Job Recruiters are the WORST!

In our ongoing mission to point out the increasingly ridiculous role recruiters play in our current job market, we offer the following email exchange from a local agency that connects creatives with companies that need temporary or contract work. The initial email from the company was not solicited in any way by Becky. I’ve worked for them in a teeny tiny capacity. Becky tried working with them last spring but they were pretty useless, and she last connected with them in June before her current job.

recruiter email

This came at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Becky sent a response at 7:50 a.m. the next morning.

recruiter response

Less than an hour later came this reply


So. To recap.

“Hi, are you available for work?”


“Well, I can’t help you right now, but MAYBE I’ll be in touch.”

Is it possible to be much more douchey? We have planned more articles describing just how horrendous recruiters are at being human beings deserving of respect and dignity, but this was so fresh, we had to share it immediately.

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1 thought on “Job Recruiters are the WORST!

  1. Let me ask this question again: How DO douche bags get jobs like that? I can be just as douchey as the next person. (Spell check did not like “douchey”. Did you make it up? Seems an appropriate use of the word.) Where do I sign up??? Or do I have to break through the d-bags to become one? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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