Would you recommend this person?

@ladym33 (11008)
United States
October 28, 2009 10:54am CST
Here is the scenario: You have a close family member who has been out of work for several months and is about to lose his home. Your company has an opening for a job that this person is qualified for. This person is smart and a good worker but very opinionated and you are aware that this person has blown up at people 2 different times at two other different places of employment. Do you still recommend them because they are family and in desperate need of a job and risk being embarrassed if they repeat that behavio at your company or do you not recommend them to save yourself possible embarrassment down the road?
3 responses
• United States
28 Oct 09
I would tell my relative about the job opportunity and ask them to apply. I would not give a personal recommendation to my boss unless asked to do so. I would give the facts that I know and make sure it is clear I do not want anything to be reflected back on me.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
28 Oct 09
The person actually already knows about the position and has asked for the recommendation.
• United States
28 Oct 09
I would, I know that you think this person might do the same thing and if they do it will be on their head, not yours. You can also hide under the cloak that you are trying to help them out too. I've been in that situation before too and it didn't end well but it didn't reflect on me, I'm not the one who messed up.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
28 Oct 09
That is true it is on them, but when a close relative acts up and everyone knows they are related to you it is still embarrasing. But I think family comes first so I would give the recommendation.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
1 Nov 09
i tell people who i had helped to get jobs i tell them straight up dont mess up it will make me look bad. be straight with them