RE: Question of the Day

Subject: RE: Question of the Day
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:22:28 -0800

>Sean Hower said:
>>James Barrow asked:

>>What's the most unusual question that you've been asked by a
>>recruiter/hiring manager?
>Are you willing to commute from Sacramento to Boston...on a daily basis.
>The other ones that get me are when they ask if I'm willing to move across
>country for a one month contract. I always politely say no. Although, for
>one recruiter did a map quest to figure the mileage and time for commute on
>one of these cross-country opportunities and asked if they would be do such
>a commute. She said no.

As has been discussed here, it seems that the outsourcing of recruiters has
become very popular. I've received dozens of calls from people who sounded
like they were very far away, but only verified that one recruiter was
calling from India. That conversation made me chuckle:

"Hello, Jim?


"I have a very exciting contract in San Francisco"

"Oh, I can't relocate to San Francisco. I need to stay in the Los Angeles

"So you are not interested in this contract position?"

"Well, it sounds great, but the distance is too great"

"Then you need to specify that in your profile"

"Um...I think I did. It says that I can commute up to 50 miles"

"Then you need to specify that. So I will mark you as declining this

"Let me check eBay first to see if I can get a helicopter cheap"


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