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That entire spiel lessens the effectiveness of the first couple paragraphs.
I think the baseball people in an organization would love this, but it's so insulated from the marketing side now that they probably can't do much for her.
Was it my extensive education that made me less of a fit, that now paying $500 will allow me to overcome? My graduate work in sports commerce? Being a law student, working toward becoming an agent?
Disagree with CFBF and PF. If you're going to not just burn your bridge but blow it to smithereens, may as well make it a litany of why you feel they screwed up on every level. Just because it sounds like whining doesn't necessarily make it any less the truth.
But does she have big tits?
Do we know how her response became public? Did she publish it? If she did, I suspect an effort to get notariety by her clever retort, which I do not find clever at all.
The girl "volunteered" at a minor league team fifteen years before applying to this job ... that is a cute detail but not qualification for anything.
And then she started applying to crappy jobs, taking tickets and such, and she probably was overqualified.
So, she's either under- or over-qualified for any job they offer?
I will not comment on Ms. Meyer's physique, but anybody hoping to dismiss this with "She's probably fat and ugly anyway" is in for some disappointment.
she’s been offered a slew of job opportunities and even a few marriage proposals.
Does anyone know if she's tried forwarding a photo to Steve Phillips?
She was presented an opportunity to network with potential employers, at a price she couldn't afford or that she thought was too high, for the value; a simple no thanks, or no response, would have sufficed.
But if I were the person responsible to make the hire, after seeing that letter, and reading more about her, no way I would take the risk. There just seems to be "issues" there.
"A few years ago I wrote a children's book to raise money for pediatric cancer," Meyer says. (That book is available at her website.) "I partnered with the American Cancer Society for a fundraiser and no one gave me the time of day. It took me one year to finish and about $1000 out-of-pocket in addition to all the time.
“People are ordering it through Amazon.com and donating it to hospitals, churches and schools,” Meyer said. “It’s kind of sad that a snarky email that took me 15 minutes to write gained international attention in a week, while a book I wrote to empower children got no attention — even after partnering with the American Cancer Society for a signing and fundraiser.” "
Who cares what you think, Captain StuffeyShirt? Her letter is likely to get her a slew of interviews, and is likely her best route to an MLB job. Even if most employers are turned off by her response or language, there will be more than a few intrigued by her willingness to speak honestly and openly to a potential employer. Maybe where you work you think getting ahead means telling your boss they are always right, but th best organizations prosper because employees are rewarded, not punished, for speaking their minds.
As a CEO and a division head, I despised anyone who wouldn't speak honestly to me or who would intimidate any employee from giving their honest opinion.
Padres dodged a bullet here. Not sure why she didn't get a look see with all the qualifications on here resume. But not knowing the quality of the competing resumes, it's tough to say. But if I were the person responsible to make the hire, after seeing that letter, and reading more about her, no way I would take the risk. There just seems to be "issues" there.
What a weird story. Actual Major League Baseball organizations take the time to bilk people at $500 a pop for a fake job fair? I mean I understand exploiting a community's fandom to get a free stadium but even at this micro level they are still trying to get over. I wouldn't have guessed it, but I guess I'm not surprised.
I've been in plenty of situations where far too much time and far too many resources are wasted because the point being made diplomatically falls on deaf ears. Sometimes, it's perfectly appropriate to pound the table and colorfully make the point in way that sticks.
Gee, I wonder why I don't work there anymore?
From time to time, I hire people. I hire them in a ridiculously competitive field where I know several qualified candidates (in terms of education and on-the-job experience) for each position will get rejected -- most without even getting an interview. This leads to inevitable -- and occasionally voiced -- frustration on the part of the applicants. Some labor markets are cruel, not due to the whims of the employer.
#44, though, is what causes me to find letters like this awesome.
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