Topic: lying

Honest Workers Are At A Disadvantage On The Job

Honest Workers Are At A Disadvantage On The Job

Evolv, a data provider that uses analytics to study employee retention, wanted to find out exactly how “little white lies” impact workers after they get hired. Instead of asking questions about honesty and integrity — which would most likely lead to employees answering in a way they think they’re supposed to — the researchers decided to ask a sample of 31,000 employees about their tech skills, because the results can easily be tested for honesty. More »

Did Manti Te’o Invent A Dead Girlfriend Just To Further His Career?

Did Manti Teâo Invent A Dead Girlfriend Just To Further His Career?

Manti Te’o is a star football player at Notre Dame, but I had never heard of him before yesterday. Now, he’s at the center of what I’m pretty sure will be the strangest, most fascinating story I read all year. Last fall, at the height of football season, Te’o spoke often about Lennay Kekua, his beloved girlfriend who had been diagnosed with leukemia, and then died; her last words to Te’o, he said, were “I love you.” Yesterday, Deadspin revealed that Lennay Kekua doesn’t exist. The whole thing was a hoax. But was Manti Te’o victim or perpetrator? Is it possible he invented a dead girlfriend in an attempt to secure the Heisman trophy?
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Does Lying Kill Your Career? Not At Certain Levels

Does Lying Kill Your Career? Not At Certain Levels

It was reported today that mogul Bethenny Frankel’s recent dramatic tale of being lost at sea was not so dramatic at all. In fact it didn’t really happen even though Bethenny told any media outlet that would listen that it went down that way. The man who “rescued” the reality star and her husband last month after their boat supposedly broke down near Nantucket now says it was all scripted for her Bravo show, Bethenny Ever After. Is this a career killer for Bethenny? More »