She wants a job recommendation from me

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by JJJ, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Kanga wants to be a door to door makeup salesman for a major distributor. She called and told me that she gave my number to the recruiter as a reference. I was stunned. The main thing I know about her job history is that she has been fired from every job she has ever had due to sexual misconduct. And she has trouble making change.

    Yep, a job where she goes into people's homes and sells them stuff is a great idea. Not sure it'll be makeup she's selling, ugh.
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    If it wasn't so sad, I'd be rolling on the floor laughing.
    2 + 2 = ??
  3. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not


    Fortunately, that's an easy one: Sorry hon, your family is not allowed to give job references!
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    ditto IC.....oh my.
  5. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh boy.........yikes.
  6. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Hopefully the woman won't call. I think this is just another example of the disconnect between reality and her delusions. Of course, staff will say she is making an effort toward employment. Ugh.
  7. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    Scary. I didn't think they even needed references for that, either.
  8. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    My usual Kanga response -- UGH!
  9. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Oh My! (Shaking head)
  10. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Duuuuuuuuude. Wow, she is pretty out there. Well, no, wow isn't right... because it's not surprising.
  11. dashcat

    dashcat Member

    Oh, good Lord! I'm trying not to laugh (and hoping you'll undersand if I do).
  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Oh my! I've never heard of needing references for that type of job......

    I'd stick to family can't give references, that is a good one.

  13. Oh my gosh! Really? It's sad that she would even consider that using you as a reference would be a good idea. Ugh.

    I like the "Family can't give references" because oh my, whatever would you say to that person??
  14. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    That is exactly what I said to her. "The only thing I know about your work history is that you have been fired from every job you have ever had. That's being fired 5 or 6 times in two years."

    Her response: "That's okay, I already told her that."

    I did a little reseasrch and this company allows you to join online, so no references are needed. Now I am wondering if this was a practice interview for the TLP...I can see them taking her through all the hoops before letting her order the $100 start-up pack.