Wednesday, February 13, 2008

No Means NO!!!

The other day I was working from home, since I was coughing up a lung and didn't want to infect my fellow co-workers. It's always difficult to work from home, because you don't have much visibility, so employers can easily think you're slacking, when in fact you're plugging away at some piece of code or presentation or whatever. In order to increase my visibility, I told The Powers that Be that I'd be available via e-mail and cell phone.

During the day, my cell phone rang. Now, I've got call display and caller ID, so I can tell if it's someone from work calling fairly easily. That being said, if someone calls from their cell phone and it's either not in my address book or their name isn't registered to show up on the caller ID service, then I can't really tell who it is. When I got that call, the number showed up, but not the name. Not wanting to miss any important work calls, I picked up the phone.

Lo and behold, it was a recruiter. Yay! My favorite type of person in the world...NOT! He started into his spiel, and then asked if I was currently looking. I'm not looking, so I said so, hoping that that would shut him up. Instead, he started trying to sell me on his client. I was still sick, and still didn't quite have my voice back, so my patience was wearing thin. I cut him off, re-iterating the fact that I was not looking for a new job, thanked him for his time, and hung up, without waiting for him to reply.

And that was that...or so I thought. About 30 minutes later, I got an e-mail from this jerkwad. He was overly-polite, thanking me for taking the time to talk to him, and re-iterating the fact that he had this great opportunity in Portugal which would be a great fit for me. Portugal??? WTF? So I guess this guy is REALLY dumb. First, he doesn't take no for an answer. Secondly, if he'd seen my profile on the job site from which he poached my name, he would've noticed that I wanted LOCAL work. Portugal ain't Canada. I really wanted to write him a nasty reply back, but quite frankly, he's not worth my time.

Good riddance! Or so I thought! Today, I got an e-mail from this guy inviting me to join LinkedIn. WTF??? First off, I have no interest in joining LinkedIn. Secondly, even if I did, I do NOT want to associate with this guy.

I swear, some people just don't take no for an answer. If he keeps bugging me, I'll just have to e-mail him back and tell him to back the F! off. This is seriously starting to get on my nerves...

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