First a Dog, Now a Cat Gets a Diploma?

Jason Morris

090814-OreoNewspaper.239.hmediumA few months back we wrote about Chester the Dog who got a diploma through a diploma mill.  I just came across this article about Oreo the Cat, also getting a diploma, this time from a High School.  Again, knowing that a background check is going to be conducted one has to be crazy to use one of these diploma mills.  However, often times consumers are tricked into thinking they are getting something that they aren’t.  Here is a great article on how to avoid online diploma scams!

Diploma for a cat? Evaluating online schools
Here are 10 ways to avoid blowing precious money on worthless retraining

Remember Oreo, the cat who made headlines over the summer for successfully earning a “high school diploma” online? It’s one of those stories that elicited plenty of chuckles and finger-wagging — as well as shudders of worry among many who are out of work and thinking about retraining.

Here’s why Oreo’s accomplishment is so unnerving: Plenty of people are living on unemployment checks right now. And plenty of them are wondering whether it makes sense to devote some of that precious unemployment money toward training for something new.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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