I just received a rejection letter from an unnamed company that I interviewed with in SEPTEMBER. Plus, it’s the weirdest letter I’ve ever  heard.

Dear Hillary,

Thank you for your interest in the Land Intern position at [Company].  We commit to hiring the most qualified individuals for our positions.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law.

This position has been filled.  However, we will be glad to keep your resume on file in the Human Resources Department for 60 days should any other appropriate positions become available.

Thank you again for your interest in [Company]. We wish you success in pursuing your career goals.
1. It’s March first, y’all.
2. I’m pretty sure that any normal person would have just assumed rejection by now.
3. The formatting of this letter is so terribly awkward. “This position has been filled.” It reminds me of Mary Poppins, when she talks to the little puppy.
At least I know that the reason I didn’t get hired was NOT because I am a woman, short, Asian, Korean, Christian, straight, not in the military and not married. They made that extremely clear…


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