't want to make him a policeman.

Goldblum
02-23-08, 07:41 AM
If you have a public MySpace page, then you're better off not having anything on it that you wouldn't just openly show or tell someone that you meet in real life. Would you go to a job interview and tell them that you believe that George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, is "truly a sad sad fuck"?

I think not.

Same goes for morons who have a bunch of sexual pictures, or pictures of them drunk. Would you go to a job interview and take out a photo album and show them all of your crazy pictures? I sure hope not.

If you're that proud of your beliefs and everything, that's great, but when you make it public like this, then you need to be ready to fully accept the consequences, and along with that comes people judging you, for better or for worse.

Besides, we don't even know for sure what they had against you. Maybe they looked over the profiles of your friends to see what comments you posted to them. Maybe they looked over the MySpace groups you're a part of to see what you've posted. We could go on, and on.
:up:

Goldblum
02-23-08, 07:43 AM
I doubt it had anything to do with supporting gay marriage because many cops I work with are openly gay. My department also supports domestic partners and encourages us to participate in the gay pride parade in uniform if we wish.

I doubt your political leanings had much to do with it as well. Although I would say a majority (maybe 80%) are conservative, there are many liberals as well. It may have more to do with your willingness to openly express your beliefs. While in uniform we are strongly discouraged to not have any open political beliefs, conservative OR liberal. I know several people who were asked to remove bumper stickers with strong political statements (all very right wing). They may have believed that you would not be able to control your beliefs while on the job.

Remember, at the end of the day the police ARE a paramilitary organization. There are rank systems and it relies on following orders from people above you. It requires you to obey and enforce laws even if you don't agree with them. Perhaps your vitriol directed towards leadership AND those who are ultimately creating and deciding laws makes them fear you may be conflicted in following them and their decisions.

Just my two cents.
Best answer.

Goldblum
02-23-08, 07:51 AM
The quote in the top left would make me wonder if I could count on you to when our lives were on the line. I'd be very worried that you'd be reluctant to use necessary force.

Your comments in the General section would make me wonder if you could respect authority and observe a chain of command.

You voting for Gore, supporting gay rights, etc has nothing to do with your rejection.



Just a guess, but they might want to see you hold a non-military job longer. Being at one job for a long time is important, since they'd be spending so much money to train you. How long have you been out of the military?



You come off as very confrontational and arrogant.

General comment: If you are serious about a law enforcement career, you'll want to basically wipe that Myspace page out. You probably have no shot at that particular department any more, and it might be too late for other departments too. Be warned that all departments share information during the background check phase, so other places WILL hear about what your Myspace page and your attitude. Your best bet is probably to let time pass, then talk about how you have changed (assuming you can change).
Even better answer. ;)

printerati
02-23-08, 09:15 AM
On the bright side, you'll never be on the receiving end in this thread (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=525273).

Jason
02-23-08, 09:53 AM
Yet another reason I'll never have a myspace page.

Deftones
02-23-08, 10:56 AM
This is not surprising. After some of your posts here, it's not hard to see there are clearly some character issues.

RoyalTea
02-23-08, 11:13 AM
By giving you a rejection letter, I think that's disrespecting and insulting. And I think we all know what that is grounds for.

BradJ
02-23-08, 11:31 AM
I gotta agree with the other posters... you're looking for support in claiming that you don't have character issues that would lead someone to believe you're arrogant and defensive * by being arrogant and defensive *.

I've been on hiring panels for police officer candidates. Hundreds apply for maybe a dozen positions. Those that get through are pretty squeaky clean. I imagine the myspace page was just the icing on the cake, and elements of your character issues came through much earlier.

Time to gut check and take a look in the mirror... sorry dude, I don't know you from Adam, but that's just my 2 cents.

matta
02-23-08, 11:41 AM
Yet another reason I'll never have a myspace page.

You'd be surprised how many employers use those sort of things. I knew some people that searched myspace/facebook/google everytime before hiring.

I remember one time when I was with a group of people trying to decide whether to hire a student. We wanted to review the guy's senior design project, so we went to the school's website, and did a search for his name. His personal page came up with a picture of him doing a kegstand and he wrote some stuff about women using a derogatory word for women. Needless to say, he wasn't hired.

Of course, there are also the people that have "hotmama69@hotmail.com" as their email addresses on their resume. You'd be surprised how often people have email addresses like that.

calhoun07
02-23-08, 11:48 AM
I just have to ask what happened to those extensive tests employers give you to determine if you can work with others and to determine other aspects of your personality? We've done away with these things to do Google searches? Crap, I guess it's a good thing I created an email address solely for job searches and applications. I did that so when I did get an email to that address I knew to pay more attention to it and it didn't get lost in the mix of my regular email, not to hide anything, but a search online for that email address won't come up with anything.

And what if you have a common name? A Paul Smith from New York City, for example, would be near impossible to do a fair search online.

I am not saying the police department's rejection of the OP's application is right or wrong, but if they based it even in part on a Google search and a My Space page, I think that's very lazy of the human resources department. I've always taken those 100 question tests when I've applied for jobs that ask the same questions frequently but worded differently.

I guess if they did do a search for me, they'd see I like music, movies and dogs. I don't think I have anything criminalizing or detrimental online, but if they are doing searches for that stuff they need to be up front about it. OP, did you know they were going to do this?

Breakfast with Girls
02-23-08, 11:53 AM
You just don't seem stable enough to be a police officer. That's why you were rejected.

Deftones
02-23-08, 11:55 AM
I just have to ask what happened to those extensive tests employers give you to determine if you can work with others and to determine other aspects of your personality? We've done away with these things to do Google searches? Crap, I guess it's a good thing I created an email address solely for job searches and applications. I did that so when I did get an email to that address I knew to pay more attention to it and it didn't get lost in the mix of my regular email, not to hide anything, but a search online for that email address won't come up with anything.

And what if you have a common name? A Paul Smith from New York City, for example, would be near impossible to do a fair search online.

I am not saying the police department's rejection of the OP's application is right or wrong, but if they based it even in part on a Google search and a My Space page, I think that's very lazy of the human resources department. I've always taken those 100 question tests when I've applied for jobs that ask the same questions frequently but worded differently.

I guess if they did do a search for me, they'd see I like music, movies and dogs. I don't think I have anything criminalizing or detrimental online, but if they are doing searches for that stuff they need to be up front about it. OP, did you know they were going to do this?

You are only focusing on one aspect of the rejection letter. I guarantee you, nearly with 100% accuracy, this is more a character issue than anything else.

Goldblum
02-23-08, 11:59 AM
By giving you a rejection letter, I think that's disrespecting and insulting. And I think we all know what that is grounds for.
A frivilous lawsuit!

TomOpus
02-23-08, 12:05 PM
A frivilous lawsuit!So, instead of joining the police force, he should go to law school and sue them after graduation. That would show them! :)

calhoun07
02-23-08, 12:30 PM
You are only focusing on one aspect of the rejection letter. I guarantee you, nearly with 100% accuracy, this is more a character issue than anything else.

So do you think if his character proved to be OK by them and then they came across his websites and my space page that they would have been Ok with him and just kind of thought little of the My Space page?

If they were 100% certain they didn't want to hire him without looking at the My Space page, fine...but why toss that in there at all then?

Dave7393
02-23-08, 01:06 PM
I just have to ask what happened to those extensive tests employers give you to determine if you can work with others and to determine other aspects of your personality? We've done away with these things to do Google searches?

Those "extensive tests" are still important, but nowadays, peforming these searches (Google and otherwise) are equally important. People can act very, very differently when they think that they're acting in complete anonymity, and many young people often erroneously assume that the internet is a place where they can behave however they want, without consequences.

Crap, I guess it's a good thing I created an email address solely for job searches and applications. I did that so when I did get an email to that address I knew to pay more attention to it and it didn't get lost in the mix of my regular email, not to hide anything, but a search online for that email address won't come up with anything.

If someone applied for a job in my business and had an email address such as "hotmama69@hotmail.com" (as Matta mentioened) it would tell me a few things-- this individual doesn't understand the very basics of introducing him or herself in a professional manner, and not only that, they couldn't take one minute out of their lives to set up a free Yahoo or Gmail account with an appropriate handle. It's not exactly behavior that shows that a person would be willing to go the extra mile.

