The person got the 'worst job rejection' email from a company they applied at but they decided to turn it into a comedy sensation.
One of the most nerve-wracking parts of landing a job is waiting to hear back from the company. They could send an email, call you, or even ask you to come into the office. It varies with different organizations. But none of this changes the fact that it's something that we are anxious about, especially because of the potential to be rejected. Taz, who goes by @taz_fox on TikTok, shared a very funny video showcasing a unique rejection letter from a company they had applied for.
The funny video captioned, "Thanks for patronizing me into a rage that can only be described as 'firey,'" has gained 57.6K likes on the platform along with 1272 comments. The individual hilariously starts off the video, saying, "Hi, this is a dramatic reading of the worst job rejection I've ever received." They then begin reading out the short letter that viewers can see in the video. The organization does not waste any time in delivering the news and informs them right from the first sentence that their application was not successful.
The letter then draws a comparison to Albert Einstein, who did not get to be a maths tutor, despite being a mathematical genius and renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who got rejected from film school. In a way, the company is trying to let the individual down easily by drawing comparisons to these famous personalities. The letter also has a few noticeable grammar errors in the next paragraph and the individual rolls their eyes while reading it.
They write that every success story has to have some setbacks in the beginning. The job applicant reads out, "We've had our fair share of failure, too. Even though you won't be joining us just yet, who knows what the future holds?" The letter then states that they hope the individual will succeed and prove them wrong. They conclude, saying, "Stay hungry, stay foolish."
The dramatic reading became a hit amongst people on the social media site and they shared their thoughts in the comments section. @lil_jennifer2 shared a similar incident, saying, "This is more patronizing than an email I got from a coffee shop company that basically said, 'It's the six-month anniversary of us rejecting you.'" @continentalbreakfast commented on the letter: "I didn't think an email response about a job application could give me the ick."
Another user, @gilstrapbassbaritone, said, "Whatever happened to 'you were a strong candidate, but we went in a different direction, we'd love to see another application from you in the future'." @glov18 pointed out, "Success for you, though, as the company has shown its true colors. If this is the tone they take with externals, I hate to think how they talk to staff!"
While the letter's intentions may have been from a good place, the tone seems condescending and patronizing, as suggested by the creator. Rejection is not something people cope with easily and in most cases, it is best to be direct and avoid any fancy comparisons.