Post # 17
Yeah I wasn’t asking for a recommendation. All she had to do was call and say yes she works here. Hire date was X. Position title is X.
I mean if my actual reference who’s a single mom who works 40 hours a week can take the time to call them back, you’d think the person who’s job it is to do so would too.
My company will not allow my boss to write me a letter of recommendation. It is against their policy. They say is is to protect themselves? I have no idea how saying I was a great employee could hurt them but I’ve given up trying to understand anything there.
Did I mention it took this lady 7 months for me to get my FLMA approved when my dad was sick because she kept messing it up. By the time she got it approved, he passed away a month later.
Post # 18
Also, when I applied for my mortgage last year they had to call this same woman and verify my employment. Funny she never asked my permission to verify it to them.
My point was they called last week, it was now Wed. I had been at work every day and so had she. We pass each other in the hall a couple times a day. All she had to do was pull me aside and ask me.
This is also someone who called me specifically when I had to miss a day of work for my uncles funeral ‘just to let me know I wasn’t getting bereavement pay because uncles don’t count’. Yes in those words. He counted to me and I hadn’t even been expecting bereavement pay!
Post # 19
@Robin_Sparkles: I am in HR in Indiana (I see you are from Indy!)…hello fellow Hoosier 🙂
I’m sorry you (and others on here) have such awful HR departments. These are the reason why I try my best to be employee oriented and always put myself in the employee’s “shoes” in any circumstance. Each company has a different policy – but we are not able to comment on job performance either if doing an employee verification – I can only verify dates of employment and title.
If I am doing a loan verification, I have to have the employee’s signature page faxed to me showing that I am authorized to give that information out. But I always make that a priority to call/fax back paperwork for any type of verification because I know what it is like to be waiting at your mortgage processor’s every call for news about closing 🙂
Ooo and good luck working with the government – I work in HR for the government…you better be prepared to take a stand on whether you are a “D” or an “R”… LOL…because you will hear it in the bathroom, at lunch, breakroom…;)
Post # 20
I would follow up with the company you’re applying to like @futuremrsk18: suggested. It would let them know what’s going on, remind them how interested in the job you are, and shows them that you’re throrough and on top of things.
Post # 21
So has she called back now? Have you heard from the new job? I want an update!! haha I hope everything worked out ok! Best of luck!