hi. i am new to this and have no clue about how this system worked. i am having problems getting a positive reference from my previous company.
one time i needed a reference (after resigning) because a prospect employer needed it that week, i phoned HR to request one. They have sent me an email asking if I was happy for them to send it that way, so I said yes, just after reading it through (thinking the prospect employer know what happened already anyway via the interview).....What I did not realize was, that was THE reference already forever.
i had problems with my previous employer but before any disciplinary was decided, I resigned due to stress. what they promised me was a basic reference.
what happens is that with every job interview I have, I always tell them about what happened with my previous employer and that they would not expect a positive reference from them. but after they receive the reference, they always withraw the job offer after.
i do not know what to do.
would i be able to tell HR that I am not happy with the reference we agreed of sending (i thought they would only send it to that specific employer, once) and if we could change it to a basic one??? the statement in the reference is very incriminating and demeaning that they are saying my integrity and competency are questionable and I left before it was decided.
i am a professional and now I could never even get whatever job.... not even anything because of this...
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