Post # 1
Okay, so, I’m an Admissions Counselor for a private college and part of my job is to contact students in our database that have expressed interest but haven’t made a move to actually apply. Today, I sent an email to prospective students reminding them that our deadline has passed, but we do have rolling admissions continuing until spots fill up. I received this response from a high school student:
I never expressed interest in your school. And there are typos in your email. You should check that.
First, I’m totally OCD about grammar, spelling, etc. (I work for a college and I think we should put our best foot forward, ya know), and I read and re-read the email, had it checked by coworkers–there are NO typos. Second, if there WERE typos, why is it necessary to point it out to me in that manner? So like I said. Kids today…. 😉
Who else wants to vent about their day?
Post # 3
Wow so rude! Maybe they don’t know how to type and that’s why they think it has typos? They started a sentence with ‘and’ so I’m not sure how good their grammar is anyway!
Post # 4
@mrsmdphd – that’s ridiculous! Sometimes I wish you could strangle people through the computer.
As for my experience with kids these days, it’s St. Patrick’s Day and I work in NYC. Need I say more?
Post # 5
Wow, sorry for that crappy e-mail. I’m not justifying his behavior but I can kinda sorta understand a little bit where he’s coming from. When I was applying to colleges I was always getting tons and tons of e-mails even after I had told them I wanted to be removed from their list or places where I didn’t even express any interes. Maybe he’s just feeling overwhelmed by the whole process. Sorry he took it out on you. That stinks.
Post # 6
Wow, just… wow.
I had to yell at 2 little boys in my street the other day for WHACKING ducks with giant sticks. They were hitting them in mid air and then chasing after them hitting them. More so than just kids…. WHERE ARE THE PARENTS! I mean, at 17 and 18 they should know better, but makes you wonder how they were raised. I could never talk like that to anyone, let alone a college admissions person!
Post # 7
@KLP2010 — OMG. That is horrendous! I can’t stand animal cruelty. SERIOUSLY, where are the parents? Good for you for stopping them!!
@eeh2010 — I totally understand that he might be frustrated because he doesn’t remember giving us his info, but this is how college admissions and recruiting works, and I remember it well also. But really–if you get an email from a school you’re not interested in, how hard is it to hit delete? Do you really need to ruin my day?
Oi. This is why I’m super glad I’m out of here in less than 2 months! Grad school here I come!
Post # 8
Rude lil kid! Where I work I have my own office, and usually enter through the back door in the morning from the parking lot. Well 2x I found the same kids getting it on in the back. The first time they just left when they heard my car pulling in the second I told them that they could not be here and gave them the look of shame. I mean how gross! I mean girl have more respect for yourself then to be getting it on with a lil hoodlum in a dirty parking lot! ewww
Post # 9
So. RUDE! At least you can hit delete- he’s the one stuck being a jerk!
Post # 10
Haha. I would have been sorely tempted to say something rude back. That was a complete douche move on his part. I work at VS in a mall and it’s Spring Break. The prostitots are out in full force right now. Ugh.
Post # 11
@zippylef – prostitots. LOLOL. 😀
@KIKI82 – SERIOUSLY? Ick.
Post # 12
That is SO rude. I work at a university where kids drive nicer cars than me and I can’t stand listening to them when I go buy my lunch because they talk about how crappy it is that they hate their BMW they wish they had a Lexus or they are going to buy the new ((insert expensive handbag, shoes, clothes here)).
Post # 13
Goodness! This thread makes me happy I don’t work with kids, only adults! Although adults can sometimes act like kids in the worst way..
Did you reply to him/her? That was obviously a snarky attention-getting comment that doesn’t really deserve a response, but you could always reply back that you’ve officially taken him off of the mailing list and have a nice day.
Post # 14
Re: “You have a bad attitude. You should check that. Nobody likes putzes”
Oh, if only, right? =]
Post # 15
I work at a high school and I often get confused for a student. People always ask me where my hall pass is. So one day while I’m walking to my car, a kid pulled up, rolled down his window, and said something about me being a pretty lady and could he have my number. Okay, no biggie, he thinks I’m a student.
“You know I’m a teacher here right?”
“Oh. Well that don’t matter, you could still give me your number.”
WTF. What kind of cojones do you have to have to openly hit on a teacher. I advised him to “pull away before I memorize your license plate number and report you to security for harassing a teacher.”
Post # 16
@moderndaisy–I did respond, and that’s basically what I said. After I had written a few other choice sentences and deleted them. If only.
@ejs–LOVE IT. I wish! If today was my last day, and my last day wasn’t actually a ways away, I totally would have done it. 😉