Recruiter: Hello my name is xxx and I'm a recruiter for Windows and Unix engineers. I have a couple of great engineers. You are the IT Manager right.
M. Yes, I am. But before you go any further we are a mac shop and we don't need Windows or Linux engineers.
R. I have this great mac specialist David. Are you hiring right now?
Me: no, we're not.
R. When are you hiring?
M. I don't know. We are in advertising.
R. So when will you have a budget. Heard that advertising is doing really well?
M. I actually meant that advertising is always up and down. You win some, you lose some. So I can not tell you when I'm hiring.
R. When would you hire David. He's really good
M. As I told you I don't know.
R. So can you give me a top 5 of your competitors?
M. Excuse me.
R. This guy is good and I need to find him a job. So if you can't use him maybe your competitors will.
M. I don't know any IT Managers at my competitors and I can't tell you if they use Macs or Windows.
R. I understand you want to blow me off. But come on man. This is business. Just gave me the top 5.
M. New York is big we might have 20 – 50 competitors. Maybe more.
R. Listen, if you give me the top 5 now I send you my email address and then maybe next time I can help you know. What's your problem. Just give me that list of competitors.
I should have hung up