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2012-10-27 07:54:58 AM  
19 votes:
The applicant should take that critique to heart and fix her cover letter.
 
she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.
2012-10-27 11:38:10 AM  
7 votes:

SmackLT: she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.


Marcus Aurelius: Must be nice to be an HR person in this job market and still have that much free time to mark up an application that you were just going to trash anyway.


Dear Job Seeker,

Thank you for taking a lot of time to write up a cover letter, resume, and reference sheet. I'm sure that you're really desperate for a stable job and currently are putting in a lot and effort into creating a lot of paperwork designed to give me an overview of your skills and personality without actually having to meet you. Thank you for allowing me this so I can throw your ego out the window.

You see, I can tell several things about you via your cover letter. First, it doesn't 'grab' me at all. Therefore, it goes in the trash. I'm sure you put a lot of hard work into it, which allows me the opportunity to gut your education. Since you don't speak proper English or have enough money to hire a proofreader, this automatically means you're a subpar piece of shiat I can take glee ripping on. And let's be honest, all of this is nonsense, isn't it? I'm just going to hire someone I know and skip the illusion that moving upward has anything to do with skill or talent. No, it is just a popularity contest that favors the lucky few that either learn quickly, happen to make me like them immediately, or follow an arbitrary set of rules designed to see just how desperate you are for a job.

It's pretty cruel, isn't it? I mean, you're just putting yourself out there for work so you can eat and have some sort of standard of living, and I'm using my power to rip you apart for no other reason than I can. Your cover letter may look like shiat, but that could be a variety of things like poor education (which our company should help pay for via taxes, since we have to hire from that population) to a few honest mistakes that any human being can make. But you know what? Too bad. You should be honored to work for our company and we only take the best...or those we know. That makes me job a lot easier, so I don't really have to work.

In short, thanks for applying. Take heart that you're one of the five people I decided to write a response letter to. I have about four hundred resumes on my desk that I'm just going to throw away without any sort of answer or response at all. Well, I might get around to bulk emailing a few months after the fact, but that's just business, isn't it? Anyway, good luck with your job search. I'm sure you'll recover slowly from my pointless and cruel critique during this difficult and scary time and go right back out to get kicked in the teeth again. See how a simple bit of encouragement just masks how malicious and vile I'm being? That's true professionalism.

If you have any questions, please contact me at this number nobody ever checks.

Sincerely,

Human Resources Manager

P.S. - I've already put your name out to our security team in case you want to put a bullet through my useless paper-shoving head.
2012-10-27 11:45:35 AM  
6 votes:
Call the employer a dick, sure, but that cover letter was completely atrocious. I hope he sent it with corrections back to her, because chances are good that she's using that cover letter as a template for all her applications.  Harsh, but I think it's kinder to give a lesson then trash the application and let the applicant carry on wondering why they're not getting any calls back whatsoever.
2012-10-27 03:53:27 PM  
5 votes:
While I hate most HR people as a rule, I have to side with them as far as a zero tolerance policy on the paperwork. You as the applicant have all the time in the world to refine and perfect the resume, cover letter, and any other application-related forms. You have time to check and double-check everything, to give it your best shot. Just as you hopefully would execute your tasks, should I hire you.

To then submit some crap with bad spelling and grammar shows you are not qualified or didn't give a shiat. If I'm hiring, there are many applicants out there to choose from in a down economy: I can afford to be exacting and demanding. I will choose the person who made the extra effort.

What I find striking in all FARK threads on this topic is the number of respondents who are infuriated by this policy out of all normal proportion. I don't know why this seems so unfair and monstrous to them, but I have a theory. My theory is the whiners are younger and over-entitled, and were never held to high standards of personal performance in any tasks by their parents, (with consequences for failure) as they grew up.

Not every job requires hyper precision, all the time. However, a lot of them do. You become the company's public face to the world; your skills, or lack thereof, reflect on the company and can directly impact sales.

So "good enough" or "sort of done" or "but I tried", is NOT good enough in the real world. If your parents never made you do a task over to get it right, and just let you skate with half-assed efforts all thru your youth, well, they might have been trying to be nice to you, but they did you no favors.