And what if you have a common name? A Paul Smith from New York City, for example, would be near impossible to do a fair search online.

Any prospective employer has your birthdate, your social security number, your addresses, your schools, your years of graduation, etc. That's enough to likely find you in Facebook, MySpace, Classmates, random websites, etc.

jonw9
02-23-08, 01:28 PM
You'd be surprised how many employers use those sort of things. I knew some people that searched myspace/facebook/google everytime before hiring.


There was a flyer posted outside the engineering careers services office which stated something like 53% of employers surveyed admitted to not hiring a candidate due to information found on on myspce/facebook pages.

The obvious solution is to make that stuff private, thus allowing only your friends to know your personal opinions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/us/11recruit.html?ex=1307678400&en=ddfbe1e3b386090b&ei=5090

matta
02-23-08, 01:36 PM
There was a flyer posted outside the engineering careers services office which stated something like 53% of employers surveyed admitted to not hiring a candidate due to information found on on myspce/facebook pages.

The obvious solution is to make that stuff private, thus allowing only your friends to know your personal opinions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/us/11recruit.html?ex=1307678400&en=ddfbe1e3b386090b&ei=5090

True. Just make sure your name (or whatever they call that thing next to your picture) is something reasonable and your picture is at least somewhat classy.

RoyalTea
02-23-08, 01:36 PM
The obvious solution is to make that stuff private, thus allowing only your friends to know your personal opinions.I wonder if making a profile private makes it look like you're hiding something.

Deftones
02-23-08, 01:43 PM
So do you think if his character proved to be OK by them and then they came across his websites and my space page that they would have been Ok with him and just kind of thought little of the My Space page?

If they were 100% certain they didn't want to hire him without looking at the My Space page, fine...but why toss that in there at all then?

You are missing my point. They do oral boards and other methods to weed out people such as the OP. He says he passed the oral board, but in my experience they never tell you a specific score or tell you how well you did. My guess is, they did some digging and realized he's got anger management issues and other things. I think all of that is exhibited clearly on this forum, unless it's some sort of elaborate ruse.

TomOpus
02-23-08, 01:50 PM
I wonder if making a profile private makes it look like you're hiding something.I would imagine that would be subjective. Under 18, sure. Female, I can understand. Male over 25..... I might think that would be very odd.

It's not something they could hold against you. But in case of a tie-breaker between equal candidates, the unknown could prove to be a factor.

Ron G
02-23-08, 01:54 PM
In academia, no one has a MySpace page or a blog until they have tenure.

It's just common sense.

namrfumot
02-23-08, 01:58 PM
In academia, no one has a MySpace page or a blog until they have tenure.

It's just common sense.


I have one thats kept private and it doesnt have a photo of myself as the default pic

Ron G
02-23-08, 02:06 PM
I have one thats kept private and it doesnt have a photo of myself as the default pic

I won't even do that. I've read too many job search horror stories on the Chronicle of Higher Education forum.

Thankfully, only two other people in the U.S. have my name. One's my dad, and he's not an internet presence. The other guy does a lot of charity work, so it's not a problem if I get mistaken for him. ;)

cdollaz
02-23-08, 02:42 PM
An adult simply having a myspace page would be enough of a reason for me to not want to hire them for a position of authority.

GatorDeb
02-23-08, 02:46 PM
I think we scared the OP away. He stopped showing up as more and more people sided with the PD.

monkey42
02-23-08, 03:03 PM
I think we scared the OP away. He stopped showing up as more and more people sided with the PD.

He's just planning on how to deal with the insults and disrespect.

Chrisedge
02-23-08, 03:13 PM
An adult simply having a myspace page would be enough of a reason for me to not want to hire them for a position of authority.

My company wants all of us to be on facebook, linkedin, etc...so...

Liver&Onions
02-23-08, 03:59 PM
If I had a myspace account I'd add you as a friend if only to post a FAIL picture there.


Found a way to do it without a myspace account!

http://wwwfail.com/?url=http://www.myspace.com/hp1

DeputyDave
02-23-08, 04:03 PM
Of course, there are also the people that have "hotmama69@hotmail.com" as their email addresses on their resume. You'd be surprised how often people have email addresses like that.
Although I would certainly hire a cop with the email address: anarchy_wtf@XXXX.com

dan30oly
02-23-08, 04:42 PM
This guy + employed with a gun = lawsuit just waiting to happen.

The first incident this dude has and the lawyers will be all over his myspace and posts where condones violent actions against citizens.

DVD Polizei
02-23-08, 05:00 PM
In all fairness, there are cops hired who are thought to be perfect for the job and then later become a serious liability. I'm not going to assume the OP is not qualified or couldn't do the job.

The problem we're dealing with here, is perception. Perception of his character, was a liability for his employment. This is not to say he can't do the job. He might be great in the field. He might even be the cop who saves your ass. Or another fellow officer.

The OP is young, expresses himself publicly, and in time will learn from his experiences. He made some naive and poor decisions, but these decisions should not be held against him indefinitely. We all make them.

We have many cops who have some rather interesting viewpoints on citizens, however they do their jobs and serve and protect daily without incident. I'm sure in the near future, the OP can get a grip on his external perceptions, and convey them in a controlled manner, to his potential employer.

When you're an employee of the US government, or any position which has power and/or deals with the public on a regular basis, you need to practice restraint. Restraint means you control your emotions, thoughts, and actions. Restraint does not require you to parallel your personal life with your employment position, but requires you to control it so it doesn't have an adverse effect on your interactions with individuals.

The OP needs to grasp the idea of restraint. Once this is practiced, the behavior should change accordingly, and impulsive thoughts will be more seriously looked at, before turning them into impulsive posts.

Dr Mabuse
02-23-08, 05:07 PM
that's a good point...

but for now he appears to lack even a semblance of self awareness...

it's going to be a good while till he becomes even mildly self aware...

judging by his own words at least...

I think they ran a search on my name. I've never made it private because I never felt I had a reason, and still don't, because I find nothing inherently wrong with it. What's next? Rejection from employment opportunities for having voted for Al Gore? Or for checking out a Noam Chomsky book from the public library?

E

he just doesn't seem to 'get it'...

employers also outsource to firms that know how to use the Wayback Machine to look for changes before seeking employment...

AGuyNamedMike
02-23-08, 05:21 PM
Found a way to do it without a myspace account!

http://wwwfail.com/?url=http://www.myspace.com/hp1

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@wwwfail.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Ironic, no?

Sean O'Hara
02-23-08, 05:37 PM
O'Hara: The Police department doesn't work for Bush, Cheney or a Congressman from Alaska, but for the individuals of this locality. And the Sheriff. I didn't call the Sheriff a criminal.

You have to swear to uphold the Constitution, don't you? Generally speaking, law-enforcement officers should not support the overthrow the government, which is a vibe I get from your MySpace page.

In all fairness, there are cops hired who are thought to be perfect for the job and then later become a serious liability.

The presence of false positives doesn't indicate the presence of false negatives, and contrawise.

Michael T Hudson
02-23-08, 05:43 PM
Maybe the person that make the decision had asthma. ;)

El Scorcho
02-23-08, 05:44 PM
Maybe the interviewer saw your posts about how it costs $40 to take a cab from the Las Vegas airport to the Caesars Palace and said we can't have this type of moran working here.

Deftones
02-23-08, 05:49 PM
Maybe the interviewer saw your posts about how it costs $40 to take a cab from the Las Vegas airport to the Caesars Palace and said we can't have this type of moran working here.


bahahahahahahahahahaahahahaahahahah


:lol: x 2944858559438229^233827273

Artman
02-23-08, 05:55 PM
It's allright, I was rejected by Disney, Pixar and ILM. Of course that was a long time ago.... maybe I should try agian...

DVD Polizei
02-23-08, 06:00 PM
The presence of false positives doesn't indicate the presence of false negatives, and contrawise.

So, you're saying I'd be a valued member of the Portland Bicycle Association? :banana:

NotThatGuy
02-23-08, 06:58 PM
I would imagine that would be subjective. Under 18, sure. Female, I can understand. Male over 25..... I might think that would be very odd.

It's not something they could hold against you. But in case of a tie-breaker between equal candidates, the unknown could prove to be a factor.

