Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Lies can come back to haunt
Mike Hayes, Momentum Specialized Staffing, says...hmmm....you have put yourself in a pickle.
He suggested offering to buy language learning programs and get better -- or take courses in the software.
But he also said the reader might have to offer to quit.
I once got hired when the HR guy was out sick--no typing test (quite the thing in those ancient days). I could not type--and we did not have computers that corrected things--if you goofed you started over or put white paint all over the page and tried to type over it.
I did not lie--it didn't come up. But later; they had to hire a secretary to do the typing, so I lucked out.
It is best not to lie, of course. Or even exaggerate. But I have a feeling the offering to take the courses might work fairly often.
Or am I wrong?