My Zone's Human Resources Manager contacted me via email to let me know a friend of his was applying for a position w/i my department. He went on to say this individual was a good person and would be good fit.
I felt this was, on the surface, fairly benign, but somewhat inappropriate considering his position. I chose to not respond to his email. I figured, when reviewing candidates I would chose per usual & if this person made the cut, so be it.
Yesterday, however, the HR Mgr called me to inquire as to whether I'd pulled his friend's application. I said no, that I would be reviewing applications at a later date. He once again urged me to look at his friend's application. I told him I would review it.
This whole situation seems like a ticking time bomb. Am I out of line to think he's crossing one?