reply to post by NewAgeMan
Backstory: I'm a "headhunter" or executive recruiter, a "fisher of men" quite literally. Been at it for 27 years now, started when I was just 18 with
some telemarketing experience selling newspapers for home delivery, lol. And no it's not as glamorous as it sounds, it's really feast or famine, but I
don't mind Kraft Dinner in order to also have the opportunity to eat steak.
Anyway, the deals or what we call Placements (with a capital P because that's where the dough is) sometimes happen quickly, sometimes only after a
long time, like months and months, and sometimes, even oftentimes.., not at all, and it's an emotional roller coaster capable of driving a person mad,
and any good headhunter worth their salt is a little off the wall, just goes with the territory but it would take another thread to more fully explain
the sorrows and the joys of headhunting.
So me and my colleague ,who's also the boss and the company owner (there are only four of us now total in the firm), we have this placement in
progress or PIP involving his client, and my candidate (a "split" placement) that I'd recruited from a list of vetted names given me, mostly from
LinkedIn, although I am capable of "rusing" secretaries for names where I have a competitive company but no name to begin with but that too is another
The candidate in this case, while motivated for many reasons to make a change, is also a bit of a nuisance, often uncooperative, sometimes difficult
or next to impossible to reach, you know the slightly arrogant premadonna type although he has some reason to be, because he's a superstar performer
on a mission, workaholic, bright, youngish, demanding and controlling, evasive - needless to say it was a very difficult and challening "PIP" and it
was driving us crazy. Process went on, let's see... from back in late February/March?!
So my boss exclaims one day when we're talking about it for the umpteenth time - "if or I should say when, we finally close this placement, we will
have to go out for some cigars, drinks and a nice steak dinner!" (music to my ears).
edit on 1-9-2013 by NewAgeMan because: typo