I recently posted an ad on Craig’s List under “Computer Gigs”, and the responses I got make me want to write a book on how not to apply for a job.
One guy in particular has been emailing me for two days with such great comedy I had to post it. This is taken from multiple emails after I told him I was Mac focused and not interested he KEPT EMAILING me. Can you believe this?
“honestly am not nor was I really ever interested in working with you„ like I said I am successful and can buy and sell you 5 times over.. dont need the money„ you made one critical mistake that many people have made with me„ you underestimated my ability and knowledge..
I will match my tech knowlege and computer and software and hardware to anything you have or use…run a dual QUAD core, thats 8 cores„ with 8 gigs ram, a few terabytes of DISK space, the latest SLI nvidia cards with 1 GIG video memory on windows 7 and VISTA, on dual boot.. with twin 10 MB fiber lines for DSL redundancy
oh yeah and on twin 28” LCD monitors at 1080p with HD recorders in real timecare to do a 3d rendering test on your computer to compare speed, or how about a database search test„ maybe photoshop speed test? lolyou have a fuking PO box for an address, for your businessbtw drive a 100k mercedes.. and was doing this when you were playing in the sandbox lol weting your pants..where is your technology you use? lol, some google gimmick..with voicemail, and a craptastic mac, that is slow as shit, not a real workstation, emulating 64 bit likeOS X does layered on 32 bit with a 64 bit shell„ ( opps you didnt know that )? GOOGLE is dying ,dude the stock in 1/2 and their venture captical investors who I know 2 are running away, it was all hype, MS is eating their share slowly but surely let me guess you voted for OBAMA too, lol and you drive a green electric car…the leftie, socialist losers„ who are anti american, want to socialize everything for the losers that dont want to work and all use MACS, that figures…was not trying to impress you at all. cause you dont impress me to be honest, was never planning on working with you,that is the funny part.think about it, why would I have dissed the MAC in our early conversations if I wanted a job„ lol that would not have been smart? I knew the minuite you were a mac zealot and MACANUT as they all are, and a liberal, that I was never going to work with you..
I went around and said INTEL and WINDOWS will crush all of them and they will not be around in 10 years which is exactly what happened. same with google„ and I predicted that a year ago„ watch and get ready to cry, cause they are gonna take apple down with them„expecially when steven jobs croaks„ his crappy company will go with him.. Microsoft is going retail and opening many many stores to compete with apple, and like every time in the past will CRUSH themlike the bug they are. actually I can now see why you see the world so skewed and warped.. I am not nor was I really ever interested in working with you„ like I said I am successful and can buy and sell you 5 times over.. dont need the money„ I am just amazed how you liberal green mac users are always so wrong about technology„ GOOGLE is a flash in the pan, ann the tech guys who are real professsionals including all the trade mags, and publications say GOOGLE does only one thing wellSEARCH and they should stick with it. all their other crap including their email, and little toy widgets are gimmicks„ and MS if you would bother to see the Live techonolgies, they havethe new accelerators that every company is adopting„ like UPS, FEDEX, YAHOO, GPS, INTEL, etc are developing for, and new technologies like SILVERLIGHT, for the web, for real time interactive 3d expierences„ it really makes you and your mac and google a joke… since wall street loved google so much and set the hype about GOOGLE people like you believed it why the stock went up to 800 then went down to 300„ lol since wall street’s record is so good lately are deceiving people , and look at the mess we are in„ the fact they hyped google says it all, really they dont know shit as far as getting around spam filters„ they are easy , if you know what the algorythems they use, what fonts they look for,what key words etc.. since you dont„ your clients suffer as you cannot properly then setup spam filters. lol also ATT YAHOO does not use the same spam filters as FREE YAHOO 2 totally different servers and services„ ATT YAHOO has the best spam filters money can buy, in fact you can setup 500 seperate custom filters, and they all learn dynamicallyATT YAHOO is a totally different email service than FREE YAHOO another classic mistake you make.your ego, like your spam filters is flawed, why you are all over the web, your ego undos you nuff said„ Im done, just some parting advice„ dont think your so smart„ and others are dumb„ with an IQ of 165, ex mensa, etc„you underestimated me totally.. ?”
“A man got in a taxi cab to be driven to work. They were about to turn a corner, but had to wait for the light. The taxi cab driver wasn’t sure his blinkers were working so he said to the man “will you look out the window and make sure my blinkers are working?” As requested, the man stuck his head out the window and responded “yes, no, yes, no, yes, no…””—
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