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I am fairly new to a company in Tempe, AZ (2 months). About a month ago, I was warned by a coworker that there were some illegal activities taking place within the company ie. destroying of documents, under the table paying of some employees, lying to our clients, lying on resumes, etc. But it was only hearsay. I however, kept my eyes and ears peeled, and because I had already been warned, deduced that some of his activities were illegal, however, if I had not been warned, I would have thought nothing of his activities. Therefore, I did not have proof. This morning, however, I heard him talking to one of the employees and modifying his (the employee's) resume. I distinctly heard my boss say that the resume would say that the employee had 5 years experience in a certain field, when he in fact had only 3. So now I finally have "proof" although it's just what I heard. Anyway, he does this with all the employees and hires them out on a contract basis to companies throughout the nation. All these companies assume that the resumes are correct and that they're getting what they think they're getting. This is totally untrue and unfair to our clients, wouldn't you think? Isn't this breach of contract and false advertising? Is there a way that his company can be investigated or is there some other thing that I can do to report suspicion anonymously? Personally, I'm sick of this company already and am actively looking for another job. And a lot of that reason is that I need an ethical enviornment to work in. What should I do now, though, while I'm in this unethical enviornment?

Cindy Young
Tempe, AZ
[email protected]



IANAL, and this is not legal advice but more personal advice.

GET out! Leave before you get involved. I wish I had. It is painful to work for a dishonest boss or employees, if they are dishonest enough to change resumes (I assume to impress external relations) they would be dishonest enough to run the company into the ground.

Being a ex-employee of such a company I can only speak from experience.

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