It’s official: Groupon Australia has a portal to my mind!
Do you find it eerie that Groupon comes up with deals that you’d been hoping that they’d have?
Here’s the sequence of events, you’re at work and you mind wanders off to that holiday in Cairns, where you went snorkelling for the first time.
You’re drifting off to the bottom of the sea in the middle of the day in your cubicle and thinking about how much fun snorkelling was. You wonder, wouldn’t it have been more fun if you had tried the SCUBA gear and dived into the depths of the ocean to interact with the beauty and mysteries of the undersea world?
Man, if only you could learn to dive or maybe get certified.
An e-mail pops up in your inbox! It’s Groupon! Today’s daily deal includes a diving certification at an amazingly low price! You’d be a fool not to act now. Wow, how’d they do that?
Yes, Groupon has been tempting me for quite some time now but I have been refusing their offerings. In fact, I was boycotting Groupon.
Why? It’s something petty I know. They’d never responded to the job applications I’d made with them. Not even an acknowledgment! Geez, some people. So that’s why Groupon was on ignore in my world.
But no more. Groupon has finally responded with a rejection letter that could have only come out of my mind. It’s like, we are meant to be. The way we gently let down, the way we think, the way we word things, it’s all too eerily similar.
So here’s the best rejection letter I’ve received, compliments of Groupon:
Thank you for getting in touch with us and we appreciate your keen interest in working for Groupon Australia!
It was a hard decision to make. After reviewing all of the candidates, we are sorry to say that you were not chosen in this instance. Don’t lose hope; continue the search. The perfect job is out there waiting for you. Feel free to apply for a position with Groupon Australia again in the future.
Instead of folding your application into a paper airplane and fly it out of the window, we would like to keep your details for future reference. If we realize, we have made a terrible mistake and a vacancy presents itself that fits your profile- you will be the first person we contact.
We wish you personal and professional success in the future.
Thank you Groupon Australia. Now I’m no longer left wondering whatever happened to my job applications. Maybe we can go back to where we were but there’s just one thing. I don’t have a job yet.
Groupon, can you make a Groupon voucher for helping people with resumes and coverletters by an expert (ME!) who’s worked on four continents and diverse sectors and who has a wide selection of resume templates, cover letters and other job seeking accessories?
What do you think? The ball’s on your court.