Here’s a copy of an email exchange a reader sent me today. You’ll notice that very much unlike the department involved, I redact names.
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 4:14 PM
Cc: [HUGE LIST OF WHAT HAS GOT TO BE 200 PEOPLE]
Subject: Re: Thank you for your interest in our position
Thanks for the mass email rejection!
Recipients: How many of you have gotten a rejection like this before?
I am grateful that it’s an unpleasant first for me!
Good luck to all you recipients! Believe that you are way more valuable than this program’s approach would indicate. I’ll keep good thoughts for everyone on this distribution list! We all deserve better than a mass email — and better than to have our privacy violated in this way.
Best wishes to you all!
[A SERIOUS ASS-KICKER]
Associate Professor, [DISCIPLINE]
On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 8:58 AM, [REDACTED] wrote:
Thank you for your interest in our position.
Secretary, Office Manager
Thanks for making my day, unnamed Associate Professor.
And anyone who needs a lesson in redaction or BCC’ing, I guess I can show you how to do it?