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Making false statements with the intent to deceive. As it's incredibly unethical and unprofessional, asking whether you can lie about something will almost always receive a resounding No on this site.

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Why are 3rd party recruiters claiming to submit me to a hiring manager but not doing it? [closed]

Over the last 2 months I've had multiple recruiters interview me and then claim they are going to submit me for the job we discussed, they send me an email stating "I have submitted you for x job&...
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I found out my employer has a policy of failing to confirm employment so employees have a harder time leaving. How should I proceed in my job search?

My employer is a state-level (Ohio, United States of America) government contractor with a couple dozen employees. We have extremely rigorous standards that are defined by the state and our ...
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A peer "gives" me tasks in public and makes it look like I work for him

Summary: I have a manager "Alan". "Bob" is not my manager but during meetings he often gives me tasks and talks about his participation in my work. I feel uncomfortable but my ...
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I suspect that an employee is constantly lying to me. How should I approach this in the one-on-one meeting with him?

I have been managing a small team of engineers for some months and one of the employees is being very difficult to deal with. This difficulty has been confirmed by both HR and his manager before me. I ...
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A co-worker was let go for misrepresenting his experience. Should I alert his next company?

I originally assumed that a very difficult co-worker was a very inexperienced Junior developer. After talking to the original interviewer, I found out he claimed to have multiple years of experience ...
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Didn't get promised raise due to unsufficient projects [closed]

I started my new job as a software engineer in a bank in January 2019. According to our collective agreement (Tarifvertrag), my position is rated as wage group (Tarifgruppe) 8. During the job ...
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How to change manager after giving up on current one who lied about me

A couple of years ago I was reporting to J as one of ten developers, then moved under S, who is the manager of J. The reason was that I am looking after a piece of software (F) which required a higher ...
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Where are the safest places to embellish a resume? I kinda slacked during college and now need to get a new grad job?

Basically, I’m the stereotypical soon to be grad with not a lot to put onto my resume. Everyone else has internships and awards and whatnot and I generally don’t have those things. A friend suggested ...
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Unsure how to talk to management

Recently in one-on-ones, I've been asked "which types of projects would you like to work on?". I've given my answer. Sometimes I'm even given the choice between two options. Each time I'm given a ...
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How to get over nervousness during video interview?

I applied for a position at a company and have received link for video interview which will be about 30 mins long. I am bit shy but I do well when a human takes my interview but I find it weird and ...
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Should I answer honestly if asked why I was late one day when I was actually in an interview?

I had an job interview today that went well and I accepted the job offer. The interview was in the morning during work hours so I had to make an excuse about why I was late coming into my current job. ...
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Betrayed by management at a new job, should I take action?

I have joined a new workplace several months ago as a software engineer, for a very software-centric project. The quality of code there was extremely poor when I arrived, but I did not let it bother ...
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Employer wants me to lie so they can qualify for a a subsidy. Should I be ok with that?

I've been working for a small company as a contractor for almost 6 months. Now they've agreed to hire me full-time, but said they would like to do so through a government program in order to qualify ...
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Falsely accused from a co-worker [closed]

I received a falsely accused complaint from a co-worker for pushing and hitting her. The accusation in fact comes right after another co-worker complaint about her best friend (aka her direct ...
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New job, but hiring manager lied about the scope of the role. How is this prevented?

I just started a "dream job" for a big IT company. I was hired to be responsible for their market strategy for in the territory. I was previously covering the whole region, and I was told that once I ...
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Didn't mention that I had 3 weeks of holiday booked during interview, and now got job offer

During an interview process I said that I had 2 weeks holiday booked in July (but I actually have 3 weeks booked). The job starts in May, so my holiday would happen 2 months into my 6-month probation ...
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Another supervisor wrote up false complaints about me [closed]

I was sent for training at another location, and I observed that the supervisor there doesn't like me. I still was able to learn what I went out there for without having issues with anyone. When I ...
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Lied about future MBA specialization in interview

So the institute where I enrolled for a management program wanted us to select 4 electives for 4th semester after the end of 2nd semester and during that time I was in dilemma whether to do marketing ...
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Coworker is lying about insignificant things...?

