Ed Hunter: Recruitment Hate Mail

I honestly don’t go looking for trouble. OK, sometimes I do. But not constantly. If anything I’m averse to confrontation. OK, that’s bullshit too.

I love it.

I revel in it.

I welcome the days when someone’s rude. Or out of order. Or the holy triumvirate of… rude, out of order, and downright stupid.

That’s why when I received some ‘hate mail’ recently (read: illiterate ramblings via email) attacking the industry we all work in, I decided to take arms.

What you’re about to read is a genuine exchange sent due to me letting a candidate down on behalf of a client.

Enjoy.

From: Tim, D
Date: Friday 12 April 09:21
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: Interview follow up

Ed,

I’ve been thinkig about your call yesterday and after discussing with my wife will be calling the client directly myself.

We’ve never spoken before this current opportunity so I can only assume this incontinence is normal for you. I don’t get turned down for jobs. I turn jobs down.

I know recruiters have a reputation of being money grabbing w*nkers, but clearly that doesn’t apply to u. Placing me would have lined the pockets on your (let me guess) shit, shinny suit. You’ve proved all my other preconceptions about recruiters true.

Your all poorly educated liars and don’t even bother to call people. Your nothing more than ill-trained monkeys, purely in it for yourselfs.

Tim

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 12 April 09:42
To: Tim, D
Subject: Re: Interview follow up

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the love letter.

I had quite the inner struggle over whether to mark your email above with a red pen. In this case however, I took the high road, because I’m nothing if not professional.

Then you called me uneducated…

1. Incompetence* – although I do regularly piss all over the competition in my office, but that’s intentional.

2. You were actually turned down. It was the client’s decision not to progress your application, not mine. I thought this was understood on the phone.

3. Thanks for asking what I’m wearing. I’ll flick over a selfie if you play your cards right ;-) What you got on?

4. You*, Shiny*, You’re* (x2), Yourselves*

5. If it hadn’t taken me 2 hours to banish the shite spelling from your, at best mediocre CV, I’d have a little more time to speak to people. That said, you’re complaining about a phone call I made only yesterday, and that I don’t speak to people?

6. Good luck with the client. I’ll call him later if I need a chuckle.

Ed

From: Tim, D
Date: Friday 12 April 09:58
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: RE: Re: Interview follow up

You spent all that time doing pointless corrections when you could of been looking for a different job that doesn’t complete suck ass.

Not that you’d get any kind of job where you have to have a brain!!!

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 12 April 10:04
To: Tim, D
Subject: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

Timbo,

It’s have* mate not of. And honestly, it was just the ‘poorly educated’ insult that spurred me on.

Also, are you free to give me a quick tutorial on not getting jobs? I can’t get my head around it and you’re clearly an expert.

Ed

From: Tim, D
Date: Friday 12 April 10:06
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

You’ll be really funny when I come in to the office and wipe that smirk off your f**king face!!!

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 12 April 10:11
To: Tim, D
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

You know what? I’ve been told I’m actually pretty funny in person too, so I think you’ll pleasantly surprised

From: Tim, D
Date: Friday 12 April 10:35
To: Ed Hunter
Subject: RE: Re:: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

How funny do you think a lawsuit is you pr*ck?

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 12 April 10:46
To: Tim, D
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

Admittedly not as funny as the “shit, shinny suit” you’ve been daydreaming about me wearing during this battle of words, but I would still laugh.

What are you planning on suing for? Giving you feedback? Or misappropriation from correcting the spelling errors littered throughout your CV?

Either way, here’s the email address of my Director and CEO, ______________________________ do include them. They’re good fun.

From: Tim, D
Date: Friday 12 April 12:34
To: Ed Hunter
CC: John, David
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

*See attached.

See you in court.

Tim

(This is what was attached)

Cease and Desist Ed Hunter

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 12 April 13:12
To: Tim, D
CC: John, David
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

Tim,

Please see attached*

I am absolutely psyched to meet you IRL.

I’ll wear a red carnation and a white chiffon scarf.

Love you.

Ed.

(This is what was attached)

Ed Hunter Laughing Office Meme

 

From: Tim, D
Date: Friday 12 April 13:56
To: Ed Hunter
CC: John, David
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

I don’t know or f**king care why that wolf is relevant, but let’s see whether you can back yourself up on LinkedIN!!!

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Friday 12 April 14:47
To: Tim, D
CC: John, David
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Interview follow up

Timmy,

I have a feeling that won’t go well, but f**k it, bring it on.

Tag me won’t you.

Cheers.


 Sadly, that was it. I didn’t hear back from Tim, or see anything on LinkedIn. But, if you see someone of the same name slagging off recruiters, it’s probably me.

Tag me and we’ll have some fun.

Until next time.

Ed