Head Hunted

Work etc has been rather busy. Life etc has been rather busy. I am not holding up my own on the blogging front. But, winter draws near. There is hope.


I recently answered a head-hunting phone call: very intriguing.

Head-Hunter told me that someone had referred me to them – except the job they are recruiting for works from the corporate perspective and I am quite happily entrenched in the individual’s perspective. They won’t tell me who the referring someone is. And I’m curious. Very curious. Although I also wonder if they just look up people of my number of years “post qualification experience” (PQE) and then phone up. It’s brave of them. Lucky I was feeling patient.

I’ve never been head-hunted before. It’s an odd feeling.

Other odd phone calls I have received recently (these ones at home, rather than at work):

Oddity number 1
Phone rings.
Me:- Hello?
Ambulance Chaser:- Hi! Have you or anyone in your family had an accident in the last three years.
Me: No.
Ambulance Chaser:- Are you sure? Because we can –
Me: Yes. I’m sure.
Ambulance Chaser:- Oh okay. It’s just that we –
Me: Thank you. Bye.

Oddity number 2
Phone rings.
Me: Hello?
Opportunist: Hi! We were wondering if, in the current economic climate, you needed assistance.
Me: Sorry?
Opportunist: Well, the current economic climate is not good for the average person.* We were wondering if you might need any help.
Me: Help? Um. No. Thanks.
Opportunist: Debt! Do you have debt?
Me: No.
Opportunist: Mortgage, loans, credit card debt?
Me: No.
Opportunist: Car loan? Home loan?
Me: No.
Opportunist: Really? No credit card debt? We could help you by –
Me: No. I have no debts.
Opportunist: Oh-kaay. [disbelievingly] Thanks anyway.
Me: No problems. Bye.


*I don’t think I qualify as the average person. Or do I? I don’t know.


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