Ambiguous Employee Recommendations

One day you might be asked to give a recommendation for someone that doesn’t really deserve it. If you can’t say something nice, say something ambiguous:

To describe a person who is totally inept:
“I most enthusiastically recommend this candidate with no qualifications whatsoever.”

To describe an ex-employee who had problems getting along with fellow workers:
“I am pleased to say that this candidate is a former colleague of mine.”

To describe a candidate who is so unproductive that the job would be better left unfilled:
“I can assure you that no person would be better for the job.”

To describe a job applicant who is not worth further consideration:
“I would urge you to waste no time in making this candidate an offer of employment.”

To describe a person with lackluster credentials:
“All in all, I cannot say enough good things about this candidate or recommend him too highly.”

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