It's not a surprise, at this point, that I didn't get the job. I didn't even get the campus interview. And it's not that I wish So-and-So any ill. I really don't. I am sincerely happy for So-and-So. I'm damn happy when any of us gets a job these days. And it's not like I probably couldn't have found out who was hired if I wanted to (it could be posted on Leiter's thread, for instance). What I question is the etiquette, or the propriety, of starting a rejection letter by identifying the "winner" and informing me of how pleased the department is to have hired him. That just seems like sending me a card to tell me I'm not invited to your party.