Heh, I’ve been preparing (link 1, 2, 3, 4) my April Fools joke for the last two weeks now. Boy are a lot of people gullable. To think that so many people would actually believe that Microsoft would hire a good ‘ol boy from Illinois and move him and his fiance across country. I do have to say that my story was very elaborate, though the indications are there that it was all fake (no names used, no specific dates except for my “on-site” interview). What’s even funnier is that I completely made up the Microsoft division that “hired” me. I even got some Microsoftees to join in (thanks gretchen & Cleve!), secretly of course, to help out in making this seem reliable.
So whats the real story? Well, Microsoft did purchase my source code, and I did send them a resume. However I was never called for a screening call or even got to go out there for a on-site interview. Its amazing on how much detail one can find about the interview process on the internet to make a good story great.
Update: Okay, the cats out of the bag…the post lasted about 2 hours before someone finally caught on that this post WAS the joke. For real, though, today is my last day with Integrity and I will be starting at Microsoft on April 11. God, that was funny!
Update2: Man, seriously, I’m still laughing over here…and so are my coworkers. Truly a masterpiece. BTW, I can’t help but feel like running around in a white towel (and nothing more) just like the guy in the Holiday Inn Express commercial…great ideas do come while your in the shower.