2014-05-31

Ma Spam

   You'd think big companies would know better than to recruit by spamming, wouldn't you?  Especially big companies that have been around for almost 140 years.  Well-established big companies that have traditionally been leaders in technology.  Companies built on radical advances like, oh, say, the telephone, and created their own, like, oh, say, Unix, you know, that thing that Linux, and more explicitly GNU, aren't really?  Surely they would know what a Bad Thing spamming is, right?

   But you'd be wrong.  Here's a little gem I got from them recently:
From:AT&T Staffing and Recruiting <apply.online@att.com>
To:[me]
Date:2014-05-25 at 02:05
Subject:AT&T is Now Hiring in Various Cities in Northern Virginia and Washington DC

AT&T Is Now Hiring Full Time Retail Sales Positions in Northern Virginia and Washington DC

AT&T Offers Excellent Compensation and Benefits

Start with the paycheck: Salary plus commission. Assistant Store Managers and Retail Sales Consultants are paid a competitive hourly rate and can earn additional monthly commission dollars by meeting and/or exceeding sales objectives! AT&T Sales Support Representatives are paid a very competitive base pay!
  • Health & Wellness Benefits – Vision, Dental, Medical, Group Life Insurance and more.
  • 401k/AT&T Retirement Savings Plan, Eligible employees can choose from a wide range of investment options, with a choice of contributing on a before-tax or after-tax basis.
  • Career Advancement Opportunities along with training & skill development.
  • Tuition Reimbursement is available and discounts to flexible schedule schools like University of Phoenix, Strayer & others.
  • Discounts on AT&T Products & Services including wireless plans, accessories and smartphones.
  • Partnership programs such as LifeCare, plus discounts on fitness centers, jewelry, apparel & more!
To view the position description, benefits, and get the application process started, please click on any of the following links for Alexandria, Reston, Fairfax, McLean, Falls Church and Washington DC:

http://attlinks.com/retailalexandriava      http://attlinks.com/retailrestonva      http://attlinks.com/retailfairfaxva

http://attlinks.com/vamclean      http://attlinks.com/retailfallschurchva      http://attlinks.com/retailwashingtondc

If you have friends or family who may also be interested, Please feel free to share this information with them.

We also encourage you to join our Talent Network where you can get all the information you need on AT&T careers. You can sign up to receive updates on the latest job openings in your area and be eligible to win some cool prizes. Join at http://att.jobs/talent-network.aspx

AT&T Talent Attraction Team
www.att.jobs

Diversity is the AT&T way of standing apart. Equal Opportunity Employer.

208 S. Akard ST
Dallas, TX 75202
   Yeah, sure, I'd love to give up the six-figure income I get from running my own consultancy doing work I love and have a knack for, to work in the widely-known near-minimum-wage hell of retail sales.

   Congratulations, AT&T.  You not only utterly failed to recruit for your current needs, you lost a potential employee at some point down the road... and, as soon as my current contract is up, a customer.

Update!

Less than a day after I blogged about it, Ma Bell crapped in my inbox again (sorry I forgot to copy in most of the formatting this time):
From:AT&T Staffing and Recruiting
To:[me]
Date:Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:45 AM
Subject:AT&T is Now Hiring in Various Cities in Northern Virginia


AT&T Is Now Hiring Full Time Retail Sales Positions in Northern Virginia

AT&T Offers Excellent Compensation and Benefits

AT&T is looking to hire Full Time AT&T Retail Sales Consultants, AT&T Bilingual Spanish Required Retail Sales Consultants, AT&T Bilingual Spanish Preferred Consultants and AT&T Sales Support Representatives.

We will be personally inviting only those qualified candidates who complete the entire application process for an interview. Those qualifying will be contacted and given a specific time and location for an interview.

Four Interviews Days will be held as follows:

June 4th in Woodbridge, VA
June 10th in Fairfax, VA
June 12th in Falls Church, VA
June 18th in Alexandria, VA

To view the position description, benefits, and get the application process started, please click on any of the following links for Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Washington DC:

http://attlinks.com/retailalexandriava    http://attlinks.com/retailfairfaxva
http://attlinks.com/retailfallschurchva    http://attlinks.com/woodbridgeva

Start with the paycheck: Salary plus commission. AT&T Retail Sales Consultants are paid a competitive hourly rate and can earn additional monthly commission dollars by meeting and/or exceeding sales objectives! Our full time Retail Sales Consultants earn an average of $47,175 in total compensation in the first year when successfully meeting or exceeding sales goals. Our top 10% of sellers earn an average of $55,521 in their first year. AT&T Sales Support Representatives are paid a very competitive base pay!

ØHealth & Wellness Benefits – Vision, Dental, Medical, Group Life Insurance and more.
Ø401k/AT&T Retirement Savings Plan, Eligible employees can choose from a wide range of investment options, with a choice of contributing on a before-tax or after-tax basis.
ØCareer Advancement Opportunities along with training & skill development.
ØTuition Reimbursement is available and discounts to flexible schedule schools like University of Phoenix, Strayer & others.
ØDiscounts on AT&T Products & Services including wireless plans, accessories and smartphones.
ØPartnership programs such as LifeCare, plus discounts on fitness centers, jewelry, apparel & more!

If you have friends or family who may also be interested, Please feel free to share this information with them.

We also encourage you to join our Talent Network where you can get all the information you need on AT&T careers. You can sign up to receive updates on the latest job openings in your area and be eligible to win some cool prizes. Join at http://att.jobs/talent-network.aspx

AT&T Talent Attraction Team
www.att.jobs

Diversity is the AT&T way of standing apart. Equal Opportunity Employer.

208 S. Akard ST
Dallas, TX 75202
   Harrumph, where's that Unsubscribe link?  Oh... there isn't one.  Well at least they should be telling me how to respond if I want to be taken off!  The instructions are... right... there?  Nope, absent again.  (Unlike "normal" spammers, at least recruiters usually honor removal requests.  As you've seen in some of my prior posts, and probably will in the future, there are exceptions.)  But nooooo, AT&T is absolutely sure that one of these days, I'll want to work in retail hell in hopes of making a third of what I'm making now.

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