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I have been offered a Ferrari

Not for real :) I had a fun conversation with a recruiter on LinkedIn and jotting it down here. I have masked/removed the sensitive data -

Hi Tarun, I lead the Tech division in XYZ - I'm pretty active in the XYZ tech scene so I wanted to introduce myself. Out of curiosity, how are things going in XYZ? Could a new job get your attention somehow...? (For example, a free Ferrari) I can't promise a new Ferrari (maybe a Porsche?) but I would like to know what will grab your attention (such as more responsibility or a salary increase). Then, I can keep your goals in mind and tell you about relevant opportunities. How does that sound? If now isn't the right time to move that's also okay. I'd still like to chat to you so that when you are ready, we've already gotten the introductions out of the way. :) Look forward to hearing from you!
 Hi XYZ, Finally some one recognized that I deserve a Ferrari :) Things are great at XYZ. We keep growing each year which also means more responsibility. Money does matter though only to a limit and after that it may matter only if it can buy a Ferrari :) Dynamic nature of IT may require XYZ XYZ XYZ. Thanks Tarun K   


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