A couple of my patients found me, so it is private. Not too odd.

TomOpus
02-23-08, 07:19 PM
A couple of my patients found me, so it is private. Not too odd.Hmmmm what are you hiding? http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6750/hmmjz3.gif



j/k

NotThatGuy
02-23-08, 07:36 PM
Hmmmm what are you hiding? http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/6750/hmmjz3.gif



j/k
The hookers were dead before they got in my trunk!!

BernieStolar
02-23-08, 08:04 PM
If you are going into law enforcement you should delete your myspace. Criminals will look you up, it happened to me and they got my phone number some other way I dont know of.

As far as getting the job, getting to an academy is the hardest part once you have certificate you should be able to get a police job somewhere. you may have to pay your way through though. My department won't pay you unless you have a degree or military experience, which you have one of. Don't give up, it is a long road to become a cop for some people. When you do get the job don't be a douche bag power tripper, just do you job and be a cop people would be glad to know is serving them.

4KRG
02-23-08, 09:53 PM
This applies to more than just law enforcement jobs :)

I know that many larger employers have explicit instructions for their recruiters to specfically search myspace and general google searches on individuals before they hire them.

You might not get a job just for having a picture of yourself on your page with a beer in your hand. You have no idea what might give cause.

I know the recruiters at my place of employment search all the social networking sites, we have specific exemptions for these employees to access these sites while the rest of the employees in the company are blocked :)

Goldblum
02-24-08, 01:08 AM
Found a way to do it without a myspace account!

http://wwwfail.com/?url=http://www.myspace.com/hp1
rotfl

calhoun07
02-24-08, 02:12 AM
Any prospective employer has your birthdate, your social security number, your addresses, your schools, your years of graduation, etc. That's enough to likely find you in Facebook, MySpace, Classmates, random websites, etc.

Really? I don't register my social security number online and other personal information like that when I sign up on forums. Who does? On My Space and Face Book? Classmates might be easier to figure out...you do put down your school history on the application, but that will just verify you put down true information about your school if they check on there.

And I am not asking in doubt....it's an honest question because I honestly have no idea. I've never paid a website to give me a background check on a person based on their social security number.

shoppingbear
02-24-08, 02:58 AM
There has to be applicants who seem more emotionally balanced.
...Is it fair? Hell no. People can get very wrong impressions from what we say on the internet. But if I am hiring a law enforcement officer, it isn't worth the potential headache. I've been on hiring panels for police officer candidates. Hundreds apply for maybe a dozen positions. Those that get through are pretty squeaky clean. I imagine the myspace page was just the icing on the cake, and elements of your character issues came through much earlier. ...in case of a tie-breaker between equal candidates, the unknown could prove to be a factor.

Agreed, agreed, and agreed. I worked for several years for a police dept. and sat in on hiring panels also, and it's not like they're desperate for candidates. Anger management issues wave a HUGE red flag, and even a tiny red flag was probably enough to bump you off the list. Why hire a hothead when there are well-balanced, calm, "squeaky-clean" individuals applying at the same time?

You've said a couple of times, "Well, if this-or-that would make them not hire me, then I don't want to work for them anyways!" Good luck with that approach. You're looking for a police department who has a relaxed, freeform, accepting-of-everything attitude, when by your own admission, you understand these are para-military organizations, with more structure and rules than any other non-military employment. Does not compute. :lol:

hal9000
02-24-08, 04:06 AM
There's freedom of speech and then there's common sense in how you use said freedom. I finally broke down and checked your myspace page... your written "tells" speak volumes.

You call President George W. Bush a sad, sad fuck. Not only that, you go on to rail pretty much everyone that is in charge of running this country. What the hell do you think a potential employer is going to think? What kind words will you use to describe a superior/boss if you ever disagree with them.

You spell Iraq with a K, if I was a recruiter I would think 1. you're either uneducated and have difficulty spelling the most basic words 2. you're just very angry and filled with spite. Either way it doesn't look good.

Your 24 and yet you act out like a teenager... I suspect abuse, or a father that was never there. Regardless you need to act like a 24 year old and not like you're 14... hell you want to be a cop, you should be acting like you're 30!

This sense of entitlement, from the views you express on your myspace to your responses in this thread, clearly show that before you are ready for a job as an officer of the law that you need to do a lot of maturing.

Personally if I were you, I wouldn't change a thing, live your life, express your views... just don't get your hopes set on a job in law enforcement.

Dave7393
02-24-08, 09:12 AM
Really? I don't register my social security number online and other personal information like that when I sign up on forums. Who does? On My Space and Face Book? Classmates might be easier to figure out...you do put down your school history on the application, but that will just verify you put down true information about your school if they check on there.

And I am not asking in doubt....it's an honest question because I honestly have no idea. I've never paid a website to give me a background check on a person based on their social security number.

As far as the SS#, I was just using it as an example of personal data that an employer has on you, since an applicant will often give that information when applying. I don't put my SS# on forums, for example-- but I think SigmaChi did use his real birthdate when he signed up here (it's in his profile), so my point was that your employer does have the tools to find out more on you than you may think. That information combined with your name (even if it's a common one) could yield quite a bit more information on your private life than you realize. I'm sure if someone had the resources, your SS# could be used to obtain information, but like you I've never paid anyone to give me a background check based on it.

The Bus
02-24-08, 02:55 PM
I think it's pretty obvious: the recruiter is not a fan of the Silversun Pickups.

Let's move on.

calhoun07
02-24-08, 05:27 PM
As far as the SS#, I was just using it as an example of personal data that an employer has on you, since an applicant will often give that information when applying. I don't put my SS# on forums, for example-- but I think SigmaChi did use his real birthdate when he signed up here (it's in his profile), so my point was that your employer does have the tools to find out more on you than you may think. That information combined with your name (even if it's a common one) could yield quite a bit more information on your private life than you realize. I'm sure if someone had the resources, your SS# could be used to obtain information, but like you I've never paid anyone to give me a background check based on it.

So in other words, you don't know either. I could see if he was joining the CIA or Secret Service they would use the ss # to dig deep, though I have serious doubts a social security number could EVER turn up your my space page, but they might be able to use that information to get your bank account info and see what Internet service you use and your email addresses you have used on there but would a local police station go through that much trouble when, as others have pointed out, they have a long list of candidates who can work for them? I doubt they are spending serious money on this applicant to dig that deep.

My guess is the OP put down the same email address on his job application he used for My Space and all the various websites he has visited (and been banned from.) He more than likely didn't take the one minute out of his life to create a new email for job applications.

Dave7393
02-24-08, 05:54 PM
So in other words, you don't know either.

You seem to really want to make this SS# thing a big deal. I could've left it off my list completely, and my point would've been exactly the same. I was responding to your comment: (I'm paraphrasing) What if my name is Paul Smith in New York City... and my point was that when you hand in your resume, any employer may then have the goods on you to make your online life an open book, if you were careless, regardless of how common your first and last names are.

My guess is the OP put down the same email address on his job application he used for My Space and all the various websites he has visited (and been banned from.) He more than likely didn't take the one minute out of his life to create a new email for job applications.

It's amazing to me that an applicant would supply an email address to a potential employer that was identical to the one he used in multiple online communities, if that's indeed what happened. Who knows, maybe his next interviewer may end up reading this entire discussion, if he or she looks hard enough.

mndtrp
02-24-08, 06:20 PM
Maybe Twikoff does background checks on people here. He's pretty active on this forum, possibly looking for reasons not to hire people for a particular company. The same could be said for Tom on myspace. That guy is everywhere.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
02-24-08, 07:26 PM
Who knows, maybe his next interviewer may end up reading this entire discussion, if he or she looks hard enough.

Wouldn't have to look too hard, this thread shows up on the third page of a google search.

Dave7393
02-24-08, 07:51 PM
Wouldn't have to look too hard, this thread shows up on the third page of a google search.

:lol: I didn't even bother checking, but the (lurking) OP may be interested to know that.

foggy
02-24-08, 07:58 PM
It was the sixth item on the first page of a google search for "myspace hp1". I wish the OP good luck, he's going to need it.

crazyronin
02-24-08, 08:10 PM
Its on page 2 of a search for "deltasigchi4". Its astounding the love for him on MMA forums.

