Woman Responds to Thrillist’s Job Rejection Letter by Publicly Correcting Its Grammar

More shaming on Twitter

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Here's one way to deal with the disappointment of a job rejection letter: Ridicule the letter writer's poor grammar and post it to Twitter.

That's how music journalist Amanda Mester dealt with just such a letter from Thrillist. You can see the company's letter, and Mester's response, above. It's funny. And it's sort of mean and snooty. And it's either awesome or unprofessional, depending on your point of view.

Not surprisingly, it's gotten a polarized reaction.

"I'm not a bad person, I swear!" Mester tells ABC News in response to those who think it's a classless move. "I have tons of support around me. I'm not trying to come across as an angry person who's trying to bring somebody down, either."

She adds: "I wanted to share it because of the humor and the irony of it. I don't see anything detrimental about encouraging an organization to instill pride in their employees in terms of how they respond to others. It's important to teach grammatical rules, especially if you're in a media company."

Publicly shaming companies by posting email correspondence on Twitter is nothing new. Mester's tweet joins a proud tradition that includes this designer's diss of Showtime from last summer. What do you think of these kinds of tactics?

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@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.