Ma Spam Strikes Yet Again

   You'd think that once the recruiting department of a huge technically innovative company decided to get some foggy glimmer of a clue how evil spamming is, and start actually including some way for you to get off their spam list, that they'd do that simple task correctly, wouldn't you?  Yes, you probably would.

   But again, you'd be wrong.

   Here's yet another turd that Ma Spam squeezed out into my inbox:
From: AT&T Recruiting Team
Date: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 7:54 PM
Subject: AT&T Is Now Hiring Full Time Retail Sales Positions 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.

You are personally invited to an Interview Event. Please apply online and complete the entire application process before the event.

Three Interviews Days Will Be Held

June 10th in Fairfax, VA (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
AT&T Retail Store
Fair Oaks Mall
11794 Fair Oaks – Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22033

June 12th in Falls Church, VA (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
AT&T Retail Store
Baileys Crossroads
5831 Crossroads Center
Falls Church, VA 22041

June 18th in Alexandria, VA (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
AT&T Retail Store
3165 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

To view the position description, benefits, and get the application process completed, please click on any of the following links for Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.
http://attlinks.com/retailalexandriava                         http://attlinks.com/retailfairfaxva            http://attlinks.com/retailfallschurchva

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

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

AT&T Staffing and Recruiting

   I've only bothered to make their email address an actual link, so they can get a taste of what spam is like.  The very last item, "AT&T Staffing and Recruiting", was also a link, in the original.  The destination is a removal script, http://www.netrecruit.net/cgi/RemoveEmail.pl, taking a URL parameter of id.    Now, you'd think that that id would identify me, so that when I clicked on it, I would finally get unsubscribed from their spam.  Wouldn't you?  Of course you would.

   But... oh, you guessed already.  Yes, you would be wrong.

   So what happens instead?  I get:
Email address successfully removed
The email address 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX@gmail.com' has been removed from our mailing list.
   No, not literally XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  Unlike AT&T, I give half a damn about protecting the privacy of people's email addresses.  (Well, at least innocent people, again unlike the spammers at AT&T Staffing and Recruiting.)

   So now you maybe wondering, "So what?  So they removed your GMail address from their mailing list.  (Or at least claimed to.)  Isn't that what you wanted?"

  You're half-right.  Yes, that is indeed what I wanted.  I just want these jackasses to leave me alone!  And I see how you could possibly think that it was my email address that was displayed to me, and removed from their mailing list.

   But again, you'd be wrong.

   Some of you may be AT&T customers.  I am... at least, until my contract runs out.  You might have gone to their retail sales locations, and had to deal with the "help".  You might think, "What a pack of idiots.  They're one step up from having to flip burgers for a living.  Surely, with the historic technological breakthroughs AT&T has produced, the higher levels of the company, like, oh, say, the people who run their staffing and recruiting campaigns, must be much smarter!"

   But apparently, again, you'd be wrong.

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