an artistic rendition of what this recruiter thinks i am (photo by themastershakesignal on flickr)

For once, I reply to a recruiter

EDIT: The recruiter in question sent a reply, and their response can be seen at the bottom.

All over GitHub, I see profiles with emails marked with warnings telling job recruiters to leave them alone. For a long time, I never fully understood this; recruiters were annoying, but not to the point where I felt the need to publicly ward them off.

Then I got a real gem (available at the bottom, if you’re unfamiliar with this sort of email), and I just had to fire back. Straw, camel’s back, you know the story. This is my reply:

Hello _____,

I appreciate you “reaching out” to me, but I’m afraid I must decline your invitation. …


Harrison Massey

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