Lying is the best and often also the most ethical way to get a job.
For $150, this guy bought a fake résumé & callable references in an industry he’s never worked in. And got hired:
For a small fee, CareerExcuse.com promises to not only craft an elaborate lie based on your exact job specifications but to see it through for as long as necessary. The site will provide a live HR operator and staged supervisor, along with building and hosting a virtual company website—complete with a local phone number and toll-free fax. CareerExcuse will even go so far as to make the fake business show up on Google Maps.
William Schmidt started the site in 2009, after being let go from his job in a round of layoffs during the lowest depths of the recession.
“While we were all unemployed, a couple of my former coworkers asked me to act as their reference for job interviews,” Schmidt recalled. “I did it for free for my friends, but then I realized that this is some there’s a pretty big demand for. It was something I could take to the public.”
He was right. Within the first 24 hours of launching the CareerExcuse site, Schmidt had already received multiple order for his services. He’s quick to brush off ethical concerns, citing horror stories from his clients about being mistreated by their former employers (and thus being unable to acquire a reference) and noting that it becomes more difficult to land a job the longer someone’s been unemployed.
Employment is a racket. So is college."
Fascinating. While this is pretty unethical, so is resume inflation which happens EVERYWHERE.
American political power at all levels has determined that a tortured, inaccurate, funhouse mirror statistical approximation of a teacher’s interaction with a student is absolutely vital to public well-being and worthy of billions and billions of tax dollars.
Meanwhile, it is controversial—and maybe too expensive—to provide a precise, direct accounting of the core interaction between a police officer and the public. That is, to be direct, completely nuts.
Think about it: in the eyes of American state power, teaching Mike Brown makes the teacher immediately suspect and open to public sanction based on Mike Brown’s test scores. Shooting Mike Brown in the street and leaving his body uncovered for four hours makes Mike Brown automatically suspect in the eyes of state power.
A camera provides for police the holy grail that education reformers seek for teachers—the ultimate evidence of policing quality. How would such evidence have changed what happened in Ferguson?"
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"As descriptions, both arguments—accountability and autonomy—contain a measure of truth. Teachers do lack some of the freedom they need to teach well, and they also lack adequate feedback. But as prescriptions, actual suggestions for how to improve teaching, the arguments fail."
~ Nice analysis of the ailing rhetoric behind teachers in the US, and reminder of the lack of proper professional development (beyond dangling incentives).
Nice analysis of the ailing rhetoric behind teachers in the US, and reminder of the lack of proper professional development (beyond dangling incentives).
"Baidu has been in the online education game for a couple years now, and is fighting for quality content against Tencent and Alibaba to add to its elearning portal. Tencent touts QQ classrooms, a feature built into the popular QQ Messenger desktop applications that allows for live sessions with video, text, and presentations. Those courses can be found on the company’s education portal. Alibaba sells online courses on the educational arm of ecommerce marketplace Taobao. It also participated in a US$100 million funding round in TutorGroup, an English-language learning service."