Ed Hunter: The Problem With People Like Me

If nobody hates you, you’re doing something wrong, apparently.

So recent hatred from a candidate has only spurred me on.

Yep, I’m ashamed to say, I’ve received a rather scathing ‘candidate testimony’.

And when I say testimony, I really mean a letter. Posted to my boss. Complaining and warning of legal action.

Now, I’m not petty as you know…

But, given this candidate derailed his own process, despite being unemployed for two years and me breaking my back to get him a great offer… I decided to be petty.

Because honestly, this job’s hard enough as it is.

If I can have some fun along the way, it’s my God-given right.

Given to me by the recruitment Gods. And picked up with enthusiasm.

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From: Ed Hunter
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 08:30
To: Victor
CC: John
Subject: Compensation Request

Dear Victor,

Thanks for your lovely letter. I’ve tried my hand at fiction a few times, but it’s hard to get right.

I should point out firstly, my boss is arguably more annoyed with you than I am. The offer we got was more than fair, and your sudden salary increase is why you didn’t get hired.

I worked for two months to get you that job. They took someone else who saw the bigger picture.

I know you’ve now been out of work for 2 years, so adverts about legal advice on TV can seem very convincing. But unless you sue yourself, I don’t think you’ll have much luck.

I did think about not responding, but I’ve hit target and fancy seeing where this goes.

What did the CAB say?

I’ve looped John in, who’s my boss. If he does get involved, my ‘morale’ will shoot through the roof. With regards to morals*… every ‘Consultant’ leaves them at the door. Amirite?


A real piece of work, Ed.

From: Victor
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 09:17
To: Ed Hunter
CC: John
Subject: Re: Compensation Request


Let me tell you the problem with people like you. You take and take and it’s actually you who doesn’t see the bigger picture.

My salary request was in line with what my wife and I discussed. And is more than fair.

If there’s no settlement from your Boss I’ll be sewing you for two year’s salary, in full.


From: Ed Hunter
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 09:34
To: Victor
CC: John
Subject: RE: Re: Compensation Request

Alright let’s leave the needlework out of this. Your letter was funny, but I don’t need my sides stitching.

Honestly you can try to sue me, but I’m not really sure what your argument is?

Tell you what. I’ve sent you a Curly Wurly as a makeweight. You’re not you when you’re hungry.

And yes, that’s cross brand humour, but I’m a renegade. You gave me a few snickers reading your letter, so it’s the least I can do.

Eddie x

From: Victor
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 11:46
To: Ed Hunter
CC: John
Subject: Re: RE: Re: Compensation Request

Do you talk to everyone like this? I honestly don’t believe it.

My argument is, had you not demanded your money for DOING NOTHING I’d have got the job. And wouldn’t be scraping around for ways to feed my two hungry dogs.

You can shove your curly wurly up your ass!

I’ll see you in court.

From: Ed Hunter
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 11:55
To: Victor
CC: John
Subject: Re: RE: RE: Re: Compensation Request

Dear Mr Meldrew,

Unfortunately, I don’t have the technology, or the steady hands to perform a procedure like that.

Talking of arses though, my childhood Priest thought the sun shone out my arse. Imagine his surprise when he found a whole Galaxy up there.

Also, I should point out, my fee had nothing to do with why you weren’t hired.

I know that, because I got a fee for the candidate who got the job. Remember the one I told you had more experience and was asking for the same salary.

The salary you felt was £10k too low, despite saying the opposite. Twice. In person.

I really, really hope to see you in court.

Ed Hunter,


From: Victor
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 12:40
To: Ed Hunter
CC: John
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Compensation Request

What the f*ck’s a wolf got to do with anything? Mine are actual accreditations that took me years to get.

Also, my salary demands are my own business. None of yours. Your job is to get people jobs.

You’re clearly not very good at that are you? I bet I’m one of thousands who complained about you.

From: John
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 13:01
To: Ed Hunter, Victor
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Compensation Request


John here. Ed’s boss. He’s the top performer in this business and extremely well respected in the industry.

You’re the first person to complain about him or anyone here actually. I’d ask you to stop harassing my staff but I’m actually enjoying the chain.

Ed, I’ll take the Curly Wurly if Vic doesn’t want it. Though I’d have thought one of the dogs would appreciate it?


From: Victor
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 13:06
To: John, Ed
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Compensation Request

Chocolate’s poisonous to dogs but I’d expect nothing less from idiots like you too.

From: Ed
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 13:47
To: John, Victor
Subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Compensation Request


Can we have our Curly Wurly back mister?

From: Victor
Date: Tuesday 17 July 2018 14:09
To: John, Ed
Subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Compensation Request

Oh f*ck off

I’m still waiting for the court date, so I’ll keep you posted. Victor suggested privately I forgo a fee to help him get the salary he wanted.

I suggested otherwise.

Still, that’s the problem with people like me.

Keep it real.