Not Taking No for an Answer

I came across this reply to a rejection letter this past week. If I could take credit for it I would but I can’t so you know I can’t.

As is thou I will take it at face value and assume that it is legit and just found it’s way to the internet. It would be a shame for this not to be a real letter.

Herbert A. Millington
Chair – Search Committee
412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109

Dear Professor Millington,

Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I
regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me
an assistant professor position in your department.

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 Whitson’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 assume the position of assistant professor
in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.

Chris L. Jensen






One response to “Not Taking No for an Answer”

  1. thebigandyt Avatar

    Good skills that man.