By Anonymous - 8/12/2020 19:58

Don't do favors for strangers

Today, after getting a friend of a friend a job, overnight she turned into Satan, making a job I once loved a hell on earth. I should really try to get to know people before I do them a favor. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  20

This is why you never recommend someone to your employer unless you know them and have worked with them. Obviously this was not the case and you and others are suffering the consequences. A friend of a friend is a stranger unless you know them yourself. And even a social friend you know is not the same as having worked with them.

The only way to salvage this is to go to your boss and tell them the truth. Eventually it’s going to be apparent to them, but at least if you let them know then you might partially redeem yourself in your boss’s eyes. But be careful and tell no one else about this. Then, never, ever do this again.

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By  rudico67  |  4

No good deed goes unpunished!

By  Marcella1016  |  31

Sorry OP I think you’ll just always be fucked when it comes to situations like this. Satan is a master of disguise. If Satan doesn’t want you to know Satan is Satan until Satan wants you to know, you won’t know until Satan wants you to know.

Good luck, though. Try giving her burnt offerings or other sacrifices. All you can do at this point is get on Satan’s good side!

By  Chazzster  |  20

This is why you never recommend someone to your employer unless you know them and have worked with them. Obviously this was not the case and you and others are suffering the consequences. A friend of a friend is a stranger unless you know them yourself. And even a social friend you know is not the same as having worked with them.

The only way to salvage this is to go to your boss and tell them the truth. Eventually it’s going to be apparent to them, but at least if you let them know then you might partially redeem yourself in your boss’s eyes. But be careful and tell no one else about this. Then, never, ever do this again.

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  JackFaire  |  27

That doesn't always help. I knew my then best friend/roommate to be a hard worker. So knowing he needed a job and I needed his half the rent I got him an interview with my then boss. I told him to "dress up for it make sure you wear a button down" He shows up in a bowling shirt style shirt that has giant flaming dice on it.

My boss was not happy with me. And my friend couldn't understand what he'd done wrong "I wore a button down like you said" My bad apparently I needed to specify that a shirt with flaming dice on it isn't what anyone would consider work appropriate.

By  Roxy Rousseau  |  11

Even if it was a friend, you’d be surprised at how often a very good friend can be unbearable to work with, and not all amazing coworkers make good friends.

Everyone should keep boundaries when it comes to their workplace imo, especially when it involves bringing in new people.