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Old 09-07-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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He lied about his degree on his employment application/resumé. This doesn't mean that he wasn't good at his job at all. Don't confuse the two. He wasn't accused of stealing, misappropriating funds, mishandling his position, failing to perform his expected duties or anything similar but he was found guilty of lying on his application/resumé which for many companies large and small is an issue mandating immediate dismissal and is written into the employee handbook whose rules apply equally to every employee.

Obviously another company was eager to pick him up after his dismissal because he's good at what he does. I'm sure Yahoo was sorry to see him go but company rules are company rules and just imagine the uproar if they'd discovered the lie about his degree and kept him on ...

If you cannot see and understand that then there is nothing more I can say or do. Checkmate.
There you have it!

Lying on an employment application/resumé is "APPROVED" ... as long as you can do the job well you are lying for! In some cases, you can even get caught lying publically and another company will be "eager to pick you up."
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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There you have it!

Lying on an employment application/resumé is "APPROVED" ... as long as you can do the job well you are lying for! In some cases, you can even get caught lying publically and another company will be "eager to pick you up."
That's what I thought he said.

I know I'm not the crazy one.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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Two words: F**K THEM.

Seriously. People will look at resumes for anything for which they can disqualify you. Some of it is not at all related to someone's ability to do the job. It could be your regional or (lack of regional) ties, it could be your alma mater if the employer is an "alumni club" of a certain school, it could be a GPA that is intimidating, it could be interests that are not aligned with those of the interviewer which you may omit, etc.

If you plan to put forth a WHITE LIE and are fully QUALIFIED to do the job, PLEASE help yourself to the WHITE LIE if they'll never find out.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Whatever you say, kiddo. Sandboxes and plastic pails aren't my thing.
Well skipper, using your brain obviously isn't your thing either.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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That's what I thought he said.

I know I'm not the crazy one.
"I'm sure Yahoo was sorry to see him go"

Looks like approval to me. Perhaps mixed in with some good old slavish admiration of "rich people" like CEOs.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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That's what I thought he said.

I know I'm not the crazy one.
Not only that, if they catch you lying, and don't tell you, they can use that to fire you with years later if they make your job redundant or if you are making too much money and they can hire a younger person for less to take your place.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Two words: F**K THEM.

Seriously. People will look at resumes for anything for which they can disqualify you. Some of it is not at all related to someone's ability to do the job. It could be your regional or (lack of regional) ties, it could be your alma mater if the employer is an "alumni club" of a certain school, it could be a GPA that is intimidating, it could be interests that are not aligned with those of the interviewer which you may omit, etc.

If you plan to put forth a WHITE LIE and are fully QUALIFIED to do the job, PLEASE help yourself to the WHITE LIE if they'll never find out.
I worked on a local politician's campaign and actually put that on my resume. My boss said that's what attracted him to the resume because he liked the guy.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Why should I worry about everyone else?
Because we live in a society.
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It's not as if everyone else worries about me.
No one is going to worry about a liar.
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I'm going to do whatever it takes to look out for my well being first and foremost, provided I don't lose money or land in jail in the process. Sorry.
I got that from your previous post. If it makes you feel sorry that's your problem.
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I personally have been burned too many times "doing the right thing by others."
Everyone gets burned. It's about how people get back up from being down. Lying is not the solution. Believe it or not, we live in a cooperative society... It's not dog eat dog.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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It's not dog eat dog.
Interesting.

The very heart of Capitalism, in which many claim America was built upon, is "competition."
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Interesting.

The very heart of Capitalism, in which many claim America was built upon, is "competition."
Yes. The comment was probably from someone in a protected field or with a very low paying job.
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