Ouch.

Deftones
02-24-08, 08:14 PM
Its on page 2 of a search for "deltasigchi4". Its astounding the love for him on MMA forums.

Ouch.

Yeah, it's beloved the world over on internet forums! :lol:

Goldblum
02-24-08, 08:41 PM
rotfl

DeltaSigChi4
02-25-08, 12:00 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

Wow.

Just wow.

E

AGuyNamedMike
02-25-08, 12:12 PM
Personally if I were you, I wouldn't change a thing, live your life, express your views... just don't get your hopes set on a job in law enforcement.

Ditto.

Dude, it's Otter, we tell it like we see it. Can you deal?

Dave7393
02-25-08, 12:14 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

I'm impressed that you finally replied to this thread, but holy shit man, you still don't get it.

...or maybe everyone else is wrong (including the P.D., and pretty much everybody here), and you're rigiht. :sarcasm:

Wow.

Just wow.

E

Indeed.

Brent L
02-25-08, 12:14 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

Wow.

Just wow.

E


^--------That post right there, it says more than anything else about all of this. You just don't get it.

You sound like sillymonkey from the Store folder, and anyone who is reading her threads likely understands what I mean by that.

Nick Danger
02-25-08, 12:21 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

Wow.

Just wow.

E

Or maybe 4) ignoring any friendly advice in a thread and counter-attacking the perceived weak points of your opponents. Once again, you're doing exactly what people are objecting about.

Let it go. Really.

fumanstan
02-25-08, 12:21 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

Wow.

Just wow.

E

I'm pretty sure no one is inferring that those instances are the sole reasons why you would be rejected. Simply that all of the above might be representative of the "character issues" that you cited as one of the reasons you weren't hired. I'd assume you don't really think that your MySpace page is the main reason why you weren't hired either.

I don't think that's too hard to link them together.

drmoze
02-25-08, 12:33 PM
I, for one, welcome our new Digital Age and the wonders of MySpace, which help to keep obstinate malcontents like DeltaSigChi4 off the rolls of our law enforcement organizations. :up:

Sean O'Hara
02-25-08, 12:41 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

If you were applying for a job at Wal-Mart, you'd have a point, but you aren't. You want to be a cop. People expect police officers to meet much higher standards of character, and your online behavior doesn't cut it.

Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

You mean the story in which you claim to've conducted a military exercise inside a CompUSA store without permission of the manager, in which you tried to abduct one of the customers. When the manager told you to get out and called you an idiot -- which is an accurate assessment of the behavior you describe -- you restrained one of your comrades from beating him up, but say you wish you hadn't.

Yeah, based on that I don't think you should be allowed a badge and gun.

Dave7393
02-25-08, 12:44 PM
and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago
I assume you're talking about the following incident?

I had to hold my friend and fellow troop back from beating him senseless in his own store. In retrospect, I should've just let him have at him.

Imagine this question:
"So, Mr. DeltaSigmaChi4, why would you have 'let him have at him?'" -- PD interviewer.

What would you have said? I don't know what would have been worse, the explanation of why you wrote your first account of the incident, or the fact that you don't seem to have a problem doing a complete 180, not even keeping your stories straight. I suppose you don't see the problem, ofcourse.

And that's not even all that's wrong with the big picture here, not even close.

My guess is... you still don't get it.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
02-25-08, 12:44 PM
If you were applying for a job at Wal-Mart, you'd have a point, but you aren't. You want to be a cop. People expect police officers to meet much higher standards of character, and your online behavior doesn't cut it.



You mean the story in which you claim to've conducted a military exercise inside a CompUSA store without permission of the manager, in which you tried to abduct one of the customers. When the manager told you to get out and called you an idiot -- which is an accurate assessment of the behavior you describe -- you restrained one of your comrades from beating him up, but say you wish you hadn't.

Yeah, based on that I don't think you should be allowed a badge and gun.


Don't forget, insulting him is grounds for getting your face beaten in. That's a good attitude for a police officer to have.

Rockmjd23
02-25-08, 12:46 PM
DeltaSigChi4 is destined to become an out-of-control cop in a youtube video.

DeltaSigChi4
02-25-08, 01:37 PM
Let it go. Really.

It was let go. Maybe you never noticed. I let it go long ago. It's not me who continues on with this as if it were a debate. It is not me who tries to second-guess U.S. ARMY Company-level leadership [ie not me during my service, never me during my service] and link said leadership planning and training, which had nothing to do with me at any time until after I had been given orders, with me. It is not me who doesn't know or even begin to comprehend the last thing about counter-surveillance training, but somehow magically know more than the highest levels and highest classification cleared individuals serving in leadership positions in the United States military, and have come to DVDTalk to declare that I'd know how to run a counter-surveillance exercise much better than the aforementioned. And it isn't me who continues +1 without anything else to add besides unsubstantiated garbage that has no bearing on an assessment on an individual's true character and values. It's not me.

But you're right. Some people do need to let it go.

E

devinjc
02-25-08, 01:42 PM
Can't see the entitlement issue trees for the entitlement issue forests eh?

Dave7393
02-25-08, 01:48 PM
It was let go. Maybe you never noticed. I let it go long ago. It's not me who continues on with this as if it were a debate. It is not me who tries to second-guess U.S. ARMY Company-level leadership [ie not me during my service, never me during my service] and link said leadership planning and training, which had nothing to do with me at any time until after I had been given orders, with me. It is not me who doesn't know or even begin to comprehend the last thing about counter-surveillance training, but somehow magically know more than the highest levels and highest classification cleared individuals serving in leadership positions in the United States military, and have come to DVDTalk to declare that I'd know how to run a counter-surveillance exercise much better than the aforementioned. And it isn't me who continues +1 without anything else to add besides unsubstantiated garbage that has no bearing on an assessment on an individual's true character and values. It's not me.


I didn't understand a word of that, but whatever you said, I swear I heard the Star Spangled Banner playing in the distance (either that, or "Fortunate Son" by Credence... you know, "It ain't me! It ain't me!.... ").

Brent L
02-25-08, 01:54 PM
It's not me who...

It was you who started the thread, no doubt looking for everyone to take your side. We see posters do that all the time, like sillymonkey also. They feel that they've been wronged, then post a thread about it thinking everyone will back them, but it totally backfires. Then after that they go on the defensive, then try to shrug it off.

That's ok though.

AGuyNamedMike
02-25-08, 02:05 PM
It was let go. Maybe you never noticed. I let it go long ago. It's not me who continues on with this as if it were a debate. It is not me who tries to second-guess U.S. ARMY Company-level leadership [ie not me during my service, never me during my service] and link said leadership planning and training, which had nothing to do with me at any time until after I had been given orders, with me. It is not me who doesn't know or even begin to comprehend the last thing about counter-surveillance training, but somehow magically know more than the highest levels and highest classification cleared individuals serving in leadership positions in the United States military, and have come to DVDTalk to declare that I'd know how to run a counter-surveillance exercise much better than the aforementioned. And it isn't me who continues +1 without anything else to add besides unsubstantiated garbage that has no bearing on an assessment on an individual's true character and values. It's not me.

But you're right. Some people do need to let it go.

E

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CaptainMarvel
02-25-08, 02:26 PM
The ad at the bottom of the thread for me was:

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7184/bwahys1.jpg

Heh.

Decadance
02-25-08, 02:48 PM
If you want something "let go" and not discussed why in God's name would you post it to a message board so you can be continually ridiculed? Moran.

Raul3
02-25-08, 03:03 PM
mmm I don't know, but somehow I'm in DeltaSigChi side.

I mean if he's captain or something like in the army that mean he's good following orders, no matter what.
And about the exercise in the COMPUSA store, someone who's worked in that kind of trainings needs to chime in, because something that could sound like a no-no for us civilians may be something normal for the army.

I don't know I just have my doubts here...

John Galt
02-25-08, 03:07 PM
I mean if he's captain or something like in the army that mean he's good following orders, no matter what.
Yeah, but bad mouthing your previous boss is something that's usually frowned upon by employers.

crazyronin
02-25-08, 03:17 PM
So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

Wow.

Just wow.

E

Well the character issues that got you knocked couldn't be an enlarged sense of self righteousness and anger management issues.

nope.

no way.

not.

at.

all....

