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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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A job just hired me but...

They haven't met me.

They just offered me a temporary position. It's with a well known company, but they haven't even met or spoke with me. Is this normal?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Was this by chance in the 'Spam' folder?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Was this by chance in the 'Spam' folder?

Was not, and the person who sent the email gave me the office #, her cell #, and I verified the office and that she works there...

I responded with "Please e-mail more details."

So we'll see if she responds or not.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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Do you have a good job already? Depending on the field this could be possible
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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Do you have any friends that work there? Maybe they passed your name on.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Do you have a good job already? Depending on the field this could be possible

I just quit my job 3 weeks ago to move back home to CA.

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Do you have any friends that work there? Maybe they passed your name on.
Not sure, but highly doubtful.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:20 PM   #7
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I've gotten offers that sound similar and they're all bogus. Sight unseen, no one hires without having some info on you. Did you fill out an application and give your SSN?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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I've gotten offers that sound similar and they're all bogus. Sight unseen, no one hires without having some info on you. Did you fill out an application and give your SSN?
Now Jessica, I am not foolish.

I did send my resume. I am highly qualified but I couldn't imagine being hired just like that without meeting or speaking to anyone...

*UPDATE - I am still awaiting her response.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:22 PM   #9
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I just quit my job 3 weeks ago to move back home to CA.



Not sure, but highly doubtful.

So there's no harm in pursuing it... As I'm sure you will, be cautious.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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^ sounds weird but you're the line who will know based on the response you get. And it is "just hired for a job" or "a company just hired me." I don't think a job technically hires you.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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^ sounds weird but you're the line who will know based on the response you get. And it is "just hired for a job" or "a company just hired me." I don't think a job technically hires you.
You're really after me . Ok, well out of my speed to type this I may have made a grammatical error.

Heheh. Yeah, I will await the response and see what comes out of it. If nothing, no sweat off my back.
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You're really after me . Ok, well out of my speed to type this I may have made a grammatical error.

Heheh. Yeah, I will await the response and see what comes out of it. If nothing, no sweat off my back.
And maybe, just maybe, you can get a date out of it. Kill two birds and all that.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 07:03 PM   #13
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And maybe, just maybe, you can get a date out of it. Kill two birds and all that.
If Jessica was an attractive man i'd consider.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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If Jessica was an attractive man i'd consider.
I'd much prefer a humble man who doesn't scare small children.
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I'd much prefer a humble man who doesn't scare small children.
Dont knock it till you've tried it.
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Did you think to ask them how they heard of you? Or why they're offering you a job seemingly out of thin air?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:29 AM   #17
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Dont knock it till you've tried it.
I'm fairly certain that each of the men I have been in relationships with have been good looking.
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Did you think to ask them how they heard of you? Or why they're offering you a job seemingly out of thin air?
I think he sent a resume.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:39 AM   #18
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It's for a temporary position. Is it a highly skilled temporary position? Is it customer facing? Is it seasonal? Without knowing the job they might not need to see you before. Maybe you just got hired to wear a sign on the street. If so I'm pretty sure most people can handle that without getting an in person interview.

We probably need to know more before we can say it's normal or not.
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It depends on the industry....in many occupations, headhunting and word of mouth recommendations are the norm...as posted, we would need more details about the actual job in question. Almost all of my work is repeat client, or word of mouth based. Emails from interested parties I've never met and never spoken to are commonplace.
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I'm fairly certain that each of the men I have been in relationships with have been good looking.
Given what we know about you, I wonder if that's true...
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:53 AM   #21
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Given what we know about you, I wonder if that's true...
What do "we" know about me exactly?
I'd be somewhat surprised if you actually had a real response to my question as your statement seems random and misguided at best.

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