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    there's a friend who has locating exp that wants to come back to this business. he is in another state that has economy problems and massive layoffs . i'm thinking he just wants a job and is looking for something temp. only, but hard to say., he left the business with a bad taste in the mouths of sups. so my question is should i try to even get him in the door or just leave it alone altogther???
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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    If you don't think he's a stand-up locator with the intention of being a long term employee and asset to your office.....I wouldn't.

    When you refer someone, particularly one to your immediate office, you are hanging your good name on his performance. It may not be fair, but if he ends up being an ass, it reflects on you.

    One reason I am always extremely careful as to my referals.

    Just MHO...
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    Yahoo, is he an aquaintance or a friend? Friend being someone you hang out with, fish with, watch the game with, BBQ with etc.. Aquaintance being someone who you talk to but wouldn't trust around your stuff kinda person.

    I myself would help a friend no matter what. An aquaintance would just get a phone number to call and it would be of a different company than the one I was working for.

    Or just turn him on to locatorjobs.com and let him do it for himself.

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    very good question indeed!!! an aquaintance is the better word and the son of a major client (at&t) supervisor of ours.......you see my struggles now????
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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    Well if his dad doesn't think he is worth trying to get a job for At&t then should you??

    Simple answer is NO.

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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    Quote Originally Posted by AULupstate View Post
    Well if his dad doesn't think he is worth trying to get a job for At&t then should you??

    Simple answer is NO.
    That's a good question and something to consider. Why would you go further in helping him out than his own family? Do they know something you don't know?

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    I've seen this one before. The child of a customers management team. I found this caused more problems. Not only does the customer want you to do more for them. If you have to fire their child; It will strain the relationship
    STRESS: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately deserves it.

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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    All we have in this business is our reputation, if this guys not someone you’re willing to risk yours on I would do as AUL said.

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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    Quote Originally Posted by AULupstate View Post
    Well if his dad doesn't think he is worth trying to get a job for At&t then should you??

    Simple answer is NO.
    Yahoo, I know you on a personal basis now and I know how you feel about the whole trust issue, AUL has a great point about daddy. If Daddy hasn't helped this guy out you need to find out why before you stick your neck out. Just a thought.............
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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    Hi, All. I am new to the site, but I have direct experience with this type of situation.

    Yahoo...There are several things that you'll need to consider:

    1. How familiar are you with this person's work ethic?
    2. What type of conversations will this person have with his father, if/when your company starts running with past due tickets in the summer? And, what will his father say if you're not meeting your contractual obligations?

    Bottom-line....Think long and hard about this one. Also, if you have a good relationship with the hiring manager, talk it over with them. Good luck.

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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    A lot of telco companies will not allow family members to work in the same work center - if there is a death that means two or more people out at the same time. I have been approached many times in similar ways but have respectfully declined to put them on due specifically to the contractual relationship issue. I made an exception once many years ago, and kept having to explain to the employee who he REALLY worked for (seemed to believe he worked for my customer not for me.........). When I finally had to let him go, it caused some short-term friction but wasn't a show-stopper for the contract as a whole. It's a tough row to hoe, but I'd pass on a contact name and number and leave it at that.
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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    I've had a similar experience as OVUS, hired a client's son to "help him out", finally had to fire the kid.....created a great deal of friction with a client that referred a fair amount of work to me. I'll never do it again.
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    Default Re: would you hire him back???

    thanks guys for all your input..i have made my decision ...will not help him no further!!!!
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