What's the nicest way of turning down applications? If I reply, it's a rejection. If I don't, it's a snub.
I've been at the receiving end of both: The reply is a blow to your ego and makes you feel like a loser. The lack of a reply preserves your ego more but makes you mad for being snubbed.
I can't acknowledge an offer I'm not going to accept without also having to reject it.
The worst is apologetic rejections. Does anyone else think it's almost better to be blunt like it's no big deal?
@EmergencyBattle @pathfinder @he_xie @marionline @banjofox Ended up writing polite replies to everyone. Thanks for the good advice! I was at a loss for what to do there for a while.