Law graduate’s McDonald’s rejection email gets overwhelming response online

University graduate Eve Hammond posted a picture of the rejection on Twitter (Image: Eve Hammond/Liverpool Echo)

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A law graduate has gone viral after being turned down for a job at McDonald's.

Eve Hammond, a Liverpool John Moores University grad with a with a 2:1 law degree was blown away by the response to her post.

The 21-year-old had shared a picture of her Degree of Bachelor of Laws certificate alongside a picture of her rejection email from the fast food giant.

She posted the picture on Twitter along with the words: "How it started v. how it's going."

Eve, who is originally from the Wirral, told the Liverpool Echo : “I just posted it for a tongue-in-cheek joke, I wasn’t expecting to receive that kind of attention. I was expecting like 50 likes or something.

Eve posted the rejection alongside a snap of her law degree
(Image: Eve Hammond/Liverpool Echo)

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"I woke up and it had like three thousand and as the day went on, it kept on going up and up, I was just shocked.

“I think it’s because it’s so relatable to what’s going on in this situation (the coronavirus pandemic) for other graduates, I just think it is a relatable tweet.

“There’s less opportunities that there would have been before the pandemic. It kind of feels like the world has stopped and there’s not much going on.”

Eve said she had found employment opportunities hard to come by since graduating in the summer and decided to apply for the job at McDonald’s in order to get into employment.

The graduate was turned down for a McDonald's job

She said: “I thought the interview went really well, that’s why I was so surprised that I didn’t get the job because I’ve got lots of experience in hospitality and as a waitress.

“I’m not bitter and I wasn’t fuming, it was a throwaway tweet.

"I’ve actually had people from other McDonald's messaging me like, we’ll have you at our McDonald’s, stuff like that."

She said she has also received messages of support from other Twitter users who have even offered to help her with her CV and pointed her to other job opportunities.

She added: "All this was based around the fact I’ve gone through all that hard work and I’m literally struggling just to even get a non-graduate job.

"I think graduating anyway, no matter what time it is, it’s really scary and it’s a hard thing to go through, from living with all of your mates at uni, to suddenly you’ve graduated, you don’t have a student loan and you’ve got to find a job.

“It is a scary thing, no matter what and then that on top of being in a pandemic with less opportunity."

"But I'm optimistic about the future, I’m an optimistic person. It’s obviously not an ideal situation but I’m excited to see where my career is going to go and what opportunities go my way.”

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