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post #16 of 51
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Only thing people would ask is "oh so how long were you there for?" and that just begs a vague answer anyways. "Well I graduated last June, it was my first real job out of college in my area and blah blah blah." Being vague without being suspicious is easy as fuck in casual conversation because nobody really cares about cold hard facts in that instance.
If they really do pin me down then I'll tell them my real start date and that I worked odd cash jobs while I looked for a job to get by, how lucky I was to get my previous job and how I learned so much, and how that translates into value for this new company and yadda yadda yadda. If they ask why my resume said 2010, then I'd just say something like "well the career people at school told us to put down a year if we worked there for a year or less otherwise employers would think it's a typo" or some such bullshit blaming it on a college counselor, everyone knows they're dumbasses anyways.

Jesus, how is this really even still a question for you? Let me put it this way, how would you feel if you hired someone who lied about how much experience he or she had?

Stop lying. Don't be an asshole.
post #17 of 51
harvey has it right. if I understood that you had lied to me in this way, I'd fire you, I am guessing most good employers would too. sorry
post #18 of 51
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

harvey has it right. if I understood that you had lied to me in this way, I'd fire you, I am guessing most good employers would too. sorry

+1. If I found out you lied to me, then you'd be gone. This is inexcusable.
post #19 of 51
Thread Starter 
I don't think I lied I never said a specific date, come to think of it.
post #20 of 51
so you were lying to US. great.
post #21 of 51
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

I don't think I lied I never said a specific date, come to think of it.

How is "June 2010" not a specific enough date? We're not talking about a matter of days, we're talking about a whole year.

You are a lying scumbag. If you don't correct this then you deserve whatever happens to you.
post #22 of 51
Thread Starter 
I don't remember saying "June 2010" specifically tho, honestly
post #23 of 51
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

harvey has it right. if I understood that you had lied to me in this way, I'd fire you, I am guessing most good employers would too. sorry

Even if they were doing a good job currently? Is there no part of you that would say "well, fair fucks for putting your dick out there, I guess you really wanted the job." If the liar is doing a good job and the lie was of the white variety don't you think you might let it slide?
post #24 of 51
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

I don't think I lied I never said a specific date, come to think of it.

So...the entire reason you started the thread was never actually an issue?

Also, presumably you saved a copy of your resume, so you could check.
post #25 of 51
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Anyways, I lied about my start date at Company X (I said June 2010 instead of June 2011
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It was both on my resume and I told them in the interview.
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

I don't remember saying "June 2010" specifically tho, honestly

You're not allowed to use the word "honestly". You've forfeited your honesty privileges.

Goodbye. I hope you get fired and thrown in prison.
post #26 of 51
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Even if they were doing a good job currently? Is there no part of you that would say "well, fair fucks for putting your dick out there, I guess you really wanted the job." If the liar is doing a good job and the lie was of the white variety don't you think you might let it slide?

it would be a hard call. you really need people to be honest in working with you. lieing about a year on a resume isn't a little white lie. I had a very short period of work on my resume that I had to find a way to explain, and it wasn't easy, but I did it. the easy way would have been to lie, and that would have said something about my charactor.
post #27 of 51
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I don't remember saying "June 2010" specifically tho, honestly

You said you wrote it on your CV. You're lying to us and possibly to yourself.
post #28 of 51
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post #29 of 51
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

So I'm currently employed at Company X and want to get out. I've applied at Company Y and have had a bunch of success - they're very interested in me.
Company Y is a client of Company X. This shouldn't be an issue normally, especially because I actively applied for the opening and it was done through a recruiting agency and I didn't know it was Company Y until further in the process, meaning that Company Y cannot be at fault for poaching employees in any way.
Anyways, I lied about my start date at Company X (I said June 2010 instead of June 2011 - yes I've only been working here for under 6 months). I told them they don't have permission to contact my current employer because it could jeopardize my current employment situation.
I strongly believe that lying about this allowed me to get my foot in the door and that I would not have been able to otherwise. Both myself and the prospective employer agree this is an amazing fit. I was recommended to lie about this by my dad who has been in management for decades and said it shouldn't be a problem.
Now I'm sort of freaking out. I'm worried that they'll offer me the position, I'll accept and quit at Company X, then they'll check my date of hire after offering me the job, discover I lied, not believe me when I exhaust one of two options - insist I've been working there since 2010 or claim they misunderstood and I always said 2011 - and recant the offer or fire me, depending how far along in the process we are.
This is pretty much worst case scenario but what is the likelihood of this happening? I'm sort of starting to freak out about it. Was it a dumb idea or actually smart to do?

Quoted for future reference.
post #30 of 51
Thread Starter 
I'm not gonna change the OP. I really don't remember if I actually said June 2010 to anyone; I did put 2010 on my resume though, which is in writing, so I'm sort of committed. If they find out beforehand they just withdraw the offer, if they find out after, worst case I just go back to one of my old employers or am "self-employed" for a while or join the Peace Corps or something.

Either way, this helps both myself as well as the company, as I am better qualified than anyone else they will find and will add more value than any other prospects. If this brings great things to both of us then I'm fine with it.

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Oh and I'll update you guys if/when I get fired.
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