can any germans give examples of things employers write on recommendation letters to get around the whole “you can’t say bad things about former employees” rule, that indicate how bad an employee is?

@warriorstar Found this list with a causal web search:

Pretty long and horrible list. I guess searching for phrases that look suspicious might work well, if you have such a document in front of you. Some sites list well meaning phrases, too. Some have a ranked list of phrases.

@warriorstar Classic: "$PERSON hat sich bemüht..." A search for "arbeitszeugnis code" will yield lots of results... E.g.
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