Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rejection: This is how it ought to be done

I found the following rejection letter online and thought it was just too funny to pass up:
Herbert A. Millington
Chair - Search Committee
412A Clarkson Hall
Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109

Dear Professor Millington,

Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.

This year I have been particularly fortunate 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.

Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.


Chris L. Jensen
I think it's awesome. I'll have to use it... Mr. Jensen's approach is certainly better than some of my whining last February. Mr. Jensen's approach is straight-forward and precise. I like it. Best of luck in rejecting future applicants. You don't say...

1 comment:

Kiara said...

I like it. I like the way mr. jensenl think. specially the last line "est of luck....... .. .. "
this is awesome.