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A rising star, a big fat lie and a quandary

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Erin can tell you are disturbed by what you are hearing on the phone. "Should I come back another time?" she asks.

"No," you reply. "You need to know this. Thank you, ma'am. You've been very helpful." You sigh and turn to Erin. "That was the registrar's office at State. Seems our boy Jason is not actually enrolled there—and hasn't been for two years."

Erin looks stunned. "I thought ... I thought he only had to finish up one lab. Isn't that what he said when we asked him about his diploma?" You nod. Jason had started this past summer as an intern, but had shown such talent and promise that you hired him full time, thinking he had already graduated. Erin continues. "So ... considering how young he is, if he hasn't been enrolled for two years, then he's nowhere near finishing his degree."

"That would be correct," you reply. "In fact, he would need more than two years' worth of credit, because he failed several classes required ...(register to read more)

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