Ed Hunter: Billing for Soup

You know by now I don’t mind sharing my regular email correspondence on this blog. The fact I’m able to hide my identity allows me to share more details of my life.

That said, I’ve been contemplating whether to share this with you.

I can’t think the person in question won’t immediately know it’s them once this blog goes up.

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to share it anyway.

Should the guilty party make themselves evident on LinkedIn, I’ll deal with the consequences in the gladiator’s arena.

Here’s the fairly ordinary email I sent to the lovely Doug.

Ed Hunter Interview Feedback Email


Now as you can see, it’s pretty positive.

Unfortunately, for reasons I was yet to discover, Doug didn’t respond how I thought he would…

Ed Hunter Doug Response Interview Feedback Email


A man of his word, the lovely Doug sent this invoice in the attachments.

Invoice from Doug


Admittedly somewhat perplexed, I wrote back…

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 25 February 09:46
To: Doug J
Subject: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

Doug,

I’m a little bemused.

I did regretfully say I couldn’t provide expenses for interviews. Hence the first two being over Skype.

Out of interest, why did you stay the night in a hotel just 2 hours away from your home?

And what food did you go for which was exactly £57.53?

Ed


From: Doug J
Date: Friday 25 February 10:22
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

Not that my dietary requirements are any of your business, but due to my Diabetes I have to maintain blood sugar levels throughout the day. So the fee covers both main and soup starter at the hotel.

Where I HAD to stay due to inclement weather making the drive home impossible.

You have 14 days from date of issue.


From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 25 February 11:02
To: Doug J
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

You’re billing for soup?

Doug it was 2 hours away? What do you drive a micro-scooter?

I can’t really be held responsible for the weather sadly. And to quote you:

“It’s a good contract Ed, just get me the interview and I’ll do the rest.”

I’ve attached a payment for the invoice. Hopefully you find the matter now closed.

Best regards,

Ed

*What was attached

Ed Hunter Keep on Trucking


From: Doug J
Date: Friday 25 February 11:10
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

WTF IS THIS?

I’d like a phonecall from your boss to explain why you think messing with people like this is acceptable.

Pay my invoice for the services already rendered.

Final warning!!


From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 25 February 11:34
To: Doug J
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

My boss tried calling you, and you didn’t answer (I’m my boss).

I’m hardly messing with you either, that’s a signed photo of recruitment’s No.1 international man of mystery.

The head honcho.

Photos with this much sauce normally retail for £10Big-Ones online. So actually, you owe me… £3,571.47 (that includes VAT).

Also, I’ve never rendered a soup in my life mate. I’m not even the biggest fan of soup. Send me the menu, and I’ll tell you what I would’ve had.

Ed x


From: Doug J
Date: Friday 25 February 12:56
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

I OWE NOTHING.

I’m clearly talking wityh a imbecile.

My lawyers will be in touch.


From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 25 February 12:57
To: Doug J
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

With*  an* imbecile…

Come on Dag, Christ.


From: Doug J
Date: Friday 25 February 12:59
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

My name’s DOUG you ignorant pr**k.


From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 25 February 13:06
To: Doug J
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

Right, that’s it Dig, I’m not paying your invoice.

I’m cancelling the novelty oversized cheque, the ‘Sexy-Doug Dancers’ and the brass band.

Also, sorry to bring us back to it, but re: Interview… can I put you down as a maybe?

Ed


From: Doug J
Date: Friday 25 February 13:26
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

You can put me down as DONT CONTACT.


From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 25 February 13:43
To: Doug J
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Feedback re Interview

Not Doug then, after all?


Dung, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry.

Send the photo back and let’s call the whole thing off.

It’s so silly arguing like this.

More shenanigans here.