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I keep getting told by the guys at work to stop picking fights with people and maybe thats right or maybe I think the world should be better.

So I got an email from a recruiter, with a CV attached for a DevOps Engineer.
Now I may be senior, but I ain't a recruiter nor do I have any pull in looking at a generic CV and say, yeah this guy will be cool/ good competent/ a decent addition to us.

So I ignored it thinking its BS, except he sends a follow on email.

So I'm like ignore, but then I reread it later and emailed him asking why he emailed me and how he got my email address.

He came back with a comment, but never answered the question.

So I mailed back, stating he needed to tell me and I got the following response

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Thank you for your request that we have been forwarded by one of our recruitment consultants. I am writing on behalf of our DPO and am a member of his team.

After speaking to the aforementioned consultant, I can confirm that your email address was acquired through an internet search.

With regards to the candidate, he confirmed to the consultant that he was happy to have his CV sent to prospective clients; the CV itself has also been anonymised as per company policy.

I hope this answers your questions and apologies for any inconvenience caused.



Am I being overly argumentative or is this acceptable?

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Welcome to the club Joe.  It's crazy out there.  They are trying anything.

Even if you say you are not looking for anyone or that your not in the market or you live 8000 miles away, they contact you.

The head hunter's world is being disrupted big time, because anyone who is decent, will not take a full time job, will not travel very much and keeps several client going at the same time.  

So "Water comes from several streams"   The old order wants slaves.   We refuse to be slaves.  We are in control now.  They can get our contact information, it's very easy.   

They post jobs about technology they know nothing about.  And to assume that people are just hanging around doing nothing is really insulting sometimes.


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I have also found that few agencies will obey the law.  We have laws on privacy here, but the world is "Filled with Lawlessness" now.   So don't expect much from the GDPR laws unless there is a big chunk of money to be gained by going after someone.


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I have also found that few agencies will obey the law.  We have laws on privacy here, but the world is "Filled with Lawlessness" now.   So don't expect much from the GDPR laws unless there is a big chunk of money to be gained by going after someone.



GDPR has big chunks of fines attached. Anything relating to it now has to have attention paid to it.
Got a response quite quickly, but I ain't too happy so I may push it to the next level.

Not 100% sure I'd be happy having my CV emailed to someone whose email address 'was gotten from the internet '


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I kid you not....another consultant from the same company contacted me and wants to help me find a new job...


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This tells me that the pool of available people who have a brain is getting smaller and smaller.

Microsoft for instance, farms out their support and the folks we are getting are pathetic.
We have some tickets not answered for weeks.  When they do they keep on switching the "Engineer" for the assigned ticket.

I forwarded one of these to my contacts in Microsoft Management.  
I'm not going to say the name but a very well know VP at MSFT answered my email and got a team from the product management to address the case.

It was complex, but it was fixed.   That's expensive support.  But it seems that is what's needed.


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