They Rejected Us(rejected.us)

5 years ago from Dominik Porada, Designer

  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 5 years ago

    Catering to imposter syndrome. People still externalize, that they are only successful when they work for a big tech company. It's not true.

    But the project itself has a good intention imo. Failure is inevitable, and when you think you have overcome all possible obstacles, you will fail even more. That is fine, you are human. Now get up again, and find what internally motivates you.

    3 points
    • Nicole FosterNicole Foster, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      I agree with this. I didn't know how to word how uncomfortable this site made me feel until you posted this.

      The site is for good intentions to try and cheer up people when they've been rejected, but it still sends that message of "You are only successful and notable if you work in Silicon Valley" which isn't a great message to any designer at any age.

      Maybe feature other stories like "I got rejected from [big tech company], but now I work with [not so notable company] and it's really fulfilling" or something like that. It's much more positive.

      1 point