Jeremy517
02-25-08, 03:30 PM
Sometimes I don't like it that we can't delete a thread that we start, but threads like this make it worth it.

El Scorcho
02-25-08, 03:36 PM
"HAY EVERYBODY I GOT SCREWED LOOK LOOK LOOK"

*entire forum says nuh uh, you deserved it, it's obvious*

"WHATEVER I ONCE WRESTLED SADDAM AND HIS 42 BROTHERS TO THE GROUND IN IRAKKKKKKKKKKK (lol look at my K's I'm so kool) THEREFORE GIVE ME MY BADGE, YOU TARDS"

*entire forum thanks god that police department interviewers do online checks*

"DID I MENTION I ONCE PERFORMED A SURVEILLANCE OPERATION INSIDE A COMPUTER STORE TO CATCH TERRORISTS (FROM IRAKKKKKK) UPGRADING THEIR RAM?"

*entire forum lol's heartily and wonders how one person continues to insist he's right in the face of 4 pages of people telling him he's wrong*

drmoze
02-25-08, 04:58 PM
"HAY EVERYBODY I GOT SCREWED LOOK LOOK LOOK"

*entire forum says nuh uh, you deserved it, it's obvious*

"WHATEVER I ONCE WRESTLED SADDAM AND HIS 42 BROTHERS TO THE GROUND IN IRAKKKKKKKKKKK (lol look at my K's I'm so kool) THEREFORE GIVE ME MY BADGE, YOU TARDS"

*entire forum thanks god that police department interviewers do online checks*

"DID I MENTION I ONCE PERFORMED A SURVEILLANCE OPERATION INSIDE A COMPUTER STORE TO CATCH TERRORISTS (FROM IRAKKKKKK) UPGRADING THEIR RAM?"

*entire forum lol's heartily and wonders how one person continues to insist he's right in the face of 4 pages of people telling him he's wrong*

Gee, thanks. NOW you save me from having to wade through 140+ posts! -ohbfrank-

:lol:

calhoun07
02-25-08, 06:56 PM
You seem to really want to make this SS# thing a big deal.
No....As I said before (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.php?p=8523197&postcount=107), I HONESTLY have no idea what's involved in a background check and exactly what would be required to find out all the websites a person visited/usernames used and such. I was trying to understand.

It's all good...I am not trying to take anything off topic. It's not that big of a deal, really.

Seeing the OP uses the same user name at all those different forums, would anybody be surprised he used the same email address on his police application as he used on myspace and other places online?

Sean O'Hara
02-25-08, 07:55 PM
mmm I don't know, but somehow I'm in DeltaSigChi side.

I mean if he's captain or something like in the army that mean he's good following orders, no matter what.

And about the exercise in the COMPUSA store, someone who's worked in that kind of trainings needs to chime in, because something that could sound like a no-no for us civilians may be something normal for the army.


He claims he tried to abduct a civilian from a mall -- you don't need military experience to realize that's a no-no. If the manager hadn't stepped in, this would've ended up all over MSNBC and CNN, and knucklehead, his comrades, and his CO would've been hung out to dry.

fumanstan
02-25-08, 08:57 PM
It was let go. Maybe you never noticed. I let it go long ago. It's not me who continues on with this as if it were a debate. It is not me who tries to second-guess U.S. ARMY Company-level leadership [ie not me during my service, never me during my service] and link said leadership planning and training, which had nothing to do with me at any time until after I had been given orders, with me. It is not me who doesn't know or even begin to comprehend the last thing about counter-surveillance training, but somehow magically know more than the highest levels and highest classification cleared individuals serving in leadership positions in the United States military, and have come to DVDTalk to declare that I'd know how to run a counter-surveillance exercise much better than the aforementioned. And it isn't me who continues +1 without anything else to add besides unsubstantiated garbage that has no bearing on an assessment on an individual's true character and values. It's not me.

But you're right. Some people do need to let it go.

E

I tried to read this a couple times and still don't get what this has to do with anything. Are you saying your experience should outweigh any character issues?

DeltaSigChi4
02-25-08, 08:58 PM
No one tried to abduct a civilian, you halfwit.

E

crazyronin
02-25-08, 09:11 PM
No one tried to abduct a civilian, you halfwit.

E

Did you or did you not attempt to remove a civilian from a private retail store (CompUSA)? Did you or did you not make a mistaken identification and exceed the boundaries of your exercise? Did you or did you not express the desire in your post to allow one of the soldiers to beat the manager of the store for disrespecting you?

Dave7393
02-25-08, 09:15 PM
Did you or did you not attempt to remove a civilian from a private retail store (CompUSA)? Did you or did you not make a mistaken identification and exceed the boundaries of your exercise? Did you or did you not express the desire in your post to allow one of the soldiers to beat the manager of the store for disrespecting you?

Don't expect him to answer, and if he does, expect him to have a completely different story than what he gave originally.

(Hint for the OP: Ever hear of a P.O. having to testify, or a P.O. being cross-examined? You'd be destroyed. If you can't even handle this in an internet thread, you'd never survive explaining yourself in court.)

Deftones
02-25-08, 09:16 PM
No one tried to abduct a civilian, you halfwit.


See. It's comments like this that really back up the character issues they talked about.

Houstondon
02-25-08, 09:34 PM
I know a lot about the human resources approach to hiring though not specifically about how a police department handles things. A cursory scan of your Myspace account says "bad news" on so many fronts that I couldn't honestly place you in a position for anything remotely close to a fast track or position needing a stable individual. Your issues with authority might be mitigated in several ways (email me for details) but consider that applying for one police department might have gained you a file that they would share with other departments. In Texas, they are desperate for officers with military experience (all the major cities are paying incentive bonuses I believe) but what you say and how you say it will definitely impact the results.

PS: If you spend a lot of time online, they can find out easily and that alone will raise questions despite erasing any links to accounts... (that was for free).

X
02-25-08, 09:36 PM
Your issues with authority might be mitigated in several ways (email me for details) Sorry, but we don't allow drug sale solicitations at DVD Talk.

Decadance
02-25-08, 09:38 PM
Sorry, but we don't allow drug sale solicitations at DVD Talk.

Gotta love it when the mods bring the funny.

GatorDeb
02-25-08, 09:53 PM
Just wanting to point out that it's at least FIVE forum bannings that we know of, not one.

You are missing the point.

So let me get this perfectly straight:

Having or having not been banned from Mixed Martial Art discussion fora, be it for whatever reasons, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Having or having not been possessed the literacy to have read this article (http://www.slate.com/id/2057710/) as well as spent time living on the soil of the Middle East for purposes of the U.S. Military, is grounds for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members. Wait, and what else. Having made two [2] posts on the DVDTalk website, one attesting to the fact that I was overcharged on a taxi cab ride and another that I held a U.S. soldier from possibly physically confronting a store manager or assistant manager at one time, many year ago, is ground for rejection for employment in the eyes of some registered DVDTalk members.

Or a combination of all of the above.

Wow.

Just wow.

E

Goldblum
02-25-08, 10:01 PM
No one tried to abduct a civilian, you halfwit.

E
If your temper is this thin, it's probably a good idea not to give you a gun. The police obviously saw what the rest of us can see even through simple message board chatter.

wildcatlh
02-25-08, 10:03 PM
Not to belabor a point, but...

We had the clearance from the security firm. We entered his establishment. He asked us to leave after he felt we had worn out our welcome. We left. It isn't that difficult to comprehend. He disrespected us by insulting us. That, anywhere in the fucking world, is grounds for getting your face beaten in. Maybe you haven't stepped out into the real world lately. But try it someday, and go ahead and insult someone, and watch/wait to see if they will walk away peacefully. Some will, some won't. We did, only because we knew that we were still on duty, and because I held the private back from doling out justice.

That, alone, should be more than enough to disqualify you from ever working in law enforcement. I sincerely hope it is.

Deftones
02-25-08, 10:08 PM
http://www.forumspile.com/Misc-OhSnap.jpg

GatorDeb
02-25-08, 10:12 PM
OT: That's not a real picture is it? -eek-

BradJ
02-25-08, 10:26 PM
The more he tries to defend his position, the more I'm glad that they rejected him.

