Recruiting in all the wrong places

A recruiter had an email exchange at me the other day. It started with the standard recruiter email:

Hi Kristina,

How are you enjoying 10Gen? Any interest in going to something earlier stage? I’m working with a client in <field I’m not interested in>. Obviously the specificities of that are fascinating. Let me know if you’d be interested in hearing more.

I ignored it. A few minutes later, I got a follow-up email from him:

Subject: Whoop, how humiliating

Just saw on LinkedIn you left 10gen last month. Do you have plans for what’s next?

Closer, but not quite. A few minutes later:

Ach! Forgive me. Congratulations on the Google job.

Should you ever need the services of an incompetent sourcer, please, don’t hesitate to reach out!

And I kind of wished that I needed a recruiter because that was pretty funny.

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