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Old 02-06-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Statutory Ape View Post
This only proves that humans can communicate quite well without written or spoken language skills, some better than pasture cows. Anyone catch the Colbert Report last night?
No, I'll have to watch it. Love Colbert.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Location: New Mexico
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Default Why are people who lack basic English grammar surprised they can't find a job???

Originally Posted by Spikett View Post
I've read a lot of threads on CD by and about people either looking for a job (unemployed) or people looking for a better job. Many of these people, if their writing examples on CD are any indication, have only a very basic understanding of English. For example, when mentioning money, the put the dollar sign on the right instead of the left. They have paragraphs that are just one long sentence. They can't spell. They don't know when to capitalize. Etc.... I get the idea that a lot of these people are very young (late teens, early 20s). Some might not be native English speakers. I should say this isn't a new issue. I was in a hiring position years ago and have had people fill out applications who couldn't spell the word "school". But are people this dense? Don't they realize some basic skills are required?

I suspect these folks are surprised by a LOT of things.
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