Near the end of Saturady night, an Irish-looking man sat down next to me in the booth. After exchanging introductions...
Me: How do you know the birthday boy?
Him: We were in the same frat at MIT.
Me: Oh cool. What do you do now?
Him: I handle recruiting for BeeYay (* name changed).
Me: I used to work in that field. [some details of my previous work]
Him: You should leave Google and come work for us.
Me: Ha, no way.
Him: Why not?
Me: [changing subject] So, it must be hard to recruit for your company.
Him: Why do you say that?
Me: Your company has an awful reputation for work-life balance.
Him: How do you know?
Me: Come on, I read that forum post from beeyay_spouse.
Him: You saw that?
Me: Along with everyone else in our industry.
Me: That's why I say it must suck to be a recruiter there.
Him: I'm not a recruiter.
Him: I'm the VP of HR.