I'm saying this as a flaming liberal: I don't know your back story. Your job as the applicant is to sell me on why you are the best fit for the opening and what your best qualities are. If you are in fact not well-educated in spelling and grammar, that's on you. That's something you should work on to improve, and don't tell me sad stories about privation and lack of opportunity. Go fix your farking problem. I meet people all the time that have worked their way up from circumstances I can't imagine myself overcoming. They don't make excuses, they make an effort. They work at their problem until they beat it, and they are not too proud to ask for help if they need it. There are free resources, there is the public library, there are reading and literacy programs you can sign up for in just about every town, there are free resources online... I mean, you can turn on a free farking spell-checker with one click. If you can't be bothered to make that little bit of effort, you're not going to work out on the job, anywhere.

It is not dickish HR people or employers that make it a problem: it is an applicant that gives less than their best and expects everyone to meet them half-way, that's that problem. If I want to go out on a first date, I bathe and shave and brush my teeth and put on the best clothes I own. If I go on a date unwashed, with bad breath, in shlumpy, dirty clothes, and the girl says we're done, I don't blame the girl for not lowering her standards, looking beyond the externals and automatically recognizing the supposed awesomeness that is the Inner Me. My presentation has shown her that I didn't think she was worth the effort of courting and thus learning more about me, and that my ego was unable to let me try harder.
2012-10-27 09:22:29 AM  
5 votes:
Must be nice to be an HR person in this job market and still have that much free time to mark up an application that you were just going to trash anyway.
2012-10-27 05:37:44 PM  
3 votes:

douchebag/hater: It's 'SUBURU' not 'Sueberu', 'Subarru' or 'Seubero'


It's Subaru, actually.
2012-10-27 12:16:49 PM  
3 votes:

starlost: i hate the your email service isn't the most impressive one at the moment so use a more popular one douchebags.


I think I might rip on the applicant's username no matter what domain is hiding under the ink, unless her last name actually is "Stylist" (and possibly even then).

That said, the blogger fails as a pedant as well. He has a number of valid points, to be sure, but look towards the end:

... in a successful organized and well-run company.

He corrects that to:

... in a successfully organized and well-run company.

I'm reasonably confident the applicant doesn't want to say (and he doesn't want to hear) that the company is successfully organized; the company is successful and it is organized. (Hopefully it is both of those, at least.) That is, the real correction should be to:

... in a successful, organized, and well-run company.
2012-10-27 11:17:15 AM  
3 votes:

SmackLT: The applicant should take that critique to heart and fix her cover letter.
 
she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.


Dragging people kicking and screaming into the communication norms of civilized society is not the same as being pedantic.
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2012-10-27 07:58:49 AM  
3 votes:
It's a shame they don't teach "real world shiat" in grade school. Part of it would have been fixed just by paying attention in grammar/English class. The resume reeks of a resume fluffer that gave pointers but no specifics.
2012-10-28 05:12:33 PM  
2 votes:

Sergeant Grumbles: Nope, just a product of the times. You're dating yourself if you put faith in an employer.


Really? I'm a product of the times. On the cusp of Gen X and Y. Never had a single problem with an employer that wasn't quickly and easily resolved, either through negotiation or leaving that job for a better one. Never been fired either. Not super wealthy, by any means. Still have months where I barely make rent. Could be doing much better at an existing company.

So what is it that crawled up your ass and made you hate employers so much? Honestly, and I hate this cliche, but you sound like you are in your early 20's, have been fired from the job your family hooked you up with because you didn't want to play the game, and are now cycling through a series of dead-end jobs because your dad won't float you rent money anymore. Am I close?

Business owners and companies can be dicks. So can employees. It's far from one-sided, as you seem to assume. You make it sound like businesses owe it to people to hire them for their dream jobs and pay them exorbitantly for the privilege of having them as employees. They aren't. If you want to be happy and well-compensated at work, that's on you. You have to bust your ass, and you have to sacrifice, and you have to do shiat you don't want to. My car got repoed early last year, because I was spending that money on making payroll and covering business expenses. We were three months behind on rent at one point. We pushed through, and we're doing ok now. That's life. It's hard, it can suck, and it's up to you to make it worthwhile.

So if you want an honest discussion about workers rights and where the balance between employee/employer responsibility lies, I'm all ears. If you want to spout generic invective and ad hominem, with little substance to back up your points, we can't have a real conversation.
2012-10-27 05:52:04 PM  
2 votes:

stanhapsburg: Dear Mr. Mynameisinthead

You are absolutely correct that my writing skills are, well, mediocre. So my texts need to be proofread, which is usually done by a friend of mine, who happens to work for your company. But this person told me that he/she is currently very busy, because his/her boss "doesn't get shiat done". This "insufferable pedantic douche" - his/her words - prefers to deal with insignificant trivia. So he/she suggested to send my unedited application to you and - tadaa - I now work for company XYZ, where I earn 20 percent more and experience a friendly and loyal atmosphere. Thanks for your proofreading efforts to get me this job.

