Microsoft Pays Us A Compliment

I get e-mails from recruiters pretty regularly, and I generally pay no attention to them (I like what I do and am not planning a job change any time soon). But this morning I received an e-mail from a Microsoft recruiter that caught my attention because the detailed message explained that they were specifically contacting Macromedia employees. So, I replied, and said that while I was not interested in a position right now, I was curious as to why they wanted Macromedia employees specifically. And the single line response (copied and pasted as is, complete with the typo) was:

Because of the great dev experience Macormedia employees have

Thank you Microsoft, the compliment is greatly appreciated!

7 responses to “Microsoft Pays Us A Compliment”

  1. Alfio Raymond Avatar
    Alfio Raymond

    Kudos Ben. But we knew all along Macromedia builds some amazing applications that are actually enjoyable to work with in our day. ;o)

  2. Rick Root Avatar
    Rick Root

    So they’re poaching Adobe for Macromedia employees. Neat.
    Psst… edit your original post… there’s a typo .. Macormedia… =)

  3. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Rick, nope, not my typo, that’s a copy-and-paste as received from the Microsoft recruiter. 🙂
    — Ben

  4. Dale Fraser Avatar
    Dale Fraser

    Something is in the wind.
    Here in Australia Microsoft have employed a well known CF person to recruit CF people over to MS products, he haunts the forums and while he does it openly I have concerns about Microsoft’s agenda.
    Recently he offered the Microsoft Theatre to run the Coldfusion usergroup in, this seems very strange to me, it’s a shame that Adobe don’t step up to the plate, there are already enough CFers gone to .NET
    I was wondering what you thought of all this Ben, is there something brewing in MS?

  5. Rick Root Avatar
    Rick Root

    Regarding the typo… now *THAT* is funny.

  6. Phillip Kerman Avatar
    Phillip Kerman

    Doesn’t Adobe also recruit people with experience at MS? If they don’t, they should… I’m sure they do though.

  7. Justin Carter Avatar
    Justin Carter

    I don’t think the conspiracy runs that deep Dale… Unless he "haunts" you in your sleep too? 🙂
    Interesting email though Ben… the timing seems convenient, particularly with CF8 around the corner. Adobe (or any company) need more people like yourself, and MS knows it, those sneaky buggers 😉

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