Q: I am trapped in my job because of a lying supervisor. A few weeks ago, I applied for a position in another department. Because a supervisory recommendation is required for transfer, the final step was a reference check with my boss, “Norma.” When they asked Norma if she could give me a good recommendation, she said no, so I lost out on the job.
Nine nominees for key state jobs, ranging from judgeships to the Utilities Commission to the state school board, are being held hostage while Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders fight over an unrelated batch of appointments.