The Pursuit of Badassity

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In October of 2014 I was laid off due to no new business coming through the agency I was working at. They could no longer support my role financially as a User Experience Designer; it happens in agency life. There was a period of two months that I was unemployed while seeking my next role with another company.

In November 2014 I had applied for a position with a company here in Jacksonville, FL where I live called GSM Marketing. I had never received a reply from them about the status of my application or the position.

Until the other day on June 4, 2015.

Tom Makeever, a Partner and Consultant at GSM Marketing, sent me an email to let me know the position I had applied for seven months ago was no longer available. However he was expanding his team and had another position opening.

Ryan:

You submitted a resume for an opening we had last November. While that spot was filled, we are expanding again and are looking for an experienced Graphic/Web Designer (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/gsm-f4fdb1a5/graphic-and-web-designer-for-b2b-marketing-firm-261c5212).

We would like to know if you’re still looking for employment opportunities. If so, we would like to hear from you.

Thanks,
Tom

Tom T. Makeever | Partner & Consultant
Direct | (redacted)
LinkedIn | www.linkedin.com/in/tommakeever

Well how thoughtful of him to finally let me know seven months later the spot was filled, and my application would no longer be considered for that position. My reply is below.

I never got a response back from applying until 8 months later. I’m not comfortable exploring opportunities with companies that handle the hiring process like that.

I’m also not presently seeking.

Thanks though.

My coworkers and I found his reply below hilarious, and it made for a wonderful conversation piece that day at work.

Ryan:

Thanks for your reply. Good luck in your continued pursuit of Badassity.

Tom

Tom T. Makeever | Partner & Consultant
Direct | (redacted)
LinkedIn | www.linkedin.com/in/tommakeever

Cheers to my continued pursuit of badassity and everyone else on the ego train to the top of the badassity scale. If anyone knows how to achieve it in a timely fashion please forward me some tips.

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