Sunday, March 22, 2009

dear real world, i hate you.

since being thrust into the proverbial "real world" after college graduation, i've learned several things- chief among them that no one (in the professional world, anyway) cares about you and that you sure ain't the "unique snowflake" college made you feel like. but for god sakes, interviewers, would it kill you to send one lousy e-mail to tell me that i didn't get the job?!

i can handle rejection, trust me. at this point, my most-oft heard phrase "someone with more experience" has become the air i breathe. okay, i'm being a little dramatic. but really, when i send you an e-mail to follow up about the status of a position that i spent my time, money, and possibly gas to interview for, the least you can do is give me a quick "sorry, but we went with someone else." it's common courtesy, people. even worse is when you respond with a "we're still making up our minds" and then....nothing. i can't count how many times i've had to stalk linkedin to find out who actually got the position after a month of silence from the employer!

basically, in the words of one stephanie tanner, "HOW RUDE." so let's get it together, folks. just keep a girl posted.  you'll only bruise my ego for a minute or two.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I feel you