you can't fire me because i quit


Monday, October 13, 2008

I just received an email, letting me know a position I applied for has been filled and thank you for your interest and we wish you all the best and here's a promotional code you can use on our website! It's like having an employee discount, but without the pesky employment! This is a lovely gesture and I appreciate hearing SOMETHING back, but here's the thing: I applied for this job over a YEAR AND A HALF AGO when I was still in Utah. Who waits eighteen months to send a rejection letter? It reminds me of a story I heard about a girl who got broken up with years after she stopped seeing the guy.

I'm so tempted to write back and let them know about all of the things I've been able to accomplish in the time it took them to write me back (ie: accepted an offer at a different company and WORKED THERE FOR A YEAR, got engaged AND married, moved to New York, grew my bangs out and cut them again, finished offshore drilling, bore TWO children and earned a Master's Degree). Okay, the last three are fake, but I totally COULD HAVE DONE ALL THAT. In the time it took them to write an email.

Okay, I'm done.

Also, I got a job. :)

6 comments:

The Cliftens said...

what job?? Hulloo..you are supposed to call me when you get big news like that!! Fill me in homey.

e said...

Congratulations! Now you can use that promotional code!

Anonymous said...

You got a job?????? YAY!!! -Eileen

becky said...

okay, so i've thought about it and i think you should reply to that email. but maybe AFTER you use their promotional code (we don't want to chance a renegation of the discount offer). but really, it's not like they'd be offended. if i worked in HR (which i have) and was sending out boring letters all day, i'd really appreciate some good humor in my inbox. i'm just sayin...

nichole said...

congrats! do we get any more than that!?!?

Chris, Erica, & Avva Kinnersley said...

Congrats on the new job! Where is it? and what is it? I am sure whatever it is you will do great!