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New website lets you dish about coworkers

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A new website could let future employers get the dish about you...from your co-workers.

The website's name is getunvarnished.com, and it allows users to post reviews of peers and co-workers that tell people what you are like as a fellow employee.

The goal of the sites creator is to amass a vast database where employers can go *beyond* your resume.

and learn what your fellow workers think of you.

"Unvarnished is not set up to give people F-minuses, but a place safe to give a B+, " says site co-founder Pete Sazanjy.

Anyone can create a profile about anyone else.  People who make comments remain anonymous.  Comments--good or bad--remain in cyberspace as long as the site does.

Legal observers say this could become a litigation nightmare if someone writes false things about you and your professional life.

"I think it's a little dangerous--kinda prone to abuse," says attorney Danny Cevallos. "Legally this opens up a lot of potential liability under defamation law. If people however are willing to spend the money and chase whoever said what they said then this could become a litigation nightmare"

The site is still undergoing beta-testing, but has set up a wait list for people to join once it's up and running

 

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