Would You Trade Your Integrity for a Job?

2009 July 21
by Kate O'Neill

An interesting discussion is taking shape at Life Without Pants: How Far Are You Willing to Go for Your Dream Job?

The economic wasteland we find ourselves has me thinking, and many of you as well. How far would you go to get the job of your dreams? Would you lie? Would you cheat? Would you misrepresent yourself and provide false information? Would you fake your references, having a buddy pose as a former supervisor to ensure a ‘glowing’ recommendation? Would you lie about your GPA or the degree you received? Where do you draw the line? How far are you willing to go to stand out from the rest?

What say you? Leave a comment here or there. We’re interested in following the discussion either way.

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  1. 2009 July 22

    Kate – thank you for sharing this with your audience here. I would love to get YOUR feedback, either here or over in my neck of the woods. The topic has sparked some pretty interesting conversation so far. Obviously, given the nature of the platform, people are going to ‘just say no’ to lying – but given more ‘desperate’ circumstances, I think we would change our tune a bit. Luckily I’ve not yet had to be faced with that dire of a situation, but when it comes to survival, people will do almost anything to get ahead.

    Thanks again!

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