Referral Bonus

What’s that smell?

Hello Team,

I would like to bring to your attention that [redacted] offers an employee referral program. If you refer a person and he/she passes the three month probationary period, a bonus of $500 will be paid to you.

In order to help you take advantage of this program, I have attached our current job postings for Web UI, Java, and QA persons to this email. You may also direct your friends to view the careers page on our website (found under About us) at http://www.[redacted].com.

Oh sure, a $500 gift horse shouldn’t be looked in the mouth.

However, if that piddly amount is all that motivates a recommendation, then the existing employee isn’t being paid enough.

I’d rather have cow-orkers recommend someone based on knowing they would be able to work with said person, and that the person is a gain, not a drain, for the company.

Maybe I’m just funny that way.

Aa referral program / plea for help smells more like desperation to me than anything else.

As I always tell the head hunters when they call me…

I’m busy.

No, I don’t know anyone else who could do it.

Everyone I know who is any good at all already has enough work. The rest, you don’t want to be associated with. Trust me.

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