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Help to decode the work certificate

Got the following work certificate upon my departure. Everything was OK, until somebody spread some rumors about me, then the hell broke out.

X possessed well-rounded expertise and the required experience in his area of responsibility. He successfully applied himself to new duties and used the acquired knowledge with good results. Even under demanding conditions he remained focused and delivered a consistently solid performance. The prevailing software applications and tools in his field were something he was familiar with and used sensibly.

X showed initiative and complete commitment. In the event of change within the organization, he took an open approach and was prepared to explore new paths. By being careful and diligent, he delivered work of impeccable quality.

X forwarded regularly key information in a timely manner and involved management when the situation demanded it. He supported the team and openly shared his own ideas, experiences, and insights with others. Management, staff and customers alike appreciate him and held him in esteem.

We regretfully agree with his wish for early termination of his employment contract by mutual agreement ... We sincerely regret the departure of X, a valued colleague and true professional, and thank him for his consistency exemplary services. We wish him all the best for his future.
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Re: Help to decode the work certificate

You want even more positivity?
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Re: Help to decode the work certificate

There's nothing to decode. It looks to me as WYSIWG certifcate.
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Re: Help to decode the work certificate

Is it good or bad or mediocre? My consultant at ORP said that it is quite mediocre.
I have no idea;
It sounds a bit sarcastic? - a valued colleague and true professional, and thank him for his consistency exemplary services
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Old 03.09.2019, 11:38
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Is it good or bad or mediocre? My consultant at ORP said that it is quite mediocre.
I have no idea;
It sounds a bit sarcastic? - a valued colleague and true professional, and thank him for his consistency exemplary services
Sounds like your ORP consultant is suffering from career envy.

It's not mediocre. If it was any more complimentary, THEN it would start to sound a bit of a piss-take but as it is, it sounds fine.
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Is it good or bad or mediocre? My consultant at ORP said that it is quite mediocre.
I have no idea;
It sounds a bit sarcastic? - a valued colleague and true professional, and thank him for his consistency exemplary services
Work certs cannot really be explicitly negative, because it opens up the possibility of libel and slander, and the ex employer would have to prove their comments.

that does not mean an ex employer can write a 'bad' cert, which would be the most mediocre one you could think of: X completed tasks A, B, C; X had responsibility for E, F, G. Period.

This would be the minimum they have to provide and it could be interpreted as a quite negative because there is not mention of quality or any additional info. In you case they have gone much further than that! It actually sounds pretty good. What language is it written in originally? The translation may influence the 'sarcasm' vibe.
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Re: Help to decode the work certificate

Thank you very much for your feedback.

The certificate as originally written in English, though it is a French-speaking company. Their English is very good but not perfect.

Thanks again for your comment
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Those who knows French well, could you give your opinion please.

Nous avons le plaisir d'attester que nous avons été satisfaits de la manière dont Mr. X s'est acquitté des taches qui lui ont été devoulues.

Nous avons aprréciés le sérieux, dont il a fait le preuve dans l'accoplisement de son travail.

Mr.X a entretenu de bonnes relations avec ses supérieurs et ses colleagues tout au long de son activité chez Y SA.

Nous le recommandons à tout personne qui souhaiterait l'engager et lui souhaitons plein succés pour la suite de sa carrière professionnelle.


Thanks in advance
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ch2013 has made some interesting contributions
https://www.englishforum.ch/employment/293902-help-decode-work-certificate.html

If you compare it to this checklist, I would say it is a mediocre even poor review.

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If you compare it to this checklist, I would say it is a mediocre even poor review.

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