Longing for rejection
A jobless friend of mine last summer sent resumes to 100 companies. Only two informed her that they had received her application.
A recent business story said that with the nation's job situation and economy still in the doldrums, companies can pick and choose from a flood of applicants. As a result, they no longer feel the need to be courteous to job seekers.
So not acknowledging applications or announcing when jobs have been filled has become the norm today.
I remember when I graduated from college and sent out dozens of resumes. I dreaded the rejection letters from the companies that I knew would come soon after. But at least I knew where I stood and didn't hold out any false hopes.
Today's job seekers, I think, would welcome rejection over silence. How sad is it that rejecting someone has become the courteous thing to do?