So my ‘friend’ the recruiter called back again today. He had another sales guy call a few days ago and I told him that I wasn’t interested and didn’t expect to hear from him again. Lo and behold, this morning he called me again.
I told him that he had wasted plenty of my time and I was simply tired of it, so what I was going to do was send him a contract and start charging him by the minute for my time at my consulting rates. I asked for his fax number so I could send him the paperwork and immediately he backpedaled.
Him: “Why do you need my fax number?”
Me: “So I can send you a contract for you to sign. Once you sign it, we can talk.”
Him: “You mean you want to charge me for talking to you?”
Me: “Yes, that’s right.”
Him: “What? Why?”
Me: “Because you’re wasting my time. Now what’s your fax number?”
Him: “Hold on a second. <immediately put on hold before I could say No.>”
Then I hung up. I’m not sure if he’ll call me back, but I’m not going to talk to him until he gives me a fax number so I can start charging him for the time that he takes of mine. The sad part is that I enjoy messing with people like this. In a sick twisted way, I’m looking forward to the next time he calls.