Re: Eagle letter/Rec
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 09:34:06 -0400
On Fri, 26 Jun 1998, Bruce Major wrote:
> >negative evaluation, but let's not gut what remaining evaluative value
> >the letters of recommendation may have by making them a part of the
> >public record and thus chilling the candor of the recommendor.
> I hear that, and I think we have seen what the regs say. But it is sad to me
> to think that people may say one thing privately and another publicly. What
> has happened to the courage of one's convictions? Candor? Honesty?
> If there is something you would not want to say publicly and have attributed
> to you, my grandmother taught me that it may best be left unsaid.
> How sad to think we have become a society of hypocrites. Worse yet,
> politicians. :>(
Your grandmother and mine did not live in a world where a job applicant
whose previous boss said "frequently late" would SUE both the previous
boss and the interviewer at the new company. (Yes, I remember hearing of
just such a case back in the 1980s.)
Official letters of recommendation from previous employers these days
VERIFYING whether this person worked here and left at what salary. And
if the letter of inquiry does not give a salary to verify, that is
omitted as well.
Cheryl, in Maryland
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City