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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".

  Bond Dicks dispenses with tiresome formalities
 
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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anonymous user
25/07/2014 08:19
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What absolute jokers. A narrow escape if you ask me.
anonymous user
25/07/2014 08:20
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Do they handle their legal work with the same level of care?
anonymous user
25/07/2014 08:26
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Well, no wonder he is "reject" if he doesn't know when to use a question mark.
anonymous user
25/07/2014 08:43
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Wouldn't have happened at Bond Dickinson... oh wait
anonymous user
25/07/2014 09:14
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An apology email? How nice and caring - not even a letter...
anonymous user
25/07/2014 10:04
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Yes, it should have been written with a quill on a scroll and sent by the quickest pony express. Or by email so he got it immediately.
anonymous user
25/07/2014 11:33
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Classic Bond Dickinson
anonymous user
25/07/2014 13:35
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"He is reject". Appalling! Human error my left nipple. Arrogant and shoddy manners, you betcha!
anonymous user
25/07/2014 14:03
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I wonder how many of the foregoing comments were written by the same person?
anonymous user
25/07/2014 14:45
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Looking at the times on the email. He replied before he received it ???
anonymous user
25/07/2014 15:28
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"He is reject"

Baffling use of English.
anonymous user
25/07/2014 15:32
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This could have happened at any firm. Bond Dickinson does a very good line at feeling sorry for itself though...
anonymous user
25/07/2014 15:37
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This is clearly fake just looking at the email times. Obviously a smart-arsed candidate who got rejected and is trying to make the firm look bad when it actually vindicates their decision not to hire him
anonymous user
25/07/2014 15:53
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It's not fake - their email is actually 4 minutes after his. Their email is time stamped as GMT hence it says +0000. His time is in real time (summer time). Their email was therefore sent at 11:49 rather than 10:49.

Lawyer-ed.
anonymous user
25/07/2014 15:56
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It is surely fake. Leading law firm Bond Dickinson doesn't make mistakes.
anonymous user
25/07/2014 17:36
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Clowns
anonymous user
26/07/2014 03:47
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#LennyHenry
anonymous user
28/07/2014 11:27
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Another great advert for Bond Dickinson. Why do law firms have HR departments?
anonymous user
28/07/2014 14:39
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Regrettable as the response was, would anyone else not immediately reject Adam, even if he hadn't already been rejected thus far, on the basis that the style and content of his email comes across as a bit stupid and/or terse?
anonymous user
28/07/2014 16:45
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"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".

Adam seems to struggle with basic sentence structure and logic; perhaps Adam needs to revisit his perception of why he is perpetually reject.
anonymous user
28/07/2014 17:34
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I really think you can judge the standard of legal advice provided by a law firm by the ability of a member of their HR department. Oh hang on...
anonymous user
28/07/2014 23:05
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#BlameAdam

(Rather than a firm which screwed up on something as basic as cc).
anonymous user
29/07/2014 14:34
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Good to see the firm's vision and values played out in reality by clearly valuing applicants. They probably treat clients the same behind the scenes.
anonymous user
29/07/2014 23:57
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A lucky escape for Adam. I hope he genuinely did respond with "Don't bother".
anonymous user
31/07/2014 21:30
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Very restrained response from Adam. This farce merited the dirtiest of dirty protests.
anonymous user
02/08/2014 18:35
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What a load of bollocks. As if anyone here hash't ever hit "reply all" by accident.

Naturally, I have not. But you monkeys must have.

The applicant comes out of this looking like a moron in my view.
  

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