Originally Posted by Blackhood
I usually use exit interviews as a last chance to make a good impression. If you leave them feeling nostalgic then your reference will be good. If you make them glad you're leaving then they'll say so in your reference!
Agreed, unless of course you are leaving because things are just bad messed up, in which case I'd probably feel an obligation to be honest, whether it hurts me in the long term or not..
Originally Posted by globetrotter
I actually had a collegue loose his job because of a person who reported to him's exit interview. the guy basically said "things are so bad even the department head is looking for work, and told us all that". the department head was terminated the same day
Wow, hope he was looking hard in the weeks before that exit interview..