I used to work at a company where my department manager used to actually leave applications and resumes laying out on his desk so other employees could look at them. NOTHING was edited or blocked out, everyone could see where these people lived, phone numbers, email address, even social security numbers were there for every employee that came into the department to read. The manager did not have an office, just a small area off to the side for his desk - the papers sat there even when the department was not in operation(off hours).
>The manager would yell at everyone for getting behind his desk, but this paper work he kept on a front corner for anyone to look at - he never said anything about it to anyone. We always guessed he did it just in case someone might know one of the applicants and had something to say about the person, but he never said anything to us about it. One thing he and the supervisors would do when we were waiting on another department though, they would sit back there and read the paperwork and laugh about certain things in each application or resume - like former jobs, names, etc.
> If someone had been in anyway dishonest, everyone of those applications could have been copied and resulted in identity theft in very big way.