The agencies email, and ring me, and connect on Linked In. It's nice to be wanted. But I'm not actually looking for a new job, just keeping my options open. I would be a mug to refuse to talk to them - they might just have the perfect job for me...
And of course one day I might be looking, so I want to keep in with those agency bods. So I tend to tell them that I'm looking for double my salary and a permanent SQL DBA job in a brewery. Ha ha!
Until the day that the chap tells me that he is looking for a permanent SQL Server DBA in a Brewery! Oh, well played sir!
I won't be able to apply - I have too many family commitments to consider relocating. But if you are interested, track down Richard Iles at Computer Futures. And mention my name - maybe he'll buy me a beer?