Vaporlock From Canada, joined May 2001, 3645 posts, RR: 57 Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 898 times:
Matt, if things are not good between your current supervisor, maybe you could ask a supervisor from another area that works with you to give you a written letter of recommendation. The other thing you can do is provide them with copies of your past performance reviews if your company did them on their employees. I know it is hard when your in that type of situation....otherwise, if your sure you are going to get a job then explain the situation and be honest. I'm sure they'd understand.
My boss was let go about a month ago....and just prior to his leaving I asked him for a letter as I might be moving on myself. Well, I sent him an email and asked him to still give me a letter as he was my previous boss....I know for sure that if I were to go to one of the owners they'd crap if they got wind of me looking anywhere else for a job...
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17267 posts, RR: 51 Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 880 times:
Some companies these days won't even tell you whether a person worked for them. One of the owners of the company I work for now told me that my boss at my former employer wouldn't even verify that I worked there, sayiing "we don't give out that information". Thankfully, I used several of the supervisors from my last job as references when I applied for my present job as I know they wouldn't try to screw me over.