PS. My friend in the company is the person who also spits in your lunchbag, although he/she thinks not to be the only one.

Sincerely...


Dear IDidn'tEvenPretendToReadTheAccompanyingArticle,

The person doing the hiring is a blogger. He writes, for himself, for a living. Since he runs the company, he has access to these cover letters at home, when he is not technically on the clock. The idea that taking five minutes to edit/mark-up a cover letter causes a loss of productivity tells me that you have horrible time management skills and a complete lack of understanding of how most people work. It also tells me that you think it would take a lot more than five minutes to do this, which makes me feel you are probably quite slow.

The writing skills are not "mediocre". A few misspellings and an out-of-place comma or apostrophe is "mediocre". The writing displayed in the letter, meanwhile, read like the work of either a very recent immigrant with minimal English skills, or someone who is too thick to bag fries at McDonald's, let alone work in a detail-oriented and computationally-intensive role like bookkeeper.

This could be overlooked, potentially, if you had a long and extensive resume of bookkeeping positions with plenty of glowing references. I would completely understand. Some people are amazingly gifted in mathematically-oriented fields while being incapable of stringing together three words to form a sentence. I have my doubts that this is the case, however. First, your email address refers to either your current or ideal profession: stylist. Second, nowhere in the cover letter do you mention any skills directly related to the position (such as proficiency with various bookkeeping applications, knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping, etc.), nor do you mention any specifics about how or where you might have learned or performed bookkeeping duties, nor any other details that lead me to believe you have ever functioned in a bookkeeping profession. You do mention that you have precise record-keeping skills. This is good, but is also a bare-minimum for the job, and should not be a key point in differentiating yourself from the hundreds of other resumes I receive for the opening; it should be assumed that anyone applying for a bookkeeping position is at the very least an anal-retentive hoarder of information.

What makes your resume really stand out, though, is the level of unintentional irony displayed throughout. With as much focus as you place on your communication abilities, it's shocking that you display none of them in your cover letter. If you are going to (redundantly) point out how well you communicate no less than three times on less than a page of copy, you should do your utmost to make sure those skills are displayed in your first communication with me. Besides that little oopsie, you mention that you are "dynamically trained in multiple office programs". Now, I'm not sure what "dynamic training" is, exactly, and I can only assume that it is somehow better than "passive training". That said, it's shocking to me that your dynamic training in multiple office programs completely bypassed the "spellcheck" feature found in all common word processing software. I would strongly suggest that if you paid money for your "dynamic training", you ask for a full refund. Unintentional irony.

Ultimately, though, this cover letter tells me absolutely nothing positive about you. Even if you were to correct all of the atrocious spelling and grammar mistakes, this cover letter is a page of fluff without a single bit of substance. You speak of yourself in platitudes and cliches that at best paint you as a barely-competent employee who will come in, put in an unremarkable 8 hours, and leave. You will never make any meaningful contribution to my business. You will probably stick strictly to what you believe your job duties to be (whether those beliefs are actually valid or not), and get resentful if you are ever asked to do anything that falls outside of that definition. You will never push yourself to grow within the organization, and will remain in an entry level position while demanding annual raises that will (assuming you don't do anything to get yourself fired first, or quit with little notice) eventually price you out of your dead-end position. At that point, I will either have to eat the cost of paying an unmotivated bookkeeper significantly above industry-standard wages, or replace you. At worst, you come off as completely lacking in self-awareness and incapable of any original thought whatsoever.

In fact, I can sum up your resume in a one :

I have had jobs, and I know how to use a personal computer, and beyond that I have absolutely no marketable skills or personality whatsoever .

