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    Got asked for my last 4 years worth at my current gig - this was well after contract arrived, mind.

    Meant asking for a favour from some individuals I hadn't given my best work to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Got asked for my last 4 years worth at my current gig - this was well after contract arrived, mind.

    Meant asking for a favour from some individuals I hadn't given my best work to!
    Really, why bother? I usually just say 'no'. The references aren't for the client anyway.

    Otherwise, I just give the public phone number for each company I've worked at in the last 4 years, and put 'HR Department'.

    The best one is when they ask for a *technical* reference. All my managers are non-technical, sorry, it wouldn't be any use. Bellends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Got asked for my last 4 years worth at my current gig - this was well after contract arrived, mind.

    Meant asking for a favour from some individuals I hadn't given my best work to!
    How did you get around that latter point?

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    Thanks to this thread I was prepared
    Same scenario as described before
    Pimp: We have a role for which you look like a perfect match
    Pimp: What's your rate?
    Vague role which happens to be in my area with the rate I'm looking for
    Pimp: asked about a few completely random roles in my CV
    Started asking did you report in so and so? no I did not
    Me: do you actually have a role? No answer
    pimp: Before submitting we need 2 technical references
    Me: Bye bye
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBait View Post
    Thanks to this thread I was prepared
    Same scenario as described before
    Pimp: We have a role for which you look like a perfect match
    Pimp: What's your rate?
    Vague role which happens to be in my area with the rate I'm looking for
    Pimp: asked about a few completely random roles in my CV
    Started asking did you report in so and so? no I did not
    Me: do you actually have a role? No answer
    pimp: Before submitting we need 2 technical references
    Me: Bye bye
    Yep, had experience of ROC; they are one of the worst for this type of thing.
    Clarity is everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelyDan View Post
    Yep, had experience of ROC; they are one of the worst for this type of thing.
    Ditto.

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    *Latest update *
    Applied for a contract in Belgium.
    Please provide 3 references which must be Belgian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brussels Slumdog View Post
    *Latest update *
    Applied for a contract in Belgium.
    Please provide 3 references which must be Belgian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruasonid View Post
    How did you get around that latter point?
    I made them all agency references as opposed to client. So even if I hadn't been great for them, they wouldn't burn any bridges.

    Some former clients I wouldn't trust to wee on me if I was on fire.

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