Paying for rejection

Job seeker paying for rejection letter!?

I thought when I got rejection letters that the market was bad. When I began getting rejection postcards, it stung my ego, but I understand the slow economy and the expense of a job searches to companies. But now that I am being asked to pay for my own rejection letters, I think this is more than humbling!

The last few applications I've sent in have been requesting a self-addressed stamped envelope. Frankly, due to the number of applications I send in a week, I had forgotten about the request until today. I grabbed the mail expecting the usual bills and mass mailings when I saw something I had mailed myself. Wondering what it could be I opened it to find I had paid postage on my own rejection letter.

Now I do believe one should pay their way in life and I would love to be employed but the expense of a job search is substantial. It is getting to the point where I am choosing between electricity and, well, apparently rejection postage. Don't worry, the bruise on my ego will heal well before my budget does!

If you have a place of business in Vancouver and are interested in hiring an out of work mom with a law degree, mba, and background in accounting, feel free to email me at Feel free to send the rejection letters to the same place. It will save both of us money!


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lee98632 says ... on Saturday, Jun 23 at 11:53 PM

I would be taking them to court, that seems to me both illegal and immoral.

hare6168 says ... on Tuesday, Apr 14 at 10:10 PM

Thanks Chuckster...that slimy company happened to be clark county

cyndi says ... on Monday, Apr 13 at 12:07 PM

you could always reject the rejection letter and have it returned for postage due

Chuckster says ... on Sunday, Apr 12 at 4:33 PM

You wouldn't want to work for a cheap outfit like that anyway. Slime, Pure Slime.

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