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Old 08-18-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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One key thing a hiring manager is looking for, in addition to these, is whether the person would be LOYAL to him or her. The questions going through the hiring manager's mind would be:

1. Would this person do exactly I tell him to do?
2. Would this person talk bad about me behind my back?
3. Would this person put me in a bad situation on purpose or by accident?
Definitely.

Sometimes they will ask you what a former boss was like and if you start bad-mouthing that boss, say he or she was an idiot, or even imply it, it would be a big red flag going up.

Or they will ask you what you liked and disliked about your last job -- so you have to make sure you keep it positive. You can admit to personality differences if you must but you need to make sure you are very careful not to talk bad about the job or the boss.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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2. Would this person talk bad about me behind my back?
Why would that matter, as long as they're doing their job?
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Why would that matter, as long as they're doing their job?
What is their job exactly?

Would you hire someone to work in your house and then hear from your neighbors that he told everybody how terrible you are and how bad your home is and how ugly your kids look?
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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Because the negative person, the one who gossips, is an issue.

I am, for the first time in a while, in a completely gossip free office. It is a smaller office, so there is really no opportunity for it...but the usual office gossip just doesn't happen...and it is so nice.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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What is their job exactly?

Would you hire someone to work in your house and then hear from your neighbors that he told everybody how terrible you are and how bad your home is and how ugly your kids look?
They could think I'm the devil for all I care.

As long as they don't say anything to my face or touch me, it's a strictly professional relationship where they're doing their job and I'm doing mine, then we both leave the office and go on by our business IMO.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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But that is the thing...the people who will trash the ex boss, company, employees, etc are the ones who DON'T keep it professional at work.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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But that is the thing...the people who will trash the ex boss, company, employees, etc are the ones who DON'T keep it professional at work.
Define "trash the boss."

If you mean purposely sabotaging projects out of spite, that's different from talking about how big of a meanie said boss is but still doing sufficient work.

However, "talking behind the boss' back" as one called it would refer to the latter, not the former.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:05 AM
 
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Define "trash the boss."

If you mean purposely sabotaging projects out of spite, that's different from talking about how big of a meanie said boss is but still doing sufficient work.

However, "talking behind the boss' back" as one called it would refer to the latter, not the former.
Both "trash the boss" and "talking behind the boss" mean saying anything that is not positive about the boss.

At workplace, it's a huge problem.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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Both "trash the boss" and "talking behind the boss" mean saying anything that is not positive about the boss.

At workplace, it's a huge problem.
As I said before, there's a difference sabotaging work I give to you because you don't like me and telling your friends/family/co-workers how much of a demon I am.

Like I said, I couldn't care less what others think about me. I'm not sure why anyone else would care what others think about them either.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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to the op: it does not mean anything. I went like to 30 interviews before I got my dream job.
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