Responding to a rejection with harsh words

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Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:01 am

I was rejected by a rather low ranked school on 3-01-10 (purposely nameless out of respect for others), and they finally sent me an *email* two months later telling me so. Honestly, I had never planned to attend this school, but I did expect an offer. I'm pissed. Not only was this rejection super fucking late, but also it was very unprofessional. I could not imagine the hell this would put someone through that wanted to attend.

Long story short, I'm contemplating a response. While it will be semi-professional and respectful, I want to express how fucking lame they are for taking 2 months!

In your opinion, would a pointed yet terse response harm my current enrollment plans? Said another way, I've paid the deposit at my first choice, and since I'm a marginal candidate, I don't want to screw it up. However, I want to explain to the admission officer what a rude, thoughtless, fucking bitch she is...
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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby vexion » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:52 am

Don't, they won't care.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby A'nold » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:53 am

:lol:

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:55 am

A'nold wrote::lol:

Ha! Of all people!

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby bees » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:58 am

One of your top priorities as you enter the legal world should be to make as many enemies as possible. Add to that the fact that people working in admissions never talk to each other, and I think you're golden.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby hoopsguy6 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:58 am

How was the rejection "unprofessional"? Detail detail details!!! Better yet, post it here.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby A'nold » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:00 am

Me-a Culpa wrote:
A'nold wrote::lol:

Ha! Of all people!

:?:

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:05 am

bees wrote:One of your top priorities as you enter the legal world should be to make as many enemies as possible. Add to that the fact that people working in admissions never talk to each other, and I think you're golden.


Thanks man, this is the type of profound dorky incite I sought.

Seriously.... not everyone is twelve and without employment history.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby bees » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:10 am

:roll:

You were rejected, let it go.

If you are really looking out for the people that want to attend and have to wait for a month or so after a decision has been made (which you are not, judging from your post - you just want to be a dick) then just tell yourself that odds are they made a mistake (happens) and resist the urge to make yourself look foolish.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby hoopsguy6 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:12 am

I still want to know what was so bad about the way you were rejected.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:14 am

Me-a Culpa wrote:Seriously.... not everyone is twelve and without employment history.

No, but usually people can spot those who are twelve and without employment history by their desire for revenge on administrative bodies on the basis of unprompt decision-rendering.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Danteshek » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:18 am

It's unprofessional to apply to schools you would not attend.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:19 am

vanwinkle wrote:
Me-a Culpa wrote:Seriously.... not everyone is twelve and without employment history.

No, but usually people can spot those who are twelve and without employment history by their desire for revenge on administrative bodies on the basis of unprompt decision-rendering.

Gawd... do you ever relax? Judging from the 3,769 hours a week you spend here, you should lighten up...

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby PoorOrpheus » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:23 am

hoopsguy6 wrote:I still want to know what was so bad about the way you were rejected.

This, plus, how did you even know the rejection letter was two months late? Many schools make decisions and then wait to send them out later in batches.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:25 am

Me-a Culpa wrote:Gawd... do you ever relax?

Dude, you're the one who wrote "I'm pissed" and "I want to express how fucking lame they are" about a rejection from a school you never planned to attend in the first place. You think I'm the one that needs to relax?

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby legalease9 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:25 am

Danteshek wrote:It's unprofessional to apply to schools you would not attend.


To OP, it won't hurt your admission to the other school, but it may hurt you later in life because as the previous poster alluded to, people in the legal arena DO talk to one another.

To the guy I quoted, I strongly disagree with this. There are many valid reasons to apply to schools you would not attend (scholarship leverage etc.) If you pay the app fee, you have every right to apply to whatever schools you so choose. And even if you get a fee waiver, you are bumping up their stats for USNEWS. Nothing unpro about that at all.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby legalease9 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:26 am

hoopsguy6 wrote:How was the rejection "unprofessional"? Detail detail details!!! Better yet, post it here.


On a side note, I love your tar! :lol:

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:27 am

hoopsguy6 wrote:I still want to know what was so bad about the way you were rejected.


Funny, apparently (too many drinks), I was not clear. The status checker indicated that I was rejected, yet it was not entirely clear.

No idea why I waste more than 3 seconds reading this site...

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby You Gotta Have Faith » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 am

1. Have you ever heard of yield protection? That could be what it is.

2. I was rejected and/or waitlisted by SEVERAL law schools that were "inferior" to the ones I actually ended up having to choose between. Sometimes things just don't pan out the way you thought they might. Look at it as a plus, as the better school is the one that accepted you.

3. I really can understand being a bit upset, but it's just not worth it. If you actually spent some time on this school (ie, visited, wrote a separate essay, etc), I could understand better. But in your case, it didn't seem like you were that interested so you shouldn't care.

4. If you DO send a letter, please spare yourself and the school you WILL be attending by NOT revealing your eventual law school to this school you are writing the letter to.

I admit I wrote a letter once, when in a situation where I was "upset". But in the end I don't think it mattered. In my case, I was only agitated because my numbers were in the ballpark and I went WAY out of my way to try and get in. But even then, I wouldn't have gone there without significant moolah. Moral of the story is to just be happy with the school you'll be going to :) Not too long from now, you'll not be focused at all on the admissions cycle, but on law school itself.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 am

Me-a Culpa wrote:[strike]I was rejected by a rather low ranked school on 3-01-10 (purposely nameless out of respect for others), and they finally sent me an *email* two months later telling me so. Honestly, I had never planned to attend this school, but I did expect an offer. I'm pissed. Not only was this rejection super fucking late, but also it was very unprofessional. I could not imagine the hell this would put someone through that wanted to attend.

