Moral Dilemma: Nate and the Bulldog

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Which letter should I send?

#1 - Normal bullshit recommendation letter
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#2 - Keepin' it real letter
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Postby MCA » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:21 pm

When you say you've known _____ for 27 years, that may tip them off.
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Postby GameOver » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:22 pm

McAdam wrote:You're like 24. When the fuck did anybody "work for you"


25. I ran a swimming pool store in college. I didnt own it but I handled just about every thing there was. hiring and firing included. I was his boss. he's actually 2 years older than me.
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Postby The Crosby Show » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:23 pm

If you want to help your "brother", don't just put all 5/5s or 10/10s. Be complimentary but honest.

Say he is a person who you would work with again anytime because you know how he will perform under pressure. Give an example of this.
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Postby GameOver » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:23 pm

McAdam wrote:When you say you've known _____ for 27 years, that may tip them off.


the highest anwswer is "Over 5 Years"
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Postby bosharbor » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:30 pm

wouldn't having the same last name tip them off?
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Postby GameOver » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:12 pm

Im not trying to cover up that I'm his brother....
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Postby MCA » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:15 pm

bosharbor wrote:wouldn't having the same last name tip them off?

^^^
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Postby Giggles » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:39 pm

You shouldn't use immediate family members as references, period.
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Postby MCA » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:43 pm

Yeah this is weird.
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Postby BS1 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:53 pm

bump

Big Slick wrote:wait, using a family member as a reference is a no-no, correct?
It is what it is......
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Postby GameOver » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:58 pm

He played baseball all through college on scholarship and has only had 2 jobs since then with the latter being laid off from. Just trying to help my brother out who’s been out of work for the past 8 months. Don't really feel like watching him go bankrupt. I didn’t ask to be put down as a reference but I am so I'm going to help out any way that I can. thanks for the advice though.
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Postby BS1 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:01 pm

I don't think any of us are saying not help him out, by all means do what you can...I just don't think he should have used you as a reference, imo.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:03 pm

what does playing baseball on scholarship have to do with anything?
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Postby B Luc » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:03 pm

his brother's job experience has been limited because of it.
Whores til proven otherwise. And they so rarely do.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:07 pm

Game is 25 right? how old is his brother? Just getting out of college?
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