Job Applicant Received A Mail That’s Worse Than The Rejection Itself

Looking for new jobs is always a daunting process. Especially during the pandemic, most of the people had to go through the same. Sometimes, you don’t even hear back from the company which eventually increases your consternation. Kiran, a writer from London, had shared a screenshot of the email on her Twitter handle, @turnmyswagguon, with the caption: “I am CRYING at this job rejection email. Like I didn’t need all this???? I just saw a role posting and applied?”


The email began with advice to keep applying despite the number of rejections because no one remembers them at all. However, they were reluctant to say yes to this woman. This note was then followed by a long message that had in it the stories of struggle that several personalities had to go through. There were total six examples of some of the most successful people, who faced difficulties in the beginning, but later emerged as a winner in their life.

Firstly, it described how The Beatles were rejected by Decca Records executive, Dick Rowe, who said ‘guitar groups were on the way out’ and didn’t see their future in show business. The second story was about Harrison Ford who, after his first small movie role, was told by an executive that he’d never succeed in the movie business.

Jame Dyson went through 5,126 prototypes of his ‘bagless vacuum cleaner and only then, he could find the one that worked. Even Michael Jordan didn’t make it in his high school basketball team but later, he went on to win six NBA championships. Finally, the letter conveyed that this rejection can be a stepping stone to the next big ‘yes’. The message may not mean to hurt someone, but it wasn’t something that Kiran was expecting. Her tweet got more than 4,000 likes with several comments too.

A person wondered where this all was copied from because Dick Rowe had already died in the year 1986. The second person had a better feeling about himself after getting to know about Jame Dyson’s failures. The third pointed out that the letter was worse than the rejection. Another one was unable to decide if it’s sweet or horrifying.

Someone else replied that the company missed an opportunity to create a superstar but like others, they too just didn’t value her talent and simply ignored it. But one of them wrote in the favor of the letter, telling: “In this current climate, we all need rejection emails like this to be fair. Throw in a meditation and yoga flow too or perhaps a rejection hamper of self-care goodies. It’s HARD out here.”