WorkWise BlogTip: Finding humor in rejection

culp@workwise.netFebruary 24, 2013 


You may tire of rejection letters, including those a sender glosses over, making it appear to a careless reader as if the letter is personal. Todd Price has written a letter “for applicants to use, read and laugh at when they receive too many rejections from employers,” he explains (

Addressing the Selection Committee, he thanks them for the “letter regarding my status in your selection process.” Then, continuing to poach the ridiculous language in such letters, he concedes regret in his inability “to accept your refusal to offer me a position.”

Price continues, tongue-in-cheek, referring to his good fortune “in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.”

He then preens the company on its qualifications and fine history of rejecting people. However, he notes “that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time.”

The sender hasn’t seen the last of him. “I will assume the next step in your company’s selection process,” he writes, and indicates he awaits their voice on the telephone, letter in the mail or email.

“Best of luck in rejecting future applicants,” Price signs off.

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