It's kind of amusing how the OLCC is still covering it's ass over John Doe/Jason Evers.
Of course we did a background check! they say; even though it's clear that many of the jobs and institutions he had listed as background never existed.
But it's been nagging me ever since that first article in the Bulletin about what a "nice" guy Jason Evers is or was.
A con man is someone who is adept at gaining your confidence, folks. A sociopath is someone who can be highly intelligent and manipulative; and without a conscience.
Being nice and playing the bureaucratic game well doesn't make you -- honest, or competent, or reliable.
Frankly, he comes across more as a suck-up and brownnoser. A talented liar.
It should give everyone the willies that he had a woman convinced enough of his charm that she was willing her house to him! How long had they known each other before she told him she was childless -- before he zeroed in on her vulnerabilities?
I had a competitor once who was a very nice guy -- on the surface. But underneath he was manipulative and dishonest. It completely amazed me that people could literally catch him doing very unethical things and they would forgive him -- because they liked him.
If someone comes across as super super nice -- it should actually be a warning. Trying too hard? Being too accommodating? Saying the right thing all the time?
Not saying is might not be true, just to be careful. Because the nicest most accommodating and flattering people in the world are "confidence" men.
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