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If there's fear this business friend would get a lot of negatives, or
the manager would give information this particular friend has called you
on in the past, you may want to pay a service bureau (there's one in
California; you'll have to do a net search for their name/number) to do
Documented Reference Check (DRC) is such a service bureau. Phone (909)
629-0317 direct or (800) 742-3316 order desk. Call for an info pack.
Located in Diamond Bar, CA.
A friend of mine used them with good results when he left the employ of
a nutcase manager at Purdue U. DRC checked my friend's references and
recorded the tirade. My friend was successful in the resulting
Best to you,
jellysideup -at- hotmail -dot- com
"It's not one damned thing after another. It's the same damned thing
over and over again."
Edna St. Vincent Millay