You’re dumber than you think I think you are.

You know those door-to-door energy peddlers that everyone hates? How’s this for an incredible piece of underhanded email solicitation:

Hi Jairus

We have reviewed your resume for our energy registration position and I would like to invite you to an interview on Monday November 20, 2006 at 10:30 AM.

Our location: Suite 206, 2660 Southvale Cresent, Ottawa, ON, K1B 4W5 (Intersection of Walkley Road and Russell Road)

English language and good communication skills are necessary.
Please confirm attendance via email.

Regards, Rick

Website: Dress code: Business Casual

Job Description:
- Excellent pay package and bonuses
- Registration of customers on natural gas and electricity programs
- Business to Business (Commercial)
- Door to Door registration (Residential)

Please disregard this email if received in error. Duplication of invitations may occur if a candidate has multiple resumes on one or more job search related sites or as a result of computer error. We apologize for any inconvenience

Pretty fuckin sneaky.

13 thoughts on “You’re dumber than you think I think you are.

  1. I now get my hydro through a secondary company because the guy who came to my door was from Denmark, and therefore charming somehow.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that “You’re even dumber than you think I think you are” is my favourite thing I’ve read on the internet all day.

  2. Hey, I got that spam!

    Here was my response to them:


    Although I am seeking employment, I am looking for skilled technical jobs, in environments like R&D, IT and technical support, not in retail or sales. If you are looking for someone to either manage Unix systems, plan network infrastructures, perform Threat-Risk Analysis and penetration (Tigerteam) testing, please let me know. Otherwise, please do not contact me.


  3. Similar things have been happening to me recently. In the span of about a week I received 3 phone calls asking me to come in to interview for “financial advisor/consultant” positions. I guess because I work in Hospitality they think I’d make a good sales rep.

    I might but you’ll never catch me working for those evil bastards.

  4. That’s hilarious!

    btw: just logging into lj for the first time since the party (crazy busy)…. Adding you back and sorry for being slow ; p

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