I am trying to find a German book from which I read an excerpt when I was in high school studying German (between 1997 and 1999). In that book a manager at a company is reviewing applications for an opening at his companies when he finds one sent by his former bully. At least on paper, his former bully seems perfect for the job so the manager is confronted with the decision of hiring him.
The story takes place in the 20th century, probably after the Second World War. I don't have any more information about that book, I am just hoping it will remind something to a user here.