I am a programmer, I was laid off 5 months ago. I have a friend who is a hiring manager, but he doesn't know I was laid off, he still thinks I work at this company. We're ok friends. We go to Bible Study together. He works for a company, which is a pretty corporate company(~100 employees in this location), they are actually a subsidiary of Digital River. He says his company has a programmer position open. So I would like this job, but I would prefer not telling my friend I am unemployed now. So, if I list that I am still employed by this company AND I tell them to not contact this "current" employer, then I will be fine for the interview process. My question is: how likely is it that the company will call my previous employer to verify my "current" employment IF they are considering making an offer? Could I possibly get away with lying about my current employer, or should I just come clean and tell my friend I am unemployed? (Note: I am not asking what is ethical or moral. I am just trying to figure out the likely outcome of each scenario. And if you could, could you just answer me in numbers of probability for each option?) Thanks.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows? (depending on the nature? of the deliverables):
a)? For web sites or? other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software? installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
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