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Old 02-04-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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I thought this kind of stuff ended in high school, maybe this is more common than I thought but I don't think so. Could this actually be weighed against the applicant?

Say you are applying to a job somewhere (or a special project within your workplace). Someone that knows you is applying too. The other person emails the hiring manager anonymously with pictures something like, "I feel like giving you a heads up. You shouldn't hire Mr. John Smith, I worked with him before and he doesn't start things until the day before they are due. He cracked under pressure during a client meeting and there are rumors that he uses escorts. You don't want that kind of energy affecting the public standing of Company X".
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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How does said applicant know Mr. John Smith applied?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Anonymously? "With pictures" ? A bit unusual.
But negative recommendations (I presume from a current employee of said company?) are not unusual.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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I don't see how this would happen, but, if it did. I would rule out both people most likely. Drama flags.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:55 PM
 
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I don't see how this would happen, but, if it did. I would rule out both people most likely. Drama flags.
This.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:47 PM
 
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I thought this kind of stuff ended in high school, maybe this is more common than I thought but I don't think so. Could this actually be weighed against the applicant?

Say you are applying to a job somewhere (or a special project within your workplace). Someone that knows you is applying too. The other person emails the hiring manager anonymously with pictures something like, "I feel like giving you a heads up. You shouldn't hire Mr. John Smith, I worked with him before and he doesn't start things until the day before they are due. He cracked under pressure during a client meeting and there are rumors that he uses escorts. You don't want that kind of energy affecting the public standing of Company X".
Quite honestly, this more ridiculous than functional sleeve buttons on a suit jacket.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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I don't see how this would happen, but, if it did. I would rule out both people most likely. Drama flags.
I agree. Very strange and not conducive to a good work environment. Not even sure how such a thing would happen
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i know a bunch of people like that. btw they failed to nail me and they failed to get that promotion to supervisor. evil does not always win. i passed those people up a long time ago.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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My co-workers never knew the positions or hiring managers, when I have looked for jobs. Unless Mr. Smith has a big mouth, his co-workers shouldn't know who the hiring manager is or the position. At big companies(Fortune 500), there could be hundreds of hiring managers with positions posted every month.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I cannot fathom such a situation happening.

But if I ever encountered it, I'd strike both applicants from my list.
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