When 31-year-old Taylor Grey Meyer wrote a hasty email to the San Diego Padres after applying for a job at the franchise for the 30th time in a row, she didn’t know her words were about to set the Internet on fire.
First reported by sports blog Deadspin, Meyer — who has held internships in professional sports over the years — sent an email to the Major League Baseball (MLB) team applying for a job as a ticket seller after being rejected for a series of more prestigious roles. When the team rejected her application yet again and suggested she attend a job fair-like event at the stadium for $500, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
“After careful review I must decline,” she sarcastically wrote in an email to the Padres’ sales manager. “I realize I may be burning a bridge here, but in the spirit of reciprocity, I would like to extend you a counter-offer to suck my dick. Clearly, I don’t have one of these, so my offer makes about as much sense as yours. But for the price you’re charging to attend the event, I’m sure I would have no problem borrowing one.”
She continued: “Let’s talk about why I wasn’t a good fit with your organization. Was it my extensive education that made me less of a fit, that now paying $500 will allow me to overcome? My graduate work in sports commerce? Being a law student, working toward becoming an agent? Was it my past experience overseeing the execution of national and international events?”
She also listed her internship experience with Major League Soccer and started volunteering for a minor league baseball team at the age of 15.
“Persevering through countless anonymous email rejections, I continued to submit my resume despite never even being granted the courtesy of a face-to-face interview,” she added. “All for the joy of making $30K a year. Maybe you’re right. Maybe I’m not the best fit for your company. But here’s a nice fit, my foot in your ass.”
The sales manager — who told Deadspin that he was more “impressed” than angry — forwarded the email to colleagues, who then forwarded it on to more. Now, her letter has gone completely viral, not only passed around from various MLB and NFL teams but also across the Internet at large.
Many applauded her tenacity on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In fact, there’s even been some chatter about possible job offers from a team in the Arena Football League.
What is your reaction to the letter? Do you think it will work to her benefit and help her get hired somewhere else soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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