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by Miki Saxon

From the comment section of an article on best places to work:

“i used to work for [X] it was realy grate would work there if i could there not hiring”

I was appalled, to say the least.

Also curious, since I am familiar with the company and the quality of its employees.

So I followed the links and found the person’s Facebook page.

Yes, the person has a college degree. No, the person is not that young (early-mid thirties at a guess).

No, I did not make this up or “improve” the comment.

Yes, I saved the links, but have no interest in embarrassing the person. To what end?

If it wasn’t so tragic one might suspect a somewhat twisted sense of humor.

I have to assume the person made good use of spell and grammar checker at work, but those aren’t available when dashing off a comment.

To one degree or another this is who you will be hiring now and in the future.


And considering the extensive federal, state and local cuts to education don’t expect it to improve any time soon.

All I can say is good luck.

Be sure to stop by Wednesday for a look at just how important words can be.

Flickr image credit: dougbelshaw

2 Responses to “Written Communications”
  1. Julie ENo Gravatar Says:

    Does make me wonder if “there not hiring” or if they just prefer not to hire that particular employee back?

  2. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Julie, It also makes me wonder how “there” got hired in the first place.

    But mostly, it’s a sad, sad commentary on our educational system. At the rate the US is going we will soon have the most ignorant population in the developed world.

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