Now, one thing that I have refrained from writing about are rejection letters. I didn’t really see a purpose of writing about something that isn’t going to happen. Plus, I totally understand that there are different reasons people can’t donate. Company policy, money issues, whatever. I don’t have a problem with it at all. Rejection is something that comes along with doing something like this. Besides, I believe that the more rejections you get, the closer you are to getting something huge. So bottom line, rejections do not bother nor discourage me. Nevertheless, there is something that bothers me immensely. I’m going to backtrack a little.
As everybody knows I have been sending out letters and follow-up emails and so forth. Well, for a certain company I sent a follow-up email as I had not heard anything back from the letter that I had mailed, which is totally normal. I have sent out many follow-up emails. Anyway, today I got a response from this certain company and it really bothered me. You can read what it said.
Thank you for writing to [BLANK].
Thank you your interest in our company.
We get many requests from students for this type of information. Unfortunately, we have a company policy not to release corporate information with regards to sales, expenses, strategies or programs for any departments.
The [BLANK] Inc. owns and operate several retail divisions, including [BLANK].
Corporate information can be found on our website.
Good luck with your project.
Thank you for choosing [BLANK].
As you can tell from reading that letter, this company didn’t even have it correct as to what they were rejecting me for. I mean seriously, it’s like they read the first sentence of my letter and didn’t even read the rest. Oh well. It’s fine, it just kind of bothered me.
Okay, well I’m going to do a big update tomorrow or the next day with pictures! I know that all of you guys can’t wait!