Woman's Sassy Email Reply to Being Told She Is Too Weak for Job Goes Viral

A woman's response to a being told she would need to be a "bodybuilder" to get a job has gone viral on Twitter.

Charlotte, a landscape gardener, applied for a position at a landscaping company and received an email back from a man named Mark, who explained that while "the position is still open," he believed she would struggle with the work.

He wrote: "However, unless you are a bodybuilder I fear you will not be able to handle the work load as it is very physical and demanding as we are a hard landscaping company."

The employer then continued: "If you feel you are up to it then feel free to contact me on the number below. Kind regards, Mark."

This email, and Charlotte's sassy response, was shared to Twitter by her brother Dan, known on the app as @dzzzny.

Dan, who is based in Manchester, United Kingdom, captioned the tweet: "The email my sister got from a landscaping company job she applied for vs. The one she sent back," alongside a skull emoji.

Charlotte's reply, which is being widely lauded online, begins: "Hi Muscle Mark, Thank you for your quick reply. Funnily enough, I probably have just as much experience bodybuilding as you do, which I'm guessing is none."

She then goes on to explain that: "What I do have is years of experience landscaping and building retaining walls in 40 degree heat as I did this for many years while I lived in Australia.

"I have looked into your company before sending this email and assure that it would be no more challenging than the work I have completed before as it was to a much higher standard than the work I've seen your "company" produce."

The email my sister got from a landscaping company job she applied for vs. The one she sent back 💀 pic.twitter.com/W9LSjyXrBP

— 𝚍𝚊𝚗 (@dzzzny) July 29, 2021

Charlotte then goes on to reject Mark's offer of contacting him, stating: "However what I do find challenging is working with small minded individuals such as yourself that I could probably bench press 5 minutes after being woken up from a 3 year coma, therefore I am no longer interested in this position.

"I'm sure you will have no problem finding the correct individual at your next visit to the bodybuilding convention."

She then signs off the email: "Kind regards, Charlotte (AKA not the body builder)."

Since the screenshots were posted on July 29, the tweet has gone viral with more than 26,400 shares and 210,400 likes at the time of writing.

Many rushed to the comments section to post messages of support for Charlotte.

An account by the name of @blkupnme wrote: "She could sue for gender discrimination. It's all in writing. At minimum have a file a complaint with the EEOC."

Another person, Thaily Brimstone, explained: "Disappointing but not surprising.
I'm a woman and I did grounds keeping in a cemetery, I was one of the hardest workers they had. I did literally any and every job in any kind of weather and helped the others with their work after I finished."

Richard Taylor commented: "Good for her that was savage, I get that they need to check someone is going to be able to do the work but going by her email her work history should prove that if he had asked for her cv or something, he didn't need to be that patronising in his reply."

Newsweek have contacted Dan, @dzzzny, for comment.

Woman flexing her muscles
A stock image of a woman flexing her muscles. A woman's sassy response to a would-be employer insinuating she may not be strong enough to perform a role has gone viral online. Getty Images