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You make the call ....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I get a letter from a kid looking for a job ... except the letter didn't go to me, it went to my predecessor as sports editor.

    And the kid misspells the name of the previous boss so egregiously that you'd like to think it might have occurred to his that he couldn't possibly be spelling it right.

    So ... my first impulse is to write him back and tell him to try again. And try a little harder.

    Good idea? Out of bounds?
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    If there's no way you're hiring the kid anyway, just respond with 'received your letter to the former SE, Bob Jones (not Jonse). Not hiring at this time, good luck.' Let him wonder if his lousy letter had anything to do with it.

    But to make him go back and submit it again, knowing you're going to say no anyway...that seems a little mean.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Direct him to Boom for speling lezzons
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Glad to see RAMBO is looking to improve his station in life.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Good point.
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    We arnet ont hirnig ta htis tmie.
    Thakns fro yuro letrte,
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Damn, I have enough trouble typing as it is ...
  8. Dear Johnny,

    Learn how to fucking spell. Good Luck.

    Joe Schmoe
    Sports Editor
  9. The JOB Squad

    The JOB Squad New Member

    Now that's perfect. I dare you to send this.
  10. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    That's odd because I got an e-mail tonight from some kid wanting stringer work. No resume. No clips. Just: I want a job. I'll do anything.

    The e-mail included "FWIW" and "BTW".

    I must be an asshole, because I didn't think twice about shooting him an e-mail back: Blah, blah, blah, NO!, blah, blah, at least learn how to bullshit people into thinking you might actually be OK.
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