The Offer

The end of my autumn internship is rapidly approaching, and I am busily preparing my last big demo of the season. In the meantime, there have been hints and talk of an offer for a full-time position. This has so far not materialized, but this morning I got a call from a recruiter. You can imagine the conversation. I can’t tell you what was said, but I assure you it wasn’t this:

— “Hi, I just had some questions for you that were not clear from your resume.”

— “Well, in my previous job, I made $150k a year and I had a personal slave as a perk.¬†However, I hear your company can’t provide that; so I’m willing to settle for $175k since it seems you can get your own on Craigslist…”