I get hundreds of resumes every time I post an opening. Unfortunately, I can usually only hire one person for a fair wage. This has nothing to do with me being a power-hungry asshole who enjoys inflicting pain on others. I am that at times, and am self-aware enough to know it, but this is not the case here. This is simply economics. There are a lot of you, but only one of me. When I make a hiring decision, I make it with the goal of hiring the best employee I can for a price that I can afford but is still fair to you. This is a huge decision for me. Keep in mind that while you may think I am wealthy beyond belief, my business is my sole source of income. If I make a bad hiring decision that ends up destroying my business (and bookkeeper is one of those positions where that is very possible. Especially in a very small company.), I am just as much out on my ass as you are. Except that you haven't poured years of blood, sweat, and tears (not to mention tens of thousands of dollars) into this job. I have. Practically everything I've done in the last several years has gone into making this company what it is. It is as much a part of me as anything else in my life, and if it fails because of a bad hiring decision, I lose all of that. You lose a just-barely-above-minimum-wage job. So if I seem exceptionally paranoid, anal, picky, cruel, pedantic, or whatever you want to call it, keep this in mind: I am looking through a pile of 100 candidates, from which I have to pull out the 10-15 that I can realistically interview. I will have to make a critical business decision based on your own description of yourself, maybe an hour of face-time, and possibly a couple of references. So sorry if I come off as an asshole, but I am making a big decision with very limited information, and I will be as careful as possible in assessing every single aspect of that resume, no matter how small. There are no "small mistakes".

Regards,

Lusiphur

P.S. The only acceptable email address to put on your resume/cover letter is some combination of firstname/lastname@your choice of email provider. This isn't about superiority. This is for your own benefit. First, you never know what someone might think of your hobby/career/inside joke. Something you think is awesome or hilarious might insult, offend, or plain turn off your potential employer. Like in this case: if your email address says that you are or were a stylist, it's a lot harder for me to take you seriously as a bookkeeper. Second, most employers are swamped with resumes these days. You need to take every opportunity to plant your name in your potential employers head. If he remembers your name, he's much more likely to call you back.
2012-10-27 09:21:36 AM  
2 votes:
At least she knows the potential employer read her application.
2012-10-29 11:17:41 AM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised they found a candidate with that much literacy. For a bookkeeping position, even. I support accounting software and most of the women that call me for help had awesome qualifications for bookkeeper back in 1949, when they got hired. They had "great gams" but now, and I can tell the nation had its ration of stupidity pills over the weekend, and it's only 11"15, Now, we use accounting software. And most bookkeepers have no idea WTF the definition of "accounting" really is.
Here is a glossary of modern bookkeeping terms I have heard:
Make it go away.
Took it back out again.
Canceled it.
Fix the ledger.
Hide this.
Can we undo the batch? (closed deposit)

And don't tell Me the economy sucks because they are hiring just anyfarkingbody out there.
Do keep it up. It's excellent job security.
2012-10-28 05:24:55 PM  
1 votes:

Lusiphur: So what is it that crawled up your ass and made you hate employers so much? Honestly, and I hate this cliche, but you sound like you are in your early 20's, have been fired from the job your family hooked you up with because you didn't want to play the game, and are now cycling through a series of dead-end jobs because your dad won't float you rent money anymore. Am I close?


You're very close to the reason I hate employers, yes. As for my situation, no, you've missed the mark by miles.
2012-10-28 05:22:03 PM  
1 votes:

Lusiphur: Sections bolded for emphasis.


Again. No. You make no mention of paying extra for performance and make every indication that the only way to advance is to branch out from their current job. If your first statement was in error, say so. Do not try to devalue my opinion and insult my reading comprehension for something you failed to include in the original statement.
Your comments make it clear you expect this branching out regardless, that you expect the worker to go beyond their job description as a matter of course. I said you may be one of the few who legitimately makes this worth the while, but the vast majority of workers can't take such things on faith.

Lusiphur: Don't like it? Great, go work for someone else or start your own company.


If all your union rabble-rousing wasn't in jest, you know it's not that simple.
2012-10-28 04:23:35 PM  
1 votes:

bigheadface: You sound like someone who doesn't get raises very often


Nope, just a product of the times. You're dating yourself if you put faith in an employer.
2012-10-28 03:14:44 PM  
1 votes:

James F. Campbell: Translation: only people with "no marketable skills" band together and bargain collectively. And if you shut up and take it, you deserve to be abused and under-compensated. See folks? This is how employers really think. You are witnessing it right here in this thread. Don't forget that.


It really is sickening how entitled some people feel to others' labor. I wonder if Lusiphur is a fan of the minimum wage...
2012-10-28 03:09:47 PM  
1 votes:

Lusiphur: Ummm...I have just pointed out that I absolutely compensate employees extra for extra work, and promote and dole out raises liberally.


No, you didn't. You definitely didn't say anything about giving reasonable raises based on performance. Your exact words were

Lusiphur: I cannot afford to hire someone who does one thing and refuses to budge on anything else.

