Dear John Recruiter

Dear John Recruiter,

I can’t do this anymore…

You expect so much from me, and I just can’t keep up with your crazy demands. I know we have been together for a while. I know you talk with me everyday. We are together on weekends, at night, in the best of times and in the worst of times.

But I’m leaving you.
I need to move on. You ask just too much. I asked all our friends about this and sought so much advice before making this decision. Our friend Quicken can’t solve the problem of you not dropping the check in the mail – but you didn’t expect Quicken to go to the post office for you. Outlook does all possible to make sure you show at the appointment. But you didn’t blame Outlook for missing your meeting last week. I talked to Twitter and Facebook. Over and over friends are recommended, but it’s you that has to add them. But you don’t yell at them if you don’t have more followers.
Then there is me – Your ATS/CRM. The one you talk to each day. The one you depend on. We have been everywhere together John. You took me on vacation in Mexico and we sat on the beach and had margaritas together. We have had late nights sharing movies and soft music. I’m there when you need me to do what I’m supposed to do. But you don’t treat me like the others.
My dearest John – I can’t find the people for you. I can’t talk to them. I can’t tell you why they apply, or why they leave, or why they are more productive here than there. You asked me when we started dating to welcome them. Then you asked me to do your dirty work by telling them NO automatically cause you can’t pick up the phone or write an email to do it yourself. I did that for you. I did it because you asked. For you. For us.
I am leaving because you don’t treat me right. You yell at me. You disrespect me. You tell your friends I’m no good enough and that I’m not what you need. That you need “more” than me. How do you think that makes me feel?

But I’m not the problem John. You are.

You think I know everything and can solve all kinds of problems. All YOUR problems. I’m not a miracle worker. I’m awesome at what I do, and there are some things I just can’t do or don’t want to do – and I’m tired of you telling me to change. I’m tired of you saying that I can’t fix your problems that you know I can’t fix.
So goodbye John. I hope you find that perfect system out there that will solve all your problems for you – oh wait – you won’t. Because until YOU change, your problems won’t go away.
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