Dear employees of The Gregory James Group,
Please forgive this indirect and public means of communicating with you, but it appears that all other means of doing so are ineffective.
I have repeatedly asked for you to remove me from your contact database and stop sending me unsolicited e-mails or making unsolicited telephone calls. I would prefer not to expose your flagrant contempt for others’ time publicly, but this is a final throw of the dice in an attempt to get you to stop spamming me.
Below is a representative sample of the e-mails I’ve sent you over the years (yes, years). Sadly, I don’t have transcripts of the telephone conversations, but they are similar in nature and number to the e-mails.
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: Graduate Android Developer (MSc. Software Engineering) – Available ImmediatelyDate: 10 September 2013 12:23:13 BSTTo: “Charley Lucas” <email@example.com>Charley,See below a selection of e-mails that I’ve sent to various members of your company over the last several years. What, exactly, does it take to get off your e-mail list?
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: Senior C# ASP.NET MVC3 ProgrammerDate: 13 August 2013 17:33:55 BSTTo: “Roxanne Gordon” <firstname.lastname@example.org>Cc: Tom Townsend <Tom.T@gregoryjamesgroup.com>Roxanne,I have no idea why you think I may be looking for a developer of this type. I most certainly am not, and it’s completely inappropriate for the kind of things that we do here.I recently had a long exchange with your colleague Tom Townsend (copied) to try to stop him from spamming me with unwanted and inappropriate e-mails. I finally managed to persuade him to stop doing so and remove me from your company’s mailing list. I don’t know how I have ended back on it, but please remove me immediately and do whatever you need to do to ensure that I never find my way onto it again.I don’t know what it is about Gregory James that makes you think that it’s OK to waste people’s time, but I really wish you would stop.
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: Mobile Application DevelopmentDate: 28 January 2013 10:02:23 GMTTo: “Tom Townsend” <Tom.email@example.com>Tom,I fail to understand how my earlier request that you please not mail me again was open to misinterpretation. I would be grateful if you could accede to my very clearly expressed wishes.
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: iOS DevelopmentDate: 15 January 2013 15:41:08 GMTTo: “Tom Townsend” <Tom.T@gregoryjamesgroup.com>No. Please do not mail me again
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: iOS DevelopmentDate: 15 January 2013 15:37:03 GMTTo: “Tom Townsend” <Tom.T@gregoryjamesgroup.com>Please remove me from your mailing list.
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: Ruby on Rails Contract London £350 – £450 Per Day D.O.EDate: 21 January 2011 11:47:06 GMTTo: “Christopher Barlow” <Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org>Christopher,
I have no idea how I got onto your mailing list. Please remove me from it immediately and confirm that you have done so by return.
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Inconsiderate use of e-mailDate: 1 October 2010 14:12:00 BSTTo: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comCc: David Christian <David.C@GregoryJamesGroup.com>All,
Please forgive the wide distribution of this e-mail, but unfortunately your colleague David Christian apparently does not believe in treating people with respect, so I am left with no option.
Somehow, I have ended up on David’s indiscriminate database of people who might be interested in web development contract work. I am not interested in this kind of work, have never asked to be on his database and have no clue who he, or you, are. I have asked him nicely to remove me from his database and he hasn’t had the courtesy to respond or to honour my polite request. I am sure that I don’t need to tell you how this kind of behaviour reflects on your organisation as a whole.
As it happens, I am a software development manager who regularly makes hires through recruitment consultants. This experience guarantees that I will be doing no business with The Gregory James Group.
I would be grateful if you could persuade David not to send me any further unsolicited messages.
From: Paul ButcherSubject: Re: Contract RoR/PhP Work RemotelyDate: 30 September 2010 13:25:03 BSTTo: David Christian <firstname.lastname@example.org>I am not looking for work, and have never asked to be on your database. Please remove me from your database, send me an e-mail confirming that have done so, and then send me no further communications.