Warning - Recruiters have gone crazy

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  2. 7 months ago

    Tim J

    18 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Back in Phoenix, AZ USA (desic...

    Since everyone I truly interface with uses my cell phone, I've now added the magic tri-tone to the start of my home phone answering machine message. The call trees disconnect immediately and the number of these I've received over the last year has dropped to less than 1 every 2 months (and free cruises, student loan forgiveness, payday loans, 75 savings for staying at one of our luxury resorts previously, etc.).

    I grabbed the tones from this site (and they also list the freqs and durations if you prefer to create your own):
    http://yourhomenow.com/sit.html

  3. Emile S

    19 Apr 2017 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    Did you get a free cruise on the Nil (yes, Aegypt) ?

    I get that, years ago, and I asked about the plane ticket fee (I had to pay for this): I ansered - if so - the lady that I am able to pay for the Nil cruise by myself ;)

  4. Daniel T

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers

    @Emile S Did you get a free cruise on the Nil (yes, Aegypt) ?

    I get that, years ago, and I asked about the plane ticket fee (I had to pay for this): I ansered - if so - the lady that I am able to pay for the Nil cruise by myself ;)

    Next they will be calling about a Xojo software engineer position on a Nil cruise in Aegypt.

  5. Dave S

    19 Apr 2017 San Diego, California USA

    Dang... another one.... only this time the company has moved to Northwells, PA but otherwise its cut/paste for the dozens of other emails

  6. Gavin S

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers UK

    Still nothing.

    Not one.

    But I'm fine with that. No, really! Not offended at all.

    Not even slightly.

    Fine. By. Me.

    :|

  7. Tim P

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro ⭐️

    Gavin you and I both know you got one.

  8. Frederick R

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Annapolis, Maryland

    North Wales, Upper Gwynedd and West Point are very close to one another. Merck has buildings in all of them. Merck is an active client so they do contract with Xojo developers. They also have contractors in India that are very aggressive in trying to replace American contractors.

    Although there is opportunity at Merck, it's unlikely that these unprofessional recruiters will deliver, even if they are surprisingly legit.

  9. Dave S

    19 Apr 2017 San Diego, California USA

    @FrederickRoller North Wales, Upper Gwynedd and West Point are very close to one another. Merck has buildings in all of them. Merck is an active client so they do contract with Xojo developers. They also have contractors in India that are very aggressive in trying to replace American contractors.

    Although there is opportunity at Merck, it's unlikely that these unprofessional recruiters will deliver, even if they are surprisingly legit.

    What makes you think that anything about this is legit? Merck and HCL America both deny such an opportunity is available
    not to mention if it were legit, why would they not have filled it in the last 18 months or so?

  10. Frederick R

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Annapolis, Maryland

    @Dave S What makes you think that anything about this is legit? Merck and HCL America both deny such an opportunity is available
    not to mention if it were legit, why would they not have filled it in the last 18 months or so?

    Did I suggest they were legit? Did you read my last sentence? Note the "if" and "surprisingly".

  11. Dave S

    19 Apr 2017 San Diego, California USA

    @FrederickRoller Although there is opportunity at Merck

    my point is There is NOT an opportunity

  12. Frederick R

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Annapolis, Maryland

    @Dave S my point is There is NOT an opportunity

    There is opportunity but probably not through those folks. As you've suggested, it's likely they are scammers. I wanted to point out that they are using bits of real information, perhaps in an attempt to make their ploy more believable.

  13. Tim P

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro ⭐️

    @FrederickRoller There is opportunity but probably not through those folks.

    Dave actually contacted Merk and they said there is no position.

  14. Frederick R

    19 Apr 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Annapolis, Maryland

    @Tim P Dave actually contacted Merk and they said there is no position.

    Perhaps not for full-time employment but Merck is indeed contracting Xojo developers.

  15. Dave S

    19 Apr 2017 San Diego, California USA

    @FrederickRoller Perhaps not for full-time employment but Merck is indeed contracting Xojo developers.

    LOL... anyone we know?

  16. Edited 7 months ago

    I know someone who was there but that was years ago (nearly 10)

  17. 5 months ago

    Christian M

    Jun 24 North Carolina

    Interesting. They're still doing this. I was just hit up by HCL three days ago and it didn't feel right. I can usually get recruiters (via email) to leave me alone by saying I need to work from home. He said that was fine. I then thought I'd get him to go away by saying, "I need to make 6 figures". He asked how much. I gave him a number and he tacked on $10k. The emails and calls were incessant, he even called at midnight one night. His "office" was local (Cary, NC), his phone number was from California, and his extension was SEVEN digits long. HCL apparently does have a local office, but I didn't like the used car salesman high pressure selling. He said I'd be working for HCL and they'd be contracting me out to Merck. What REALLY gave me concern was that they wanted a Skype video interview to "take a screenshot of my face".

  18. Dave S

    Jun 24 San Diego, California USA

    This pops up every few months, and the "storm" usually lasts a week or two...... So far I have logged 57 contacts via telephone and/or email.... This is "supposedly" a 6 month "short term" project.... well if so, it is at least a year past its due date...

  19. Daniel T

    Jun 24 Pre-Release Testers

    What is their end game? What do they gain from this?

  20. Emile S

    Jun 24 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    A portfolio of Xojo developers ?

  21. Markus W

    Jun 25 Pre-Release Testers #JeSuisHuman Europe (Germany)...

    I simply say "can you hold for a second? I'm just brewing my coffee then I have time …", put the phone aside, and continue what I'm doing.

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