> From Joe-Cho@deshaw.com Tue Mar 4 08:36:18 1997
> To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> We have considered your candidacy with greater detail. I regret to
> inform you that we find your work to be too much on the theoretical side
> for our hiring needs. We do appreciate your inquiry, and we wish you
> the best in your professional and academic career.
> Thank you.
> Joe Cho 212 - 478 - 0724
> D. E. Shaw & Co. email@example.com
> Juno Online Services firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm looking at http://www.infospheres.caltech.edu/
and I'm wondering WHAT this company could possibly have
found "too much on the theoretical side" for them?
Mind you, I didn't actually interview with D.E. Shaw;
I simply gave them the copy of the paper I presented at HICSS.
What is this, the PREJECTION process? It's like the credit card
application that comes in the mail pre-rejected: don't even BOTHER
applying for one of our cards. Geez.
Now I know how companies like D.E. Shaw get their 97% rejection
rate. They reject people who didn't even apply for the job!
Hrm... wondering what kind of reply to foment...
| Dear Joe,
| I have considered your letter about my hypothetical candidacy with
| greater detail. I regret to inform you that I find your letter to be
| too much on the theoretical side for my hypothetical hiring needs. I
| do appreciate your inquiry, and I wish you the best in your finding
| applicants to boost your professional and academic career.
| :) Adam
Naw, too nasty. I guess I'll go with the Rob Harley standard...
| Dear Joe,
| Thank you for your letter of March 4th. After careful consideration, I
| regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer
| me employment with your firm.
| 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 D.E. Shaw'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 initiate employment with your
| firm starting immediately. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
| Adam Rifkin
Heh heh. :)
What's worse than have substandard work rejected is having substandard
work in print WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.
-- David Nicol, my Master's advisor at William and Mary