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Questions tagged [lying]

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) ...
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5answers
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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 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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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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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4answers
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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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3answers
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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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7answers
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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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2answers
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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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Should I report incidents which only affect me? [closed]

I am not on good terms with a colleague of mine, a salesperson who is the definition of "professional liar". This person is never accountable for anything. I am trying to ignore this. However, we ...
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Falsely accused from a co-worker [on hold]

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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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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2answers
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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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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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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 ...