Josh Simons, CEO Sun Microsystems

I received a phone call yesterday morning from a firm claiming to be preparing a plaque recognizing Sun’s selection as one of the 20 best large companies to work for in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. They wanted to send a mock-up of the plaque to me for my approval. A weird request to make of a random engineer in a 30K+ person company. Figuring this was some sort of headhunter scam to extract additional information from me, I asked how they had found my name and phone number. Whereupon she asked, “Aren’t you the CEO?” I responded by giving her Sun’s main phone number in Burlington and suggested she call there for help.

I had a good laugh about this with Eric, the engineer in the office next to mine. As it happens, Eric’s office is across from our mailstop. While talking with him, I was idly sorting through my mail when I came across a piece with this mailing label:

The sender of this letter has nothing whatsoever to do with the firm that had just called me about the plaque. Oh boy. I have no idea how this happened and I can’t imagine what kinds of mailings, phone calls, and invitations I’ll now receive as a result. Jonathan, see you in Davos? 🙂


5 Responses to “Josh Simons, CEO Sun Microsystems”

  1. Carolyn Says:

    Josh, LOL! Keep us posted! Now I have to explain to my cubicle mates why I just burst out laughing! 🙂

  2. Mark J Musante Says:

    Congrats on your promotion!

  3. Geoff Arnold Says:

    We knew that we were not worthy, etcetera etcetera!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Rumors of Jonathan’s demise are true then.

  5. Flex Rex Says:

    For a second there, I thought you somehow discovered the secret identity of Fake Jonathan 😉
    Flex Rex

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