Honestly, I AM a disturbed individual.
There is a job listed with a "career recruiter" company, I should know better, but the job looks interesting, pays well, and is a reasonable commute to the big city up north. In fact, although it is in another city, it is closer to my little pirate town than it would be for other folks who are actual denizens of that city. Not a hard concept, really, for anyone who has ever looked at a map.
I send my resume as an attachment. Of course, my little laptop has Works, but not Word, so I dutifully save my resume as a Word doc and send it along. I get a reply from Kirsten(!) saying she can't open the attachment. *sigh* Thanks, Bill Gates. I'm pretty sure she can open it if she knew how to right-click and "open as." I could be wrong on that, but ennywayz, I resend as a copy/paste unformatted.
I get a phone call. "Hi, yes, I was just going to try to send you a third attempt," I say. She begins, "ah, yeah, well, I see you live in Pirate Town?" [You know, with that annoying affectation that everyone under 30 years old has, as though everything is a question, voice inflecting upward on the last syllables.] "Because this job is in Big City? and I was ..."
I quickly surmise that I no longer wish to speak to this child. Her tone is one of impatience as though she were talking to her mother. And I had just sent her my resume not 20 seconds earlier, which tells me she has seen nothing more than my address and has immediately picked up the phone to school me on geography and reading for comprehension.
"Thank you, I appreciate it, but I am no longer interested. Thanks." and I hang up. Yes, I was abrupt in terminating the conversation, and yes, I absolutely closed the door for further discussion. I AM MEAN!! But why waste my time or hers?
I actually get a follow-up email from Kirsten: "Thanks for hanging up on me. I appreciate it. I was just letting you know where most of our positions are. Have a wonderful day!!!!!! :) "
Yeah. Exclamation points galore and a smiley face.
Oh, this girl cares way too much to let it go, or even be professional. And she is a so-called "executive placement recruiter."
I reply, "I did not hang up on you. I interrupted you, thanked you, and ended our conversation abruptly, without need of a reply. I don't remember inviting a response from you, then or now.
I will consider any further response from your office to be unwelcome harassment."
Good goshawmighty, I wouldn't hire me.