Ex-Law Student Scuppers Job Chances After Email Goes Viral
- 15th August 2012
Boy, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a viral email do the rounds in the legal profession. So here’s a corker from a disgruntled ex-law student from over the pond.
To give you a bit of background, Taylor Grey Meyer had recently dropped out of law school after being unable to continue to fund her education. After applying numerous times for positions in the sales office of the baseball team San Diego Padres, she gave in and tried for a minimum wage position selling tickets at Petco Park.
She doesn’t get the job, receiving a rejection stating: “We had many fine applicants for the position, including you. However, we have filled the position with someone whose background and credentials we feel best meet our needs at this time.”
A few weeks later, she received another email from the Padres, this time invited her to attend a job fair. The cost of attending? Only $495 (£316).
She sees red. Here’s her response (via deadspin.com)
I wanted to thank you for reaching out to me when thinking of ways to meet your quota for the Sports Sales Combine.
After careful review I must decline. I realize I may be burning a bridge here, but in the spirit of reciprocity, I would like to extend you a counter-offer to suck my d***. Clearly, I don't have one of these, so my offer makes about as much sense as yours. But for the price you're charging to attend the event, I'm sure I would have no problem borrowing one.
Managers like you have found this to be the most authentic training available. Real, hands-on experience getting you on your way to perfecting the techniques you will need to climb the corporate ladder. In these tough economic times, it's always good to widen your skill set.
Let's talk about why I wasn't a good fit with your organization. Was it my extensive education that made me less of a fit, that now paying $500 will allow me to overcome? My graduate work in sports commerce? Being a law student, working toward becoming an agent? Was it my past experience overseeing the execution of national and international events? Wait, I know, maybe it was my previous internship with Major League Soccer, and that I actually got my "start" in professional sports at the age of 15 when I volunteered at a minor league ballpark in my hometown. And given all that, I chose to apply with the Padres, at least 30 times since moving to San Diego. Persevering through countless anonymous email rejections, I continued to submit my resume despite never even being granted the courtesy of a face-to-face interview. All for the joy of making $30K a year. Maybe you're right. Maybe I'm not the best fit for your company. But here's a nice fit, my foot in your ass.
All the best,