April 17th, 2008
Setting: MY WORK PHONE RINGS.
Background: PEOPLE HERE COME TO MY DESK, USE IM, OR USE EMAIL. RECRUITERS ON THE OTHER HAND FIND MY RESUME, USE THE CORPORATE DIRECTORY TO TRACK ME DOWN, AND CALL. I HATE THIS, BUT WHAT CAN I DO, NOT ANSWER MY PHONE?)
Recruiter: “Hi Joe, I’m [redacted] from [redacted] we specialize in Oracle and Java recruiting”
Me: “I don’t do either of those things here.”
Recruiter: “Ok, do you know who I should be talking to?”
Me: (WITH DISDAIN) “Nope.”
Recruiter: “Ok, thanks.”