Now enjoying my status as a sage of the industry, which is to say I am older than 20, but alas, not a billionaire, God fuck-it; people are all the time asking me for nuggets of wisdom from my vast experience at the top.
Quickies from marf #3: Raiding JBoss employees
A. Z. writes: "marcf, can you help me recruit some of your ex-employees?"
Answer: "A., I can't do that, contractually"
The next day A. Z. responds: "marcf, here is a list my HR director has compiled from your linked in profile. He wants introductions to the following..."
1- What part of "I can't do that" do you not understand?
2- And I want a 20 year old with big boobs, but that ain't happening either.
3- I don't work for you, I don't know you, you never did shit for me in the past, I don't owe you.
The old me would have told you to "SMD", now do me a favor and piss off.
With lock-ups expiring soon, this is inspired by more than just A.Z. You all know who you are, feel free to take it personally.