Ok here is the situation I was just put in.
I have an available opening for a manager in my dept. A peer of mine in a different dept just got notice that his dept is shutting down and he needs to look for a different job. I feel he is a good candidate and has got good results. I share this with my boss who knows his boss well. My boss contacted his boss and the feedback was not good. My impression is they didn’t get along well and it was more about this than results. My peer has called and asked me what his boss told my boss as he knows they spoke.
Dilemma is that if his boss is telling everyone same thing he told my boss there is no way he is going to find a job within our company. Do I tell him so he doesn’t wait hoping he will get one of these jobs or do I not tell him? Do I tell him I don’t know what the outcome of the discussion was?
I would like to see this guy land on his feet but doesn’t look good if his boss is sharing this with others.