Woman's Crude Email to Padres After 30 Job Rejections Shouldn't Have Gone Viral

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Yesterday, I wrote about STFUParents and my view that some of the postings were an invasion of privacy. Many disagreed with me, contending that anything on the Internet is public. However, if that were true, I would write the sequel to the bestselling book Go the F-ck to Sleep. Because that book began as a joke on the author's Facebook page. Maybe Adam Mansbach won't mind. Hey, Adam, it was on your Facebook page! It's mine now, allllll mine. Bwahaha.

Apparently some people -- like the coughSan Diego Padrescough -- think that emails too should be sent around for mass consumption. When the baseball team got an angry email from frustrated job seeker Taylor Grey Meyer, they decided to circulate it.

After Taylor was rejected for job openings 30 times by the Padres, she received an email from them urging her to sign up for their $500 job fair. As she'd already applied for every job imaginable with them and been turned down, she felt their offer was a way to take advantage of desperate job hunters.

So Taylor did what many of us long to do when companies get on our nerves -- she sent off an email telling them to get lost. Only she phrased it as "suck my d ---" and said her boot would be a good fit in their ass.

Unlike her resume, Taylor's email was a huge hit. Padres employees began forwarding it around until everyone in the entire sports industry had read it. A few even liked the email so much they're taking meetings with Taylor about jobs.

Taylor seems to think "something great" will come out of her angry email rant going viral. We shall see. As for myself, I think privately sent emails should remain private. Unless they belong to Kristen Stewart.

Do you forward emails from people without them knowing about it?

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Pinkmani Pinkmani

Well, I don't e-mail things that I wouldn't have the balls to say to someone's face... 

nonmember avatar STFU, Parents

I don't see the connection here. But more than that, I don't understand your comparison (?) of my blog to the hypothetical scenario of your writing a sequel to Go The F*ck To Sleep. I didn't steal anyone's ideas, and I'm not stealing anyone's words for my blog. Also, STFU, Parents existed before Lamebook and Failbook, but you don't see me accusing those sites of "stealing" my idea. Ideas aren't copyrighted.

Ander... Anderbee28

I agree with STFUP- I don't think that's a valid analogy at all. Plus I absolutely love that blog and when you're posting crap on facebook, there's the understanding that you're doing so on a (moderately) public forum for 500 of your closest friends.

And while I think it may have been a little unprofessional for the email to be passed around, it also seems to have worked out really well for her. In all reality, she didn't work there and if she were overly concerned about privacy, she could have sent it anonymously or would not have sent anything at all.

nonmember avatar Cee

Wow..the book comparison to STFUParents...are you really THAT dumb and petty?

alisa... alisabethjaimes

I dislike the comparison between STFUP and this email. It's different because on STFUP all names are removed and there's no way to tell who is posting these things. A private email here was forwarded and it became public knowledge who sent it.

Rburcham Rburcham

I quite literally do not see your connection between this and STFU Parents.  I've sat here and re-read your op-ed 5 times and am still confused. 

nonmember avatar cupcake12

I also dont see the connection. I did not know about STFU parents til you blogged about it. So in reality, your petty rant actually gave it free PR. Love that site, btw.

nonmember avatar sarah



 STFUP- I love you. I used "sanctimommious" the other day. Big lols for everyone involved. F her and NYT. You are a classy lady, and I adore your humor.

Blakeley- not cool. Perhaps you should know something about what you're comparing before you make the comparison. She's not unhappy about what happened, so why are you whining about it?

Jespren Jespren

Should *private* emails be passed around publically? Of course not, no more than private snail-mail should be. But your example here isn't a *private* email. It was public correspondence where neither side had any expectation of privacy. It's slightly unprofessional to pass around that kind of stuff (just due to the unprofessional tone of the email), but there isn't anything unethical or privacy-violating about it.

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