“Are you looking to hire me or get hired by me?” I asked the random number that interrupted my deep-in-the-code train of thought.
The person on the either end of the line had awkwardly introduced himself as “Bob” though judging by his accent I doubted the veracity of that claim.
Bob had made a long rambling introduction and I had abruptly questioned him about what his intentions were: hire? Or get hired?
The number on my Android Nexus had displayed as a “spam call” from somewhere in New York according to the reverse number software. I had apparently missed several calls from this number over the past couple of days.
“I was asked by my CEO to give you a call. We’re an IT company…”
The truthfullness of “Bob’s” claim to his name was under no further doubt.
Unless his parent’s were weird and gave him “Bob” because they were the Asian equivalent of “children of the 60’s.”
“I don’t outsource any of our IT functions, thanks for the call.” I was eager to return to my code.
“No, wait!” exclaimed Bob. “We’re looking to hire your expertise.”
“Oh, I see. What seems to be the problem you have?”
“My CEO looked at your online profile. And he thought you’d be able to help us. We specifically need your IT expertise.”
“What part of my expertise?”
“We are an IT outsourcing company. We have clients that have problems. You can help us solve those problems. We want to establish you are an expert. We have put together this online test for you to take. It should take a couple of hours to complete.”
“We got disconnected.” opined Bob.
“No, I hung up on you.”