You should never lie on your resume, but if you do, the punishment in the United States tends to be super mild. If you get caught (and there’s always a chance you won’t), you may not get the job, get fired, or be publicly humiliated. But you’re very unlikely to serve time in jail.
The rest of the world doesn’t operate in the same way. An unidentified Greek woman is currently serving prison time because she lied on her resume.
According to The New York Times, she worked for 18 years as a cleaner in a school, when an audit showed that she had “doctored a certificate to show she had completed six years of primary education (roughly elementary level) instead of only five.”
Now, admittedly, actually forging a certificate is more serious than simply lying on a resume, but let’s remember what certificate she forged: an elementary school one.
She’s currently appealing the conviction to the highest court in Greece, and there is an online petition in her favor, with almost 30,000 people supporting her.
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