Imagine my surprise when I found this little gem of an email waiting for me when I got out of my meeting this afternoon:
You submitted an application for vacancy 050298: Writer-Editor, GS-1082-11. Although we greatly appreciate your interest in this position, ultimately another candidate was selected.
Again, we appreciate your interest in employment with the Library Of Congress.
Yes, I did submit an application for this position. IN DECEMBER OF 2005.
Good thing I wasn't holding my breath there.
Though to be fair, the Library of Congress is very, very busy making sure their employees are properly equipped with Glow Sticks in case of a terrorist attack. Probably HR was diverted from processing job applications because the Library needed them to distribute anti-aircraft disco balls.