Sex Offender Lands a Job in New York City
The national unemployment rate is 10 percent and last summer it was statistically more difficult to get a job at Applebees than it was to be accepted to the fall freshman class at Harvard. So it was hard to believe that a registered sex offender was able to snag a job as a superintendent managing three buildings on Manhattan's upper west side. Yes, a convicted child molester is in the neighborhood and he's holding the keys to many people's apartments. And some tenants have already complained that he has made inappropriate remarks to them.
Sure, bad hiring decisions happen every day, but this is extreme to say the least. Generally hiring managers look for red flags in a candidate's background to determine fit, predict future performance, and assess any potential liability. I guess the hiring manager for this position never asked this guy what was his biggest weakness.
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