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    #1

    see myself

    Is this a natural response to somebody who made you a ridiculous (or lousy?) job offer?

    [...] It's just because I don't see myself working with amateurs. Your letter's going into the shredder now.

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    #2

    Re: see myself

    It's not natural. Most of us don't take such an aggressive tone.

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    #3

    Re: see myself

    How odd that you would apply for such a job in the first place! In order for you to receive a job offer, you must have applied for it and the general terms (salary, hours etc) would have been clear from the start. It is possible that having applied and been invited for interview, it might become clear at the interview that you don't really want to work for the company. In that case, if you were offered the job as a result of the interview, you would (should) still take a professional tone and reply with something like:

    "Dear Mr/Ms XXX,

    Thank you for your letter offering me the position of [job title]. However, I regret to inform you that I must decline the offer. [Perhaps here just say that you have accepted another opportunity.]

    Yours sincerely
    etc"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: see myself

    OK, maybe I should have mentioned that it's somebody who had repeatedly gotten on my nerves and I had already answered his request before.

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    #5

    Re: see myself

    Yes, you should. We always need context.

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    #6

    Re: see myself

    Are you being head-hunted by this person? Most employers aren't in the habit of repeatedly making job offers to people who haven't applied to work for them or shown any interest in doing so.

    Even in this situation, you need to be firm but polite. For all you know, this person might have a lot of sway in your area of work and could cause problems for you in the future by putting other firms off hiring you.


    Dear XXX

    You have repeatedly asked me to join your firm. I have repeatedly declined because I do not believe that we can have a fruitful business relationship. I respectfully request that you cease contacting me with immediate effect.

    Thank you.

    Your name, etc
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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