Wednesday, March 11, 2009

For Keith

Ok. I know I promised that I was going to let go of all the rejection letter baggage...BUT my dear friend Anna B sent me this email, which reminded me of my friend Keith's comment a few weeks ago.

I had to post it. It amused me greatly. Hee hee.


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


Dragonfly said...

ROFL. I love it.

Keet said...

See, we need more rejection rejectors... concientious rejectors?
Rejection reflectors?
Yer MOM?!
Omg, i miss you!

Rogue Medic said...

I have just decided to show up for jobs I wanted and sometimes it did work.

Albinoblackbear said...

I do know of an actual woman who showed up to nursing school after being on a wait list, and after 3 weeks demanded enrollment. She is now less than a month away from graduation. :)