A Scale for Honesty and Integrity
I was recently completing a recommendation form for a former student and was asked to “rate the candidate on a scale of 1 to 10 for his Honesty & Integrity”. What meaningful answer can I hope to give? What level of honesty earns a 8? How much do you have to steal to earn 3? What will they even do with the numbers when they get them? I propose the following scale anchors - 10: Likes big butts; cannot lie. 5: Does their taxes on time; doesn’t cheat on deductions, 1: Has hacked the system and is evaluating themself.