Poll: Reporting Fudged Credentials?

Last Updated Apr 25, 2008 12:59 PM EDT

Today's poll deals with something most everyone will face at some point in their career: whether to report a colleague after you come across some damaging information about their history.

Your Dilemma: You have long wondered how one of your colleagues, whom you view as being less than competent at their job, got the position. Recently, you discovered the answer: they lied on their resume and fudged their credentials.[poll id=42]

Your colleague is flat wrong, but is it your business to get involved? Discuss the issue with us in the comments section.

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  • William Baker

    William Baker is a freelance writer living in Cambridge, MA. His work has appeared in Popular Science, the Boston Globe Magazine, the New York Daily News, Boston Magazine, The Weekly Dig and a bunch of other places (including Field & Stream, though he doesn't hunt and can't really fish). He is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, where he writes the weekly column, "Meeting the Minds." He holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and is at work on his first book.