I've been unemployed for three months. My supervisor at my old job was a vicious person and she did everything she could to get me to leave or get me fired. After a bad situation with her one day, I was asked to leave, but never actually fired. It was eventually worked out that they accepted my resignation, and things were left at that.
Well I had a great interview a couple weeks ago at a place that would be a perfect fit, and now they want to check references. I sent my reference list, which includes a former department director, a former practice manager, and a lead from the job before last. Now they want a supervisor from the job I just left. I never told them in the interview that I was fired, because technically I wasn't. If they were to just call and ask HR, they would be told the dates I worked there and that I quit. I was rather vague as to why I wanted to leave that job.
Idk what to say to them. I really want this job, and if I give them my former supervisor's name, I know it won't turn out well at all. My manager from that same job is no better as she was good friends with my supervisor and always defended her actions, no matter how bad. I'm really at a loss. I don't want to take too long to respond to the email, but I don't want to screw things up either. Any advice?
Answer by m-avi at 12:40 PM on Jan. 14, 2013
Answer by tessiedawg at 12:43 PM on Jan. 14, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 12:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2013