Some guys just don't know when to quit...

DVD Polizei
02-25-08, 11:30 PM
I think the OP needs to calm down and might even consider apologizing for his comments to people, at least here.

Again OP, the keyword I use is restraint. You will use it more times in LE than you would imagine. And as others have said, if you lose your temper on a forum, how can others expect you to keep it cool in a tense situation in the field.

When you're in LE, you form relationships. Not just with cops, but with ordinary people on the patrols you are assigned. You also develop relationships with criminals. This is how you solve crime. Not with your badge, or your gun, or your nightstick. Relationships. Respectful relationships.

Your attitude, when observed by your advisor/coach for the probation period, will certainly notice you cannot get along with people and use your authority much more than necessary. So, it's a good thing you were stopped now. Because you can change your behavior and look at what needs to be modified for future employment.

MartinBlank
02-25-08, 11:32 PM
http://www.forumspile.com/Misc-OhSnap.jpg

Holy Fuckballs! rotfl rotfl That is awesome!! :lol: :lol:

MartinBlank
02-25-08, 11:36 PM
"HAY EVERYBODY I GOT SCREWED LOOK LOOK LOOK"

*entire forum says nuh uh, you deserved it, it's obvious*

"WHATEVER I ONCE WRESTLED SADDAM AND HIS 42 BROTHERS TO THE GROUND IN IRAKKKKKKKKKKK (lol look at my K's I'm so kool) THEREFORE GIVE ME MY BADGE, YOU TARDS"

*entire forum thanks god that police department interviewers do online checks*

"DID I MENTION I ONCE PERFORMED A SURVEILLANCE OPERATION INSIDE A COMPUTER STORE TO CATCH TERRORISTS (FROM IRAKKKKKK) UPGRADING THEIR RAM?"

*entire forum lol's heartily and wonders how one person continues to insist he's right in the face of 4 pages of people telling him he's wrong*

Facist -ohbfrank-




























;)

lordwow
02-25-08, 11:46 PM
A poster not listening to the advice of everyone on the board... where have we seen that one before...

Sean O'Hara
02-25-08, 11:53 PM
No one tried to abduct a civilian, you halfwit.



So we corner and apprehend the guy we thought we had made. "You're coming with us," we told him. He laughed and continued shopping. We continued following him around and talked about taking him down and dragging him out of the store. Mind you, this guy is not a part of the exercise. He was just a dumbass who behaved extremely weird, therefore put us in the position of looking like dumbasses, by apprehending the wrong guy.

Sounds to me like a confession of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. You know what, I'm calling BS -- not even the Marines have low enough standards to let a knuckledragger like you get through basic. If you were really in the military, post a copy of your separation papers.

Dave7393
02-26-08, 12:05 AM
Sounds to me like a confession of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. You know what, I'm calling BS -- not even the Marines have low enough standards to let a knuckledragger like you get through basic. If you were really in the military, post a copy of your separation papers.

I would've bolded this sentence, probably the most important part of the passage: "Mind you, this guy is not a part of the exercise." Good to hear that he includes anyone he sees fit into his little clandestine wargames, whether they're party to them or not.

Yep, let's give this person a weapon and a badge.

El Scorcho
02-26-08, 12:21 AM
There are a lot of us who have insulted him. Now we're going to get our faces beaten in. :( :(

MartinBlank
02-26-08, 12:24 AM
:lol:

RoyalTea
02-26-08, 07:08 AM
if you lose your temper on a forum, how can others expect you to keep it cool in a tense situation in the field.well, does one's personality online necessarily mesh with one's personality in real life. It's pretty easy for someone who, in real life, may be quite timid to be a tough guy when granted anonymity from behind a keyboard.

I don't have any additional facts, but I'd be willing to bet that the compusa abduction story didn't exactly play out the same in real life as it did in the OP's written account of the tale.

Just because the guy comes across as abrasive here doesn't necessarily mean he'd come across as abrasive in a one-on-one interview. Assuming that all other aspects of his profile are strong, I'm not sure the myspace page is an automatic kiss of death, but in a competitive hiring environment, I think most people will choose the guy who doesn't seem to advocate overthrowing the government over the guy that does.

Goldblum
02-26-08, 08:18 AM
I don't have any additional facts, but I'd be willing to bet that the compusa abduction story didn't exactly play out the same in real life as it did in the OP's written account of the tale.
You're right. It was probably worse. We've only gotten the OP's rose-colored side of the story...and it's still bad.

GradVT06
02-26-08, 09:01 AM
Wow, talk about a thread taking a different direction than the OP expected :lol:

maxfisher
02-26-08, 09:17 AM
Thoughts? Someone explain it to me like I'm a four-year-old, because the police don't have to explain it.

E

I don't recall anyone actually doing what the OP asked, so I'll take a stab:

When someone goes to get a job, the people who would give them the job look for things to see if they'd be good at it. Sometimes they use computers to find out about what someone's like. If they see that the person is mean, angry or doesn't do a good job of being nice to other people, they will probably not give them the job. Especially if the person is trying to be a policeman, because it's very, very important that policemen know how to be nice to people, even if they don't like them.

My nephew's four and I think he'd understand that.

RunBandoRun
02-26-08, 09:41 AM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d57/Vibiana/Movie%20Screenshots/Tackleberry.jpg

Yup, they'll let anybody be a cop these days. :D

Deftones
02-26-08, 11:11 AM
A poster not listening to the advice of everyone on the board... where have we seen that one before...

The only difference that that certain poster is now posting advice and talking smack in this thread. rotfl

John Galt
02-26-08, 11:29 AM
Slayer posted in this thread?

Deftones
02-26-08, 11:33 AM
Slayer posted in this thread?

No. Another person.

Mopower
02-26-08, 11:36 AM
I'm confused about his "operation" in a CompUSA? So the Army just has these secret operations in stores to train people or what? I really doubt they do or doubt that is legal. Because if some guy came up to me like you supposedly did I'd tell you to go fuck yourself. But I would have let you beat my face in because that means I would get tons of $$$ in the resulting lawsuit.

Deftones
02-26-08, 11:44 AM
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.php?p=8341513&postcount=30

Good luck with that diet. That's all I have to tell you.

I hope all of those people die of cardiac arrest within the next few years.

nemein
02-26-08, 11:51 AM
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.php?p=8341513&postcount=30

<i>Mod note: I think we all get the point, so there's no reason to continue pulling quotes from other threads.</i>

Layziebones
02-26-08, 06:07 PM
http://www.forumspile.com/Misc-OhSnap.jpg

That was good for a laugh.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
02-26-08, 06:12 PM
<i>Mod note: I think we all get the point, so there's no reason to continue pulling quotes from other threads.</i>

well, maybe not <b>all</b>

Goldblum
02-26-08, 06:26 PM
well, maybe not <b>all</b>
:lol:

El Scorcho
02-26-08, 06:46 PM
http://i28.tinypic.com/kaqr1l.jpg

wildcatlh
02-26-08, 06:53 PM
http://i28.tinypic.com/kaqr1l.jpg

Scorcho wins the thread.

TimeandTide
02-26-08, 07:31 PM
Thread of the year. No doubt now after Scorcho's post. Almost fell off my chair wth laughter.

The Bus
02-26-08, 08:11 PM
DSG thanking a female officer after the interview is over:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2zjdshu.gif

Decadance
02-26-08, 09:11 PM
Wow. Impressive mockery.

Obey The D
02-26-08, 09:22 PM
DSG thanking a female officer after the interview is over:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2zjdshu.gif

rotfl x10

This and the El Scorcho post have had me laughing for the past few minutes.

starseed1981
02-27-08, 09:15 AM
OMG. ROFL.

Best thread of the year so far.

tbird2340
02-27-08, 11:10 AM
http://i28.tinypic.com/kaqr1l.jpg

rotfl

Definitely thread of the year so far... I love how the OP basically replies to none of the comments.. :lol:

kmac2878
02-27-08, 11:16 AM
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9349/mrburns01bt1.jpg

El Scorcho
02-27-08, 07:51 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/16rqkw.jpg

MartinBlank
02-27-08, 08:02 PM
:lol:

TheNightFlier
02-27-08, 08:15 PM
DSG thanking a female officer after the interview is over:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2zjdshu.gif

:lol:

taffer
02-27-08, 08:20 PM
Funny thing is that the next employer who does a background check on the OP will be able to find this thread on a google search. If he had a difficult time getting hired before, it won't be any better next time.

matta
02-27-08, 08:32 PM
Funny thing is that the next employer who does a background check on the OP will be able to find this thread on a google search. If he had a difficult time getting hired before, it won't be any better next time.


