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Old 01-16-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Hey i was wondering if most places really do check to see if you have a high school diploma or GED?Im currently employed with my town and they never checked on me.I did not graduate high school.I was worried when i filled out the application but i checked off i did graduate.I work with animals,dont see why having a diploma makes me any smarter honestly.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Honesty is the best policy. You never know what will come back to "bite" you in the future.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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It depends on the area. I had buddies who worked at the Cleveland Public Schools sell diplomas to anyone who wanted them.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Hey i was wondering if most places really do check to see if you have a high school diploma or GED?Im currently employed with my town and they never checked on me.I did not graduate high school.I was worried when i filled out the application but i checked off i did graduate.I work with animals,dont see why having a diploma makes me any smarter honestly.

Having a diploma won't make you smarter but lying on an application can get you fired and in trouble with the law.

busta
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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i have another question...when i applied for my current job i checked off that i did have one.now lets say i apply for another one and am honest...what do i do/say if they ask why i said that i graduated on this jobs application?
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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I worked for a large school district, and when I was hired, they never asked me for proof of graduating high school. For them, just a check in the box was fine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Each employer is going to be different, and the policy at any employer can change. Some employers will check. Some employers will just do a spot check of random applications. Others won't check. But as a previous poster said, what ends up being the bigger problem is the fact that the application contained inaccurate information. That then leads the employer to suspect you may be dishonest and/or lie about other subjects. If you think the education is not necessary for the job then respond truthfully and explain why you're qualified anyway.

As to how to best respond if asked why you previously said yes and now you say no, I'm not sure there is any one answer. Personally, I always feel honesty is best and I would explain that I understand now that I should have marked no. I think it's more likely that you will trip yourself up by marking yes and being checked then being tripped because someone noticed a discrepancy between your applications, particularly if they are with different employers. If the new job would be with a new employer, I don't see how they would see your previous application.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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i have another question...when i applied for my current job i checked off that i did have one.now lets say i apply for another one and am honest...what do i do/say if they ask why i said that i graduated on this jobs application?
Why don't you just go get your GED and end the problem once and for all?
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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If the job required the high school diploma, then they probably would want to see some evidence of it. I'm grateful that I have never ran into this issue as my high school no longer exist. I do have my diploma and I'm sure I could obtain some sort of record if I needed to. Fortunately, this never became an issue as I have both a bachelors and masters degree.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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It depends on the area. I had buddies who worked at the Cleveland Public Schools sell diplomas to anyone who wanted them.
Hey ya face do u have a email or something ?my email is delaghetto21@gmail.com .. I need to ask u a few question plz
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