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Sorry all, this should not have read 'hi Amanda'. Please substitute
"TecWriter!" who was the original poster.
Apologies to Amanda for the mistype.
[Leanne Rollins] <snip>
As a hiring manager for many years, I've never come across this one.
However, I can tell you what my reaction would be if you didn't inform me of
your history at the company.
Basically, you'd immediately lose my trust. Trust, once lost, is very hard
to regain. My advice is to be fully forthcoming about your history with the
company. Believe me, manager's talk. If your previous manager sees you
wandering the halls, he/she will definitely make enquiries, and your new
manager will find out the hard way about your history. Step up, take
responsibility, and spill it! Of course, tell it from your point of view and
put a very positive spin on it, but keep to the truth.
One other thing - if the fit was so bad previously, what has changed that
now makes it appealing to return? Be aware that your reputation will follow
you, deserved or not. There is truth to that whole water cooler urban myth.
It's hard to make a new start at an old company... people have very long
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