A man in South Korea got caught out after having his twin brother take an entrance exam for him when he double booked himself
- A Bank of Korea employee got caught after his twin brother took an entrance exam in his name.
- The man had an entrance exam for two jobs on the same day, but got his brother to take one for him.
A South Korean man attempted to game his way to a finance job by getting his twin brother to sit an exam for him, only to be caught after getting a job at another company, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The man, whose identity was not revealed, applied for two jobs at the Bank of Korea and the country's Financial Supervisory Service in 2022, only to find out he needed to sit exams for both jobs on the same day, according to a joint statement from BOK and FSS viewed by Bloomberg.
Rather than trying to rearrange one of the exams, the man asked his twin to take the FSS exam under his name.
Both brothers passed the test and the man decided to continue both applications including another test and interview for FSS. He dropped out of the FSS application process after landing a job at BOK, Bloomberg reported.
He started working as an employee at the bank just this year. Although it wasn't clear how the banks discovered that he cheated, the BOK intends to take "stern disciplinary measures," against the staffer after doing both an internal investigation and one by an external investigative agency, per Bloomberg.
The FSS and BOK did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment about the employee.
South Korea is notorious for having a hyper-competitive job market, and for the length and intensity of work many people do. Earlier this year the country's government introduced plans to make working almost 70 hours per week legal, though it backtracked after opposition from younger Koreans.
In 2021, the average South Korean citizen worked for 1,915 hours in 2021, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That ranks among the five highest working hours in developed nations.
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