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Old 04-01-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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Look at it this way....

In the Doctor's office LICENSED Registered Nurses OUTRIGHT REFUSE to take Blood Pressure in a way that has been determined to be PROPER and ACCURATE by their own medical training! I have not had my BP taken correctly in 99 out of the 100 times it has been taken in my adult life.

Never at heart level, my feet are never firmly planted on the ground. They always ask questions while taking pressure (which is medically KNOWN to elevate the reading falsely) and BP is taken a mere minutes after arriving from outside where I have been exerting myself (NYC) and walking for 15 minutes at a brisk pace to get to the office. they think it's OK because others show normal reading when they take the incorrect way which only means that person's BP is LOWER than what is actually being shown. ACCURACY is important on BOTH sides of the spectrum as TOO LOW pressure also has implications.

You have to take matters into your own hands. I take my pressure at home 3 times the proper way seated, with arm at heart level, 30 minutes after getting home (or upon waking) and 5 minutes after sitting down.

Given the MILLIONS of Americans on unnecessary medications due to effectively what is medical malpractice - Do you think a random Psychologist working for an employer will get a picture of your psychological state accurately in a matter of 15 to 30 minutes? It is literally a conflict of interest of the biggest proportions ever. And who is to say this is a good quality psychologist.

There are thousands of quacks with a medical degree who can barely be bothered to take BP correctly. You literally learn this in your first year of med school probably. Don't trust half of them with anything else. This goes for any other professional in this country. Nobody has pride in their work anymore.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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psychology itself is a profession just full of quackery masquerading as a science. More than 1/2 of the psychological studies published cannot be replicated. That is utterly pathetic. If I published something that could not be repeated I'd bring shame upon myself and my institution.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scien...lts-180956426/
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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They want to know why I withdrew my application. Iím not going to tell them this was the reason, though someone probably should make them aware that this will turn candidates off.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:33 PM
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Location: Santa Rosa CA
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That someone should be you. If nobody speaks up they'll continue the practice.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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They want to know why I withdrew my application. I’m not going to tell them this was the reason, though someone probably should make them aware that this will turn candidates off.
Let 'em guess. You owe them nothing. Even if they were told, it'd still probably go over their heads.

In the mean time though - based on their weirdness - expect a visit at your home from a psychologist investigator.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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That someone should be you. If nobody speaks up they'll continue the practice.
Then let the people 'speak' with their withdrawals. A developing pattern will say much more than any one person.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Someone really should tell them they need to put their HR back on their leash and learn some sense and boundaries but I agree you don't owe them jack. They wouldn't tell you anything if they decided to reject you.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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Then let the people 'speak' with their withdrawals. A developing pattern will say much more than any one person.
they are TOO STUPID to figure that out on their own so they need some help

OP take a stand and say you don't feel it's appropriate to be evaluated by a psychologist for this role and it is not a standard practice in your field.

What you can say is:

"Hi [Name of Idiot HR manager],

After careful consideration I have decided to withdraw my application as I don't believe this would be a good fit. I do not believe that a psychological evaluation is appropriate for this type of role. So there is likely some differences in vision and values of the company and my own. I wish you only the best of luck in finding other candidates suitable for the role.

Thank You!

Sincerely,

BobNJ.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Run, and don't look back.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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"Hi [Name of Idiot HR manager],

After careful consideration I have decided to withdraw my application as I don't believe this would be a good fit. I do not believe that a psychological evaluation is appropriate for this type of role. So there is likely some differences in vision and values of the company and my own. I wish you only the best of luck in finding other candidates suitable for the role.

Thank You!

Sincerely,

BobNJ.
Yes, there's value in actually pointing out the issue, instead of leaving it a mystery (as I said before). Though it takes some of your personal time, you can elevate yourself by pointing our their errors in approach. It might not lead to anything, but you can gain the pleasure of having a vehicle of expressing yourself. A plus to lessen their negative.
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