Got a phone call from a headhunter yesterday. I’m not sure if this is really a rant or just funny watching the headhunter squirm, I’ll let you decide. Conversation went sorta like this:
Me: Hello? HH: Hi, is this Aaron? Me: Yes, who is this? HH: Hi Aaron, this is ****** and I'm with Atlantis Partners. I got your name from someone who told me you're in charge of hiring for the engineering department. Is that true? Me: Who exactly gave you my name? HH: Who? Me: Yes, who gave you my name as the hiring manager? HH: Oh, I called the main number and the receptionist gave me your name. Me: We don't have a receptionist. HH: <silience> Me: So where did you really get my name? HH: Oh, I got it on the internet, I saw that your company had just recieved $10M in funding and I figured that ment you're probably hiring, is that true? Me: Yes, we are hiring, but I don't work with people who lie to me. HH: Excuse me? Me: I said I don't work with people who lie to me. HH: I didn't lie to you. Me: You said you got my name from our receptionist, which we don't have. If that's not lying, please tell me what it is. HH: Hello? Me: Yes? HH: I think we got off on the wrong start, how about we start over? Me: No. HH: Did I call at a bad time? Me: No, your timing was perfect, I just don't work with people who lie to me. HH: How about I call you tomorrow? Me: I'd rather you didn't. HH: I'll call you tomorrow. Me: Ok
What I find amusing of course is that she lied for no reason whatsoever. Did she really think I was going to punish her for using Google? Anyways, still haven’t heard back from her, but the day is still young. The sad thing of course is that if she doesn’t call me back she that would be another lie… not the best way to start a business relationship!
[Update: Nope, she never called back.]
I find your posting extremely amusing and at the same time completely depressing because whoever it was that you interacted with is now the face of what you know to be Atlantis Partners. I came across your blog doing a random search out of boredom and got a quick chuckle out of your rant. However, I do feel compelled to respond as to if nothing else, leave you with a better feeling that that unnamed person definitely does not work here any longer…