After 30 job application rejection letters, and a seemingly heartless invitation to purchase a $500 job fair ticket, Taylor Grey Meyer decided to write a F*ck You letter to the Padres organization that has now gone viral. Meyer, 31, lists her extensive credentials that do seem to qualify her for a position in the letter, which was set off after failing to even get an interview for a ticket counter position.
Let’s first take a look at the rejection letter:
“We want to thank you for your interest in the above mentioned position. We had many fine applicants for the position, including you. However, we have filled the position with someone whose background and credentials we feel best meet our needs at this time. We welcome you to apply for any future positions we have available that match your skills and experience.
The Hiring Manager for the “Ticket Seller – San Diego Padres (San Diego, CA)”
MLB Baseball Jobs”
The Padres later sent her an invitation to their job fair which costs $500 to attend, which sent this chick off.
And now, Taylor’s response:
I wanted to thank you for reaching out to me when thinking of ways to meet your quota for the Sports Sales Combine.
After careful review I must decline. I realize I may be burning a bridge here, but in the spirit of reciprocity, I would like to extend you a counter-offer to suck my dick. Clearly, I don’t have one of these, so my offer makes about as much sense as yours. But for the price you’re charging to attend the event, I’m sure I would have no problem borrowing one.
Managers like you have found this to be the most authentic training available. Real, hands-on experience getting you on your way to perfecting the techniques you will need to climb the corporate ladder. In these tough economic times, it’s always good to widen your skill set.
Let’s talk about why I wasn’t a good fit with your organization. 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? Was it my past experience overseeing the execution of national and international events? Wait, I know, maybe it was my previous internship with Major League Soccer, and that I actually got my “start” in professional sports at the age of 15 when I volunteered at a minor league ballpark in my hometown. And given all that, I chose to apply with the Padres, at least 30 times since moving to San Diego. Persevering through countless anonymous email rejections, I continued to submit my resume despite never even being granted the courtesy of a face-to-face interview. All for the joy of making $30K a year. Maybe you’re right. Maybe I’m not the best fit for your company. But here’s a nice fit, my foot in your ass.
All the best,
Padres execs went on to pass this letter around, forward it on to other execs and comment to Deadspin that he was offended but rather impressed. Taylor has since been offered possible jobs with Arena League teams, which means nothing, because the Arena League teams only do this to get in the news, which is why I won’t mention them by name.
I don’t blame the Padres for not hiring this chick. In fact, I think whoever weeded her out deserves a promotion. She has a Psych degree from South Florida, claims to be an internship away from a Master’s in Sport and Leisure Commerce (which makes no sense to not have completed before entering Law School). She’s been unemployed for 11 months, despite applying for jobs at fast food restaurants and retail stores. One would think that someone with that much education would have maybe one friend who could hook them up with an entry level job right? I mean the position she was applying for with the Padres pays $30k a year, and you’re in Law School? Something sounds a little off.
My opinion is this chick is a complete whack job and people have successfully avoided her to the point where she has no other options, lost her mind, and wrote a letter that most execs would crumple up and toss in the trash. The Padres are not most execs, they probably don’t even consider themselves employed as far as I can tell from how that team is being run into the ground, and that’s the only reason this letter went viral in the first place.
That being said…. I’d like to formally offer Taylor Meyer a spot on FTR to rant against the system, preach about her abilities, and generally be an angry b*tch in a productive and creative manner on a trial basis. The position will pay nothing, but at least she won’t be wasting her time writing to people who can’t appreciate her.