Is this the worst rejection letter ever written? Jobseeking Tik-Toker slams ‘patronising’ note that told them ‘every great success story begins with a failure’
- UK-based TikTok user @pur_purblock shared the rejection letter in a video
- Said note was ‘patronising’ and caused ‘rage that can only be described as fiery’
- Many commentators agreed that they too would not like to receive the note
- One said it seemed like company was trying to be ‘quirky’ but missed the mark
A UK job seeker has revealed the worst rejection letter they have ever received, reading out the ‘patronising’ missive in a TikTok video.
The letter, which told the recipient that their job application had not been successful, boasted the line ‘every great success story ends with a failure’.
It also listed some of the most surprising rejections in throughout history, including Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg being rejected from film school, and Albert Einstein failing to get a job as a children’s maths tutor.
The letter writers revealed that they too had experienced their fair share of failure in the past, and said that while the applicant would not be joining the company now, ‘who knows what the future holds?’.
UK TikTok user Tamsyn performed a ‘dramatic reading’ of the rejection letter, describing the missive as ‘patronising’
According to Tamsyn, the letter (pictured) sent prompted a ‘fiery rage’, due its ‘patronising’ tone and wording
Creator Tamsyn, @pur_purblock, shared the video with online, doing a ‘dramatic reading’ of the note.
The worst rejection letter ever
We’ll cut to the chase; your application wasn’t successful. And who knows, maybe we’ve made a big mistake.
Albert Einstein couldn’t under job as a math tutor for kids, and Spielberg got rejected from film school.
Crazy, right? The guess the point is, every great success story begins with with little failure.
We’ve had our fair share of failure too. Even though you won’t be joining us just yet, who knows what the future holds?
Perhaps you’ll prove us wrong. We certainly hope so. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
In the clip, which has received more than 155,000 views, Tamsyn said the wording and tone prompted a ‘fiery rage’.
And many commentators agreed that the letter would have irritated them too, with some saying they would not want to work for the company that sent it.
The caption accompanying the clip reads: ‘Thanks for patronising me into a rage that can only be described as “fiery”.’
In the video, Tamsyn says: ‘Hi, this is a dramatic reading of the worst rejection letter I have ever received.
‘Hello Tamsyn, we’ll cut to the chase.
‘Your application wasn’t successful.
‘And who knows, maybe we’ve made a big mistake.
‘Albert Einstein couldn’t under job as a math tutor for kids, and Spielberg got rejected from film school.
The guess the point is, every great success story begins with with little failure.
‘We’ve had our fair share of failure too.
‘Even though you won’t be joining us just yet, who knows what the future holds?
‘Perhaps you’ll prove us wrong. We certainly hope so. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.’
Many of the people who responded in the comments section agreed that they would not like to be the recipient of the letter.
The overwhelming majority of respondents in the video’s comment section seemed to agree that they too would not appreciate receiving such a letter
One wrote: ‘I’d rather be unemployed for the rest of my life than ever work for that company.’
Another added: ‘Urgh they sound like they do team building exercises and family bbqs.’
A third TikTok user added: ‘I guess they’re trying to be quirky and cool in their rejections and completely missed the mark.’
And a further commentator said: ‘I just need to know how this company decided that this was not the worst idea imaginable.’
Job seeker shares the ‘worst rejection letter’ they have ever received, blasting ‘patronising’ note