Thursday, March 23, 2017

"The FBI is still struggling to employ hackers because they’re all smoking weed"

Via Instapundit :  A human resources official explained in the 2015 report that while 5000 persons may apply to the FBI's cyber security division, only 2000 will meet the eligibility requirements.
The marijuana problem was highlighted by Motherboard in 2014, when FBI director James Comey (who has since gone on to make bigger and bolder headlines) made remarks that were quoted in the Wall Street Journal.
I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview.
Comey later clarified his beliefs before the US Senate (prompted by then Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama), stating he is ‘absolutely dead-set against using marijuana’.
Nevertheless, the government's stringent 'no drugs' policy is in danger of excluding skilled candidates who just happen to love smoking weed in their spare time.

(Link to the whole bong)

24 comments:

AprilApple said...

It's over folks. Turn out the lights.

ndspinelli said...

This is the same problem the DEA and FBI have finding undercover cops to work drug cases. Some of the best candidates have drug use in their background. With hackers, I could give a fuck if they smoke cannabis, as long as they're honest and good, WTF does it matter?

edutcher will weigh in w/ another view.

Lem said...

You know the democrats say Russian hackers are the best hackers there are. Just saying.

Trooper York said...

They should just follow the example of the Democrats and hire members of the Muslim Brotherhood to handle the IT.

What could go wrong?

bagoh20 said...

You know what happens to the hackers that we refuse to hire for petty reasons? They don't give up weed, and they don't give up hacking. So now you have to hire even more straight hackers. Not real goal-oriented thinking there.

bagoh20 said...

Imagine if they refused to hire anyone who ever watched porn, and had a blood test for it. I mean we don't want sex obsessed wacker hackers who can be bribed with sex, do we?

ricpic said...

What happens in Colorado stays in Colorado!

edutcher said...

Not over, just another one of the politicized FBI's projects that reminds us why we must drain the swamp.

ndspinelli said...

This is the same problem the DEA and FBI have finding undercover cops to work drug cases. Some of the best candidates have drug use in their background. With hackers, I could give a fuck if they smoke cannabis, as long as they're honest and good, WTF does it matter?

If they're into the drug scene, who says they're honest or good?

As we have seen elsewhere, character does count and there are plenty of computer scientists who don't do drugs.

Considering the date of the report, I'd say it sounds like another of President Pothead's outreach initiatives to one of his favorite constituencies, like making NASA's mission to reach out to Islam.

AllenS said...

Where I worked, if you failed a drug test, you were fired. If you refused to take the test, you were fired.

AprilApple said...

I thought hacking was wrong?

Oh - only when the DNC gets hacked.

bagoh20 said...

If they're into the drug scene, who says they're honest or good?

The same can be asked of the ones who don't. If you don't know any pot smokers who are honest and good, then you just don't know many pot smokers. If you don't know plenty of non-users who are dishonest and bad, then you don't know anybody. We are mere pikers in the vetting stuff. Islamists will chop off your head for using drugs. They know how to weed out dishonesty and evil from their ranks. That's why they have such an honest and good group of regular Joes.

edutcher said...

Being into the drug scene in this case would appear to be a big strike against them.

bagoh20 said...

Isn't the word "hacking" really just coming to mean thinking outside the box, getting to the objective by unusual means? Didn't Trump hack the election? He's the world's biggest hacker!

bagoh20 said...

"Being into the drug scene in this case would appear to be a big strike against them."

So would the comments of most of us here over the years. I still think most are good people who would do a god job for their country.

Lem said...

Maybe the problem is not weed. The problem is that these hackers are probably all American citizens. Now if they were sanctuary cities undocumented hackers they would be hired on the spot. No questions asked.

bagoh20 said...

I know who among my employees smokes pot, and despite the fact that it is strictly forbidden to be high at work with immediate termination on the first offense, some of my best, most capable, most loyal and cooperative people are pot heads. I tell them to stop wasting their money and time on it, but I can't say it makes them bad people or bad hires. The data just isn't there.

Rabel said...

I feel an urge to say something good about Paul Ryan -

He didn't diddle any high school wrestlers.

Other than that I got nuttin.

Rabel said...

Urge is gone now. May have just been gas.

Lem said...

Leave ObamaCare in place. Who knows, maybe it will work someday.

Jim in St Louis said...

Everything in moderation. A little weed on the weekend is about the same level of impairment from a couple of beers on the weekend. Of course if someone is high coming into an interview then they are probably not a good candidate, not for the dope smoking, but for their judgment. But our government is limiting the pool of talent to choose from when they have rules like this.

somewhat OT: I enjoy and always read AllenS comments, but Dude your profile pic looks like you are so high right now. Rabel too---that smile... ;-)

AprilApple said...

Leave ObamaCare in place. Who knows, maybe it will work someday.

We will all be broke. Well, that is the goal.

AprilApple said...

Exactly Jim in St Louis- if you show up to a job interview stoned - you've let the pot head life take over your judgement.

chickelit said...

We will all be broke. Well, that is the goal.

It's a near certainty that Obamacare (as presently constituted) plus open borders will bankrupt the nation. So yes, I agree with April. Was Obama a fan of Cloward-Piven?

AprilApple said...

Obama is walking-talking Cloward-Piven.