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I think it's a pretty typical experience in our field.
I just had some recruiter contact me this morning. He had contacted me about some job 3 weeks ago, and I asked him a question, heard nothing so I figured they found another resource for the job and forgot about it. He writes me back today with an answer. I was like dude I don't even remember what the job was anymore (and I guess that shows how much I really cared about it too) but I'm not going to be looking now that the holidays are here, I want to enjoy them not interview, and in this economy it's just as well. He writes back telling me how much better the economy is now. Typical salesman full of lies and BS - I know better, dude, I interviewed, and it BLOWS I sat there for an hour of some sociopath berating what I have and haven't done even though he doesn't really know a damn thing about it, telling me how I'm not worth half what I make now even though I gave him my salary BEFORE the interview, and what a hell of a favor he'd be doing me to give me a job for half what I make right now. So don't tell me how great it is, I know better, my phone isn't ringing off the hook, and when I do get a bite, it's all about how cheap can they get you. And they'd prefer it be just slightly above what McDonald's pays, and when they tell you to sit, you'd best not look for a chair you'd best be in boot camp mode and drop to the floor like you've been shot to show your undying slavish devotion.
Sorry to go on rant mode but I'm sick of the media and idiots like this guy trying to tell me how wonderful everything is when I damn well know better.