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Subject:Re: Can I Get Your Input Please From:Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 8 May 2008 09:39:32 -0700 (PDT)
Very true. And he'll need ammunition for that fight.
If Rick still wants the job at this point, he'll have
to come up with some stuff that refutes the negative
references from his current supervisor. It might be a
good idea for him to solicit testimonials of some kind
from other people.
If this is the first time the supervisor has filed
anything negative about him, then the timing of that
bad reference makes it suspect. That point needs to be
I'm afraid at this point Rick's situation has gone
beyond the scope of an HR situation and has entered
the realm of the tactical. From now on, CYA will
probably have to be his overriding concern. One thing
he needs to do, assuming he is still on good terms
with his contracting agency, is find out from them if
his supervisor has ever communicated any negative
assessments to them.
The hiring manager's own situation is relevant here.
If he has problems of his own with the rest of the
company, that will weaken his position and make his
efforts to help Rick less viable.
> That helps, but he's still going to have to butt
> with his higher-ups if your current manager gives
> you a bad reference that says your work performance
> is poor.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rick Langer" <imborn4fun -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> >I know the hiring manager and have worked with him
> at another company
> > he was very happy I was interested in the
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