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I just wanted to make a public service announcement and let everyone who is considering using stolen work to apply for a job know that its probably not a good idea. The person interviewing you may be the person who actually did the work. I just had a guy show up to a interview today with a disc that had about 50 of "his" 3D renders on it, applying for one of our artist positions. First 10 or 15 looked fantastic, I thought the guy would probably be a shoe in. Get about 15-20 in, and I start recognizing the art. Its my art. My renders. The guy showed up applying for a job with stolen artwork that I created... One piece was from the game he was applying to work on.

Long story short, we got quite the laugh out of it. I got a couple of the other senior developers to take a look at "his" art portfolio before having security escort him from the building. Definitely going to be sending out an email to all of my contacts with the guys info so hopefully nobody ends up hiring him. So if you can't do the work, don't apply for the job, you might just end up looking like an idiot.
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WoW, you serious that he used ur work for the interview hahahahahahahahaha.

that is gold man, i bet you loved kicking him out on his ass lololol.

There should be a noobblacklist for people like this
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it is incredible, i did never hear about such situations!!!i am shocked!and i am interested how all these ppl want to work then if they even do not have their own works to show!!!!!!!ugh!terrible!
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I hope you called him out on it before booting him to the curb. The look on his face had to have been priceless.
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Oh yeah. After we all got done snickering about it, I told him exactly what was going on. After I kept calling more people in to look at his artwork he got extremely nervous. Wish I had been able to get a picture of the look on his face when I told him it was my artwork he stole. Was absolutely priceless.
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Did he even apologise?

I'd love to know what his reaction was when you told him. Did he just get up and leave? or was there an explanation or even some sort of crap explanation as to how he obtained the work?
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Nope no apology. At first he was just very nervous. Then he tried to tell us that he didn't know where the extra pieces came from and that he didn't know they were on the disc(he had erased my name and our artists' name and put his on the pictures). Then he tried to tell us that the first 10 or so were his but he didn't think he had enough pieces so he borrowed some that looked like the same style and quality as his. At this point Brian called security, and we then told him we were keeping the disc and that the security guards would show him out of the building. He left without incident which was good.
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Hopefully you got the only copy of it that he had so he doesn't try and use your work again.
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All of my work he used is available on the internet, so he could use it again. I doubt he'd try it again, but just to be sure I had sent out an email too all of my contacts in the industry, so hopefully they do the same. Might help prevent that from happening again.
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Poly wrote:
All of my work he used is available on the internet, so he could use it again. I doubt he'd try it again, but just to be sure I had sent out an email too all of my contacts in the industry, so hopefully they do the same. Might help prevent that from happening again.



We need a developer black list system just for this reason lol, can't yelp review anything.
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This thread is priceless!!! ;-)
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pawpoint wrote:
This thread is priceless!!! ;-)


I do, enjoy reading this post also. Makes me smile everyday :)
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Lying in general is a bad idea.

When I worked for my old company, we used to interview new applicants together around a table. My job was to assess their technical capacity. I have a ten question test, several in multiple parts.
This girl applied and her resume was stunning. So I went through it, asking her to identify code bits or Unix commands. One by one I red-lined her resume in front of her and everyone as we discovered she merely copied a resume on the Internet word for word.
She never made it past question 2 before she began crying and stormed out.
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It's amazing that people actually do this. I've never thought about cheating in that way. If anything, i probably undersell myself on my resume. It wouldn't cross my mind to pretend i've done things i haven't though.
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Daemonguy wrote:
Lying in general is a bad idea.

When I worked for my old company, we used to interview new applicants together around a table. My job was to assess their technical capacity. I have a ten question test, several in multiple parts.
This girl applied and her resume was stunning. So I went through it, asking her to identify code bits or Unix commands. One by one I red-lined her resume in front of her and everyone as we discovered she merely copied a resume on the Internet word for word.
She never made it past question 2 before she began crying and stormed out.



wow, like i can understand cheating a little but if you have not got the basic know how then why even apply for the job.

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