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I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:

 
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I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building.

Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss's more cuddly phraseology: I am a grammar "stickler." And, like Truss — author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves — I have a "zero tolerance approach" to grammar mistakes that make people look stupid.

Now, Truss and I disagree on what it means to have "zero tolerance." She thinks that people who mix up their itses "deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an unmarked grave," while I just think they deserve to be passed over for a job — even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

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.

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11/16/2012 09:31 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
You is turrible.
NO WAY
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
I's don't blames you homey's.
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11/16/2012 09:33 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Go fuck thyself.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Go fuck thyself.
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How Elizabethan.
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11/16/2012 09:36 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Poor grammar is sorta like having terrible taste in clothes, it's hard to take someone who has either seriously.
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11/16/2012 09:37 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building.

Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss's more cuddly phraseology: I am a grammar "stickler." And, like Truss — author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves — I have a "zero tolerance approach" to grammar mistakes that make people look stupid.

Now, Truss and I disagree on what it means to have "zero tolerance." She thinks that people who mix up their itses "deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an unmarked grave," while I just think they deserve to be passed over for a job — even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

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.

[link to blogs.hbr.org]
 Quoting: Harvard 1028494


Guess you will be hiring outside of America then.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
What a DICK!
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
OP, You should hire Olaff.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
U will...
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
You can eat your own shit op......
You can sexually abuse your own right or left hand....
I WILL HIRE YOU AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR JOB RIGHT....
I will even tolerate you being spelling anal gay....but do your job right man......
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11/16/2012 09:39 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Well, it depends on the company. Will all employees be writing letters for 'your highness'? Should I have put that question mark before or after the apostrophy? OOPS! Apostrophe!

Will candidates require math skills for your nefarious needs? Some are better in math than english.
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Do you like fast Zombies or slow Zombies better.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
If you do not respect you self-enough to speak properly, how can I expect you to respect my business.

funny stuff op.
I'm only human, it's my biggest flaw.

We must all realize a sink a chair and a pillow are all luxuries of home and a soldiers helmet takes the place of all three.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
A grammar freak with no common sense....
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11/16/2012 09:41 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
dont worry, soon you will out looking for a job
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
I'd bet you are a blast to work for.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
You can eat your own shit op......
You can sexually abuse your own right or left hand....
I WILL HIRE YOU AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR JOB RIGHT....
I will even tolerate you being spelling anal gay....but do your job right man......
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Most jobs involve writing. What jobs are you thinking of?
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11/16/2012 09:42 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Welp theres somethig to be said for people who actually can write using proper grammar. So many cant and it never will reflect well on them.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building.

Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss's more cuddly phraseology: I am a grammar "stickler." And, like Truss — author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves — I have a "zero tolerance approach" to grammar mistakes that make people look stupid.

Now, Truss and I disagree on what it means to have "zero tolerance." She thinks that people who mix up their itses "deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an unmarked grave," while I just think they deserve to be passed over for a job — even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

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.

[link to blogs.hbr.org]
 Quoting: Harvard 1028494


Guess you will be hiring outside of America then.
 Quoting: Doommincus Maximus


Don't be so sure.
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Welp theres somethig to be said for people who actually can write using proper grammar. So many cant and it never will reflect well on them.
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Yes you're really supposed to write anyway, not sing.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
"Itses" should be in quotation marks.
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Who knowses hows manies , gooode,,, woikas u pased ova..
"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui."
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
wow; i think your' grammatical strategery is awesome
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Just remmember parentheses may also be nested (with one set (such as this) inside another set). This is not commonly used in formal writing [though sometimes other brackets (especially parentheses) will be used for one or more inner set of parentheses (in other words, secondary {or even tertiary} phrases can be found within the main sentence)].
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss's more cuddly phraseology:


 Quoting: Harvard 1028494


...prefer Lynne Truss' more cuddly...

That fucking self important illiterate should have proof read his essay.
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You is turrible.
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Still banging female bigfoot?
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss's more cuddly phraseology:


 Quoting: Harvard 1028494


...prefer Lynne Truss' more cuddly...

That fucking self important illiterate should have proof read his essay.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27855972


Either form is correct.
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? (Gal. 4:16)
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
goodee Amurcan woikaas atta thatta...
"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui."
Helen Keller

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God."
Albert Einstein
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
As much as I hate to admit it because Im the worst when
it comes to grammar OP has a good point.


But OP you will never have me I did fail English in high school but got high achievments in physics maths and chemistry and also did pretty good in higher education.

I have also seen some very intelligent people with no education whatsoever and i have employed and worked with
some highly educated but totally useless people.
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11/16/2012 09:49 PM
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Re: I won't hire people who use poor grammar. Here's why:
If you look a little deeper you will realize this was written by the CEO of a web site,iFixit,where a high degree of technical writing is required.

The writers have to be able to get across how to fix broken things, it takes some degree of writing skill to do that.

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