You denigrated anyone who stagnates and said that if your own employees did so, it was to the detriment their advancement within your company.
Like I said, you won't think so, but the sentence I quoted before is exactly why you're a scumbag boss.
It's a simple thing. You are under the impression that as an employer, your employees owe you the desire to learn, adapt, and expand their skills and knowledge. I'm telling you the reality is that you've no more right to demand they expand their repertoire than they have to demand you increase their pay. Taking it on faith that additional work equals additional pay has no basis in today's employment environment. You may indeed be an exception, but without a clear cut example of "if you do X, you get a $Y amount raise" then there is little incentive for the employee and no cost/benefit analysis at all.
Your operation doesn't sound bad to work for, but there's that little seed of doubt your statements give me, that your employees owe you something beyond their job description if they want to advance. The scumbag part comes from you wanting more from your employees than you expect to give them back.
Your stock diatribe about my reading ability also tells me you can't handle criticism well, which further dampens my outlook of your employees' futures.
2012-10-28 01:53:24 PM  
1 votes:

Lusiphur: I've worked with way too many people who refuse to ever do anything except what they think they should be doing, refuse to adapt, refuse to grow, and then do nothing but bad-mouth their boss because they haven't gotten a sizable raise in years.


I know you won't think so, but this right her is the basis of your scumbag employer status.
You put the compensation part after the going above and beyond part. As much as you pontificate about basic economics, you must understand that it makes zero economic sense to adapt, learn, and grow on the mere faith that your employer will compensate you should you succeed. I wouldn't be surprised if 100% of working Americans would tell you that faith is misplaced.
If you hire someone for a certain job at a certain pay rate, they have every right to expect that job nets that pay, no more, no less, and you, as an employer, should expect the exact same thing. More work requires more compensation, and it's no surprise people start getting resentful when their employer starts asking for more work minus more compensation.
It's just as much the onus of the employer to create an environment that fosters growth as it is an employee to seek it. Could be something as simple as extra pay for an extra certification, but whatever the method, you, even as an employer, have no right to demand extra work without such incentives.
2012-10-28 05:38:42 AM  
1 votes:

Dr.Fey: 4.bp.blogspot.com


In the top right, "JFK" is a restrictive appositive and should not be set off using commas. Joe Kessler is mistaken.
2012-10-28 03:56:26 AM  
1 votes:

erik-k: Fish in a Barrel: Sure, if you're one of those Oxford comma heathens!

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4.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-28 12:01:33 AM  
1 votes:

Fish in a Barrel: Sure, if you're one of those Oxford comma heathens!


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2012-10-27 09:55:36 PM  
1 votes:
Most HR employees are failed writers and teachers.
2012-10-27 06:15:42 PM  
1 votes:

Guntram Shatterhand: Just because someone is looking for work doesn't mean they suddenly don't deserve to be treated like a subpar human being


First of all, get your double negatives straight. Then realize that no one is being condescending to the applicant because they are down on their luck and looking for work. They're being condescending because the applicant writes like a retarded child having a seizure in front of a computer and can't be bothered to use the spell-check feature or ask someone to look over the resume/cover letter. And, from my experience, is probably proud of being ignorant and responds to attempts to help with some variation of "you think you're better than me?!?!"
2012-10-27 04:43:53 PM  
1 votes:
WTF is a bookkeeper anyways, like an accountant? Seems like a position where attention to detail might be important.
2012-10-27 04:15:16 PM  
1 votes:

SCUBA_Archer: I can sympathize with the recruiter/HR person here. I am on my company's recruiting team and have to deal with college kids graduating and looking for a position at our firm. Recently we had on-campus interviews and while fliipping through the resumes, one stood out because he had also penned a cover letter expressing his excitement for potentially coming to work for our company, and made several specific references that indicated he may have done some research about us.

During the interview I asked what should have been a softball obvious question. He had stated that (my company) had risen head and shoulders above the competition with respect to our capabilities in the industry. My question to him was "who was our competition?". I received a total deer-in-headlights response as he couldn't name one other company that he could've been considered competition.

Simple lesson....be prepared to back up your statements in an interview


Oof, I've done that recently. I was averaging two interviews a day and got my research notes mixed up. There's an odd calculus to job hunting about how much effort a position or applicant is worth since so many of them don't pan out. It's like speed dating for money rather than sex. And while you, personally, might not see the equivalence on the hiring side because you're probably good about it, I've had more than one interview where the hiring manager asked some confusing questions about experience I never claimed I had only to have them go, "Oh God, I have the wrong resume here, that's our next interviewee." At which point I have to hand them my copy knowing full well who they're more interested in talking to.

