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The Tormenting Tale of TimesJobs

Important: Please read my earlier post on The reference to context will then be simpler.

My experience with has been vexatious. It has almost turned out to be like "The Exorcism of Emily Rose". If Emily saw ghosts at 3am in the morning, I would often wake up with the nightmare of personnel (mostly a Sonia Oberoi or Rekha Singh) asking me if "I am in the right job" or someone else offering me a "Citibank Credit Card"

Yes, a credit card indeed. itself is out of job or providing jobs and hence has started selling credit cards - IRONY, I surmise.

All my attempts to "UNSUBSCRIBE" from their job alert and mailing services have failed, to the extent that I wrote to YAHOO to please have my email address either deleted or changed (I will post a screen-shot of a reply from YAHOO SECURITY TEAM in my next post).

However, I still made a brave, despondent attempt to "UNSUBSCRIBE" from their mailing service. I certainly didn't need a credit card (it is against my morality to use one), and most certainly not a CITIBANK credit card.

I received an email from Timesjobs on 14th September about Citibank credit card. I have received such emails innumerable TIMES earlier. I do the mundane task of "UNSUBSCRIBING" every time, like I did one this time.

I used their "most unefficient" option given in the email footer. I clicked the "UNSUBSCRIBE" link. It takes me to some page where I enter my email address, and click the submit option. I pray to the Vighnaharta to give me success this time, 'please absolve me from this great torturous vighna called Timesjobs'.

Next page tells me that my email will be removed within 24 hours. I give a sigh of relief assorted with a groan of suspicion. I go to sleep. The exorcism of still haunts me though.

I thought Ganpati Bappa had listened to me this time. No mails from for a week. However, my alleviation was shortlived. I found an email from notoriously smiling at me. 24 hours had not transpired yet, even after 10 days i.e. 240 hours. There is something seriously wrong with Or perchance I was obsessively sanguine about myself.

I cannot fathom this "saga of negligience" and the "anecdote of affliction", literally. There is nothing or no one there at, I apprise; just these automated emails. All the back-office staff had possibly used Naukri or Monster to search for jobs elsewhere and abandon TIMESJOBS. I can understand their aggravation.

However, I still don't know the solution to all this.

Perhaps, I should write back to the Yahoo Security team.


Divya said…
I pity you! ha ha
Anitha G. said…
Nice post man. I have the same problem too.. :(
Anonymous said…
yes that is absolutely disgusting. Timesjobs is such a big nuisance. I got so irritated and tired with it that I made a new account on gmail and stopped using the earlier one.
Anonymous said…
I only can say "God Bless You". Ha ha !!!
Anonymous said…
maybe you shud put them into your spam mails. so any mail from automatically goes to the spam section. only resort!
Anonymous said…
i think i will do just that.flag the mail as spam and block the domain altogether.
Anonymous said…
nice to be here.... thanks for share
stacy@singlemom said…
That is annoying!
Timesjobs and Reliance are most irresponsible companies in India.Thanks for pointing out this.
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Anonymous said…
i received call from marketing team for timesofindia jobs and paid service. I said i am not interested now

At the end caller said "go to sleep". Its disturbing.
Shanky Jindal said…
3mik said…
Its a fraud company.I once paid Rs 3000 for updating my resume and the end result was they changed one or two lines.
Sunita Banerji said…
Hi I am one of the best detectives in Mumbai and I do agree that the Times Jobs portal is useless and it was started out as a competition to and and all they did was copy resumes from these sites to add to their own site and try to sell resume packages to recruiters and HR heads. And now it seems it has just become a tool in India Times Internet Business's arsenal! Note the first four letter of 'arsenal'!
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