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A Big Late Summer Birthday Bitch to Tech Recruiters

Every year in August my Gmail starts lighting up with inquiries from recruiters, and hiring managers for contract work, or full time jobs.

Every year, I do this diplomatic dance for the prospect of work, I feel like I'll get black listed if I don't.

Every year I am incredibly frustrated, because as I try to be ever so awesomely accommodating for these positions... I know, just like they know, that EVERYBODY goes on vacation in late August. In fact, everybody knows that half the entire San Francisco Bay Area (including all those recruiters) are off to Burning Man at the end of August.

We ALL KNOW, so why does this silliness continue?

Recruiters - please stop asking us to drop everything for the carrot on the end of your stick. Please try to be open and honest. All you have to do is simply communicate better. It's not difficult.  Other people have lives too, please start acknowledging that!

I thought I'd post this screen grab I took of a tech recruiter I've had the …