I had a temp job 4 years ago. The boss who hired me seemed to like me at first, but then other employees didn't do their jobs and blamed it on me. The supervisor made me the scapegoat. Apparently, the boss believed them because when another position became available he won't hire me, and I went back on unemployment and moved on.
Time passed, and I got a job with a boss I love! Unfortunately the boss I love is leaving and the the boss from the temp job is replacing him! He had been the boss here in the past and my co-workers love him!THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE HE'S THE SECOND COMING! I never told anyone here I know him, because it was a negative experience. What do I say to them? I DON't WANT MY COWORKERS TO THINK I LIED OR WAS DISHONEST! I get along with them, but some of them can be bitchy gossips, and I don't want them to turn on me! Should I say I worked under a lot of bosses and didn't remember him, and stick to it ? Or tell the truth?
Do you think this guy will remember me? How would you handle seeing him again? Do you think he"ll badmouth me to the senior staff here? Do you think they'll grill him about me, if they hear I worked for him before? This is a small company, and I know some of them have already contacted him, and complained about our current boss!
He's returning in August, and I've been losing sleep over this! Please advise! I need others' perspectives on this. There aren't many jobs in my field, and I really need this job!
Any advice appreciated. I feel like worlds are colliding! :(