I don't know why I'm such a gullible git, but Monday (against my better judgement!!!) I let a technical recruiter hoodwink me again.
He said that he had a hot job for a big technology firm. The job description was a perfect match for my resume. I needed to be "ready to go" Tuesday morning. They'd bring me in for an interview on-site around nine a.m. and that if everything went as planned, I'd start training in the afternoon as the person doing the training was already en route from Canada. Accepted my rate. One year contract. Wait for his call in the morning just around seven to tell me exactly when to arrive and who to meet. Blah. Blah. Blah.
I was up at six-ish. Showered and dressed up in my business best. Did all my of testing, shots, meds. Fired up, packed up and ready to go.
Waited by my charged-up phone with the e-mail window on my computer open and ready. Seven. Eight. Nine. Nothing.
Nine-thirty sent him an e-mail. "Waiting for response from the hiring manager." Waiting? Response? WTW? I thought this was a done deal. I thought they were desperate to get someone in to work with the trainer?
Ten. Eleven. Noon. Jerks.
Three. Five. NOTHING.
Gosh, I certainly am an idiot. Lies. All of it was lies. Of course it was lies.
Why am I such an idiot? I've been lied to by technical recruiters more times than I can count. I've also gotten jobs through them, but the liars run about 25 to 1 against the honest recruiters. It's sickening.
I was so depressed that I fell asleep in the early evening and woke up at midnight, feeling stupid, stupid, stupid. Nightmares of wrestling with someone who was trying to drown me.
NEVER AGAIN. I won't even take their calls or open their e-mails. They're worse than used car salesmen. A thousand times worse than used car salesmen. How can people just LIE all day long for their business? What kind of scum chooses to live like that? I'd rather be homeless, sleeping in a ditch, than lie to innocent strangers all day long.
Of course the stress sent my BG's through the roof. I woke up from my early sleep at 178 mg/dl, having eaten nothing for hours. And when that happens I start craving sweets. I corrected. No big deal. But now I'm pacing around like a caged cat wanting something, anything to relieve the stress.
NEVER AGAIN. I'm done with liars. DONE.