Lying

  • Fla. Teacher Fired After Allegedly Faking Terminal Illness For A Year

    Fla. Teacher Fired After Allegedly Faking Terminal Illness For A Year

    By Elicia Dover A Florida first grade teacher has been suspended for allegedly lying about having a terminal disease so that she could leave school early and take extra days off. Ashley Barker, a teacher at the Laurel Elementary School in the Polk County School District, was informed by the school board that... Continue Reading

  • Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

    Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

    By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany' Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume. When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

    Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter. Thompson told other top Yahoo... Continue Reading

  • Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

    Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

    By Julianne Pepitone NEW YORK -- Shock over the news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson padded his resume with an embellished college degree quickly gave way to two questions: How the hell did this happen? And what should Yahoo, which went through three CEOs in three years, do about it? "Thompson has quickly lost... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

    Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

    By Nicholas Carlson, BusinessInsider Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one. Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager of Third Point who is also in the middle of a... Continue Reading

  • SEC Sues Former CEO Of Nation's Largest Pension Fund

    SEC Sues Former CEO Of Nation's Largest Pension Fund

    WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have accused the former CEO of California's big employee pension fund and a friend of conspiring to trick a prominent investment firm into paying $20 million in fees to the friend's firms. Continue Reading

  • 10 Surefire Ways To Get Fired

    10 Surefire Ways To Get Fired

    Getty Images By Kelly Eggers Nobody wants to get fired. Most people avoid it by generally doing good work and keeping complaints about their jobs to themselves or close family. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are many things that can get you fired beyond the obvious; you don't have to burn down... Continue Reading

  • The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

    The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

    By Alexis Grant When you leave a job that makes you unhappy, it's easy to want to tell your employer why you're leaving. Whether you're frustrated by mismanagement, not-so-challenging assignments or maddening co-workers, you want to get it off your chest. Because the Big Boss can use that information to... Continue Reading

  • 'Liars For Hire' Provides Fake References For Job Seekers

    'Liars For Hire' Provides Fake References For Job Seekers

    When it comes to looking for a job, it pays to be honest. Or does it? A company called the Reference Store has raised the ire of some employment professionals for providing fake references to job seekers with less-than-stellar work histories. "They are absolutely right. We are professional liars," Everett... Continue Reading

  • The Biggest Lie I Told to Get a Job

    The Biggest Lie I Told to Get a Job

    Ever been tempted to tell a lie to snag that job? If you watch 'Glee,' you know that Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) told a whopper – that he was confined to a wheelchair – to earn some extra money; that's a pretty extreme example, but no more than the real-life tales that follow. Continue Reading

  • Is It Ever OK to Lie to Your Boss? You Betcha!

    Is It Ever OK to Lie to Your Boss? You Betcha!

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer Lying in any capacity is generally not advised -- especially at work. More often than not, your lies will catch up to you or run away from you. Either way, you're left in the dust, with a pink slip likely in your hand. We've talked about lying in an interview, at work or on... Continue Reading