As I send out stacks of resumes, I often listen to music. I also read the news. Somehow I think that trying to find a job that I can be proud to describe to anyone who asks what I do might not be the path to home ownership and financial security I had envisioned.
The job market is tough enough even without people like Scott Thompson resorting to lying to get ahead. Not only should he be fired but to my way of thinking there should be criminal charges brought against him if the allegation that he did not double major at Stonehill College but instead only earned a single degree proven true. Here is the source.
If Scott can talk his way out of this one, his contact with Yahoo puts him on track to earn $27 million this year according to this article.
Total take for lying = $27 million
Solution to fix this = expand the rules on white collar crime to include lying on your resume and actually enforce them by forcing people who do so to forfeit all of the money they earned from the company they lied to!
When it is reported in an American newspaper that some of the best counterfeit money printing houses are producing phony Euros in Italy some would react to the news with mild voyeuristic curiosity about the illegal doings of a small group of criminals halfway around the world. I on the other hand see it as yet another industry in which American manufacturing and craftsmanship is eroding.
Total take for cheating = "550,000 to 800,000 fake euro notes pulled from circulation annually by European central banks", which could be $528 million if they were all the 500 euro notes that are worth about $660.
Solution to fix this = I don't know, it's Italy's problem.
Apparently a couple of Cubans managed to steal tens of millions of dollars worth of prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly manufacturing facility.
While meddling kids had nothing to do with it, they would have gotten away with it to if it wasn't for the fact that one of them left his fingerprint on a bottle of water left at the scene of the crime. Also, apparently Home Depot is in the snitching business because they are reported in this article as noticing that a suspicious combination of tools (cutting saws, ropes, ski masks, bags with dollar signs on the sides???) was purchased at one of their stores before the crime.
Total take for stealing = $80 million
Solution to fix this = stop charging so much money for prescription drugs and end the medical/ pharmaceutical complex.