When i left BOA, i went to another finance company. Where I was working, at the new company, was a manager that had previously been layed off at BOA. She was a good manager. She got a call from a friend of hers that was a hiring manager for a different company, who asked her if she knew of a person that was applying from BOA. She didn't know the person, but because she knew i worked at that specific location at BOA, she asked if i knew the person. I did, it was a higher level manager of mine. I told her, he was a di%k who backstabbed several people. She passed my opinion on and that manager wasn't hired at the company. Many times when a person is layed off, they go to a similar company, and can pass along their personal opinion of potential new hires. Karma.