Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Have You Ever Told A Lie?
I ask this question, "Have you ever told a lie?" knowing that anyone who says "no" is not truthful, and I know from both experience and research that one who claims to have never lied, nor ever stolen something, even inadvertently, is going to trouble me, one way or another.
We are fallen creatures and all prone to make mistakes. What makes us better people is the ability to learn from our mistakes.
What can one learn from a mistake if one never makes a mistake?
"Have you ever stolen anything?" is next up in the job application and interview procedure, as I help companies weed out liars. (see next article)
Liars trouble companies. Liars put themselves first and foremost, before all, and bring trouble in for companies, in creative ways...ways that most HR have heard, but sometimes feel that upper management will not always believe.
Chiefly, liars put themselves first, and this means...
my back hurts...
I'm being sexually harassed...
So and So is doing such and such...
and on it goes.
The bottom line is that the liar does not hold the company's best interest at heart, and may even think that others exist for his benefit.
Recall the articles (and examples!) of tweaking the pride of the liar?
Call her a murderer, or call her a neglectful mother, and she could care less.
Call her a liar and she will rush down to the police station and take that polygraph, only to utterly fail it!
Liars hold the world in contempt.
They believe, from childhood, that they can pull the wool over the eyes of anyone, hence, the contempt.
This same contempt in the work place leaves the liar believing that the company owes her a living.
Remember the haughty attitude of not only Casey Anthony but her brother?
Remember the ad he put in the newspaper for a "personal assistant"?
It was an unpaid position, but the assistant had to have a college degree.
Something Lee Anthony did not have.
Liars are troublesome in all life.
Have you ever told a lie?
Yes, and I have regretted it. It was selfish and cowardly.