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Exclusive: Bond Dickinson upsets candidate with email gaffe
25 July 2014
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Bond Dickinson has demonstrated the perils of the reply-all button after copying a job applicant into an internal email discussing his rejection.

The lawyer had applied for a position in the firm at the beginning of June, and this week he chased for news of his application. Almost immediately he received a reply in his inbox. Sadly, it was bad news - and worse, it wasn't even addressed to him but was an internal email promising that he would be rejected later. The unimpressed candidate replied "Don't bother".

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Adam told RollOnFriday, "It is always refreshing for an out-of-work lawyer to know that his applications for legal roles are being carefully handled by competent staff within law firms. With such attentive and considerate treatment of candidates, I have no reason to doubt that I will find a commercial role in the near future". It could have been worse. They could have called him thick instead of just "reject". And at least he got a response in less than five years.

A spokewoman for Bond Dickinson said, "Clearly this was human error and the firm is very sorry that this applicant should find out they had been rejected for a position in this way. An apology email was sent to the applicant at the time".


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