Hopefully his email address isn't deltasigchi4@gmail.com

mndtrp
02-27-08, 09:32 PM
I had to steal that .gif as my avatar for a different site. Very nice.

VinVega
02-28-08, 08:41 AM
Slayer posted in this thread?
This thread has certainly gone "Slayeresque." Thankfully, it's bringing the funny.

slymer
02-28-08, 09:51 AM
Grow a mustache and try again

DVD Polizei
02-28-08, 10:05 AM
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2812/threadpotentialyd2.jpg

ukywyldcat
02-28-08, 03:46 PM
After careful consideration, I've concluded that there <i>is</i> a place of employment for the OP.

<img src=http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/images/070714_mcdonalds.jpg>

Obey The D
02-28-08, 04:18 PM
Well since the whole police thing looks like it won't come to fruition you could always see if Logans Steakhouse needs someone to conduct recon on it's angry 4 year old customers.

Parcher
02-28-08, 05:24 PM
All this googling, checking facebook and myspace et is bullshit. Absolutely bullshit.

So, what can we assume when someone doesn't have a facebook? That he or she is shy? What can we assume if someone expresses political views? What if he doesn't...can we assume then he is AFRAID of what OTHERS will think...thereby showing lack of character?

What difference does it make if someone expresses his views or not? Can we assume the party that does not is somehow flawless then, lol, that he or she does not have political views? LOL.

Seriously. This would be no different than contacting old classmates and acquintances.. it's hearsay & bullshit assumptions and speculations based on very little. Failing to get a job...because of a f--- myspace account? LOL!

I can understand why people go postal since we live in such an unprivate society. I think I'll end my days like D-FENS in Falling Down. I understand him, actually.

Deftones
02-28-08, 05:36 PM
After careful consideration, I've concluded that there <i>is</i> a place of employment for the OP.

<img src=http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/images/070714_mcdonalds.jpg>

Or he could stand guard over your trashcans. Or maybe you could use him to abduct random citizens when they shoot up insulin near you.

ukywyldcat
02-28-08, 06:11 PM
Or he could stand guard over your trashcans. Or maybe you could use him to abduct random citizens when they shoot up insulin near you.

OMG that is so fucking funny.

lordwow
02-28-08, 06:17 PM
All this googling, checking facebook and myspace et is bullshit. Absolutely bullshit.

So, what can we assume when someone doesn't have a facebook? That he or she is shy? What can we assume if someone expresses political views? What if he doesn't...can we assume then he is AFRAID of what OTHERS will think...thereby showing lack of character?

What difference does it make if someone expresses his views or not? Can we assume the party that does not is somehow flawless then, lol, that he or she does not have political views? LOL.

Seriously. This would be no different than contacting old classmates and acquintances.. it's hearsay & bullshit assumptions and speculations based on very little. Failing to get a job...because of a f--- myspace account? LOL!

I can understand why people go postal since we live in such an unprivate society. I think I'll end my days like D-FENS in Falling Down. I understand him, actually.

My company checks facebook before hiring, we work in a college enviornment with college students. If someone's underage and has a ton of pictures of themselves drinking or doing drugs it's a pretty big concern.

Parcher
02-28-08, 06:23 PM
My company checks facebook before hiring, we work in a college enviornment with college students. If someone's underage and has a ton of pictures of themselves drinking or doing drugs it's a pretty big concern.

Yeah wow what a big problem.

what if they touch themselves at night?
What if they have to go to the bathroom?

What if we're dealing with....omg...human beings!

Deftones
02-28-08, 06:25 PM
OMG that is so fucking funny.

Considering you guys have similar "issues", you'd make a great pair.

RoyalTea
02-28-08, 06:27 PM
Yeah wow what a big problem.

what if they touch themselves at night?
What if they have to go to the bathroom?

What if we're dealing with....omg...human beings!I think there's a difference between college kids drinking and college kids flaunting the fact that they drink.

If you're hiring someone for a job, would you not even consider hiring someone you thought touches themselves at night? probably not.

would you considering hiring someone that posts pictures of themselves touching themselves at night onto the internet? probably not.

Goldblum
02-28-08, 09:13 PM
would you considering hiring someone that posts pictures of themselves touching themselves at night onto the internet? probably not.
I knew I must be doing something wrong. :(

shoppingbear
02-29-08, 11:58 AM
"HAY EVERYBODY I GOT SCREWED LOOK LOOK LOOK"

*entire forum says nuh uh, you deserved it, it's obvious*

"WHATEVER I ONCE WRESTLED SADDAM AND HIS 42 BROTHERS TO THE GROUND IN IRAKKKKKKKKKKK (lol look at my K's I'm so kool) THEREFORE GIVE ME MY BADGE, YOU TARDS"

*entire forum thanks god that police department interviewers do online checks*

"DID I MENTION I ONCE PERFORMED A SURVEILLANCE OPERATION INSIDE A COMPUTER STORE TO CATCH TERRORISTS (FROM IRAKKKKKK) UPGRADING THEIR RAM?"

*entire forum lol's heartily and wonders how one person continues to insist he's right in the face of 4 pages of people telling him he's wrong*

rotfl :lol: Thanks, almost spit out my coffee on my keyboard...


I don't recall anyone actually doing what the OP asked, so I'll take a stab:

When someone goes to get a job, the people who would give them the job look for things to see if they'd be good at it. Sometimes they use computers to find out about what someone's like. If they see that the person is mean, angry or doesn't do a good job of being nice to other people, they will probably not give them the job. Especially if the person is trying to be a policeman, because it's very, very important that policemen know how to be nice to people, even if they don't like them.

My nephew's four and I think he'd understand that.

:lol: That's awesome. :lol:

Sean O'Hara
02-29-08, 12:12 PM
Seriously. This would be no different than contacting old classmates and acquintances.. it's hearsay & bullshit assumptions and speculations based on very little. Failing to get a job...because of a f--- myspace account? LOL!


Seriously. This would be no different than hiring a background check agency that checks an applicants criminal record and verifies past employment.

Draven
02-29-08, 07:26 PM
Parcher is just terrified that Facebook is going to destroy humanity as we know it.

I don't have anything offensive on my MySpace or Facebook account, primarily because I don't believe in flaunting that kind of behavior or associating myself online with excessive drinking, drugs, hate speech, political messages, etc.

Shockingly, I have never had a problem with the information I do post. Maybe if people used a little more discretion and lost the chip on their shoulders these kinds of measures wouldn't be necessary?

NotThatGuy
02-29-08, 07:41 PM
Iwould you considering hiring someone that posts pictures of themselves touching themselves at night onto the internet? probably not.

1. Is she hot?
2. Can I watch?
3. Immunity from lawsuits?

:lol:

DVD Polizei
02-29-08, 09:47 PM
-popcorn-

RoyalTea
06-25-08, 02:12 PM
1. Is she hot?
2. Can I watch?
3. Immunity from lawsuits?

:lol:
1) yes
2) no
3) i don't know

LurkerDan
06-25-08, 02:21 PM
holy weird thread bump, batman.

The Cow
06-25-08, 02:24 PM
I don't think Batman carries a wallet, does he?

Abelkems
06-25-08, 02:32 PM
I don't think Batman carries a wallet, does he?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1243/977677124_3b09ff3d7e.jpg?v=0
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1308/976822779_69eb039136.jpg?v=0

The Bus
06-25-08, 02:33 PM
I love the comments he gets in his YouTube channel:

JimmyinConcord | January 25, 2008
"Dude you're a fuckin baby...crying all over the UFC videos. Shut the fuck up already, you know-it-all!"

istringy | January 18, 2008
"dude you have a problem i saw your comment on candy mountain, it is just a stupid little joke dont get so mean and rude"

lonelygir1S | October 31, 2006
"i love you"

Goldblum
06-25-08, 03:40 PM
Have the police reconsidered his application?

