Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!


Yes I may be 25-years-old and considered an "adult" but I don't think anyone is ever too old for a classic saying like that.  Today is Tuesday and although I usually post on Mondays I decided to wait until today to really get it all out there.  I hate liars.  Sure, I discourage my students from using the word hate, but today it's really how I'm feeling. 

Now I'll make this short because I really don't like to vent (jk, I love it!) Yesterday, the new director of my school was supposed to start.  She seemed to have lots of experience in the field and would really help the school grow and prosper. She worked at her previous job as a director of a preschool for 4 years and has a 3 year-old  daughter of her own so she's familiar with the little monsters.

Well, she came in last week to "set up her office" meanwhile the office consists of a desk, a chair, and papers. The school just opened in September, there's nothing there.  She spent 4 hours plugging in the computer, literally, and telling me about her hatred for any children between the ages of 1 and 5.  This is a day care and preschool mindyou, those are the only ages we have.  

Now, I had doubts about the woman since the day I met her. Do you ever just get that feeling? That 'this doesn't feel right' feeling? Well, I had it the minute I laid eyes on her. Sure enough, my instincts were correct.  When she didn't show up to work yesterday (her first official day) and didn't answer her phone all day/night, the owner decided now was a good time to finally check her references.  Surprise surprise, she worked at a preschool for four months before she was fired for not doing her job. We finally heard from her and she claimed her father 'dropped dead last night, but I'll be in tomorrow.' I'm sorry...WHAT!? That is not something to be taken lightly and it makes me sick that there are people in the world who would honestly lie like that.

Ok, moral of the story (because even I am getting sick of hearing myself talk) do not LIE. Do not lie on job applications, resumes, to your loved ones, to strangers, just don't. It's only going to bite you in the ass and make you look like less of a person. I was sick to my stomach yesterday thinking of how conniving this woman was and how she took advantage of a brand new school full of young children and their families. I'm not saying I've never fibbed, but when it comes to the safety of children and my career, it just doesn't seem like an option.  What kind of example is it setting? Constant lying just makes everything jaded. My 88-year-old grandmother blames "the computer machine and all the google-ing"

I apologize for the rant but I just needed to get it out. Thank you for listening. 

PS Wouldn't it be hilarious if someone's pants literally set on fire when they told a lie. It would make life a whole lot easier. And hotter! 

11 comments:

Amy said...

Note to self: When someone uses the phrase "dropped dead" in reference to a family member, they are probably lying...

tris1978ton said...

Yikes! This is a funny story.

The Bush League Cook said...

Hi--I stumbled across your blog when browsing blogs of note in blogger and am so glad I did! Have added to follow!

nmaha said...

I totally agree about the 'feeling' that we get when we first lay eyes on certain people. I think this is where a woman's intuition comes in, coz my husband never gets this feeling and when I do, it's usually 60%-70% right.

Mrs Soup said...

TOTALLY get that feeling. It's women's intuition and has served me well. And lying is the worst. I loathe it SO MUCH! Just TELL ME THE TRUTH!

Lose That Girl said...

Amy, you are SO right.

I will join you all in the 'liars, liars...pants on fire' chant! It feels GREAT to rant. :)

nmaha said...

This is actually scary, coz I have a two year old and would hate to think that it's possible to have a pre-school run by someone who hates kids.

jenn said...

Wow! Thats all there is to say! People should not suprise me anymore because I have heard my fair share of lies..... but somehow they do!

Becky said...

Please tell me they fired this lady!

TabithaVenasse said...

That is just horrible.

At one of my part-time jobs during high school, a couple of kids I had worked with at my former job (where I was the manager) asked me if I could refer them to my boss.

Both these kids I had gotten fired for their inability to do their job, incredibly sexist approach, showing up drunk, skipping out on shifts, etc.

They asked if I could lie and tell my boss they were incredible workers, because I was such a nice girl and they knew I would help out anyone.

Seriously? Are people that dumb in life?

Well.. apparently, yes.

Hope they fire this chick and get one who can do the job and enjoys it :)

Anonymous said...

The one thing that really sticks out to me in this post is that the owner finally got around to checking her references AFTER she was given the job....working with children. Yikes. Not a good idea to not check references beforehand.