By Joblessagain - 8/7/2021 18:01

A dish best served cold

Today, I used one of my ex-coworkers as a reference. She gave a really bad review about me, causing me to miss out on the job opportunity of a lifetime, all because she’s still upset I wore the same dress as her at the company holiday gala 2 years ago. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  21

Are you sure that’s why your co-worker gave you a bad recommendation? That seems unlikely.

In the future before submitting references talk to the person beforehand and confirm that they would be willing to be a reference for you. If you sense hesitancy, use someone else.

By  buddhist_babe88  |  5

depends on where you are from, burning used to be a hiring manager, we are legally not allowed to say thing bad about someone for that exact reason, when asked questions and we aren't able to answer positively, all we are allowed to say is "no comment".

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By  Chazzster  |  21

Are you sure that’s why your co-worker gave you a bad recommendation? That seems unlikely.

In the future before submitting references talk to the person beforehand and confirm that they would be willing to be a reference for you. If you sense hesitancy, use someone else.

By  buddhist_babe88  |  5

depends on where you are from, burning used to be a hiring manager, we are legally not allowed to say thing bad about someone for that exact reason, when asked questions and we aren't able to answer positively, all we are allowed to say is "no comment".

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  angeleyes0724  |  6

That is correct but she explicitly used them as her own personal reference which means the employer can ask whatever they want and the reference can answer how they see fit.