When you wrap up a job, either of your own volition or your now-former employers, you’ll usually go through an exit interview. Across the transom came this report today:
We let a photo intern go today because he was nuts. During his exit lunch he was talking about how he thought he’d improved and his boss here said, “If it wasn’t for your lack of professionalism and technical ability, you’d be okay.” And she said it so straight faced and nicely he took it as constructive criticism.
So, listen closely in those exit interviews, could help you decide if there’s a reference you’ll want to use later.