Josh Simons, CEO Sun Microsystems

I received a phone call yesterday morning from a firm claiming to be preparing a plaque recognizing Sun's selection as one of the 20 best large companies to work for in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. They wanted to send a mock-up of the plaque to me for my approval. A weird request to make of a random engineer in a 30K+ person company. Figuring this was some sort of headhunter scam to extract additional information from me, I asked how they had found my name and phone number. Whereupon she asked, "Aren't you the CEO?" I responded by giving her Sun's main phone number in Burlington and suggested she call there for help.

I had a good laugh about this with Eric, the engineer in the office next to mine. As it happens, Eric's office is across from our mailstop. While talking with him, I was idly sorting through my mail when I came across a piece with this mailing label:

The sender of this letter has nothing whatsoever to do with the firm that had just called me about the plaque. Oh boy. I have no idea how this happened and I can't imagine what kinds of mailings, phone calls, and invitations I'll now receive as a result. Jonathan, see you in Davos? :-)

Comments:

Josh, LOL! Keep us posted! Now I have to explain to my cubicle mates why I just burst out laughing! :-)

Posted by Carolyn on June 24, 2008 at 02:00 AM EDT #

Congrats on your promotion!

Posted by Mark J Musante on June 24, 2008 at 03:06 AM EDT #

LOL!!!!!

We knew that we were not worthy, etcetera etcetera!

Posted by Geoff Arnold on June 24, 2008 at 04:19 AM EDT #

Rumors of Jonathan's demise are true then.

Posted by guest on June 25, 2008 at 08:55 PM EDT #

For a second there, I thought you somehow discovered the secret identity of Fake Jonathan ;-)

fakeschwartz.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

Flex Rex

Posted by Flex Rex on June 27, 2008 at 01:28 AM EDT #

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