The scene is my work desk. I see my work phone ring from the corner of my eye. I roll both eyes and pull out one of my EarPods. Pause Amazon Music playing The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey and their sweet jam about “pulling me closer in the backset of your Rover.”
Me: This is tcr! May I help you?
Caller: Hi, this is Megan with Jobspring Partners. I see that you’re looking for a lead…
Me: I’m sorry, I’m not interested.
Caller: You’re not interested in what?
Me: Any of this. This WHOLE phone call.
I hang up my work phone before she can finish that sentence, too. I put my EarPod back in and click play. Closer once again fills me with bliss as Halsey sings to me, “bite that tattoo on your shoulder.”
I used to tell cold call recruiters that we weren’t hiring or that if they’d give me their name and number we’d call them when we were hiring. But with working in IT and with the amount of calls that I get from recruiters looking to pimp out their seasoned and skilled professionals, I don’t even bother being cordial.
I don’t even know why they call me personally. No where on my LinkedIn profile does it say “click here to contact this hiring manager!” If anything it should say, “click here to be shutdown before you finish your bitchin’ sales pitch!”
I write this all down in Notes.app and post because I assume you’re all interested.
Here’s the sweet jam: