I will be applying to Graduate schools for Fall 2019. I have taken my GRE and will be planning to take again. My undergrad core GPA is not very good due to health problems, which I will mention in my statement of purpose (admissions essay). I read that letters of recommendation are very important if you want to get into a good college especially to offset my low GPA.
I work full time as a Team Lead at a software company specifically on a contract with a very huge software company "BIM". To "BIM", I am a contractor, but involved fully in software programming and development. The people I work with at "BIM" are scientists and the best kind of people to write letters of recommendation.
My manager is okay with me approaching the scientist a letter of recommendation, but my Project Manager is not. Apparently the Project Manager believes it will create "chaos" and it would make "BIM" scientists uneasy.
I have emailed HR as to whether it is against company policy and am waiting a reply. Should I go ahead and request the "BIM" scientists directly for a letter of recommendation?