In my line of work I deal with lots of brokers from other companies, of which some are very good and some are very bad at what they do. Yesterday I got a call from a woman who is very, very bad at what she does. I speak to her probably 5 or 6 times a day to answer the same questions over and over. I tried to teach her to use our website and offered to walk her through accessing forms and paperwork online but she refused and constantly demanded that I track down things for her and email them to her repeatedly. She is pretty nice but she just seems so incompetent that I loathe picking up the phone when she calls.
The call yesterday was different though. Apparently the brokerage she worked for fired her and she wanted to send me her resume to pass on to my supervisor. Even after I told her what sites we use to post jobs she said she couldn’t navigate them and just wanted to send it to me, so I told her she could send it but I couldn’t promise that we had any open positions available for her. Unfortunately she has now determined that I am her only source of work now and calls me several times a day to check on her resume. I did hand her resume to my supervisor with the caveat that I didn’t think she could handle the work and that I was only passing it on because we had worked with her directly in the past so that I wouldn’t be lying when I told her I did pass it on.
Then today I got a call from her listing all of the people she has gotten emails from in the past with our company asking if they are still here and, if not, if their positions are now open. She just won’t quit calling me and she is making my life very difficult. I don’t want to be mean to her but I don’t want to lead her to think that there is work for her here either and she is seriously determined to harp on me until she gets an interview here.
Is there a nice way of telling her that I don’t think she would be a good fit here and I can’t in good conscience recommend her for a position and to please stop contacting me in hopes of getting a job with my company?