Thursday, December 27, 2007

I offer you RM2500, you work for me or not??

I must have really sweet blood as I'm a constant target for head hunters. I get calls from unfamiliar numbers at least 2 - 3 times a month or e-mails offering me jobs or calling me for interviews.

And there was once. This lady seem VERY desperate and started getting all demanding and dictatorial. She asked me, how much I am getting paid in my current job. Okay, fine. I like straightforward ppl. And I told her that I'm not obliged to tell her my details. Furthermore, it's personal.

She persisted for quite a while. Saying that she will pay me higher. I was like WTF. Can't you accept a NO? (I wasn't looking for a career change as I have other plans in mind)

I was annoyed. So I told her RM2500. At the same time, hoping that she'll get the hint from my tone and GET OFF the line. She started getting all arrogant and told me that what if she can offer me more than 2.5k. I said it depends. She wasn't happy that I wasn't interested. She kept pushing. "Is Tuesday ok? I'll schedule you for an interview". And this went on for some 10 minutes.

Finally, I told her. Okay, give me your e-mail and I'll send you a mail to tell you what's my verdict. She wasn't satisfied but I was ready to cut her off then if she continued blabbering.

I appreciate you calling me but can't you be more pro? haiyah...

xxx

7 comments:

Freethinker said...

so desperate 1..

Supergirlfriend said...

exactly...desperate rite? Unbelievable...tsk tsk tsk.. :p

moo_t said...

Asking for RM2,500, well, you are young bird.

If you are irritated, raise you stake as high as possible, though not unrealistic level. Why not RM3500 , 4000? Then you will know whether they are really desperate.

Supergirlfriend said...

yeah moo_t, I'm only 18..

I wasn't interested in negotiating a price with her about anything, but just to avoid a guilty conscience from shutting the phone on a person, I had to play along. No amount of money would've worked for me anyway... :p

Freethinker said...

which line of industry r u in ?

zewt said...

go and ask for 3500 and see what she says...

Supergirlfriend said...

freethinker, I'm in the line that requires me to squeeeeze every bit of my brain juice, which would then eventually leave me all dried up and wrinkled like a raisin. Haha..no lah..I'm a writer... *wink wink* :p

zewt, come to think abt it, I should've done that eh..like what moo_t said too..since there's nothing for me to lose anyway..haha.. :p

 
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