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Bad Apples

Business owners share their hiring horror stories.

This story appears in the February 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

We asked entrepreneurs to recall their worst hires ever. Here's what they said:

Scott Testa, 38;Mindbridge Software Inc. in Norristown, Pennsylvania: "We hired someone [who] would fall asleep in [his] cube and start snoring. [Another employee] mentioned [it] to management, and it was glossed over. Now, when someone approaches us in regard to an issue, we take it a bit more seriously."

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