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Old 08.05.2010, 10:24
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Re: Potential employer demanding a reference from current employer

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I have never heard of this. References yes, always, but never from current employer. I would refuse.

I agree; do you really want to work for a company that plays these games? I actually turned down an offer recently for that reason.
Maybe we've talked to the same firm?

I was just amazed at the attitude and in my field there are always more opportunities than good people. It was definitely the HR manager driving this and I thought the company had made a serious mistake putting someone so confrontational and pushy in control.

Anyway, like you I thought this is not the way to start something and just walked away. Shame, as it took plenty of my time and I wanted the job but there you go.
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