Is it unethical to test a reference?
If I had a buddy of mine pretend to be an employer and call my reference, would that be over the line? Have any of you done this?
Thats a fun idea.
Depends on the industry though. If its a corporate gig I suspect the friend calling would have to have some knowlege on how those discussions go, so as not to arise suspection. I feel like my HR drones and middle manager types would sniff out a fake pretty easy if they were not accustom to the particular faggotry of corporate hiring practices.
If it's a pizza shop or something then no problem.