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    I've been offered a new job, Yay!
    However, on my CV, I exaggerated and said I worked at a previous position for two years rather than one, this isn't a problem in terms of the reference because my old boss is aware and will stand by me, HOWEVER, the new job wants P45s and P60s going back as far as 5 years which is where the worry comes in.

    I worked for these guys Sep 2014-July 2015, I've said I worked for them from Feb 2013-July 2015, any ides what to do?
    If I were to obtain the correct forms and change the dates/values if necessary, would it be likely to come back and bite me?

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    (Original post by Trigger93)
    You can't change the forms!

    You don't have any options - you chose to risk a lie in the application. If the company decide that the fact you had 2 years experience was a material influence on their decision to hire you, or they don't with to hire people who lie on their application, then they have the legal right to dismiss you without notice/benefits etc.

    You're an idiot, but perhaps the HR person who completes the data handling for the income won't be the person who read your application and remembers the dates you lied about and you'll get away with it for now.

    Your P60 is an annual form and you are going to be missing at least 2 given the dates you said you had worked. Good luck forging two documents out of nothing, plus your third actual form that would also potentially show a discrepancy.

    You just have to hope they don't notice /care about the missing forms and that they don't go directly to your previous employer's HR department for a reference rather than to your previous line manager.

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