Shortly, I fear I am going to be asked to be a referee for a friend, who is applying for a position in a State government agency. Normally, if I am requested to provide a reference for someone, I am fine with it because I have my own list which I adhere to before I agree to any such request.
1. I must actually know them and know them well.
2.I must be convinced that they have the skills set to perform the job , for which they are applying.
3. I must believe in their integrity, reliability and work ethic.
4.My own integrity will not be damaged by acting as referee.
Here comes my dilemma. I cannot in all honesty act as this person’s referee and must decline her request.I must also provide her with a truthful reason for my decision because she will ask for a reason. I suppose the only thing I can do is be honest, and suggest she ask another person to act as her referee.
It is cold and wet here today but not wet enough to make a significant impact on the storage levels but it all helps. I have been busy with work here and I do not have any appointments today , so I will not have to venture out into the elements. I dislike winter and the cold so much. I would never survive the cold and snow in other countries. lol 🙂