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Old 10-10-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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If the choice is between being honest and living on the streets or lying but being able to sleep in a bed every night?

The sad part is, this is a reality almost as often as it is a hypothetical.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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BINGO. It has happend to me on numerous occasions and its always the compensation. "What the ad you read meant to say is blah, blah, blah...."

-Cheers.
I hope you walked out of the interview LOL. You can't lie about the dollars
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I hope you walked out of the interview LOL. You can't lie about the dollars
Is this the advice you gave to the ex-cons you used to counsel in your professional role as an "Employment Counselor" in the non profit state-funded agencies with whom you were previously employed?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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If the choice is between being honest and living on the streets or lying but being able to sleep in a bed every night?

The sad part is, this is a reality almost as often as it is a hypothetical.
Agreed.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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It is what it is. Businessmen (the employers) lie all of the time.

I would love to be the upstanding, moral person, but I know there are millions of other individuals who will stab me in the back in a hot second for their own personal gain (it's not me). As a result, in order to hang with the big dogs I have to scrap like a big dog.

That's life.
That's true. So many people on this site act like they never commit,or even think about sin.
They are the most perfect people on Earth.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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There's a reason why the ones here who advocate outright lying usually are the unemployed. It says something about a person's (dare I say it) character.
Another perfect one.....
I'm guessing you would rather live on the streets?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:46 AM
 
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That's true. So many people on this site act like they never commit,or even think about sin.
They are the most perfect people on Earth.
I don't think it's that people are perfect. But the seriousness and impact of this is quite high. A lot of people probably eat stuff past the expiration date, throw a soda can in the trash on occasion or hang out at a park after it closes. But lying on your resume is a whole other level. It's as bad as evading taxes or talking on the phone while driving. You're impact on society is significant.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:09 AM
 
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I don't think it's that people are perfect. But the seriousness and impact of this is quite high. A lot of people probably eat stuff past the expiration date, throw a soda can in the trash on occasion or hang out at a park after it closes. But lying on your resume is a whole other level. It's as bad as evading taxes or talking on the phone while driving. You're impact on society is significant.
What about omitting a job that you worked for one day and walked out?
I don't put jobs like that on my resume.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:50 AM
 
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What about omitting a job that you worked for one day and walked out?
I don't put jobs like that on my resume.
I don't see that as lying.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: WY
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A couple of years ago I would have said "no......never........don't lie........it's wrong and dishonest and just bad bad bad"

A couple of years ago I would have said "don't point to the bad behavior of employers to justify your bad behavior as a (potential) employee".

Now? If you need a job, you need a job. If you have to put food on the table, you have to put food on the table.

No-name get by jobs - lie about whatever you have to lie about, to get to the burger joint cash register.

Professional jobs - lie smart. Know what HR can check on (dates, salaries, benefits, job titles) and keep it honest 'cause they may check. Embellish whatever you think you can get away to get the job. Don't lose sleep over it when you get the job.

I hate to say all of that, but this isn't the Land of Oz and you have to take care of Number 1, which is you.
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