I applied for a bilingual flight attendant position at a large US-based airliner, but my application got rejected. The generic rejection letter is as follows (some parts have been left out or altered for anonymity purposes):

"Thank you for your interest in a career with X Air Lines.

We received an overwhelming response to Flight Attendant- X Speaking position which makes us feel both humble and proud that so many talented individuals like you want to join our team. This volume of response makes for an extremely competitive selection process. Although your background is impressive, we regret to inform you that we have decided to pursue other candidates for this position at this time.

We value our job candidates and invite you to review other job openings. We hope you see another job that you are qualified for and that sparks your interest!

Thanks again for your interest in a career with X Air Lines!"

The application process consisted of attaching my resume and answering a questionnaire. I submitted my application on the evening of Friday, August 10th, but I got the above response just two days later on Sunday evening. Since the company referred to is a large company and there are numerous applicants, could it be that I got screened in some automatic process? I am asking this question because I submitted my application and got rejected over the weekend. I assume that HR does not work on the weekends. To me, it is strange that I at least hear some sort of response from large companies, but hardly hear back anything from small firms.

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    What will you do differently, if the rejection was automatic or a hiring manager going through applications on a weekend? – thursdaysgeek Aug 14 '18 at 20:47
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    @thursdaysgeek: That is a good question that I don't have an answer to currently. It is great that I am posed with a counter-question to my question! – user91155 Aug 14 '18 at 21:12
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we don't have a crystal ball – HorusKol Aug 14 '18 at 22:11
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    No problem! This site seems to be severely limited in what types of questions are allowed to be asked. – user91155 Aug 14 '18 at 22:30
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    @user91155 yeah, that's been an issue recently... but, hey, don't be so absolute. You were basically asking us to guess what this company meant. Although SE accepts subjective questions, this I fear is only really answerable by that company... that being said, you were automatically rejected xor manually by a large recruiting crew... so, what difference would it make knowing that fact? What will be the benefit of knowing that?... I think we can see that such thing lacks a goal, and surely will be of few help for present and future users. – DarkCygnus Aug 14 '18 at 22:36