Yesterday I received an email (below, disguised), which gave me an odd feeling. Can you guess why?
Hi. I’m a former Sun reporter who was laid off in May when the paper went online-only. I’m looking for the best fit in the occupational arena for my skills and experience. Lizzie Blake of Weyerhaeuser suggested I talk to you.
I’d like to meet with you for 20-30 minutes, at a time and place of your convenience — coffee, drinks, just talk, whatever. No specific agenda — I just want your perspective.
— John Black [phone number]