An Open Letter To Christopher Painter of AFLAC

Christopher Painter
District Operations Coordinator
Atlanta GA

Dear Christopher,

I just received, yet again, another email from you regarding the opportunity to work for AFLAC. Allow me to begin my response by saying I don’t know how many times I have contacted your company regarding your disingenuous approaches to me but I do hope this will be the last.

Now, I fully understand you are just trying to put some warm bodies in seats with the hopes of them making you money, I get that. However, I receive these emails from you/your company what seems like a few times each month and here is why I call them ‘disingenuous’.

You, Christopher Painter, state: “I was reviewing your resume today on the Internet”.

If you did indeed review my resume then I suggest you look into a reading comprehension course or maybe try this approach:

“I did a query of updated resumes on Monster and without looking at your resume, it did pop up because certain keywords matched and therefore, I thought I would spam you with this canned intro.”

Why the need for a reading comprehension course? Because the very first paragraph of my resume states:

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS: Over 20 years of business development, management, account management, operations, project and product development experience. My career has been built upon skills in, project management, strategic partnering, corporate development, building strategic alliances, consultative and relationship sales, sales & marketing, customer relationship management, mergers & acquisitions, research, project management, P&L responsibility, data mining & development and training. (NOTE: If you are contacting me to buy a franchise, sell insurance or ‘financial services’, then you did not read my resume very well.)

If you, Christopher Painter, are even a real person, which I doubt (No profile on LinkedIn which, for someone in your stated position, should cause any candidate worth their salt to further question your dubious approach.) then please inject a little integrity into your solicitation for new hires.

I fully appreciate you wanting to hire and grow your business and it is my sincere hope that you find the best candidates and they make a lot of money for themselves and for your company. AFLAC is a great company but your approach appears to me to be less than honest and since I am not a good fit, please do not contact me again.


Bobby Darnell
Construction Market Consultants, Inc.
3651 Peachtree Parkway
Suite E-275
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-887-4941 – Direct
770-887-5409 – Fax

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Author: Bobby Darnell

Just a regular guy living in Suwanee, GA with a love and passion for my family and practicing the art of enjoying life. I love music, raw oysters, the mountains and entrepreneurs.

7 thoughts on “An Open Letter To Christopher Painter of AFLAC”

  1. Ok I believe I just dodged a bullet thanks to this post! Thought I could spot a scam email now that I’ve been on the job search for a bit; this one slipped through… til now. Thank you!

  2. That same Chris Painter emailed me yesterday and again today. Thanks for your post, this is obviously not serious business. My resume has nothing to do with the offered positions either. Thank you again for sparing me a lot of headache!

  3. I’m confused. Chris Painter invited me in for an interview 5 years ago in Georgia with Aflac and I have been working there ever since. I have only met him once, because I think he works nationally for Aflac. I am now a manager with Aflac and love what I do. I also personally know Cynthia Myer who is one of the managers in VA and she’s super sweet. I can say definitely he is a real recruiter for Aflac.

  4. Got an email from this person. Thought it was a little weird because im pretty sure i didn’t apply to Aflac. Said they were emailing me on behalf of Jason Pastore. Didn’t let me know anything of the position besides the fact they wanted to have 2 people fill it. I figured I’d search this guy and came across this and another site saying aflac spams potential employers. I guess i won’t take the email seriously and just ignore.

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