Grammar Nazi Revenge: Woman Returns Job Rejection Email With Corrections

Most of us wouldn’t find being rejected for a job amusing, but Amanda Mester and her father had a pretty good laugh over a rejection email she received recently.

The 26-year-old music journalist has applied for quite a few jobs in the past few months, but said the rejection email from Thrillist Media Group immediately struck a chord with her.

“My guess is that I applied for a job there last month,” Mester said. “I was with my father when I received the response last night and in any event, we found it to be pretty funny.”

According to Yahoo News, Mester had sent a resume with a request to be considered as an editorial assistant with Thrillist Media Group, a company which publishes male-focused lifestyle content on the web.

The email she received in response to her application contained several grammatical errors, which Amanda and her father found quite amusing – especially considering the job for which she had being rejected.

Mester then decided to edit the email and return it to the unidentified Thrillist employee.

Amanda Mester edited her job rejection email and returned it
Amanda Mester edited her job rejection email and returned it

After sending the email, she posted it to Twitter.

“I wanted to share it because of the humor and the irony of it,” Mester said. “I don’t see anything detrimental about encouraging an organization to instill pride in their employees in terms of how they respond to others. It’s important to teach grammatical rules, especially if you’re in a media company.”

Responses to the picture of the email were mixed – some found it funny, others thought she went too far and could be jeopardizing her future career. But Amanda told ABC News she wasn’t worried too much about that.

“I’m not trying to come across as an angry person who’s trying to bring somebody down, either,” she said. “I’m not a bad person, I swear!”

Comments on the ABC News site were also mixed, ranging from support for Mester to defense of the original email.

“Thank you Amanda. I have received several similar letters and have been tempted to do the same. The next person to send me drivel will receive the Mester Edit Letter. Thrillist Media Group should hire you just for your hangers.”

“There was actually little grammatically wrong with the original letter. It would seem that this woman is unaware that the English language has many different verbal tenses that can actually be used in a sentence, and not used, depending on the inclination of the one doing the writing. I can see why she wasn’t hired.”

With the rise of text messaging and internet chat, proper grammar has taken a hit in the past few years. However, if you are one of those “grammar police” the internet hates, you have reason to rejoice. The Inquisitr reports National Grammar Day is March 4 – so in a few short weeks you will have an entire day to correct the world without backlash.

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