In this case, "walk away" means leaving that employment position without having to go to jail.Originally Posted by o_cat
A "glowing recommendation" is a very positive statement about his work performance.
But even if the crime is detected, the criminal may walk away not only unpunished but with a glowing recommendation from his former employers.
What does here "walk away" mean? Does it mean "easily"?
What does here "a glowing recommendation" mean ? Does it mean "more work chances"?
Thank you! :?
But what is the employer's statement? Does "a glowing recommendation" mean the employer would give him a better position?
Ok, I get it.Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
You're very welcome.Originally Posted by o_cat
It sounds as if this piece is referring to an employee who was caught doing something illegal at his job (possibly embezzling). He was caught, but the organization didn't want anyone to find out about the crime because they didn't want a public scandal. Therefore, a deal was made to not report the crime, if the man resigned for "personal reasons". In exchange, the boss wrote the man a great recommendation so that some unsuspecting new employer would hire him.
Yup, the article was just about that, about the computer crime few years ago. :wink:Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
BTW, people can be sued nowadays for giving glowing references when they know otherwise, so it's less likely to happen. As a reference is a document on which people can base decisions that have a great impact of a firm, the referee should think twice before doing this.
And there is one more question:
But it's disturbing to note how many of crimes we do know about were detected by accident...
How to change it's disturbing to note into another phrases but with the same meaning?