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Subject:Gadball et al From:"Poshedly, Ken" <PoshedlyK -at- polysius -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:44:06 -0500
Recently, I went ahead and registered with the Gadball.com online job
search thingy. I did it half-heartedly, and can see that it was probably
NOT a good choice to make.
I'm already in the Monster.com system and a few others as well.
But one thing that really peeves me is - to me - the noticeable increase
in spam, especially from Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. wanting me to
contact them about a career with them ever since I registered with
Obviously, LMI is using software to data-mine or harvest e-mail
addresses with NO concern for qualifications or desires of the poor
crumb-bums like me who are really looking to STAY in tech com work.
I did NOT notice an increase when I signed up with Monster or Dice or
whatever else, but ONLY Gadball.
I did send a respectful but rather testy reply to the "sender" of the
LMI solicitation, stating that the least they could do was to qualify
who they go after.
But, alas, I already know that in sales, it's NUMBERS that count, and
surely there's a tech com pro out there who WANTS to sell insurance.
Perhaps my next step is to actually phone them (yep, a number is
provided) and tell them to knock it off.
I wouldn't be so dead-set on this if it was only one or two e-mails, but
there are quite a few of them.
Luckily, my Norton Internet Security spam feature bottles 'em all up for
me in a separate mailbox.
But still, it's so damn annoying and a waste of is supposed to be good
Or, does Liberty Mutual own Gadball.com?
Just wonderin' on a Tuesday . . . . Hmmmm. . . .
-- Ken in Atlanta
(BTW, I DON'T answer the Nigerian and worldwide lottery winner spams /
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