By Kayla - 16/1/2021 11:02 - United States - Wenatchee

Never name-drop

Today, I had a job interview. I have another job I want to leave, but haven't said anything yet. At the interview, I mentioned where I worked, and the interviewer name-dropped my manager. She then told me he was her step brother. So much for not wanting my manager to know. FML
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By  Bogrbon  |  22

In an interview, you could request in a polite way they not contact your current employer, and she, if she has any integrity, wouldn't contact your manager, even if he's family. You would just explain that you'd like to notify your employer you're searching only when you're ready to submit a resignation and have references from previous employers, etc. A bit of bad luck that she asked if you knew him and he was your manager, but you should be able to handle the situation.

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By  Bogrbon  |  22

In an interview, you could request in a polite way they not contact your current employer, and she, if she has any integrity, wouldn't contact your manager, even if he's family. You would just explain that you'd like to notify your employer you're searching only when you're ready to submit a resignation and have references from previous employers, etc. A bit of bad luck that she asked if you knew him and he was your manager, but you should be able to handle the situation.

By  WardenWolf  |  21

It depends on how professional they are. I'd say you have a pretty good chance of them NOT saying anything, On the other hand, they probably won't hire you in order to keep things from being awkward.