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Is there a website that is being maintained somewhere in which trash talk and nasty allegations about workers are entered by employers and headhunters sort of like a reverse glassdoor.com? I ask this as a worker, NOT as an employer.

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closed as off topic by Mark Trapp Nov 3 '11 at 15:47

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Probably, but do you really think they'd admit to having a database full of trash-talk and nasy allegations? –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Nov 3 '11 at 15:41
may depend where you are. I'd imagine that European privacy legislation might be applicable for this sort of thing? –  jk. Nov 3 '11 at 15:47
Hi Prog, whether there's a central website or database used by employers to trash talk their employees or recruits really has nothing to do with software development. You may be interested in the forthcoming Professional Matters proposal, but I really don't think this question is constructive in the Stack Exchange format. –  user8 Nov 3 '11 at 15:50
This might work on Skeptics SE –  Chad Nov 3 '11 at 17:08
yes - it's called google.com. Just type your name in and click the Search button. ;-) –  Steven A. Lowe Nov 3 '11 at 17:35

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Every recruiting firm has a database of prospects and yes I expect that when you recieve negative comments from the potential employers or refernces these are noted because recuiters make their money placing people and don't want to get their customers mad by sending them people they already know they don't like. Since this is proprietary data to the recruiting firm (they would be perfectly happy for other recruiting firms to seuggest that guy with the bad refernces as it makes their candidates look better) I would be surprised if any would be willing to put this data into a general database accessible by anyone.

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The larger the firm and higher the recruitment cycles - the more likely that employers keep records such that upcoming similar positions the resumes can be sort to again.

Most process driven companies keep the record of the past applications received and interviews taken - to validate whether the candidate has already been rejected or accepted prior.

Some companies even keep a record if a candidate is already been made an offer that he/she has declined who would be banned for any further positions in the company for some stipulated time or same position again.

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I have turned down several offers and still receive calls from the companies and have had subsequent contracts with them. –  Chad Nov 3 '11 at 17:09

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