A few minutes ago, I got the following email message from Ed at High Tech Ventures, a recruiting firm I have trashed on my blog in the past:
Subject: Company Name specs
I placed the cto. He’s a great guy and asked me to help with a couple engineering roles. I’ve attached the job specs.
Company Name has been know as Old Company Name 1 and Old Company Name 2.
would you recommend Current Coworker Name?
any other suggestions?
Here’s what I wrote back:
I will reply to you now as I replied to you the last time you contacted me, last November:
I have asked your company multiple times not to contact me.
I have even decried your failure to leave me alone on my blog.
One of my friends commented on my blog that at one point his wife told your company that he had died just to get you to stop calling him.
Get the message?
As for Current Coworker Name, he is currently employed where I work, and he has not chosen to mention to me that he is looking for a new position, so whether he is or isn’t, dropping his name to me was entirely inappropriate. The fact that you felt comfortable doing that is yet another reason why people should avoid your company like the plague.
Please do not contact me again.