Long story short, I'm contemplating a response. While it will be semi-professional and respectful, I want to express how fucking lame they are for taking 2 months!

In your opinion, would a pointed yet terse response harm my current enrollment plans? Said another way, I've paid the deposit at my first choice, and since I'm a marginal candidate, I don't want to screw it up. However, I want to explain to the admission officer what a rude, thoughtless, fucking bitch she is...
Opinions?[/strike] I'm a giant douche!!!



We know.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:30 am

vanwinkle wrote:
Me-a Culpa wrote:Gawd... do you ever relax?

Dude, you're the one who wrote "I'm pissed" and "I want to express how fucking lame they are" about a rejection from a school you never planned to attend in the first place. You think I'm the one that needs to relax?

Strange... might people interpret words and phrases differently? Like I said, you're the one with a history. This is, seriously, a non-issue..... It was a simple question. Thanks for your opinion.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:32 am

You Gotta Have Faith wrote:1. Have you ever heard of yield protection? That could be what it is.

2. I was rejected and/or waitlisted by SEVERAL law schools that were "inferior" to the ones I actually ended up having to choose between. Sometimes things just don't pan out the way you thought they might. Look at it as a plus, as the better school is the one that accepted you.

3. I really can understand being a bit upset, but it's just not worth it. If you actually spent some time on this school (ie, visited, wrote a separate essay, etc), I could understand better. But in your case, it didn't seem like you were that interested so you shouldn't care.

4. If you DO send a letter, please spare yourself and the school you WILL be attending by NOT revealing your eventual law school to this school you are writing the letter to.

I admit I wrote a letter once, when in a situation where I was "upset". But in the end I don't think it mattered. In my case, I was only agitated because my numbers were in the ballpark and I went WAY out of my way to try and get in. But even then, I wouldn't have gone there without significant moolah. Moral of the story is to just be happy with the school you'll be going to :) Not too long from now, you'll not be focused at all on the admissions cycle, but on law school itself.


Thanks! I knew I was not alone.... It really sucks not being a super genius with little expert keyboard fingers!

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:40 am

Me-a Culpa wrote:What's up boss? Are you spending another lonely night alternating between masterbating and posting on TLS? Too funny... If you only knew...

Subject: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

D. H2Oman wrote:
Me-a Culpa wrote:[strike]I was rejected by a rather low ranked school on 3-01-10 (purposely nameless out of respect for others), and they finally sent me an *email* two months later telling me so. Honestly, I had never planned to attend this school, but I did expect an offer. I'm pissed. Not only was this rejection super fucking late, but also it was very unprofessional. I could not imagine the hell this would put someone through that wanted to attend.

Long story short, I'm contemplating a response. While it will be semi-professional and respectful, I want to express how fucking lame they are for taking 2 months!

In your opinion, would a pointed yet terse response harm my current enrollment plans? Said another way, I've paid the deposit at my first choice, and since I'm a marginal candidate, I don't want to screw it up. However, I want to explain to the admission officer what a rude, thoughtless, fucking bitch she is...
Opinions?[/strike] I'm a giant douche!!!



We know.



No reason to PM this bro, go ahead and post your insults here.

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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby phoenix323 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:41 am

Me-a Culpa wrote:[strike]I was rejected by a rather low ranked school on 3-01-10 (purposely nameless out of respect for others), and they finally sent me an *email* two months later telling me so. Honestly, I had never planned to attend this school, but I did expect an offer. I'm pissed. Not only was this rejection super fucking late, but also it was very unprofessional. I could not imagine the hell this would put someone through that wanted to attend.

Long story short, I'm contemplating a response. While it will be semi-professional and respectful, I want to express how fucking lame they are for taking 2 months!

In your opinion, would a pointed yet terse response harm my current enrollment plans? Said another way, I've paid the deposit at my first choice, and since I'm a marginal candidate, I don't want to screw it up. However, I want to explain to the admission officer what a rude, thoughtless, fucking bitch she is...[/strike]
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Re: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

Postby Me-a Culpa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:43 am

D. H2Oman wrote:
Me-a Culpa wrote:What's up boss? Are you spending another lonely night alternating between masterbating and posting on TLS? Too funny... If you only knew...

Subject: Responding to a rejection with harsh words

D. H2Oman wrote:
Me-a Culpa wrote:[strike]I was rejected by a rather low ranked school on 3-01-10 (purposely nameless out of respect for others), and they finally sent me an *email* two months later telling me so. Honestly, I had never planned to attend this school, but I did expect an offer. I'm pissed. Not only was this rejection super fucking late, but also it was very unprofessional. I could not imagine the hell this would put someone through that wanted to attend.

Long story short, I'm contemplating a response. While it will be semi-professional and respectful, I want to express how fucking lame they are for taking 2 months!

In your opinion, would a pointed yet terse response harm my current enrollment plans? Said another way, I've paid the deposit at my first choice, and since I'm a marginal candidate, I don't want to screw it up. However, I want to explain to the admission officer what a rude, thoughtless, fucking bitch she is...
Opinions?[/strike] I'm a giant douche!!!



We know.



No reason to PM this bro, go ahead and post your insults here.


Strange, it came right back to me... I suppose rules apply differently... "bro"




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