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Posted: 6/22/2005 11:45:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2005 11:46:06 AM EDT by sgtar15]
When writing a cover letter where a woman is the contact what form of "M" do I use?

Mrs...? what if she aint"

Miss...? might be a lesbian or an old hag.


Ms....? That just don't sound right.

Madam...? Probably get slapped with that one.



Maybe I'll just leave it blank.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:47:12 AM EDT
Ms. it applies to either.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:47:27 AM EDT
Mz
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:47:43 AM EDT
as long as you don't call her a madam but rather use it in its proper honorific form it should be fine. I think it is the correct one to use any way.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:47:53 AM EDT
tough one, do you know her full name?

MAybe just Dear First Last?

one of the damned if you do damned if you don't.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:48:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2005 11:49:39 AM EDT by sgtar15]

Originally Posted By james4208:
as long as you don't call her a madam but rather use it in its proper honorific form it should be fine. I think it is the correct one to use any way.



I have the full name. ANd with some research I could probably find out. But this is radio so it is a combination of formal and informal...you know?

Sgat1r5

P­S I guess " wench" is out huh?
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:50:21 AM EDT
Ms. is appropriate if you are not sure she is married
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:51:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:56:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
When writing a cover letter where a woman is the contact what form of "M" do I use?

Mrs...? what if she aint"

Miss...? might be a lesbian or an old hag.


Ms....? That just don't sound right.

Madam...? Probably get slapped with that one.



Maybe I'll just leave it blank.

Sgatr15



If I know her to be married, currently, for sure, Mrs.

If she's single or I don't know, Ms.

I don't use Miss.

Jim
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:58:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ShakyJake:
Ms. is appropriate if you are not sure she is married




Yep.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:59:37 AM EDT
Stick with Ms. unless you she has said what to call her by.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:01:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Always use Ms. unless she has a title like Dr., etc.




Woo...back up...women can be Doctors now?!?!?!?!


How many medical emergrencies can there be in a kitchen?

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:28:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Always use Ms. unless she has a title like Dr., etc.




Woo...back up...women can be Doctors now?!?!?!?!


How many medical emergrencies can there be in a kitchen?

Sgat1r5



I hope you're in a remote area of Alaska, because I think the Women's Shooters forum may have found a new official target.

Jim
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:30:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Always use Ms. unless she has a title like Dr., etc.




Woo...back up...women can be Doctors now?!?!?!?!


How many medical emergrencies can there be in a kitchen?

Sgat1r5




With my wife's cooking, you'd be suprised.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:33:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2005 12:35:44 PM EDT by Handsome_Rob]
Definitely "Ms." no question. UNLESS you know she is married, then it's most certain "Mrs." If you know for certain that she has never been married, it is "Miss."

If she has been married but divorced, it is Ms. and if you dont know for sure whether she has ever been married or not, it is always "Ms."

ETA...I believe all women should sign their name as Ms, Miss, or Mrs. every single time. Once I get married, my wife will never use her name without Mrs. in front of it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:52:32 PM EDT
I got scolded in court for refering to the defendant as "Misses Brown" rather than "Mizz Brown." From that point forward i just referred to her as "the suspect."
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:53:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:

Originally Posted By ShakyJake:
Ms. is appropriate if you are not sure she is married




Yep.


How do you pronounce Ms. ?
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:55:19 PM EDT
Dear Head Sammich Maker...

Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:57:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:

Originally Posted By ShakyJake:
Ms. is appropriate if you are not sure she is married




Yep.


How do you pronounce Ms. ?


Mzzzzzzzzzzz
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:57:49 PM EDT
Alright...here's what I got.

What do you think of this cover letter?




June 21, 2005


Ms. Maria Clark
Sales Department
ClearChannel Radio
Street
City


Dear Ms. Maria Clark

Calling me an Avid listener of KFBK 1530 would be an understatement. So when I heard of a sales position opening with Clear Channel, I jumped at the oppurunity to match my great creative skills with your company needs.

I am a life long active member of this great community with a long successful history in sales and people relations. Your ad stresses the importance on people skills and creativity, in the last few years I have produced multiplel small political cartoon skits using digital editing software and video equipement. Plus I have a talented work history of successfully managing large teams to achieve successful sales goals..often EXCEDING the sales goals.

