Kampuni conducted interviews a while back and selected a candidate for the job. He was smart, had the relevant skills and experience, passed the written and panel interviews, looked sharp in a well fitting suit, eloquent……the job was his.
Now came the time to give him an offer. We were sad because he was the best candidate but his current salary was way above the offer we would have given him. So we requested for a payslip to confirm and check any other allowances that he might be getting.
He sent us his payslips. He had lied. LIED! Not a little bit….alot…exaggeratedly. I just could not understand! What else did he lie about? Credibility lost!
The difference between his real current salary and the one he stated at the interview was Kshs. 41,000. He increased the figure by 60%
If that wasn’t enough, his expected salary was a whooping Kshs. 101,000 from his current salary. This would be 146% increase from his current salary. When asked if the amount was negotiable, his answer was ‘yes, we can negotiate upwards’. 😐
We couldn’t believe. We can understand if you round off a figure the nearest thousand, thats ok but telling a lie…wether big or small is a no NO!
Had he not lied… 😉 but I think you know what happened next.
What do we learn from this?
Have you ever been caught in such a lie?