Well my employer never checked any of my references!
OK, maybe they find out and they get rid of you. At least you had the job for a while! Better than not getting it in the first place! Smaller employers probably won't check up on you. If you start the job, and you can do what they want you to do, then they'll probably just keep you and the selection process will become just another distant memory.
Remember, every time you apply for a job, you're in competition with other people. Some of whom will lie. Even if they don't lie they could bend the truth to some extent! Perhaps there is a disproportionately high number of honest people on the dole?!?!?
Anyway, they will tell little white lies to you about training and how great the company is etc! Loads of companies carry out corporate fraud and tax evasion. Politicians bend the truth all the time and they make pots of money!
I'm afraid that's just the way the world is.
(Most of the people who use this site have access to a computer and can afford the electricity and the internet access. Most of them don't know what it's like to be on the dole!)
· 1 decade ago