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    Angry Forced to lie - Unfair!

    In Feb I had my case at the CCMA for Constructive Dismissal. I had concrete grounds and proof to proof this and asked the help of a trade union. At the day of the Con-Arb case my employer offered at Conciliation to settle with 3 months’ salary and to say the reason for leaving was Retrenchment. My union advised me to take it although I didn't feel it was fair for all the hell I’ve been through with them but I followed his advise.

    My problem is that my ex employer is making sure I will not get a job with the reference she is giving me. I never had any disciplinary and was a very good employee My work performance was so good that the year before I got a 24% increase and I know it was because of professional jealousy that my senior worked me out of my job.

    Several Recruiters have phoned me to ask why was I retrenched and my reference is a concern to them. My ex employer just says she doesn’t feel comfortable to talk about me.

    Please help me; I really feel this is so unfair because I am a good employee, to good because sometimes the people I work with feel threatened.
    I seems like I will have to lie to get a job, like saying I am still employed or change my work place and give up a friend’s name as a reference.

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    Is this a written reference or is it feeback being given to people who call your ex-employer?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    It is feeback being given to people who call my ex-employer for a possible career opportunity. One recruitment consultant phoned me and said the HR asked her if this is a real job, or is she a friend of mine. Shocked and embarrassed I apologised to the consultant. None of my friends even know the terminology used in my industry.

    Thank you.

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    Grudges are bad news
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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