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I didn't get the job at The Sun.  The rejection letter was very polite, but when I got to the part that read "we've decided to keep looking," I yelled "Bitch, that ad's been posted for THREE YEARS!?!?!?"

Yeesh.

Fortunately, after a tiny wallow, I've built up a nice head of pointless righteous indignation.  That's more productive.

Kent called on his break and I told him.  He said, "Aw, sweetie, if I'd known that was going to happen, I would have told you to get yourself a bottle of wine."

You already did.  Telepathically.

"I am the coolest!"

Goofball.

Well, back in the saddle....*sigh*

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ladyvox
Feb. 22nd, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
what a bummer, I'm sorry :( Also, what an odd sentence in that letter. Yay for wine!
qwentoozla
Feb. 22nd, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, how disappointing. I'm sorry. :(
gonzo21
Feb. 22nd, 2016 10:19 pm (UTC)
Sympathies. That sucks.
fbhjr
Feb. 22nd, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry you didn't get it!
weebleswobble
Feb. 22nd, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
"I would have told you to get yourself a bottle of wine."
You already did. Telepathically.
"I am the coolest!"


this cracked me up!

sorry the job didnt come thru. i must agree with your righteous indignation about the rejection letter.
notodette
Feb. 22nd, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
The job's been open for three years? It's not you. It's them.
hazelnutdarling
Feb. 23rd, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
3 years? That already sounds shady.

You deserve that wine.
liminal_space
Feb. 23rd, 2016 01:33 am (UTC)
i'm so sorry you didn't get the job! :( those bags of dicks! at least there was wine, right? :)

i love your positive outlook on things -- you realize that it's them not you (because, well, you are the awesome and they are, well, a bag of dicks.*nod*)

libraspirit2101
Feb. 23rd, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
I had the same feelings of indignation when I was sent a statement that another applicant was chosen over me for a position for which I had interviewed in 2011. The reason? Because it was an affirmative action company, meaning that it has a bias against white males, now matter how superior their experience and qualifications.
corellian_sugar
Feb. 23rd, 2016 02:34 am (UTC)
I totally agree with the fine people above who already mentioned that a position that was open for three years was shady. It's not you, I'm willing to bet that by a mile. Either they have idiots in the HR hiring department, or they're being so damn fussy about finding someone that they're overlooking the great people standing right in front of them. Ugh. Idiots.

Thank god for wine!!!
opakele
Feb. 23rd, 2016 03:11 am (UTC)
Call them and ask for feedback. Is there something you could have presented that might have helped? A certification, a degree?

You come across polite, interested and ready to learn in order to do better on the next interview.

They may just say we won't talk to you, but your name has come up one more time...
poniesandphotos
Feb. 23rd, 2016 03:58 am (UTC)
Bummer about the job. I'm sorry. :(
theacidqueen
Feb. 23rd, 2016 07:07 am (UTC)
I don't understand why places list jobs they don't actually need to fill.
simplisticwords
Feb. 23rd, 2016 07:36 am (UTC)
Not to sound like a broken record, but 3 years?!?! Shady much? Eep!

Glad to hear there was wine and your conversations with K are hilariously awesome!
communitybee
Feb. 23rd, 2016 10:16 am (UTC)
:(.

Rejection letters suck. I had one of the nicest ones written to me when I was out in the field....

Hope today is better for you....
jaelle_n_gilla
Feb. 23rd, 2016 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. But really - you don't want to work for a company that is so picky that they reject candidates for three years! Either this job is not really important to fill or they would probably fire you after a week because they just don't know what they want or need and you can't ever fill the gap.

Better that way, trust me!
serena_vox
Feb. 23rd, 2016 03:24 pm (UTC)
That sucks, I'm sorry.
I like to think when that kind of thing happens, that it means something better is coming. Besides, three years, really? I'd say you dodged a bullet there.
davesmusictank
Feb. 23rd, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
That is a bit of a bummer. Many more fish in the sea though.
promiseoftin
Feb. 24th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
Moving on to better opportunities! *hugs*
howlin_wolf_66
Feb. 24th, 2016 01:37 am (UTC)
Glad you both knew what the situation needed! :-)
lynn82md
Feb. 24th, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you didn't get the job :(
ellie_nor
Feb. 24th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm sorry. If a company has had a job advertised for 3 years, they really don't want it filled; it'll be a piece in a game of internal politics, or a budget filler thing. :-(
twissie
Feb. 26th, 2016 10:54 pm (UTC)
Rejection always hurts :/ I'm sorry to hear you didn't get it. Yay for wine XD;
kk1raven
Mar. 7th, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. If the ad's been posted for three years and they are still looking, then their expectations are most likely totally unreasonable in some way.
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