Not the Employer Reference She Was Hoping For

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820 Pm  Chattanooga Tenn Oct. 4. 1863 1025 am
Maj. Genl Foster Ft Monroe
Celeste Schwartz
was formerly employed by us but
is not now she is thought
to be crazy signed W.S. Rosecrans
Maj. Genl

Today’s lesson: Never use someone as a reference if you don’t know what they’re going to say. It would appear that Ms. Schwartz mentioned her employment in the service of General Rosecrans when she applied for a job at Fort Monroe, but failed to check how he would respond before doing so.

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One response to “Not the Employer Reference She Was Hoping For”

  1. FlowCoef says :

    College placement offices should spread this one around. An important lesson.

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