giving a negative reference for a nightmare employee, I don’t want to come back after maternity leave, and more
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APRIL 13, 2017
During his short tenure, nearly all the staff quit, there was a hostile work environment investigation, and relationships with partners ranging from foundations to long-term consultants were ruined. You definitely can’t give a reference that leaves out the worst parts. I don’t think I want to come back from maternity leave. I also didn’t want to burn bridges at my organization or have my boss think I was any less committed to my job before I went on leave.