Humor: Tough Recommendations

Stuck recommending someone you don't necessarily like? Some funny options here.

Diplomacy is a fine art, especially when you find yourself asked to make recommendations for people you wouldn’t necessarily recommend. In that spirit, we’ve hunted down some subtle (and we think funny!) ways to cloak your real feelings with what sounds like a glowing recommendation.

(Disclaimer: Of course we don’t mean for you to seriously use these, but they are pretty good.)

1. To describe a person with unimpressive credentials:

“All in all, I cannot say enough good things about this candidate, or recommend him too highly.”

2. To describe someone so unproductive it would be better not to hire anyone:

“I can assure you that no person would be better for the job.”

3. To describe someone who is completely incompetent:

“I enthusiastically recommend this candidate with no qualifications whatsoever.”

4. To recommend a truly lazy candidate:

“In my opinion, you will be very fortunate to get this person to work for you.”

5. To describe an ex-coworker who had problems getting along with others:

“I am pleased to say this candidate is a former colleague of mine.”

6. To describe someone who is not worth further consideration:

“I would urge you to waste no time in making this candidate an offer.”

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One Response to “Humor: Tough Recommendations”

  1. Paula Burt
    May 20, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    This is absolutely hilarious! Thanks!

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