The Laughing Recruiter

February 28, 2006

Me: Hi, this is Jon.

Recruiter: Hi, you don’t know me, but I found your resume on

Me: Really? I thought I had removed it. (Apparently I hadn’t.)

Recruiter: No, it was there. Are you in the market for new opportunities?

Me: No, I have a good job.

Recruiter: Why wouldn’t you be interested in something better?

Me: I pretty much just started this job.

Recruiter: Can I ask which company?

Me: Apple Computer.

Recruiter: (Hearty laugh) Oh! Well, we have nothing that can compete with that!


Sitting back down at the dinner table, I shared this with my family. Shelly (age 10) said, “I think that phone call was from God, to tell you that you have the right job.”

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

8 responses to The Laughing Recruiter

  1. The recruiter probably worked for McDonalds or a telemarketing firm.

  2. I bet is was an apple head hunter and He knew you just got that job, he was testing you and you passed with flying colors…good job

  3. Now, how long does the yob at Apple last? The last time I corresponded with you about this, it was a nine-month gig. Is that still true?

  4. No, that was the Adobe contract just prior to this. This job is permanent — meaning, until I am laid off.

  5. Nice, positive attitude you got there.

  6. way to go Shelly!