OK, this is not the same as my other previous posts about idiotic recruitment, as in fact the exploratory email I have received from the recruiter was relatively well-targeted — minus the fact that I’m actually in USA nowadays not UK, but they obviously have a copy of my resume/CV from a while back so can’t blame them for trying out really. The reason though I wanted to bring this up is not to frame the recruiter, but to actually stop all banks and financial institutions from trying to get me a job in that area — I will be pushing this particular post through all sorts of media channels and as such I hope they finally get the message. (Need I suggest that you share this on your Twitter and whatever other social media you use? )
You might know that I have written before on this blog about why as a developer I don’t want to work for a bank — the original post is here by the way — however, I appreciate that my blog is rather small so possible that it didn’t get in front of (all) recruiters at the time… which really explains this email recently. Hopefully this will stop after this post
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Currently in London briefly, and luckily I’m bang in the middle of the City, in Covent Gardens. For a fraction of a second, it was sunny and nice (yeah, would you believe it this DOES actually happens sometimes in London? ) so here’s what Neal Street in London looked like at the time:
And on the subject of USA/UK, here’s an interesting comparison — this is what my garden looked like back in London:
Astonishingly, despite popular belief, these pictures were actually taken in January (2012) — and yes, it was a (slightly) sunny day! Though bloody cold
And here’s the Tudor “residence”, at Oakwood, in Mountain View, CA:
And yes the sun is real and it’s also there all the time
This is a long-forgotten picture which I just found in my phone — can’t believe I missed it till now! Even though I’m in California now and this looks like a proper old-style American car, this was NOT taken in America! In fact it was taken in London, before I left for USA, around Battersea park.
Awesome car, don’t you think?
I missed the snow in London this year it seems, but Sarah made sure I got a bit of it
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