So I work a mechanic-esque shop. We've all got these jackets that have the company logo on it. And you can get them with or without your name on it as well. Today, a coworker (let's call him Bob) put ...
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My manager notoriously lies

I have a manager that continually lies. She became our manager about 8 months ago. I started at the corporation two weeks later. I'm 28 and relatively new in my profession. The situations where she ...
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Why do people say it's a bad idea to lie on your resumé? [duplicate]

I've been browsing the internet lately, looking for tips to improve my resumé. One sentiment that I constantly ran into was that it's a bad idea to lie on your resumé. Literally every site I visited ...
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How to deal with 8 months of harressment and false accusations? [closed]

So I started a new job about 8 months ago and for the first week or two things were going quite well. I got on well with my line manager and made a good impression due to completing my work quickly ...
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Asking to reschedule an interview because of spontaneous plan to go on vacation on that day [closed]

I am in an interesting situation. I work Monday-Thursday (company policy, normal companies work Monday-Friday). I have a Skype interview scheduled for next Friday). Today I realized the upcoming ...
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Boss wants me to confirm a fraudulent employment verification request

The boss's daughter is looking to get a job. She put on her resume that she's worked at her mom's office (where I am the office manager) for 6 months last year. She did not. She's never worked in the ...
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Coworker lying to manager about me [closed]

Recently a new manager has joined our team, and I learned from him that a coworker told him I was not doing part of my job that I was in fact doing. I do not know which coworker said this, but one has ...
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How to deal with supervisor giving wrong information?

I have a supervisor who keeps giving me incorrect information. This is a foreigner who has been hiring others from her home country whenever a job opens. Now, most of my co-workers are foreigners. I ...
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If I lie about a made up competitor's offer to get a raise, will they ask for proof?

Can I approach my employer and tell them that I got an offer from another employer and if they are willing to make me a counter offer in order to get a raise and make me stay? The point is this is a ...
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How to tell lies from interviewers?

Since it happened to me to certain degrees over number of positions, I am trying to figure out a script to tell whether interviewers are lying to me in order to increase the odds that I join a team. ...
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How to deal with a two-faced management? [closed]

I am a software developer, I am always doing my best and OT if I need. I recently joined a new company where everything is fine in appearance but completely fake behind, let me explain a bit more. ...
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Can I ask a former employee to correct inaccurate employment dates on their resume?

A former employee of my business recently reapplied for a job. Their resume lists the dates of employment as July 2016 – December 2016, when in fact they were fired after less than a month. I feel ...
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I got a job offer but lied about one answer in my interview

I was given an offer, to start 2 years from now. The situation: I had a two year gap after my high school and before I started at the university which I graduated from. During the interview, I told ...
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Coworkers lying to supervisor

When in a staff meeting the other day two of my coworkers lied to my supervisor, and said it was another departments fault that their work is not getting done. I feel like I have a responsibility to ...
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How can I deal with a new coworker who lies about his knowledge and experience? [closed]

I'm the Team Lead of a company. Recently the manager decided to hire a new coworker as performance tester (against mine and some colleagues' opinions that he wouldn't fit the team). From his CV seems ...
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Nepotism lying and manipulative ceo [duplicate]

I've been working at the same company for 8 years. Initially I started as a junior manager and reported to the General Manager of the department. The General Manager left as he became bored and ...
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Is it OK to lie to a customer to protect them from themselves?

I'm a software developer. A part of the application I'm currently working on is distributing big amounts of money to the clients of my customer. In the application the users – employees of my ...
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My client is asking me to lie about employment status

I'm a freelance web developer with a few clients -- one of them (currently my biggest one), has a project with a client of their own, and I'm working on this project and communicating regularly with ...
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Lying to get a job [duplicate]

I've been looking for a way to get into programming for about a year now. I have about 2 years experience with scripting and programming at home and have been working for an 'IT' company for nearly 2 ...
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What are the consequences of lying to an HR manager?

During the interviews with other companies, I told human resources that I wanted to move out because there are no projects (vacancies) in my location, so my company asked me to move to a different ...
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What are the chances and potential consequences of faked work experience being discovered?

A friend of mine has been unemployed for nearly 8 months, and is coming to the end of his unemployment benefits. After reading about how difficult it is to find jobs after 6 months of unemployment, I ...
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