[rescue] Do you remember when? Security software.....

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Aug 14 11:58:55 CDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 12:30:51PM -0400, Shannon wrote:
> It seems obvious to me that this is an act of deception, that I
> cannot figure out why we treat it as the norm.

maybe because this is an *age* of deception and misrepresentation?  From
the highest to the lowest, it seems like people are EXPECTED to lie.
And that's when they're not actually being *ordered* to lie.

> Shouldn't an interviewing team want to know the truth about you?

HR managers still suffer from the delusion that Corporate Appearance
actually helps get the job done.  And for front-facing people like, say,
corporate-sales people and senior staff, it's probably true.  They fail
to grasp that this does not generalize to the greasemonkeys who keep
everything running.

> Or does this say something about our society being afraid of that?

I think it says something about a large segment of our society being
afraid to tell the truth.  (I think a larger segment is afraid to hear
it, but I think that's for different reasons.)

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