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Old 11-12-2015, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So some of you might remember my past posts about my struggle with being wrongfully accused by t DOC and being suspended since August. Well I found a new job since they haven't called me back to work in 3 months and won't fire me either. I went through background check and passed drug test. HR called 2 of my references but they can't contact my current supervisor as she was fired 2 weeks ago for having an ex client/ex-inmate OD on cocaine in her house and die. (I know this is sounding like a bad soap opera so far). So my issue is I told the new job that I still work at the DOC since they haven't fired me. But the new supervisor at the old job doesn't know me, so how would they get a reference from that?

I'm at a loss at what to do and need suggestions. I can have a co-worker give a reference that knows me and my performance so that could work since they can't reach my old supervisor.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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My last supervisor was laid off when I was. I put him down as a reference like I forgot because I don't know who to put down. Some batch in animal resources? Maybe a ding dong I saw twice a year? Almost 6 months jobless I need to change something.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:47 PM
 
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they don't have to talk to your supervisor; they usually will just get HR and verify dates of employment, title and such... otherwise just put your old supervisor and if they ask you can just say you didn't know she wasn't there.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Florida
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they don't have to talk to your supervisor; they usually will just get HR and verify dates of employment, title and such... otherwise just put your old supervisor and if they ask you can just say you didn't know she wasn't there.
Oh ok that's good to know. I was worried that they may rescind the offer or something. I gave them a co-worker as another reference if they couldn't reach the supervisor. The weird thing is that my old job doesn't have a HR dbecausepartment at that location because HR is at company headquarters. So in hindsight I should have given the main
company's info. But oh well.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:29 PM
 
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I always tell them that they cannot contact my current job/supervisor. This is very common, as the last thing you need is for your current employer to know that you're looking for another job (even though the situation is a bit different in your case).
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