I was stuffing shrimp in my mouth when I received a call from a recruiter. I didn't apply for their company then she asked me, "May I know why you're looking for a new job?" Bitch, I was eating. I wasn't looking for anything. I haven't applied to any job postings since last year.


There was another time the conversation went like this:

Recruiter: "Hi, we're looking for developers blah blah blah. Do you know about <company name>?"

Me: "No."

Recruiter: *explains what the company is and what it does*

Recruiter: "May I know why you want to apply for <company name>?"

Me: "Huh?"


Recruiter: "So this is the salary we are offering you."

Me: "Hmmmmm.. I'll think about it."

Recruiter: "Did you receive another offer?"

Me: *being honest* "Yes but I negotiated it, I'm waiting for their revised offer. I want to see that first before I decide."

Recruiter: *calls a few minutes later* "Have you decided yet?"

Me: "Nope, still waiting."

Recruiter: *sighs* "How about I add X amount to the salary?"

Me: "Hmmm.. Can you make it <double the increase>?"

Recruiter: "No, that's the maximum."

Me: "Lol. Okay."

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    So how did the last story end? You went with first revisited job or second one ?
  • 5
    @zemaitis The second one. I received the revised offer of the first one a few days later and it turn out not to be as good as the second one.
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    @rutee07 I also like shrimps.
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    @Fast-Nop I like sea creatures in general but shrimps and crabs are my favorites. I always seek them when I visit some islands. :D

    Any favorite recipes?
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    @rutee07 Ready-made trout fillet, some cottage cheese, and shrimps. Raw vegetables: some purple radishes, a carrot, endive or Romaine lettuce, a tomato. Finally, a tea spoon of olive oil and some freshly milled pepper.

    Pretty basic, but I'm too lazy for cooking but still dislike fast food, that's why I have a high share of raw food in my nutrition. I can make the stuff above within five minutes.
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    @Fast-Nop I think I can find those ingredients here. The quickest one for me is spicy garlic buttered shrimps. I enjoyed serving them in a group outing knowing some of them are allergic to shrimp but can't resist the sauce.
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    @rutee07 It's basically just shoving together enough protein, and for filling up, whatever veggis my supermarket has that are edible without cooking. ^^
  • 7
    Annoyed rutee: "leave me alone" with his mouth full of shrimps - That would had been hilarious to watch.
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