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    Okay, so basically, I spent this summer working as a techie at a summer camp. While I feel that I did a great deal of hard work and the experience was definitely one that has improved me in many ways, throughout my time there my employers and I never really saw eye-to-eye. I have no problem saying that they expected too much of me.

    In spite of the fact that I often worked several hours more in a day than anyone else on camp and also worked through mealtimes and breaks on a regular basis, they would consistently antagonise me over trivial things that hadn't gotten done yet and, ultimately, this lack of appreciation for how hard I was working and how thin I was stretched in terms of both resources and time was reflected in my (fairly poor) evaluation at the end of the session.

    The issue now is that, while I'm writing my CV I am torn between including what I feel ought to be a major bonus to my employability and the fact that I don't think I would get a very good reference. Similarly, I'd like to do the summer camp thing again this year (though sadly it will have to be somewhere else) and am torn between applying as a returner or first timer for the same reasons.

    Any advice? Thanks.
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    Just put it on.
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    Just because you use the experience is on a CV doesn't mean you have to use them as a reference.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Just because you use the experience is on a CV doesn't mean you have to use them as a reference.
    True, but I always figured an employer would find it odd if you don't use your most recent employer as a reference.
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    True, but I always figured an employer would find it odd if you don't use your most recent employer as a reference.
    Not necessarily. If the job you are applying for has little or nothing in common with summer camp work then it wouldn't provide a very relevant reference. The relevance of the source of the reference is much more important that how recent it is, although recent and relevant would be best.
 
 
 
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