One thing my instructor in college told me is to ask if they would be a good
reference. I would hate to think that people are willing to give bad
references, but I know there are those jerks out there.

On 2/1/06, Larry Paque <larry@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One thing I have always done is to ask the person I would like to use as
> a reference if it is ok with them if I list them.  I do that with the
> hope that people will say no if they won't or are not comfortable giving
> a positive referral.
> It's sort of along the lines of a lawyer asking a question of a witness
> - never ask a question to which you do not already know the answer.
> If I did that and the person in question still gave me a bad reference,
> I'd feel betrayed.  But then I'd move on and do as others have suggested
> - ask myself if it was there was truth in what was said and learn from
> the experience either way.
> Larry Paque
> larry@xxxxxxxxx
Mike Wills

"There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and
those who don't." -Unknown

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