I’ve not long got off the phone with my job referral contact. He tells me to expect a phone call for an interview at a local supermarket regarding nightfill (after-hours shelf stocking), and he’s explained to my potential employer that - and bear in mind, these are his words - “he had a meltdown but he’s on medication so he’s okay now.”
- I’m not on any anti-depressives, and haven’t been since 2006; and
- I really don’t appreciate my nervous breakdown - a result of continually working nights as a DJ - being referred to in such a offhand, cavalier fashion.
When I called him on this, he quickly backtracked and explained that’s it’s SOP to fully disclose a client’s particulars, but to misrepresent me like that (I pointedly remarked “that doesn’t even sound like me”) really felt like a betrayal of trust. I’d been having regular appointments with this gent for over a year at this stage, and I’d felt that we’d built up a rapport. I told him all he had to do was explain that I suffer from depression, and leave it at that. Instead, a wholly different picture has been painted of me, which is not something one wants when a potential new job is in the offiing (provided I attend the interview and carry it off successfully).
So yeah, I’m PO’ed.