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> It is strange that polite, professional, and courteous acknowledgement is
> viewed as "Condescending and ingratiating."
> Oh well . . . methinks you boss is . . . strange.
Or German (I don't dare to say "European")... Getting a "thank you"
from an applicant after an interview is absolutely uncommon - strange -
in Germany and - according to my English collegues - also in England.
Guess you are mentioning a "US"-special? Good to know if I ever apply
for job in the US. ;-)