Statistically speaking, one out of every twelve Americans is an asshole. And this number, tragically, is increasing all the time. You may know or even work with one of these individuals. If this is the case, you may be at risk of being asked to write a reference for one.
It is here that the dilemma becomes apparent. You can’t say something nice, but you really want this asshole to go away. What do you do?
My wife recently was asked to write a professional reference for a coworker. She was on the horns of the above dilemma. Together, we wrote a nice, and honest, (-ish,) reference for this asshole.
“References for Assholes” P.S.A.
If you are stuck trying to find something nice to say about your asshole co-worker, how are you going to sell them off? If you have things that are not-so-nice to say, that is a far easier place to start.