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    Quote Originally Posted by boss mare View Post
    Math was like a foreign language to me.
    I have no words of wisdom for you, but can certainly sympathize. What you said here caught my eye because these are the very words I have always used to described math. I COULD NOT understand it. I wasn't dyslexic with numbers, it just didn't make sense to me - like a mental block. Like you, I did well in other subjects but barely had the math credits I needed to graduate. Now, here is the irony. What type of work have I done for 20+ years? Worked in a CPA office! And I have always been praised by my bosses. The change for me? The lowly calculator! For the first time I felt like I had control over the numbers.

    I hope your years experience will count for a lot rather than a piece of paper. Good luck boss mare.
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    In my 20 years of working for large corporate employees, Iíve seen two times when a person was let go for the reason of not having the education they stated in their resume. One time they needed the credential and the other time they didnít, but both times the reason was for lying. And both did excellent work and were highly respected and everyone was surprised.

    My point is - it was the lie that did them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    In my 20 years of working for large corporate employees, I’ve seen two times when a person was let go for the reason of not having the education they stated in their resume. One time they needed the credential and the other time they didn’t, but both times the reason was for lying. And both did excellent work and were highly respected and everyone was surprised.

    My point is - it was the lie that did them in.
    yes, that is true. Look at Bill Clinton’s impreachment. It wasnt what he and Monica did behnd closed doors, it is what he told the FBI.

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    As others stated, do not lie. I would give them the diploma you have and not say anything else. I would, as others suggested, look into now acquiring a GED. GOOD LUCK!

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    I witnessed a similar situation involving a co-worker a few years ago. She was a 20 year employee who started as a warehouse worker and worked her way to Supply Chain Manager. We developed a new product which required certain manufacturing, supply chain, validation, etc., employees submit to a DEA approved background check. Her background check revealed that she never graudated from high school though her employment records showed that she had stated otherwise 20 years earlier.
    As an otherwise model, and valued, employee she was given the opportunity to correct the issue by completing the requirements for her GED.
    It was in our company's best interests to work with her, maybe you'll find the same to be true.
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    I agree with everyone else who says not to lie because it's easily checked.

    Although it sucks I can totally understand why the new non-profit is doing this. Years ago I worked for a magazine publisher that purchased a group of magazines from another publishing company. My employer didn't go through a formal background screening process, but instead just hired on all the employees. One of the employees had actually been a freelancer who had never gone though a background screen, but my employer hired him as a full-time editor. About a year latter test computers that had been loaned to us by manufacturers to be reviewed for articles started getting stolen. Long story short, it was this guy. Maybe if we'd done a background screen on him we could've dodged that bullet.

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    My husband's father was recruited to a college towards the end of WWII to keep the college open so he never had a high school diploma but had bachelors, masters, and two doctorates. My oldest son barely passed math in high school and has dropped two college math classes so far. I think he'll need to go a different route if/when he returns to school.
    I'm sorry the stress of this has followed you and has reared up again. I'm not sure what I'd do.
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