Have you ever had to write a recommendation letter for an employee, but you didn’t know what to write, because if you were honest they might not get the job?
Well Robert Thornton, professor of economics at Lehigh University, has the answer for you.
He composed a humorous solution in the form of the ideal letter to fit such an awkward situation. Here it is:
“I am pleased to say that this candidate is a former colleague of mine. In my opinion you will be fortunate to get this person to work for you. I recommend him with no qualifications whatsoever. No person would be better for the job. I urge you to waste no time in making this candidate an offer of employment. All in all, and without reservation, I cannot say enough good things about him, nor can I recommend him too highly.”
Source: A book called “The Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations (L.I.A.R.)” by Robert Thornton
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