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"I am here because I lied my way here." [Sep. 27th, 2007|10:33 pm]
Austin Wright
There was a woman named Shawn who worked for my Mom a few years ago. She had medical training and went to college and everything before taking an exensive secretorial job. Before this though, she let a classmate have a copy of her resume in order to use the template a reference for her own resume. A year or so later, while Shawn is at work looking over other people's resumes, her exact resume lands in her lands. ...Apparently that girl kept all of Shawn's references, colleges, life story and only changed the name and address to her own.

I was also told of a story by my Mother where someone with no college experience got a very high paying job because they lied on their resume and said that they had a bachelor's degree.

THE POINT: by lying during a very formal introduction, one can end up being in a place they're not supposed to be and reaping loads of rewards that were intended for more honest and qualified people.

Some get caught, while others pull it off and no one catches what they did.


How should one handle themselves when they get caught?

They're already on the payroll and handling responsibilities. They've already made friends around the watercooler and hang out with the rest of the workers on the weekends. They fit in and feel welcomed by the group...

Regardless, the "well, I know I fucked up, but I'm here now, so I might as well stay here" approach is unacceptable: the trust and relationships you have built with those around you were based on false pretense. Resign. The appropriate course of action would to leave and return back to step one: where you were before faked papers were used to get into the business.

This may or may not have been a metaphor for Texas.

[User Picture]From: midusunknown
2007-09-29 12:39 am (UTC)
LOL! I'm going to go with may?

I still stand by my stance though, that if you can do the job and fit the bill without those refrences than the refrences shouldn't mean shit. But that being said, its one thing in the workplace, another in your house.
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