Anyway, I made a remark about competition and couldn't remember if Competitor X was this company's competitor or the next interview's. So I decided to admit I put my foot in my mouth to the interviewer.

I consoled myself afterward by saying this position was not my number one pick and was a significant career change anyway so therefore was a longshot. Those are sour grapes anyway.

Oddly enough, my number one pick ended up having some major flaws that I found out about by offering a smoker my lighter after the interview (I don't smoke. Protip: always carry a lighter anyway and always collect references about your potential employer!). The company I flubbed with ended up allowing both of us to smooth things over with a second interview and extended a great offer, which I accepted. I start work with them on Monday.

/Job hunting often makes about as much sense as I Ching
//Don't be so hard on the young'uns.
2012-10-27 03:57:53 PM  
1 votes:

error 303: What a dick.


I agree -- submitting a cover letter riddled with so many pathetic errors shows a total lack of respect for the audience(s) she is writing to.
2012-10-27 01:29:45 PM  
1 votes:

Guntram Shatterhand: Dear Job Seeker,

Thank you for taking a lot of time to write up a cover letter, resume, and reference sheet. I'm sure that you're really desperate for a stable job and currently are putting in a lot and effort into creating a lot of paperwork designed to give me an overview of your skills and personality without actually having to meet you. Thank you for allowing me this so I can throw your ego out the window.

You see, I can tell several things about you via your cover letter. First, it doesn't 'grab' me at all. Therefore, it goes in the trash. I'm sure you put a lot of hard work into it, which allows me the opportunity to gut your education. Since you don't speak proper English or have enough money to hire a proofreader, this automatically means you're a subpar piece of shiat I can take glee ripping on. And let's be honest, all of this is nonsense, isn't it? I'm just going to hire someone I know and skip the illusion that moving upward has anything to do with skill or talent. No, it is just a popularity contest that favors the lucky few that either learn quickly, happen to make me like them immediately, or follow an arbitrary set of rules designed to see just how desperate you are for a job.

It's pretty cruel, isn't it? I mean, you're just putting yourself out there for work so you can eat and have some sort of standard of living, and I'm using my power to rip you apart for no other reason than I can. Your cover letter may look like shiat, but that could be a variety of things like poor education (which our company should help pay for via taxes, since we have to hire from that population) to a few honest mistakes that any human being can make. But you know what? Too bad. You should be honored to work for our company and we only take the best...or those we know. That makes me job a lot easier, so I don't really have to work.

In short, thanks for applying. Take heart that you're one of the five people I decided to write a response letter t ...



Please don't write as you'd speak. Writing a letter is a different skill than stringing together a bunch of sentences one after another.
2012-10-27 01:21:02 PM  
1 votes:

Mister Peejay: SmackLT: she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.

Picky employers = job security.


and hair trigger firings if you arent perfect enough.
2012-10-27 12:51:50 PM  
1 votes:
Sheesh, there's a lot of defensiveness in this thread I wasn't expecting. It's just somebody posting a terrible cover-letter. Why does this aggravate so many people while PeopleOfWalmart doesn't?
2012-10-27 12:44:47 PM  
1 votes:
That was a pretty bad cover letter, but the person who took the time to correct it and post it on a public forum of all places is a completely insecure prick.

Besides some of the edits aren't even necessarily warranted
- '110%' -- as much as I agree with the editor that this term irritates me and makes no sense, most of us understand it to be a common colloquial term
- 'Meeting deadlines takes care of this' -- actually no, I've worked with tons of people who meet deadlines but don't thoroughly complete tasks (as the applicant asserts)

As a whole the whole letter sounds pretty amateurish though -- no debate there.
2012-10-27 12:14:15 PM  
1 votes:
KEEP CLAM

and

CARRY ON
2012-10-27 11:38:20 AM  
1 votes:
i hate the your email service isn't the most impressive one at the moment so use a more popular one douchebags.
2012-10-27 11:36:18 AM  
1 votes:

SmackLT: The applicant should take that critique to heart and fix her cover letter.
 
she should also consider herself lucky she didn't land a job working with a pedantic prick.


Came to say this.
2012-10-27 11:27:01 AM  
1 votes:
What a dick.
2012-10-27 10:42:53 AM  
1 votes:
that cover letter was so f*cked up I thought I was reading a Fark headline.
2012-10-27 08:58:19 AM  
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Give the poor girl a break. She was just trying to communicate how well she communicates with her excellent communication skills.

/communicate
 
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