Originally posted by Pawan Rao:
such acts shud not be encouraged! and in future if nasscom starts blacklisting such employees, what are u gonna do... and u r gettin into j2ee.. and it is no abracadabra... it really takes years to master.. so better not do it.
Originally posted by Rob Aught:
I agree with discussing right and wrong, but it seems to me that the general sentiment being expressed is "Everyone is doing it, so why not you?"
I face a seven month stint of unemployment about three years ago. That experience has been a life-changing event for me. One of the things I would not do though is lie on my resume. I was consistently encouraged to do so because "Everyone is doing it, so why not you?".
I needed a job. We were faced with possibly losing everything we had. The cars, the house, our entire lives could be shattered if I did not find a job. By about the six month things were looking grim. We had exhausted our savings, we had to take money from my parents and their savings were being drained. Had it gone on much longer we would have faced some serious consequences.
But I did find a job and it did work out and things couldn't be better now. Three years later I am still recovering. There are debts to repay and savings to rebuild. It's not all wine and roses. Still, without compromising my integrity I now have nothing to hide. I never had to justify a skillset I didn't actually have. I don't have to worry about hiding things from my employers.
I do not believe you have to lie, cheat, and steal to accomplish your goals. A person who does that lacks integrity, and if I find out I will never trust them. Once you compromise your integrity, you will have to live with that hanging over your head until you are found out. It's amazing how much effort has to go into maintaining a lie. Not only that, but you'll have to maintain it in an environment where most of your co-workers are trained in logical analysis.
Discuss what is right and wrong, I don't mind that. But don't give advice that encourages someone to compromise what is right. Or at least don't do it publically. If nothing else, don't contribute to the negative stereotypes of Indians, because the good ones suffer enough already.
Originally posted by Khatmal Khatmal:
Now it has inflated my resume to like five years and wants me to join the job with that.