Dear large-institution-that-will-not-be-named-where-I-applied-for-a-job:

I understand that you receive many, many job applications and in turn, must send out a ridiculous amount of rejection letters (emails). However, I believe it to be in seriously poor form when sending a rejection letter to an applicant with the wrong name/address (obviously of another applicant) still included.

We all know you send form letters but this makes us feel even more awful that we already do.

So don't be assholes and make sure you proofread.



(Off to go do something that makes me feel like an individual. And trying to internalize the quote below.)

Every day may not be good but there’s something good in every day. – Unknown


  1. yuck! That stinks. Hope your day gets better!

  2. LOL!! See they didn't know it but they need you. Have a good day anyway. And yes looking for a job is so much harder than having one!!

  3. Ugh, what a pain. If it helps, I know of a place that *emailed* rejections and forgot to BCC the list so everyone could see everyone who had applied (and it was a small field). Sometimes organizations are really inept.

  4. How ridiculous is that? So sorry. But congrats on the job promotion and so glad you had such a good weekend (I loved seeing the Dalai Lama - wish I could have brought my children).

    L xo


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