"Please Leave Us Alone" Apple CEO Tells Journalism Student

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has sent one of his notoriously blunt e-mails to a journalism student who complained to him about his company's unhelpful PR department.

Chelsea Isaacs, a journalism student at Long Island University, was contacting the PR department to get information for an article about the use of the iPad in an academic environment, The Guardian reports.

She repeatedly contacted the company's PR department to get some help on the project but was ignored.

Out of desperation she e-mailed an address that reportedly belongs to Apple CEO, complaining to him about the lack of response from the PR department.

Jobs replied: “Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry.”

She replied to Jobs, lecturing him on "common courtesy", telling him that it was the company's job to answer queries poised by its customers.

In response, Steve Jobs wrote: “Nope. We have over 300 million users and we can't respond to their requests unless they involve a problem of some kind. Sorry.”

Despite a further e-mail, pleading for help on her project and highlighting that she was on a deadline, Jobs finished the conversation with: “Please leave us alone.”