Woman Replies To Job Rejection Email With Grammar Corrections

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How would you respond to a job rejection email?

For music journalist and freelance writer Amanda Mester, she replied by correcting its grammar.

The 26-year-old had applied to be an editorial assistant with Thrillist Media Group, a digital content producer.

Upon receiving news that she wasn’t selected for the position, Mester realized the email contained grammatical errors. She then responded to the email with edits and posted the correspondence to her Twitter.

Reactions to her response were mixed—some lauded her sass and courage, while others commented that it wasn’t wise to burn bridges.

She told ABC News, “I’m not really concerned with my future in that sense. I have tons of support around me. I’m not trying to come across as an angry person who’s trying to bring somebody down, either. I’m not a bad person, I swear!”

Mester added, “I wanted to share it because of the humor and the irony of it. I don’t see anything detrimental about encouraging an organization to instill pride in their employees in terms of how they respond to others. It’s important to teach grammatical rules, especially if you’re in a media company.”

What are your thoughts about this?

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[via Adweek, image via Amanda Mester]

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