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The first time I saw the ad with the girl that says "....I have to always be prepared, and I can't tell my friends what I do...." I thought it was a joke! But, then I saw the ad again and again.

How sad is that? The CIA has to openly recruit mall ninjas on national television with a cheesy advertisement for their "clandestine services". I never thought I'd see the fall of Communism in my lifetime. I think this is #2.

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the dept of homeland security got a huge funding boost from the W. before he left of office, and they're still reaping the benefits as US Customs and the FBI are also hiring.

clandestine operative is simply a more socially acceptable way of saying "spy", or "intelligence gatherer".

commercials are simply an effective avenue of recruitment for the government, as it reaches the widest audience the fastest, as evidenced by the military's successful "army of one" campaign.

i've applied with all of these agencies recently, but didn't apply for the position of clandestine operative as they generally send you to "hot zones" around the world. :)
 

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I have not seen the ads. Then again it would help if I actually watched tv every now and then I am sure.
 

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i've applied with all of these agencies recently, but didn't apply for the position of clandestine operative as they generally send you to "hot zones" around the world. :)
COOL! If you get a job, let us know if you get an employee discount on any of those air-burst launchers.
 

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I have not seen it either.

So is the girl like in a hot dress and then there must be a 007 type of guy somewhere in there :LOL:
 

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Not seen anything here in GA, and with kids and a wife, the TV is usually on.
 

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You are absolutely correct! It's so cheesy, I thought it was a joke.

But, I can't tell my friends what I do.... so I tell them I'm a prostitute.
 

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the dept of homeland security got a huge funding boost from the W. before he left of office, and they're still reaping the benefits as US Customs and the FBI are also hiring.

clandestine operative is simply a more socially acceptable way of saying "spy", or "intelligence gatherer".

commercials are simply an effective avenue of recruitment for the government, as it reaches the widest audience the fastest, as evidenced by the military's successful "army of one" campaign.

i've applied with all of these agencies recently, but didn't apply for the position of clandestine operative as they generally send you to "hot zones" around the world. :)
Are "hot zones" all that bad?
"hot zones"
 

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They also have a commercial with a guy in it that appearently gets called away from home to go into CIA headquarters at Langley. It closes with, "Don't watch the news, live it." I think every 9 year old kid watching that ad sent in an application written in crayon.

I remember, in 1969, the Oakland Police Department came to the Kent State campus to recruit officers (3000 miles away). I'm sure they did local advertising too, but there's something about a world-class premier governmental organization having to rely on someone watching Wheel of Fortune, or Springer, for a recruit. I guess Harvard and Yale students are too pre-occupied to be interested.

Here's the real problem..... WHY is this bothering me so much??? It's time to medicate.
 

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Maybe it is more than just an ad?? Think about it... Maybe it is an ad and when you apply they ask you a question about the ad like" did you notice the location?" or" did you notice the guy in the back , did he have black hair or a beard?" it could be an ad and a screening tool for that perceptive/paranoid eye? Just saying. :)
 
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