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Subject:Re: ethical consulting practices? From:Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Mon, 06 Dec 1999 11:05:55 -0600
One way to get around the aggressive demand for references from pushy recruiters
you suspect are trying to use you for marketing leads is to use the shops you've
worked for as your references.
And I'd get VERY suspicious about a demand for managers only, no peers.
Mpschiesl -at- ra -dot- rockwell -dot- com wrote in part:
> I've been burned by a consulting place with the friendly "I'll need three
> references, all being managers (no peers allowed)."
> I was hooking up for an alleged 'moonlighting' job about six months ago. The
> consulting firm tried to solicit my boss for writers, and I lost a ton of
> credibility in my job (greed didn't pay off). In the end, I hurt my boss and
> never got the moonlighting job (which was probably fictitous anyway).