She graduated from college early and has awards people who’ve worked in our industry twice as long haven’t won. I’m guessing she’s the kind of employee a manager wants to keep around. On one hand, I don’t think there’s anything to lose by apologizing.My acquaintance’s prediction appears to be true: I didn’t get an interview for a new position at the company that would’ve been an even better fit than the one I’d interviewed for. And if you were pretty awful to her, it sounds like it would be the right thing to do.
(I hadn’t realized it was her because her married name is different.) I’ll be honest — I wasn’t a very nice person back then, and I probably was pretty awful to this girl.
I looked my former classmate up, and her resume really is incredible.
Now, is that fair that you’d be blacklisted for something you did at 17?
I think it depends on exactly how bad your treatment of her was — there are some things that would be bad enough that you shouldn’t expect it to be written off even a decade later.
I’ve been trying to break into a niche industry (30-40 jobs in a city with a population of 3 million) for a while now.