Oh, and check this out. I don't get any response from the guy for two weeks, and when I email (disapproving of his recruitment skills but not overly nasty - you guys know I'm good at that balance, and even Mom said it was a good letter) to tell him I'm not interested anymore, I get an instant reply. Check this out:
Hi Jess-Sorry for not getting back to you sooner however we did find someone else for the position.I think you will find in life that immeadiate gratifacation is not always possible.Im sorry if you feel I did not get back to you soon enough however I also dont need a lecture on how to conduct my buisness.In retrospect we obviously made the right decision in not hiring you.What made you feel you were the only one being considered for this position?Relize that the whole world does not revolve around you and your schedule.Please do not contact us again.
Hmm, no spaces between sentences, no apostrophes or commas, run-on sentences, and spelling errors... all packed into a seven-sentence email from a supposed business professional. Impressive. In a bad way.
Here's what I replied:
OK, then how about a lecture on proper spelling and punctuation?
It would have been nice to at least know that there was a consideration going on; as it was I was totally in the dark. I notice that you replied immediately that you had found someone else; if that's true, I would have appreciated being told. Don't worry, you won't hear from me again. Best of luck this summer.
LOL. Asshole. He's totally fricking illiterate. Like Mom said, no wonder he didn't e-mail me back. Yes sir, and 'in retrospect, I obviously made the right decision in BLOWING YOU OFF.'
Yay for Camp Ton-A-Wandah.