I will try to make this short... I closed a business and have been trying to change my career in to doing skin care therapy, basically I am an Aesthetician. Well, my first job I got hired on at a new local spa...turns out the owners had no business sense and talked trash about everyone in the spa industry From the first day to the last second that I was there I new it was not a good match for me. I could not stand the way they talked about everyone and felt my name would go down with them and I would get a bad reputation. Plus, the 50 yr old owner acted like she was 15, didn't know anything about the business and tried to "train" us her way....a total disaster! Basically it was the job from hell and I ended up just walking out one day after a ridiculous incident on the owners part in front of a client, I just could not take it anymore.... Okay, so this girl who was working there.....I will call her Jill....quit on the same day for a totally different reason. We were not in on a "plan" or anything to walk out together or quit at the same time....well of course it looked that way. She walked out 1 hour after I did and was not even there when I quit. She had no idea why I had walked out or when I did, she just knew that I had quit. Jill is a very sweet girl but she has no spine, she just cannot stick up for herself at all. Two weeks after my last day I got a letter that said the spa was not going to pay me for my last two days of emplyoment and they were going to charge me for services I received during the training period....yeah and that I had received money that kept me in a 30 day contract that they were deducting from my pay as well. First off, they cannot do either I did not sign anything. I called them raised H*ll and am getting my $. Jill got the same letter and since she has no spine she will not call, instead she writes them a letter and blamed me for her quiting!!!!!! I could not beleive it.....I am so done with her. Here is my dilema....I have a shot at a wonderful Med spa. And before the whole letter incident I had told Jill that the spa was looking for a few more Aestheticians and told her she should send in her resume. Also, during my meeting with the director I told her that I had a friend who was looking for a job...she said "great, tell her to fax her resume directly to me and put that you (meaning myself) recommended her. So I did. My problem is that now she could possibly be considered for a position at my dream job. I do not want to work with her or even see her again. I want to take back my recommendation for her. I know the director pretty well, but I do not want to start any drama before I even start working there. Any suggestions on a tackful way of handling this? I cannot go back to working in an unprofessional environment.