Daily Dose of Rejection, I mean, Affirmation

I get the nicest rejection letters. The latest one read in part:

We did *just* make an offer to another person, and although it may seem cliche, the decision was not an easy one.

And before that:

Your experience is impressive.

The committee really enjoyed meeting you and the department would benefit from your experience. I wish we had two positions to fill.

And prior to that one:

If you give me a blow job, the job is yours.

Okay, I made up that last one. But I am really starting to get a little desperate.  Not THAT desperate [yet].

I’ve made a whole life out of being second best.  Second born.  Second Place.  Salutatorian.  Second place sucks shit in a job search.  I guess I could see those notes for what they are: Rejection.  But instead I’ve decided to view them as little notes of affirmation.  So here are the top ten things I like about these notes.

1.  I rarely get  mail.  Now I get a letter at least once a week.

2.  I’m prepping myself for the rejection little notes of affirmation that will come when I start sending my writing to publishers.

3.  I don’t have to commute

4.  Along similar lines, I’m saving money on gas

5.  Smiths is way less busy at 10 AM

6.  So is Costco

7. I have time to write and read blogs

8.  I’m getting lots of quality time with my dissertation-writing girl

9.  I’ll be on time to the boys’ holiday performance 

10 – and most of all – coffee tastes better at my computer next to my gas log fireplace.  It does.  It really does.


5 Responses to “Daily Dose of Rejection, I mean, Affirmation”

  1. the other Says:

    tear. love ya

  2. Derek Says:

    This is way off topic… sorry. My wife and I lived in San Diego for several years and we would drive to Salt Lake every year for skiing. I remember this one billboard that had a coiled-up rattle snake and a caption that said something like: Pornography, Just As Deadly.

    Does anyone have a picture of this? Please post a link.


  3. Will Says:

    Glad to see you’re staying positive. Keep it up.

  4. Carrie Says:

    Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side. Keep on the sunny side of life. Can you sing it?

  5. Kelly Says:

    i feel unemployed… and im taking a job that i dont even know if i want.

    we should totally start that childrens book now.

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