DJLinus
06-26-08, 11:19 AM
holy weird thread bump, batman.

I'm glad this was bumped as I didn't see it when it first came up. Just read the entire thread and... :lol:

Dr Mabuse
06-26-08, 11:50 AM
i remember this thread... what a trip...

Houstondon
06-26-08, 12:09 PM
All this googling, checking facebook and myspace et is bullshit. Absolutely bullshit.
No, it's called "due diligence" and keeps government agencies from paying out huge sums of taxpayer dollars. It also protects us from loose cannon cops more than if they didn't check his online activity.

So, what can we assume when someone doesn't have a facebook? That he or she is shy? What can we assume if someone expresses political views? What if he doesn't...can we assume then he is AFRAID of what OTHERS will think...thereby showing lack of character?
Not everyone has a facebook account but if they do have one and act like a goofus, it'd be nice to think the public is protected from hiring them. As far as the political views question, having views is not the issue; having views well outside the accepted norm is the problem. I wouldn't want the police in my neighborhood espousing KKK philosophies, "anti-American" viewpoints, or a number of other political viewpoints that might effect how they do their job.

What difference does it make if someone expresses his views or not? Can we assume the party that does not is somehow flawless then, lol, that he or she does not have political views? LOL.
Again, expressing views isn't the problem, expressing dangerous views is. It's not about being flawless, it's about who the public is going to hand copious amounts of power and trust to serve our collective interests.

Seriously. This would be no different than contacting old classmates and acquintances.. it's hearsay & bullshit assumptions and speculations based on very little. Failing to get a job...because of a f--- myspace account? LOL!
I think contacting people that know you is a great idea for determining how you interact with others and this idea is merely an extension of it. That doesn't mean the entire decision will be based on the information provided but there is a reason why employers require something called "references".

I can understand why people go postal since we live in such an unprivate society. I think I'll end my days like D-FENS in Falling Down. I understand him, actually.
See?!? That's exactly why you would be a huge liability risk to any organization as an employee. I also think your analogy is flawed since that character, two dimensional as he was written, wasn't upset with privacy issues; he was upset at all the shitty things that happened to him and his inability to cope with societal norms (blaming everyone else for your shortcomings doesn't endear anyone to you or the causes you support).

The OP set up a condition where he failed due to his own public postings (at least in part). Had they hired him and he acted out his persona on the job, they could have been hammered by the courts. I'm sure he'll find a job worthy of his talents though, some have suggested appropriate places for him to apply already. ;)

Dr Mabuse
06-26-08, 12:31 PM
wow it's firing back up...

this has potential again...

i see that crazy guy who thankfully isn't a police officer is still active here, maybe he will add some more...

The Cow
06-26-08, 01:09 PM
yikes! Don is a little late to the party, but I'm all for some more entertaining reading

:up:

nickdawgy
06-26-08, 02:37 PM
He's busy trolling the Laker threads with his buddy Tarintino tossing around Kobe rape jokes. Actually, scratch that. I should say rape comments since jokes are intended to be funny.

Tommy Ceez
08-31-09, 04:42 PM
OK Retarded thread bump

Can SOMEONE PLEASE explain to me this CompUsa Operation?

I have NO FUCKING IDEA what the hell that was all about an cannot get it out of my head.

Bandoman
08-31-09, 04:46 PM
OK Retarded thread bump

Can SOMEONE PLEASE explain to me this CompUsa Operation?

I have NO FUCKING IDEA what the hell that was all about an cannot get it out of my head.


See this thread (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/store-forum/519482-compusa-going-out-business.html) starting at post 13.

Tommy Ceez
08-31-09, 05:40 PM
Yeah

I just need someone military to explain to me exactly what Operation CompUsa was all about

LurkerDan
08-31-09, 05:46 PM
you're going to be waiting a long time.

Minor Threat
08-31-09, 06:08 PM
How long? I'm out of fingernails already.....

Living Dead
08-31-09, 06:50 PM
Having just read this whole thing, I think it merits thread of the decade consideration. The CompUSA thing is hilarious. Also, the OP seems like the angriest man alive.

arminius
08-31-09, 06:50 PM
How long? I'm out of fingernails already.....
Thats a rather personal question sir.

Tommy Ceez
08-31-09, 10:07 PM
HAve we ever done a greatest thread ever Smackdown

Cause if you tell me we didnt, im gonna start one

DeputyDave
08-31-09, 11:52 PM
HAve we ever done a greatest thread ever Smackdown

Cause if you tell me we didnt, im gonna start one

A "Greatest Thread" competition thread or a "the greatest thread where the OP gets a smackdown" thread?

Deftones
09-01-09, 12:46 AM
Having just read this whole thing, I think it merits thread of the decade consideration. The CompUSA thing is hilarious. Also, the OP seems like the angriest man alive.

if you haven't read them, do yourself a favor and dig up all the MMA threads in the Sports forum. this thread pales in comparison to those. :lol:

spainlinx0
09-01-09, 08:41 AM
I don't know, that CompUSA thread was pretty fucking great.

CRM114
09-01-09, 08:50 AM
It amazes me the amount of personal privacy people give up on the internet.

antennaball
09-01-09, 09:00 AM
I kinda miss Parcher's enraged rants about privacy. Where's he been?

spainlinx0
09-01-09, 09:28 AM
I think he tried to destroy a mosque, Colossus style, and was arrested.

nevermind
09-01-09, 09:31 AM
I kinda miss Parcher's enraged rants about privacy. Where's he been?

None of your business!

whaaat
09-01-09, 12:09 PM
None of your business!
:lol: Well played, sir.

Duh Vuh Duh
09-01-09, 12:20 PM
HAve we ever done a greatest thread ever Smackdown

Cause if you tell me we didnt, im gonna start one

I did a nominations thread and then a vote thread a while back just get to a compilation. There is some great reading in there.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/482407-nominations-vote-best-thread-ever.html

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/460452-nominate-your-candidates-best-thread-ever.html

Tommy Ceez
09-01-09, 12:23 PM
A "Greatest Thread" competition thread or a "the greatest thread where the OP gets a smackdown" thread?

Isnt it the same thing?

Tommy Ceez
09-01-09, 12:24 PM
I did a nominations thread and then a vote thread a while back just get to a compilation. There is some great reading in there.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/482407-nominations-vote-best-thread-ever.html

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/460452-nominate-your-candidates-best-thread-ever.html

Would you mind if I re-hashed this as a smackdown?

Line the Best TV character threads?

Duh Vuh Duh
09-01-09, 12:34 PM
Would you mind if I re-hashed this as a smackdown?

Line the Best TV character threads?

Don't mind at all, they definitely need an update anyway with the Popcorn thread and some others recently.

DeputyDave
09-01-09, 12:41 PM
Isnt it the same thing?

No there is simply a great thread and then there is a great thread where the OP get's smacked around.

My favorite thread ever is the Dating Disaster one. It is in my opinion simply the most entertaining thread ever.

The best thread where the OP gets smacked down would be the one where the OP (sockmonkey? sunmonkey?, greenmonkey?... some kinda monkey) posts a picture of Bush autographing a flag. He then rants for several post about how stupid Bush is for doing this and that as president he should know its illegal and how Clinton would never have done this. Once the OP has really worked himself into a blind lather, page after page of rage, someone posts a picture of Clinton signing a flag. The OP disappeared from the thread, never to be seen again.

This as well as the Popcorntree's "My girlfriend's husband", and Topbunk threads would also qualify as specific award winning smack down threads.

The point I'm trying to make is that none of those (IMO) is as entertaining as the date thread. That, or I’m simply in love with my own words.

notkevinbacon
09-01-09, 12:55 PM
if you haven't read them, do yourself a favor and dig up all the MMA threads in the Sports forum. this thread pales in comparison to those. :lol:

Not being much of a fan of MMA I never paid attention to those, but stumbled into them one boring day at work last week and what a find! I'm working my way through them now. Though all I've gathered about MMA is that one chick is pretty hot. Gina something? And some guy named Fedor may or may not be the best ever.


I generally read through the popular train wreck threads here once every year or so. They are almost always just as funny as they were the first time.

cpgator
09-01-09, 12:55 PM
posts a picture of Bush autographing a flag

That was a great moment.... oh the memories.