Sample Negative Recommendation Letter
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The following is a negative recommendation letter. Not all reference writers will decline to provide a reference, even if they don't have much positive to say. It's important to check with your reference writer in advance, so you are sure they can give you a positive endorsement.
To Whom it May Concern:
Jane Doe reported to me for two years while working as a Customer Service Associate at ABCDE Corporation. She did a capable job in some areas, however, with other facets of her position, especially customer relations, retraining and supervision were required.
Ms. Doe's services were no long needed by our company, though we wish her well in all her future endeavors.
If I can provide you will any further information, please contact me at (111) 111-11111.
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