Cadbury's hilarious job rejection letter revealed

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Previous experience: “Super-secret spy activities”

References: “eBay feedback and Queen Elizabeth *wink wink*”

Why do you want to work with us? “Cmon, let me be a part of this awesome gig you’ve got going on”

An applicant called Jamie Jones has revealed a job rejection letter from Cadbury that has the potential to give Virgin’s best complaint letter a run for its money.

The letter, posted via Twitter, had got over 15,900 re-tweets and has been favourited over 10,000 times by Tuesday morning.

In reply to Jones’s application for the position of a global quality manager, Cadbury wrote, “Listing ‘Super secret spy work I legally can’t talk about’ won’t fool anyone”.

When asked for references, the applicant listed the Queen as a referee and attached a fiver with the sentence “Elizabeth *wink,wink*”.

Cadbury said it normally didn’t reply to unsuccessful applicants but made an exception in Jones’s case, to return the fiver.

Cadbury went on to call the applicant’s sketch of an “everlasting chocolate bar […] unwarranted, absurd and quite frankly [it] scared us a little”.

Take a look at the letter:

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Readers' comments (1)

  • Ian Middleton

    There was another letter floating about recently purporting to be from We Buy Any Car in a similar vein, supposedly responding to a person who sent them a photo of their child's play-car. That turned out to be a hoax. I suspect this will too.

    If I were in HR at Cadbury I doubt I'd have written such a condescending letter to an application that is obviously a wind up. People in such a position would usually send a fairly boring reply rather than specifically responding to points in the application that were self evidently jokes.

    This is either a hoax or an attempt at some viral advertising from Cadbury

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