Former colleague called as “a friend” for a casual conversation about his career. Then he tried to use that conversation & my name to negotiate for a job.
And now I have to destroy him.

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I don’t know, I think I like him more than I like you

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Name dropping and friend hiring is 99% of this industry.

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I wasn’t drunk when I wrote the post but I’m working on it now ... look, if he had been straight forward and said he wanted to talk about this position and asked if I would be a reference it’d be different. Instead he tried to manipulate me into letting my guard down and tried to use what I said as leverage to negotiate a better position. Of course I’m not going to actually destroy him, it’s just an expression that people say when they’re disappointed and feel used. “Strong men also cry...strong men also cry”

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Omg please don't destroy him.. Is he terrible at his job or something? Did that ruin your reputation? He must need the help desperately to do it.. Was in that place recently, don't be so hard on him!

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You need to explain a bit more here.

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It doesn’t sound remotely like you were manipulated.
And destroying people isn’t an expression — it’s something that powerful people with VP in their title can and do do frequently.

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Feels like this is Trump and Kim Jong-un

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@OP I understood from the get go and agree with you. Your friend was completely unprofessional. and I understand you’re venting. Crushed boner, and picking a fight with WK1 is what I’m reacting to.

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Ugh language @OP!

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One last time, unless you demonstrate how this impacted you negatively, I'm not sure what your grievance is about.

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I get it, OP.

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Guys! Hey, you guys... ever seen von Trier’s Antichrist? #crushedboner #amiright? #VPvernacular

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@OP are you drunk? What’s wrong with you?

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OP - why didn’t he just straight up ask if you’d refer him? Or did he, and you turned him down?

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Nah uh! Not cool. Call him on it and hit him with a ...BAM!

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@WK you would

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"VP" is this close ... *this close* ... to posting another response to WK1 challenging them to a pay stub fight behind the bleachers after class.

I getcha OP

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