Bad Grammar

Thoughts on hiring those with poor grammar
“Everyone who applies for a position at either of my companies, iFixit or Dozuki, takes a mandatory grammar test. Extenuating circumstances aside (dyslexia, English language learners, etc.), if job hopefuls can’t distinguish between “to” and “too,” their applications go into the bin.”
Kyle Wiens of iFixit.com
I am not surprised by this at all, but its a bit of a diss, just because you have poor grammar doesn’t mean you are not intelligent, but it surely sounds that way. And we all know it, though we may not realize that when it comes do doing business there is a vernacular to every kind and you have to be fluent or at least familiar with it. Without that fluency, you might not even make it to the door… as if you needed another barrier towards gainful employment.

One thought on “Bad Grammar

  1. Indeed this is so true, and given the influence of regional jargon it would seem that employers today would have a better understanding of this and know that even the brightest are not always well versed in the contradictory and often nebulous rules of grammar for the “American” English language. Grammatical rules and principles are archaic, and truly mean nothing more than the effort it takes to study them and the ease with which fewer uneducated AND educated people are able to distinguish, decipher, and utilize them. Something else for us to “rethink” in terms of how we see and work with others…

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