how to deal with rejection letters?

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vanwinkle
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Re: how to deal with rejection letters?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:05 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I'm planning on saving all my rejection letters.

(1) If I don't get a job, it will give me something to grasp in my fists while I weep in my apartment. If my life is ever made into a movie, this will be a pivotal scene and having those rejection letters as props will heighten the emotion.
(2) If I do get a job, they will give me an incentive to work hard so I can look back and say, "lol, fuck you guys." <- This is what I did for 1L. I still have my Columbia rejection letter somewhere. It's very satisfying and completely healthy.

Harvard normally only sends an E-mail rejection now. I requested a rejection letter so I'd have one to keep for this reason.

W/R/T employers, I have a stack of those to laugh at as well.

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Re: how to deal with rejection letters?

Postby Grizz » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:13 pm

SBL wrote:There is a nonzero chance that it will not be a rejection. For instance, I had firms send me a "you're still on our callback list" letter (this ended up being nothing, but it's better than a rejection). I also got an offer in a small envelope. The point is, if you're unwilling to even open a damn envelope, there's no helping you. Grow a pair and read the letter.

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