Senior Manager A is in a meeting with his team-members on some contentious issues. The Senior Manager has asked all of them to clear out their diaries for another two hours to ensure they have enough time for this meeting.
During the meeting, Senior manager A’s phone buzzes. He looks at it but it is not a recognised number. He snatches at the phone and barks “Who is this ?”.
A soft voice wafts into the earpiece “Hello. Am I speaking to Senior Manager A ?”
Senior Manager A barks again “Yes it is. Who is this ? Please hurry up ?”
The voice says “I am Jack from the Overtly Crude and Intrusive Placement Consultancy. We are a head-hunting firm and we place people at senior levels, like yours. We are currently working on some interesting assignments which require skills like yours. Is this a good time to talk?”
Senior Manager A looks around furtively and barks again “Thank you for your call. I am not interested. Bye now.”
Turning back to the meeting participants he says “These Headhunters are a nuisance. They think that everyone is for sale. They can call up anyone at any time and people will talk to them just because they are offering a job.
All participants “You are right sir. They are a nuisance.”
Senior manager A : “Well, not me guys ! I told him off. I am not for sale.”
All participants “We heard you do that sir.”
Five minutes later in the meeting the Senior Manager says : Guys, just remembered something important. Need to stop this meeting here. Let us work on the items agreed so far. I will reschedule asap for the rest. Sorry about this.
The Senior Manager waits for everyone to leave the room.
As soon as the last person leaves, he ensures that the door is shut and dials a number. When the call gets answered he says “Hi Jack, this is Senior Manager A. You called a few minutes back. Sorry I had to be abrupt as I was in a meeting. We can talk now.”