Hi All, I am male employee working in the one of the top most software company.Recently i gave an interview in another top most IT organization & the offer letter was issued to me.

I resigned from my current organization and started to serve the Notice period. After serving a few days of the notice period, my offer letter was withdrawn by the company which has offered me the letter saying that they received the unsatisfactory background check. In my current organization, i had an issue with one of the project managers (He is not my manager) and issue went to such an extent that i was called by HR Department, where i put a complaint against him. After that, a more tiff was created between me and that project manager. He is a very powerful manager as he has obliged many senior officials & fellow managers in the company by recruiting their candidates.

He used to encourage his subordinates to abuse me so that I should quit the company. I have realized over the period of time that quitting the company is the best solution, so i found another job and resigned from the company. Once I resigned, he told me that he will not let me work anywhere. He asked his subordinates to find out through their freinds that whether i have given interviews in their company. After few 20-25 days I got an email from the employer that the background check has failed. So what should i do in this case ???

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Dear Candidate,
These things are common in the corporate world, you have face with thick skin, please personally visit the new company and understand what background they received, it is better to be open and explain your current situation. It would have been wise, if you had informed them your rift and the reason for the same. Now that you can do little, but ensure that you clarify and get this resolved, so that in future you are careful.
All the best and wish you good luck
Best Regards
Dolphy Goveas

From India, Madras

Let this be lesson for other members, who are thinking of quitting a job and not disclose the reasons at the time of the interview. Also, it is a sincere advice to bloggers to never antagonize a boss or co-workers, etc. We never know who knows whom.

Let me give an example. A friend narrated me this incident. He had left an organization and went to teach in a college. After about a year, his ex-boss went for an interview (after doing his Master degree) for a lecturer post at the same university. He met the ex-boss and they were chatting in the corridor. The Dean of the faculty had seen this and during the break in the interview session, he called the staff and asked him how he knew the candidate and what they were talking about. My friend was not treated well by his boss, when in the previous organization. This was the chance for him to get back at the boss. He told the Dean that the discussion was about Business Policy (BP)as a topic and that the candidate did not know much about it and was asking him whether BP and Strategic Management were the same, etc. The candidate did not get the job.

There are many instances where a person quits a job, as (s)he did not like the boss, and finds another only to find that the ex-boss has also joined the organization and (s)he has to work for him/her.

From United Kingdom

I fully endorse views expressed by Mr. Nashbramhall.
What I was suggesting whether there can be an association or forum to which issues such as employee leaving in-between a project, employer not relieving his employee and verification report negative and alike can be referred to? So that, there is a complete transparency of the affairs.

From India, Kolhapur
Hi All, I just wanted to know, is this harrassin

g a subordinate by an indivisual who is following unethical & corrupt practises.Only if a person is sitting higher up in the heirachy does that mean he has got all the right to harrass & abuse you.As per the company polic

y nobody is allowed to put up the comments about an indivisual in other companies. Everthing is confidential so how can he ask has his subordinates to go after & destroy my carrer.I will like to add further points about that

project manager & the practises that he has been following: 1. He use to do the recruitment which is fake (Candidates having fake experience). One of the known candidate which he has hired was having fake experience & was caught by the company after 2 months of Joining.But he protected him & allowed him to continue until that person has found another suitable opportunity. 2. He himself was having 1 year fake experience certificate basis on which he has travelled to usa (which is illegal) as he has obtained the visa by using the fake experience. So i just wanted to know if he is a manager does he has right to abuse you & deny you the fundamental right of livinghood.I just dont wanted to work in a company(particulary a division) where there unethical & corrupt practices are followed. Should i file a case against him for defamation & harrassment.

From India, Delhi

While I appreciate the predicaments in the current scenario - A Global Village where every body gets to know about others - such type of mudslinging affects the whole like of the affected people. While a person may commit a mistake or may not suit a culture of a particular organization, he should be let go, least without any slur so that he could lead his career else where. This would indeed provide an opportunity. We have not right to dictate the way of another and especially it affects his whole career prospects.
Leagally speaking, a company withdrawing an offer post issue, merely based on background check is not right. Neither is it a fair means. vasudevan

From India, Mumbai
Premkumar Nair

Dear Anonymous,
Don't do anything of that kind. As suggested by ms. Dolphy, if u can, meet the new employer and clarify. Else search for jobs elsewhere. Simultaneously, if u hv any proof, expose him of his illegal and unethical activities.
Best of luck.

From India, Mumbai

Dear Vasudevan,
We do not live in a ideal world; in the real world, so may atrocities take place. I was only giving examples from the real world.
In this particular case, the person can take legal steps provided he has the money to spend and patience (The court cases take a long time to bear fruit.).

From United Kingdom

Dear Nashramhali,
I am unable to appreciate your views as a legal remedy does not lie always through a court of law. Every organization has levels of escalation and at least
the top level of any reputed organization look at an issue from a broader perspective. Ideal world does not mean giving up once rights or remedy altogether.
I would appreciate a forum like where a person looks for a remedy should guide a solution rather than advocating a submissive approach.

From India, Mumbai
Hi Vasudevan,

I will like to add further to the note. Earlier he was threatening that he will defame me through social networking site. He asked his subordinates to go after me & try to obtain a negative feedback from previous employer(Which was another Top IT Company), so that i should be terminated from this company. Upon his direction his certain subordinates went to my previous organization through social networking site, but they failed to get any negative feedback as in my previous organization all the work ethics were followed. I warned him that what you are doing is completely unethical & against the working policy of this organization & also against the law, as defaming somebody through social networking site is a crime punishable by law. I even notified this to concerned HR, but she asked me what proof do i have that he has done this.All the conversation that was confidential with Human Resource Department, was leaked to this Manager.From that day i have lost the trust in the management of this company.I decided to quit this organization, but he is not even letting me to quit the organization.He is suggesting me that the only alternative you have is to commit suicide.If i file a complaint against him, then there can be repercussion that my whole career will be destroyed.

As you must have seen in the past that there are so many corporate scams that coming to highlight these days. These scams do'nt occur overnight , they are initiated long time ago , but they burst after sometime. It is the people like him who oblige the other people , get the full support of these people whom which they are favoring, even put the relatives in the Human Resource department & if anybody resists or complaints they are badly crushed. Some technical project managers have become so much smart particularly in the software companies that they have started to get their relatives hired in the Human resource department & they are virtually controlling the full organization through them.

From India, Delhi

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