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Old 08-18-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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Yes, lying is the "only way."

Why bother if you're going to post something so pointless??
You gave advice that was unethical. Then you wondered why that would upset someone. How clueless are you? It's like if someone said "I didn't study for a test and now I think I'm going to fail, what should I do?" I can bet you'd just shrug and say "just cheat."
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Were you laid off, or fired?
This. Sounds like he was fired for incompetence or poor performance.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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Ah yes, writing a letter to your company after you quit can feel cathartic, but ultimately it serves no purpose in the long run. A poorly run company/bad manager is probably not going to change just because someone who doesn't even work there anymore tells them what they did wrong. Like everyone else has said, it's probably in HR's hands now, and hopefully they won't go into details about your letter to anyone. If you are able to get past that and get a job you can focus on building positive relationships with that employer so that you never have to worry about receiving a bad reference from them should you leave.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:49 PM
 
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Find a good trusted friend, list him/her as a former colleague. When they call, they can pretend you were the greatest co-worker ever. The calls I've received on other folks were very high level "How is he as a co-worker, tell me about his strengths, yadda yadda".

Create a Google Voice account, make up a name and list that as their phone number. Call them back with a different voice and say you were your supervisor.

Bottom line, do what you have to do.
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