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
After some research, we discovered via Textile Arts Resource Guide that apparently: “The following has been circulating around the web as being “The Ultimate Rejection Letter”. It is, in fact, the rejection of a rejection letter. Written by a grad student in 1995 to express his feelings about being rejected for a teaching position, copies were given just to a few of his close friends. He never mailed it and had no idea it had been circulated on the internet until he stumbled across it in 2002. None of the names in the letter are real, nor is the school.”
Whatever it is, we think this is so cheeky and hilarious. Hmm…we’re wondering if any of you would like to try this one out?
Via Textile Arts Resource Guide & JobMob