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    I know exactly where you are coming from, a little social pot smoking every now and then should not be a big deal, and maybe some day it won't be. But if it's a choice between what you want to do for a career and some pot smoking, that should be a no brainer. During your life you may have many relationships, some of which may not end well for one reason or another. If they were to want to get even with you or extract a bit of revenge by making a phone call to where ever you are working and report your pot smoking, how would that change your life?

    Look at it this way, you plan to invest a lot of time and money in your education, maybe 5 or more years. Then you start working at a job you just love getting up for every morning. How do you think doing something that could get you fired and maybe some jail time is going to affect your life, even if you never get busted for it? No matter how you feel about a little pot smoking, the cost of getting busted will be so high that the fear you will feel will have an effect on your life and will give others a lot of power over you in the form of blackmail if they so choose.

    I would say if smoking pot is going to be a high priority for you, find a different line of work. But whatever you choose to do, now is the the time to make that choice and not after you've got 10 years invested.

    I just want to casually do it and stop in like 2-3 years.
    Those are famous last words, that I've heard many times and once you've chosen to go down that road, you will have almost a zero probability of ending it in 2 or 3 years. The real problem becomes the friends you will be making. Usually not smoking pot anymore means giving up those friends. Wouldn't it be better for you to start finding non pot smoking friends now? You might think you can have both types of friends and maybe you can, but it usually doesn't work out that way.

    However if you don't like that advice, there are ways to beat the lie detector if you don't have to piss in a cup before you take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shinigaml
    Nonono.. I know what you are talking about but I KNOW for a fact that I can quit anytime. I have quit for 6 months and WILL still maintain that for the rest of my life IF my career interferes with it. And honestly, blackmailing or any of that does not bother me. It IS a possibility that it could occur in the future but is very slim in my case... The only thing I fear for is a lie detector test. That WOULD be the only thing that would physically and mentally prove that I have smoked weed in the past 5 years... I am mentally strong and that is why I was able to quit all drugs and smoking when I decided on that decision. I will remain that way if there are more jobs and careers that involve taking a lie detector test... But please, I really need a clarification.

    I am NOT addicted to weed or EVEN smoking... I HAVE quit and I know that I am mentally capable of quitting whenever. It is just that all the people I know smoke weed, and quite frankly I miss it to death. HOWEVER, with that being said, I will not ever touch that stuff again if it were to interfere with other jobs other than being a policemen...

    I just want a list of jobs that I can and can't qualify to..

    But thank you very much for your post and I really do take it into consideration.

    EDIT: Also, my friends smoke pot but they aren't heavy at it.. It's just something we used to do as a pastime. My friends are great. They still smoke weed but I am NEVER tempted to do it unless it does NOT interfere with my career. If a lie detector test is something ONLY a cop has to do (in terms of criminology careers/jobs) then I will be VERY happy...
    Okay, any job that involves taking care of or being responsible for children usually involves deception testing and interviews. However this is not normally done using a machine, but with highly trained people who are very good at reading body language and spotting the relevant tells. During the initial interview if they detect any sign of deception, they will then focus on that area. In the end they don't have to know what you were lying about, the fact that you were being deceptive about anything will be enough not to hire you.

    Here's another thing you might want to check out. Most cities have lie detection centers where couples can go in for testing each other with specific questions. If you truly love each other a lie detector shouldn't be a problem right. I'm sure if you were interested You could find a way to get hooked up and tested just to see how you might respond on the machine. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shinigaml
    I realize that you did not mention lie detectors :O

    I am extremely good at reading and controlling my body language. My second choice to major in was psychology but the careers and jobs did not get me very interested. However with everything being said, I understand that there is a chance to not pass these other tests that can expose a lie in me but I am willing to take chances on those. Well thank you for the clarification.

    I have been trying to research other careers related to criminology that requires a lie detector but could not get any solid information back (except a cop).
    A lie detector is a tool, which is only as good as the person using it. Most companies that need deception services outsource that need to third parties who maintain a staff of qualified employees. With a little online searching you should be able locate these businesses and find out what companies make use of them. If you have to, call them up and ask questions.

    Like I said previously if you want to be hooked up to find out what it is like, find a partner work up a set of questions and then deliberately lie on a couple of them. I am not sure what the standard price might be for this service, but I think it will be about $150.00. After all what do you have to lose?
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