Were You A Dorky Recruiter Back in the Day? Evolution of the Dorky Recruiter

Be honest. You had a pager once. Admit it. It was your alarm clock in the morning. You had proudly clipped it on your belt everyday. You asked all your clients, candidates and friends to page you. You were a sophisticated jet setting Recruiter. If only your pager were a human, you would’ve made love to it nightly.


Then one day somebody got a mobile phone. You had to have one too. It was huge and weighed 15 pounds but you didn’t care, you bought it anyways. Your first bill came. You needed to make cutbacks in other areas. You tried to cancel your Columbia House CD club. No go. Locked in on that one. So, you dumped your girlfriend.


Then over the years, you went from the Motorola Star-tac, to a flip phone, and then to a cell phone so tiny only a midget could use it.


Then the Blackberry came. Thank you All Mighty Heavenly Father. The Blackberry consumed your life like crack cocaine. Your friends quit calling. Your wife filed for divorce once…maybe twice… you can’t remember, your kids talked to you like a stranger in the house.


The iPhone came. You were there waiting in line. You paid $600 for the first model. This was it. No longer were you going to need another phone. Your prayers had been answered. Everyone gathered around you as you gave them a demo of it.


A few months later, the battery died. You bought another for only $400.


But then they came out with Android 3G technology. Crap. This never ends you say to self. It’s true. It doesn’t end.

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Comment by Paul Stenbo on November 9, 2009 at 12:46pm
OK you nailed me. Let me add my first mobile phone which was the size of a brick which attached to my car dashboard with the antennae on top of the car. Oh, and I'm expecting my Droid to arrive in the mail today. I'm such a sucker all things shiny and new.
Comment by David Pritchard on November 9, 2009 at 12:47pm
Yes, too all, skipped the Iphone, went to Android, TWICE. It's not the network it's a t-mobile thing. Sent the droid back twice. I had a vision of an accident with that Stupid Smart phone Distracting my driving, which IS NOT WORTH a Stupid Smart phone. SO... back to basics....Lap tops for work.

Planned obsolescence
Comment by Ambrish Kochikar on November 9, 2009 at 4:01pm
funny! the belt clip just looked wrong and it still does.

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