One of the many perks of being a recruiter at Berkeley Lab is the opportunity to meet so many people from all over the country and the world. One of the unfortunate parts of the job is the fact that we never have enough opportunities to hire all the great people we meet.
Case in point, I was closing out a few of the jobs I had recently hired for, and sending out rejection notices. One individual who was not selected did manage to catch my eye, however. He sent a rejection letter, letting me know that he is rejecting our rejection... if that makes sense!? Check it out.
Dear Human Resources,
Thank you for your letter of June 5. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me a Microbial Engineering Technology Research Associate position.
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 the 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 Microbial Engineering Technology Research Associate this July. I look forward to seeing you then.
Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.
To this I say, "Thank you for such a great attitude!"