How To Approach Me With Scamcoin JobsRead time in minutes: 8
As a side effect of my blog's apparent popularity, I get a lot of people from many different backgrounds contacting me asking me if I want to work with them or for their company. These are almost always turned down, but recently I had an interaction with someone trying to shill a job at me that was so transparently bad that I feel I should sub-blog them.
Usually you can tell what way these things are going to go by the subject line. Here's the subject line that I got yesterday:
Blockchain company I am applying to
And here's the body ([emphasis] mine):
I am applying to work for [scammers] on his blockchain projects and came across your projects and ideas and you are someone I would want to work with, thus I am telling you about this job I am applying for. Here is the original job post tweet: [LINK EXPUNGED] with the corrected description below.
I like that you have a variety of projects in a variety of languages
Are you good at @golang? Want to make $175,000 a year? Speak good English? I want to hire you. Remote. Blockchain software all sucks. We're making it suck less. [We want to fork the Go Ethereum server], porting this to [buzzword] after mainnet launch. Direct message me [on Telegram] or email me (I hate email) at [LINK EXPUNGED] I'll give you a 15 minute test to filter out the noobs. Pulsechain mainnet MVP: testnet. [LINK EXPUNGED] working with [incomprehensible]. bridges: ETH, large ERC20s. Uniswap v2 fronted for [buzzword]. Block explorer. Post MVP: trading: pancakeswap fork, insanely important, LP rewards for ERC20/PRC20 pairs. Coin ranking site for PRC20s. Wallet: replace metamask (electron app for cross platform). Uniswap but across chains. More bridges: to start, then btc, bnb, bch, in that order. Network: pulsechain. Uniswap v3 front end. Stablecoin from my exchange I'm making. Aggregator: replace [waste of human effort] market orders and limit orders. Margin trading. [why does that exist] (we already have hexnado already can modify).
Look forward to hearing from you and possibly working with you.
My minimum salary for blockchain related projects is 600,000 USD per year payable in Automated Clearing House amounts twice monthly (your payroll system probably supports this already). I do not care about being paid in cryptocurrency. I prefer USA fiat currency. Since you said you want to hire me, what should I do to move forward with this?
Thanks and be well,
Some time later:
Wow, you didn't peruse what I wrote, I am a software engineer who is applying for the same position I wrote to you about. I don't work for [scam artist] or [proper noun], yet. Thanks for replying though
This looks like a great place to bring out the idiot fee. Draft ho!
Ah, in that case my fee is 1.2 million dollars per year in salary. Thank you for understanding.
There was no reply.
Also I am happy with my current job, so you won't really be able to get me over anyways.