I work for a small chess tutoring company. While I was on vacation for a few weeks, my boss (and owner of the company) interviewed and hired a new candidate. This individual starts next week.
When my boss excitedly showed me his resume, I instantly suspected it was fake. Also, this candidate claims to have been a computer programmer, and I checked with my buddy who is a programmer and confirmed that the technical details that he had were BS. To give you a sense, here are some qualities of the details he had in his resume:
- Working on products that don't exist
- Work experience that seems to make him overqualified for this type of work
- Listed "software development experience" on his resume but his list of programming languages is about 400 languages and looks to be copypasted from Wikipedia
- Copied cultural references (e.g. references to various board games and movies) and made those into resume items
So here is my dilemma. I told my boss why this is fake and just a joke resume, but my boss insists that it's legit. I decided that I didn't care that much, so just dropped the subject. But this morning, my boss told me that he intends me to report to this new hire. I'm really mad, since I've worked my ass off in the job, and now some random guy with a joke resume is going to be my boss.
Should I go back to trying to convince my boss that this resume is fake? Or would that come off as sounding too petty and resentful that this new hire will be my boss? What is the best way to convince him that this resume isn't real?