Getting rejected by a potential employer sucks. The worst is waiting after an interview, second-guessing everything you said in the room and constantly refreshing your inbox to see if you got the job or not.
Sometimes they're nice about it. You get a professional, form email from the employer two days after your interview letting you know they "went in another direction". At least you can easily swallow that. The worst is when they ghost you and don't respond at all.
And even though it's better to know sooner than later whether or not you got the job, maybe getting an emoji-filled text message from the interviewer right after your meeting isn't the best experience.
Which is exactly what happened to 18-year-old Megan Dixon of Leicester, UK.
Dixon was trying to get a job at Miller and Carter Steakhouse on Tuesday. A minute after her interview, she received this crushing text from branch Assistant Manager Shantel Wesson.
Yeah, that's right, Wesson made fun of Dixon's choice of language when she seems incapable of utilizing proper grammar in texts herself. If you're gonna be a grammar Nazi, then be a professional one, Wesson.
Dixon went on to say that the interviewer also checked her phone constantly through the interview and was unprepared, calling her "so unprofessional".
Dixon's tweet went viral, because who can't relate to the crushing feeling of being rejected?
And of course there were people online who were just super rude towards Dixon.
Miller & Carter Steakhouse said in an interview with The Sun that the text wasn't meant for Dixon and that it was sent to her by mistake.
"We can't apologize enough to Megan. It was never our intention to be disrespectful or upset her in any way. The texts were sent in error and were intended for our manager, not the candidate," a spokesperson said.
It's a nice gesture, but it probably doesn't make Dixon feel any better.