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Is it any of my business ?

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Background is that my recent work has been a real mixture of practice and an FC in industry,  hence I come across many people industry,  not just my own clients. 

I went to work at a place who employed a temp as I was leaving.     That person was at a book-keeper level and had previously 'left' another job.   That person completely 'rubbished' the company they had worked for and to say the comments were 'scathing' is putting it politely !

However,  on my travels at a new place,   I have found out that person was in fact dismissed for incompetence.     I don't work at that previous said place anymore where I met this person and my own consultancy there has finished completely.   

It aggravates me that the person said they had "left" the job - to the new place or agency that the person works through,  but that is not the truth.   The situation was given to me in conversation at a new place,  not asked for and so I unwittingly gained this knowledge.      The place where this person was at have refused to pay the agency bills as the work was so bad and its a point of litigation apparently.

Is it any of my business  professionally ?     Or am I just personally aggravated at the lie and its not really my ballpark to say anything.

One part of me feels that the employment agency should have checked the references,  so liability lies with them.     But this person should not lie on a C.V.

Fully appreciate this is not an employment forum !   but what would you do  ? 

You know that feeling when you know something,  but wish you didn't ! 

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08th Oct 2015 09:42

None of your business.

It is essentially hearsay.

 

It is up to the agency and / or the employer to properly reference their candidates. It seems they failed to do so for this particular person.

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08th Oct 2015 09:48

Why bother to even think about it. Life's too short and all consultants gain information from time to time they don't want

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By BananaMan
08th Oct 2015 10:20

Truth

FCExtraordinaire wrote:

It aggravates me that the person said they had "left" the job - to the new place or agency that the person works through,  but that is not the truth

 

Strictly speaking - that is the truth. You are getting hung up on the reason they left, not the fact that they left.

 

Whether they were told to go, or they chose to go - they did actually leave the business.

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By chatman
08th Oct 2015 09:48

How do you know which of the two is lying? Even if the employee was sacked, and the reason given was incompetence, how do you know the charge was not trumped up to hide another, less acceptable reason?

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08th Oct 2015 10:10

How do know

It was not another employee  making the mistakes and using the bookkeeper as the fall guy.  Not saying that was the case but it does happen.   You don t know the two sides of the story so I would just move on. 

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08th Oct 2015 11:06

Good god, how do you get through life worrying about such rubbish?

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08th Oct 2015 11:55

LOL !

lovebucket wrote:

Good god, how do you get through life worrying about such rubbish?

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08th Oct 2015 11:14

More to it!

There are more facts surrounding this and I will leave it to be resolved by the parties and their representatives.

Thank you for your comments.    Rest assured I do not spend my time worrying !

 

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By chatman
08th Oct 2015 11:19

Worry.

FCExtraordinaire wrote:
Rest assured I do not spend my time worrying !

Thank god for that; I was beside myself with worry about you.

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08th Oct 2015 11:45

Who cares really?

If your old company has employed someone who is an incompetent liar the they will get what they paid for.  If I were still working there I would uncover her shady credentials in a heartbeat by the standard of her work.  Since I'm not I would be rubbing my hands imagining how much they are going to miss me when they realise what a genius I was in comparison.

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08th Oct 2015 11:49

Don't sweat the petty stuff

Also - don't pet the sweaty stuff.

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By chatman
08th Oct 2015 11:54

don't pet the sweaty stuff.

TaxTeddy wrote:

Also - don't pet the sweaty stuff.

Haha

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09th Oct 2015 14:05

None of your business

As others have said you don't know the whole truth.  His side (or hers,) the company's truth and the real truth.

 

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09th Oct 2015 16:54

Move on

But make a mental note of their name, just in case you find yourself interviewing them for another role in the future!

As the lovely Polish saying goes "Not your circus, not your monkeys"!

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09th Oct 2015 23:02

You should keep an open mind on hearsay
I had the misfortune to work for a company that made a habit of telling clients they had to let a member of staff go due to incompetence.
I know these work colleagues were extremely competent and went on to have good careers.....the partners simply did not want to admit they were the problem and found it easier to blame the person who left.

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