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 email@example.com. Feel free to send the rejection letters to the same place. It will save both of us money!