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Had an intern whom I could not recommend for hire. She didn’t report to me directly so I never gave her feedback directly. She just asked if she can list me as a reference How would you respond?

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I didnt work with you close enough

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“Do you think when I get a job I could just try it out for a little while...." You: “wtf do you think an internship is exactly?!?"

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“I didn’t have enough visibility into your work to be a good reference for you. Ask X instead"

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Somewhere else. I’m not vindictive, I just want to decline to be a reference, because I try to always tell the truth, and I didn’t have many good experiences with her at all. This was a girl who would be openly annoyed at working on things that didn’t interest her, and once said to me, “Do you think when I get a job I could just try it out for a while to see if I like it before giving them a final decision?"

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Are you really that vindictive that you would block her from getting another job? Just talk about her positive qualities on the call

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She’s probably going through a hard/stressful time, be nice and say yes. No harm in helping her find something else!

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If you want to help ask her to write up a list of her accomplishments, confirm it with her manager and be a reference - If not say you don’t have enough exposure to her work to be a suitable reference

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Wow. If you really wanted to help her you’d sit her down and talk her through how selfish she is

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Do u like her personality? If so yes if not no.

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Tell that you are not the official person to recommend for hire. What’s wrong. And ask her did she ask the person who did she report. Do the best thing for the firm not the best thing for her. She should understand.

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I hope you have your hand out someday because I am going to let you starve hah

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A lukewarm indirect connection from 2-3 years ago is her best reference? Yikes. I'd decline.

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I said yes because I have no spine.

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No

Is this for a job at your firm or somewhere else

Also, she was my intern 2-3 years ago. She pings me every few months. This is not a real time reaction after her internship.

I am only allowed to confirm the dates is your performance and not allowed to speak to the quality of work.

Noooooo 😣

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