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Old 01-13-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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I could lose my CPA license for making false statements in an interview. Thankfully, I have a sense of morality and have never resorted (nor ever would) to such a tactic. I have been honest about my skills, abilities, and achievements and have been gainfully employed since graduating from college.
I think a lot of this comes from the fact that you're a skilled and employable person. It's the folks that are on the other side of the spectrum that need to resort to desperate actions.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:35 PM
 
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In the past, I've been honest in interviews, but I no longer feel the need to be honest anymore. After all, employers don't have a problem with lying to me during the interview, so why should I be honest with them?
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: California
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In the past, I've been honest in interviews, but I no longer feel the need to be honest anymore. After all, employers don't have a problem with lying to me during the interview, so why should I be honest with them?
Morality? The knowledge that you were hired for your abilities instead of lying?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX and The World
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I could lose my CPA license for making false statements in an interview. Thankfully, I have a sense of morality and have never resorted (nor ever would) to such a tactic. I have been honest about my skills, abilities, and achievements and have been gainfully employed since graduating from college.
Same in my field. I would lose my clearance. I wouldn't like living in fear on a daily basis over something I lied about. I have enough stress I don't need more.

Not to mention my field is small and I seem to run into people I worked with years ago. Word gets around I'm dishonest and bridges will be burnt.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Don't all Presidents Lie?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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I could lose my CPA license for making false statements in an interview. Thankfully, I have a sense of morality and have never resorted (nor ever would) to such a tactic. I have been honest about my skills, abilities, and achievements and have been gainfully employed since graduating from college.
HA! HA! Well, good for you!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Morality? The knowledge that you were hired for your abilities instead of lying?
you didn't address my point, why is the onus only on applicants to be honest. shouldn't honesty also apply to employers. For example, when most employers say we'll get back to you in a week, they never follow up. Shouldn't employers stop bsing applicants and be more honest if they expect applicants to be honest?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:13 AM
 
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Don't all Presidents Lie?
Sure. All politicians lie. All businesses lie. They lie so often that it feels natural to them. It no longer feels like a lie. It's like a house of cards and probably will come tumbling down eventually if it is allowed to continue unabated. In fact, I once read that it is the honesty and values of the middle class that keeps any government/corporation going. Once communications become better and everyone finds out how duplicitous the big boys are and how they cheat and scheme to get ahead, their are no more patsys left. That, and it locks situations because everyone wants umpteen guarantees. No one trusts the word of mouth and handshake any longer. Every job needs a contract. All things must be spelled out. We legislate things to the nth degree.

Sound familiar?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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you didn't address my point, why is the onus only on applicants to be honest. shouldn't honesty also apply to employers. For example, when most employers say we'll get back to you in a week, they never follow up. Shouldn't employers stop bsing applicants and be more honest if they expect applicants to be honest?

It should apply to employers, but some around here don't think so. To them we should just suck up the lies from employers and deal with it. But the minute an applicant lies, it is wrong. The standard answer from some around here is that if we don't like the lies of employers, we should start our own business.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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you didn't address my point, why is the onus only on applicants to be honest. shouldn't honesty also apply to employers. For example, when most employers say we'll get back to you in a week, they never follow up. Shouldn't employers stop bsing applicants and be more honest if they expect applicants to be honest?
Employers will never stop lying to employees or potential employees. It's their way of covering up the truth. They want their employees and potential employees to be honest and forthright about everything, but when asked to do the same.....it won't happen. Never has, never will.
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