With unemployment at high rates, many people are frustrated with the job economy. These days your degree means almost nothing, everyone is going back to school fighting for the same positions you are. When applying for a job, keeping tabs and remaining in contact are key, shows your determination and persistence.
Taylor Grey Meyer took “inquiring about my application” to a whole new level. In her estimation she has applied to the Padres organization at least 30 times and 30 times she was rejected. The Padres however, invited her to a Sports Sales Combine Event at Petco Park which cost $495. (Yes I laughed too). At that point Meyer had enough and sent the Padres an email that laid them OUT!
On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Taylor Grey Meyer <[Redacted]@gmail.com> wrote
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,
You would think the Padres Organization would be appalled,negative, they thought it was hilarious. So hilarious that they sent this email to EVERYONE in the front office. An anonymous member told deadspin.com:
“Taylor’s letter was too incredible for anyone to get offended.”
Oh but you know it didn’t stop there, the email made its way to every pro sports league in America.
“Our top guy has been talking for 5 minutes straight how he wants to hire her,” joked one person with an AFL team. “I am going to shoot her an email. I love when people shake shit up.”“One of the all time hall of fame moves,” wrote an employee in an AHL office. “I told Gordo to hire her tomorrow.”
“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. Then a few days ago, I wake up, check my email, draft a response in 15 minutes and it goes national. Kind of sad actually.”