Thursday, September 12, 2013
Grammar Matters Two by: Emily Hodge
Kyle Wiens, the Author of the blog "I won't hire people who use poor grammar here's why," has a no tolerance approach to grammar mistakes. He believes that even if you have all the qualifications for a job, but use poor grammar you should not be hired. If you are going for a job interview at either of his businesses,"iFixit and Dozuki," you better be prepared for his mandatory grammar test. Also if you believe grammar isn't important in any job, this isn't the job for you. If you don't think grammar is important, then you will think other important things are unimportant. If you make simple grammar mistakes, then think of the mistakes you will make stocking shelves, or programming software. In my opinion his hiring ethic is better than others.
If you are going for a job interview and you use improper grammar, it will just make you sound unintelligent. Usage of improper grammar makes you sound unintelligent all together. When you are texting it is a different story. The entire point of texting is to send a quick message, which in most cases means using improper grammar. So if you are texting someone, in my opinion improper grammar is okay, but if you are speaking to a teacher, going for a job interview, etc, improper grammar makes you seem uneducated, and just plain stupid.