One of my work friends recently got fired from his job as a sous chef. I happen to work at the same place as a freelancer. I actually heard of the place because of him but got the job way before he even applied for sous. He worked there for under a year before he got terminated. I was asked if I was going to leave because they terminated him. It took some effort not to laugh.
My dilemma right now is that, although I don't want him to go hungry, I don't really feel comfortable recommending him as a worker. He is a great cook. But his work ethic is somewhat sketchy. His habits are things that I think he should have grown out of years ago. I also don't think the company was wrong in releasing him. I know for a fact that he is given a lot of chances. Most straight white males are.
I finally got a chance to communicate with him this past week. Not much was exchanged about the place of work. We talked more about what he was going to do going forward. He wants to do the same thing I do so that he can make some money and control his schedule. He also doesn't want to work weekends.
And this is why I am hesitant to recommend him.
I guess I'll just give him some contacts and tell him to go from there. Unfortunately, lately, dropping my name at some companies is guaranteed employment. It just is. Hopefully, he'll clean up his act so that my act stays clean. Later.