You will find my resume enclosed. I am excited to arrange an interview with you and will contact the station on Monday to schedule a time and date.

Regards

Sgtar15
12345 main street
asshat ville


Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 12:58:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:

Originally Posted By ShakyJake:
Ms. is appropriate if you are not sure she is married




Yep.


How do you pronounce Ms. ?



Mzzz


Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:03:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Alright...here's what I got.

What do you think of this cover letter?




June 21, 2005


Ms. Maria Clark
Sales Department
ClearChannel Radio
Street
City


Dear Ms. Maria Clark

Calling me an Avid listener of KFBK 1530 would be an understatement. So when I heard of a sales position opening with Clear Channel, I jumped at the oppurunity to match my great creative skills with your company needs.

I am a life long active member of this great community with a long successful history in sales and people relations. Your ad stresses the importance on people skills and creativity, in the last few years I have produced multiplel small political cartoon skits using digital editing software and video equipement. Plus I have a talented work history of successfully managing large teams to achieve successful sales goals..often EXCEDING the sales goals.

You will find my resume enclosed. I am excited to arrange an interview with you and will contact the station on Monday to schedule a time and date.

Regards

Sgtar15
12345 main street
asshat ville


Sgat1r5



I would change "asshat ville" to the city where you live.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:05:16 PM EDT
Oh my Gosh.

You gave out your address in the internet.

Sgtar15
12345 main street
asshat ville


Now your going to get lotsa lotsa junk mail. I'm signing you up right after I post this reply.

Colt_SBR

Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:08:19 PM EDT
"To whom it may concern'

Cant go wrong with that.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:10:54 PM EDT
"Yo, Be-atch ho baby's mamma" works for me...
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:11:25 PM EDT
Run fucking Spellcheck if you expect any credibility.
You spell like a 6th grader.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:12:46 PM EDT
Ms.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:17:05 PM EDT
Have a high school graduate proofread that for you.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:18:18 PM EDT
Ms
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:18:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By afplayboy18:
Ms. it applies to either.



+1

If you're not sure, Ms. is appropriate.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:24:31 PM EDT
Talk about threads back from the dead.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:28:46 PM EDT
Hey Woman


Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:29:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Alright...here's what I got.

What do you think of this cover letter?




June 21, 2005


Ms. Maria Clark
Sales Department
ClearChannel Radio
Street
City


Dear Ms. Maria Clark

Are you related to Marcia? What the hell was she thinking with that idiot glove charade? It made me embarrassed to be an American. She needs a good man to smack some sense into that pretty little head of hers, even if it is filled with Cheez-Whiz.

Now be a good little clerk and please pass my resume on to the man of the company.

Smooches,

Sgtar15
12345 main street
asshat ville


Sgat1r5



Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:35:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Alright...here's what I got.

What do you think of this cover letter?




June 21, 2005


Ms. Maria Clark
Sales Department
ClearChannel Radio
Street
City


Dear Ms. Maria Clark

Calling me an Avidavid listener of KFBK 1530 would be an understatement. So when I heard of a sales position opening with Clear Channel, I jumped at the oppurunityopportunity to match my great creative skills with your company needs.

I am a life long active member of this great community with a long successful history in sales and people relations. Your ad stresses the importance on people skills and creativity, in the last few years I have produced multiplelmultiple small political cartoon skits using digital editing software and video equipementequipment. Plus I have a talented work history of successfully managing large teams to achieve successful sales goals..often EXCEDINGEXCEEDING the sales goals.

You will find my resume enclosed. I am excited to arrange an interview with you and will contact the station on Monday to schedule a time and date.

Regards

Sgtar15
12345 main street
asshat ville


Sgat1r5


Sounds good. Spelling is important with these things, proofreading is the key.

Hope you get the position.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 6:48:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Always use Ms. unless she has a title like Dr., etc.




Woo...back up...women can be Doctors now?!?!?!?!


How many medical emergrencies can there be in a kitchen?

Sgat1r5



I can think of a few "emergencies" that could happen in the kitchen.

And use Ms.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:11:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:19:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
When in doubt, go with Ms.

Hope you get the spot, Sarge.



I already know where the "G" spot is..........................


Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:25:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:34:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Always use Ms. unless she has a title like Dr., COL, GEN, etc.





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