Wednesday, May 18, 2011
What if a reference is trashing you?
J.T. O’Donnell and Dale Dauten break down workplace events for us.
A reader says he found out a reference was talking smack.
J.T. chirped that she heard a worse one than that—a guy’s former boss was saying bad things so he, the boss, could get the job instead.
Oh, those streets are mean, my babies.
Dale advised not to say anything bad about the boss—remember, he noted, “Your enemy is your Buddha.”
Anyone get that? Write me.
Anyhow, he also advised going to the malefactor and asking how he could position himself better to get the job.
Then Buddha says what?
Oh—this was better. Get recommendations in writing, Dale advised.
Now that’s smart, Buddha or no Buddha.