I get sent to my work E-Mail address a number of seemingly random EMails from Profs at Brock that go something like this:
I am writing to inquire about a potential project and colleagues gave me your name as someone to contact. I am currently working with NGO and industry to develop a………
In responce to extensive interest in my work, I’ve decided to draft a new company slogan:
Matt Clare’s Web Development: We don’t want your business. Please stop telling people we do.
There’s a whole department called Web Development at Brock to do this! I wish I knew who keeps spreading my name around, but I don’t ask because I’ve learnt not to get involved at all, or it’s my fault that they can’t find anyone to do the job. I generally latch onto sentances like “How would I do this at Brock” and respond directly to that sentance with “At Brock you would contact Web Dev, their extension is _____ you want to talk to ____” and I never end the E-Mail with my normal “If you need any help please let me know”.
I really like my job, I like who I work with, I really like working with academics day-to-day. That said, I don’t like St. Catharines, and I don’t do unsolicited work.
Now it’s on the record and Google-able. Maybe that will help with things.