This is an event that happened to me recently, and it compromised my side job and contributed to my depression. I just wanted to share that sometimes in life there are blessings and there are lessons. This is a lesson.
My boyfriend is a painter/ handyman and I had referred him to my boss, being the good girlfriend that I am.
So he goes over to her house and gives her a ridiculously cheap quote and she was pleased.
At this time I had been interviewing for a new full-time job — a good paying job with hours that fit perfectly into my schedule. At the end of the interview, that owner asked for my boss as a reference as they knew each other. I didn’t think anything of it and emailed her when I got home. Her response was to talk to you tomorrow via email.
Meanwhile that same day, my boyfriend had been working at her house.
When he came home I could tell he was dying to tell me something. Turns out he had a painting mishap and for the first time in his professional career spilt paint all over her carpet.
I was livid to say the very least and urged him to rectify the issue. Everyone makes mistakes and I can look past this as long as it’s dealt with.
He did, kind of.
They came to the agreement that he would bring her a mat as compensation for the ruined carpet.
The next day came, and she never emailed me about the reference. It felt like a pit in my stomach as I had nothing to do with this little mishap. In the back of my mind, I knew I was being punished for someone else’s mistake. I emailed her but nothing.
That evening she and her husband began to rudely text my boyfriend over the carpet. They were upset because he wasn’t able to bring it to them on their time (he was working 2 hours away) and wanted “us” to replace the basement in its entirety.
They then went on vacation so they were no communication from them for about a couple weeks.
A month has gone by and she has emailed me asking for the carpet. I told her to contact my boyfriend as it doesn’t concern me. She never did.
I never got the reference and lost the job.
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