These two things are often not inseparable. Even if "friends" is the wrong word, "business relationships" are keys to success.Kelil wrote:I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to do business.
Venting your dissappointment as to how things turned out with this listing and your submissions is fine. But you publicly accused a company of false advertising, laziness, etc. Before the public rant, wouldn't it have been better to send a polite and professional email to headscreener, explaining why you were upset about this? (e.g. the listing wording, this return vs. other forwards, etc)...
Honestly, if I thought the screener was wrong here, I would say so. I have before about other returns including my own. They get it right most of the time but they are not programmed robots. Here, my own read of the listing based on reading Taxi listings for years, and the retro-nature of the submissions (which was very nicely explained by the screener), have me agreeing with the screener.
Believe me or not, behind the scenes, there is a lot of networking whereby members refer leads and contacts to others to their close, trusted peers. I know there have been times when I heard about an opportunity, thought it would be perfect for someone, and dropped them a PM or email about it. But one has to truly trust in the other person's professionalism before even thinking of doing that.
You can be professsional without being an (your words) ass-licker.
I hope today finds you calmer than yesterday. A belated Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.