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castarco168177dSome shit like that happened to me too.
Without intending to generalize, there are a lot of dumb head hunters out there. They don't understand shit of what we do, and they don't have any aim to learn about the topic. Oh, and of course they are not ashamed of faking it all the time.
The case of PHP is... special, though. It was a very bad technology for many years (now I wouldn't say that, it improved a lot), and it acts as a stigma for many developers who used to work with it. It's totally irrational, but it really happens.
There are some people discriminating developers for the sole and only reason that they have experience on PHP.
Pogromist2541177dWhat the actual fuck...
HiFiWiFiSciFi4148177dFuck that guy.
There's 455 million fucking WordPress websites.
As a language, yeah, php is no longer my go to choice either. But you bet your fucking ass if somebody waves some loot in front of my face to fix their WP site I'm going to be coding me some PHP.
So, to somehow be this disqualifying skill... fuck them.
I'm not really proud that I code php... but I'm certainly not ashamed. It's a money maker and still probably 30% of my weekly earnings.
And there are MANY scenarios where a project will need both a LAMP (or .Net) dev and a Node/React dev... that's pretty much what "full stack" means these days.
Recruiter was just a dumb fuck, and I've literally never met one who wasn't a dumb fuck.
If they actually knew a fucking thing about programming they'd be programmers and not fucking call center working bitches.
fuckyouall3309177dPHP has a place, for sure.
Just not on my machine.
NEMESISprj666177dHuh wtf is that for weird rollercoaster
molaram3761176dI think the fucker just dialed the wrong number and didn't know how to get out of the call faster. Still a retard tho
AleCx0426286176dwhy didn't you try to make more of a pressing point for the fact that you have additional skills?
I had a similar situation. Still got hired but it was different, I originally applied for a PHP dev, but had Java experience and somehow they decided to throw me in an Android dev position, shit was weird.
3rdWorldPoison861176dWow. You sure you weren't an experiment of some AI recruitment thingy? Lmao.
AlmondSauce13953176dMind games. Especially at places like the big four.
He probably deliberately picked a skill they didn't need to see how you reacted and sold yourself for another skill they did. When you didn't, that was probably the end of the process.
These things suck, and I hate them as much as anything, but you need to be a bit savvy with them to get anywhere. The recruiter calling you also means sod all unfortunately - makes it seem like they're interested in you, but in reality they're just spamming to hope for a response.
JasonTheOwner4171dI would call his company and ask to speak with the supervisor. I'll tell you what I found out after I had some WEIRD interaction like that with a recruiter. Sometimes they're not actually with the company (in this case Amazon), but a 3rd party agent. THe supervisor told me that management requires the recruiters to be keeping busy, sending emails and making phone calls.... So it sounds like to me you were the victim of one of these mindless processes by a young recruiter just trying to pad his time-on-the-phone stats to keep his management happy, that he was working... and the actual position was probably already closed, for other reasons...