Law School Drop Out Pens Best Rejection Response – Ever

When the San Diego Padres sent law school dropout Taylor Grey Meyer a rejection letter, after she applied to the team over 30 times, here’s what she had to say:


On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Taylor Grey Meyer <[Redacted]> wrote

Hi [Redacted],

I wanted to thank you for reaching out to me when thinking of ways to meet your quota for the Sports Sales Combine.

After careful review I must decline. 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.

Managers like you have found this to be the most authentic training available. Real, hands-on experience getting you on your way to perfecting the techniques you will need to climb the corporate ladder. In these tough economic times, it’s always good to widen your skill set.

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? Wait, I know, maybe it was my previous internship with Major League Soccer, and that I actually got my “start” in professional sports at the age of 15 when I volunteered at a minor league ballpark in my hometown. And given all that, I chose to apply with the Padres, at least 30 times since moving to San Diego. 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. 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.

All the best,


You can read about the complete exchange on Deadspin, and visit Taylor’s site here.  Go back to law school Taylor, they need you.

1 Comment on "Law School Drop Out Pens Best Rejection Response – Ever"

  1. (1) Who in their right mind applies thirty times for a job? (2) Ms. Meyer’s childish letter is ample proof that the Padres were correct to reject her (3) do you guys think a letter telling someone to “suck my dick” and offering to put a “foot in your ass” is particularly witty? Really? And no, I have to disagree, law school does not need Taylor, the profession already attracts more than its fair share of Taylors.

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