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Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:41 pm

Is it OK to reject an offer by emailing the recruiting coordinator who called to give me the offer? Or do I have to call?

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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:50 pm

Just in case like 309830983409 people haven't already weighed-in on this subject--yes, if thats principally how you've been communicating with the recruiter. Else, probably better to call.

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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby Cavalier » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:33 pm

Actually, most law firms prefer that you fax them a rejection. You don't have to, of course, but if you don't word will quickly get around that you are impolite. And as you know, the legal community is rather small.

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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:35 pm

I've also heard snail mail is quite appropriate.

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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby Cavalier » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:43 pm

Big Shrimpin wrote:I've also heard snail mail is quite appropriate.

You heard wrong. Snail mail is not as unprofessional as calling or emailing, but it's still frowned upon.

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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:49 pm

Cavalier wrote:
Big Shrimpin wrote:I've also heard snail mail is quite appropriate.

You heard wrong. Snail mail is not as unprofessional as calling or emailing, but it's still frowned upon.


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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby sperry » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:31 pm

Sexting is TCR.

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Re: Rejecting an Offer by Email

Postby jrs12 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:02 am

This is a hotly debated issue.

Some believe the best way is to have a courier hand-deliver a letter, written in fountain pen and sealed with wax.

Others believe that carrier pigeons are adequate. I think carrier pigeons are acceptable if you're sending the rejection to a young recruiter, but older partners may not have the eyesight to read those tiny scrolls.

If you're rejecting a firm in the same metropolitan area as your school, and it's not too windy, then smoke signals will work.

My personal preference is to send my college acapella group to the firm's lobby to perform a singing rejection. Who doesn't love acapella!




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