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A while ago, I contacted a company about a software development career opportunity. After an appalling application process (which I wonít bother fussing about now), I eventually received an offer to move on to the interview stage. By this time I had already received and accepted an offer to study a PhD, so I had to decline, though I still wanted to maintain contact in the interest of potential future employment. I therefore sent the company this e-mail:
However, as I may be interested in working for you in once the PhD is complete, I would like to ask if it may be possible for you to keep my application on your records for future reference?
They were kind enough to send the following reply:
Please accept our best wishes for every success in the future and, if we can ever be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Seriously, what kind of reply is that? The last line offers assistance, but thatís exactly what I requested in my original e-mail. Either they didnít read my e-mail properly and/or sent back a thoughtless e-mail template, or it was read by some robot which detects synonyms of the word Ďnoí in response to job offers and sends the appropriate e-mail telling me how sorry they are that I canít work for them. Either way, they havenít put any proper consider consideration into what I asked of them.
Iím not really angered by this, because this kind of response is so common that itís becoming predictable. I actually find it amusing. There are of course companies which handle enquiries of all kinds sensibly, and it is with them I wish to work in the future.
|Date uploaded: 15/06/10||Oldest Older Newer Newest|