Recruitment Executive Jobless After Expletive-Filled Mass Email

Manos Katsampoukas email angryOne recruitment executive has become unemployed himself after telling a jobless hopeful to "f*** off... you are too stupid to get a job, even in banking."

Manos Katsampoukas wanted a job in finance or marketing. So he emailed 4,000 U.K. recruitment firms a short and polite note with his resume attached, reports The Sun. "Dear Sirs," he began. "Kind Regards," he signed off.

Was it wrong for Katsampoukas to send a mass email, as opposed to individualizing them? Was it inappropriate for him to have all the recipients visible, as opposed to concealing them behind the nifty smokescreen of Bcc?

Perhaps. But whatever digital faux pas Katsampoukas made, it's not as bad as the reply he received from Gary Chaplin, a recruitment executive at Stark Brooks, a leading headhunting firm.

"I think I speak for all 4000 people you have emailed when I say, 'Thanks for your CV' - it's nice to know you are taking this seriously and taking the time to make us all feel special and unique," he beings with a generous dose of semi-restrained snark.

He then goes on to call rival recruiters "c**k-jockey retards," and one specifically an "opportunistic thunder***."

"Yours hitting the delete button. Have a nice day!" he signed off, before hitting "reply all."

Chaplin was clever enough to send the email under the pseudonym "Richard Vickers." Unknown to Chaplin, however, there is actually a U.K. recruitment executive called Richard Vickers, who could very quickly deny any involvement. Chaplin's IP address was traced, and his cover blown.

And of course this whole affair played out before the eyes of 4,000 leaders in Chaplin's industry. "Telling a candidate, however misguided he may be, to f*** off is appalling," replied one of the recipients. "It displays an unbelievable degree of arrogance."

The £200,000-($310,000)-a-year executive sent a series of apologetic emails. "My sincere apologies to Mr Vickers for any embarrassment and confusion," he said, before he was asked to resign.

"I am now looking for a job just a few days before Christmas," Chaplin told The Sun. "I am mortified by what I did. I meant no offense to this man looking for a job."

He's probably a little more sympathetic to the man's situation now, given that he's in the same one.

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Baron hans Vongress

Ok the job seeker was wrong or un informed and again Email is dangerous, just like facebook and twitter.
Think before you hit that send button.
Always, Always use BCC for forwarding emails and all.
The recruiter was very wrong and yes he deserved to get canned.
No reason for what he had to say.
The recruiter could have given proper guidance, after all he did take the time to give some sarcasm.
Proves people are jerks when they want to be and can be angles when they want to be.
This recuiter just proves what day he was having and he got his just deserts.
Now for the fellow looking for a job, not sure what field you are in, but I wish you good fortune and remember this world has a lot of characters try to look on the good side.

December 21 2011 at 7:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Since he screwed up his own life he shouldn't be telling other people what to do with yours! I once had a job councelor tell me what I had to do to get another job because I obviously didn't know how to do much as she sat at her desk picked at the acne scabs on her face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 17 2011 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This was a foolish mistake. I can understand that anyone can have a bad day and behave badly. He is paying a very large price and I'm sure he has learned something about humility. After all he made a mess of his life and I for one won't kick someone when there are down.

December 17 2011 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can you say KARMA

December 17 2011 at 5:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ha! He meant No offence??! Oh Yes he did! Or he would not have expressed it as He did. Serves Him right to see what it is like on the other Foot. Good karma and Merry Christmas to Him...

December 16 2011 at 11:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

lol serves him right.

December 16 2011 at 6:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a deuchbag, glad he lost his job arrogant bit9h. He has a job that is at the least tenuous at best to begin with let alone belittling sombody looking. Those who can produce--those who can't-- consult!

December 16 2011 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He meant no harm to the guy? Of course he did, all he could muster.

December 16 2011 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
most omnipotent

Wow, I guess Karma does exist!

December 16 2011 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peanut Santiago

He SAYS he meant no offense?

Yea, riiiiiight!

At least the guy got what he deserved.

December 16 2011 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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