In response to my mass mailing, the rejection letters and emails have already started to pour in. The funny thing is, some of them are oddly nice and sympathetic. I'm used to getting the standard rejection letter. You know the one; it starts with "while we appreciate your interest" and ends with "good luck with your job search." Tactful, yet soul-crushing.
I'm also used to getting some pretty curt emails. Remember this one? These sympathetic emails are new to me.
One guy actually wrote a full paragraph about how many resumes he's been getting and how bad he feels for me. He goes on to say that he'll forward my resume around and that, if I'm still in this situation in a year, I should give him a call.
He may well be lying to me about all of that, but I appreciate the thought. Makes me dislike lawyers a little less.