Thursday, April 24, 2008

GE 1, Dart Container Corporation 0

I am getting closer and closer to coming out of retirement. Sometime on Monday morning, I will start my new career with General Electric. I have received a few e-mails from one of my soon-to-be coworkers, and I have spoken to my division's HR rep to get some information about the forms. In the mail today, however, I received two letters. One was from the CEO of GE, Mr. Jeffery Immelt, and the other was from the Dart Container Corporation. Mr. Immelt's letter was one of welcome to the company. His letter challenges me to be my best at GE and to have fun while doing it. The letter from Dart started out like this:

Dear Paul,
Thank you for your interest in Dart Container of Michigan LLC. While we are unable to offer you employment at this time, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to express your interest in working with us.

About a month ago I applied for a position with Dart as a program manager. Looks like I did not make the cut with them, but included in Dart's rejection letter, they included a very nice refrigerator magnet for me to use and enjoy... and to be reminded that they were not interested in me.

7 comments:

swani said...

In this day and age, it is an honor that they bothered to send you a rejection letter. This shows you do rate.

Congratulations on the GE position

Paul's Blog said...

Swani, thanks for the kind words. I am looking forward to coming out of "retirement," though I think that Deirdre will miss her house-husband!

John said...

Did Immelt use those ever popular words "challenging and rewarding"...in other words..."Bend over, here it comes" ??

Paul's Blog said...

Here is a sentence from the letter:

"GE is a place where you can live your dreams, where you can grow yourself and your business. Welcome to our team."

To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised by the letter. Sure, it is a pro forma letter, but for a company with over 300,000 employees to send me a welcome letter is pretty neat!

Lisa and Gary... said...

A place where you can live your dreams...and the dreams of all your friends. Or, at least this one (i.e., all new appliances).

Seriously. A magnet??

L.

Deirdre said...

Can you believe that? Hey, we won't hire you BUT here's a magnet so you can advertise our services and company.

Pluth. :^0

Paul's Blog said...

The "magnet of shame" has joined a our collection of kitchen magnets on our fridge. See if I ever buy bulk containers from Dart!