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    i have to laugh to keep from crying

    i'm contracting with a consulting firm doing some recruiting and other HR projects.

    i asked about the status of a candidate i had screened. the account manager at my consulting firm for this client said, "we'll rule him out due to poor grammer."
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    aparently, poor spelling isn't a knock out characteristic.
    (was that intentional?)


    edit: You edited your post. I guess it wasn't intentional. In the vernacular of the younger generation - I think you pwned yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
    (was that intentional?)


    edit: You edited your post. I guess it wasn't intentional. In the vernacular of the younger generation - I think you pwned yourself.
    it was a typo. i caught it and edited the post. doubly funny!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    i'm contracting with a consulting firm doing some recruiting and other HR projects.

    i asked about the status of a candidate i had screened. the account manager at my consulting firm for this client said, "we'll rule him out due to poor grammer."
    I guess i am fired .
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    to poor grammer."
    or that?
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    ((hugs)) AS47.

    I am a grammar freak, and appreciate those who know what good grammar is, even if they don't always use it. If they know better, that's so cool, and excuses the vernacular use of grammar.

    Of course, I loves me my vernacular grammar.

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    Grammer and Granper

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    If I were ever in charge of a team there would be serious penalties for grade school-level grammar and spelling mistakes. It's unacceptable.

    Kudos to that account manager. I assume he said that and you just mistyped "grammer". There's an internet law for that sort of thing isn't there? That any post pointing out spelling mistakes will have a spelling mistake in it?
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    I assume he said that and you just mistyped "grammer".
    when you assume...you make an "ass" of "u" and "me"
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    You said that he said it, not wrote it. What else am I to think?
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    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    when you assume...you make an "ass" of "u" and "me"

    Shouldn't that be you and I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    i'm contracting with a consulting firm doing some recruiting and other HR projects.

    i asked about the status of a candidate i had screened. the account manager at my consulting firm for this client said, "we'll rule him out due to poor grammer."
    Does spelling count?
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    I just heard a phone call to the local radio station on the way to work. Apparently the city of Tampa recently replaced a street sign in downtown.

    It used to have the two cross streets "Ashley Dr." and "Kennedy Blvd".

    Now it has "Ashley Dr." and "Kenndey Blvd.".

    Oh man....if anybody gets a picture of us misspelling Kennedy, we'll be on national news for it by evening. I know how you feel...I've got to laugh so I don't cry over it.
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    think conceptually rather than literally.

    sarcasm, irony and lots of fun are lost on those who can only think in literal terms. otoh, there is a certain amount of entertainment value to be had. as long as one doesn't let it get under their skin.

    so, you assume "said" referred to verbal communication. you assume the acct mgr is a "he." what do you assume the purpose of the post was? that it was a declaration that grammatical ability isn't a legitimate criteria for eliminating candidates?






    re: your other comment. yep, it IS funny to have a typo in a post commenting on "grammer." i laughed out loud when i noticed it and considered leaving it in the original post. but i thought the humor would be lost on some people. aparently i was correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Shouldn't that be you and I?
    hehehe. actually, no. it should be "you" and "me."
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    I once rejected a candidate interviewing for a position at my job because of his smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    I once rejected a candidate interviewing for a position at my job because of his smell.
    uh oh.....potential ADA violation! what was the source of his smell...could it have been one of his more embarassing moments of flatulence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomship47
    think conceptually rather than literally.

    sarcasm, irony and lots of fun are lost on those who can only think in literal terms. otoh, there is a certain amount of entertainment value to be had. as long as one doesn't let it get under their skin.

    so, you assume "said" referred to verbal communication. you assume the acct mgr is a "he." what do you assume the purpose of the post was? that it was a declaration that grammatical ability isn't a legitimate criteria for eliminating candidates?


    re: your other comment. yep, it IS funny to have a typo in a post commenting on "grammer." i laughed out loud when i noticed it and considered leaving it in the original post. but i thought the humor would be lost on some people. aparently i was correct.
    No I got it, just wasn't sure if you mistyped or if you were pointing out the irony of the account manager's mistake. Either one would be funny, so you can understand how I might be confused huh?

    p.s. yes I assumed it was a guy. Damn male bias, my bad. I usually manage to be aware of those things, whatdyaknow I get caught out on this thread of all places.

    p.p.s. For me, grammatical ability is a legitimate criteria for eliminating candidates, particularly in a job where you have to interact with people.
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    atually, the acct mgr is a tranny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Shouldn't that be you and I?
    That's their new assignmeant

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