I never thought I'd move past lurking on ROF but here we are.
I got quite used to recruiters cold-calling me over the last 6+ years. While in my younger, dumber days, I was flattered ("Wow, that partner asked for me specifically" ), I quickly became annoyed ("Thanks for telling me about another associate job where I can slave away for some autist on a power trip, I'm sure that one is much better than my current gig" ) and sometimes even frustrated ("Really, you helped move that team from firm X to Z? You and at least another five recruiters that claim to have done so, it seems" ).
However, as of last week, I'm actually baby-raging. Here I am minding my own business, getting home in the little hours to see an email sent to my private address from a recruiter I had never dealt with before (that is, neither his shop, nor him personally). Now, I know these guys are sleazebags but if you're going to write my private e-mail address without explaining who the F you are and how you have my details, you better be offering me a ride on your time machine to 2017 when I was too busy slaving away to buy bitcoin and quit the law.
So, I think here's what really gets to me: I actually believed that GDPR would change things (otherwise why do we keep hiring 1200+/- hour data-protection people?); that I would get less unsolicited junk like this. Clearly, I am not the only one annoyed by this: When venting in person, I was told to use an app called Tapmydata that let's you find out what data companies have and to get it erased. What do you know, big surprise - there's over 100 recruiting firms on there, including the one that sparked my baby-rage...
OK - I did that. Which leaves me with the question: What else can be done? Any suggestions would be most welcome.