No “Poo” for Kyle, Please

July 26th, 2012

The title really caught my eye: a Harvard Business Review blog post entitled, “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.”

But when I read it, things really got interesting.

The author, Kyle Wiens, is the CEO of a company that publishes repair manuals, so I can see his point. He does, however, make it fairly vigorously, likely a reason why the article has already garnered 1,800+ comments (it was published about 12 hours ago).

Many of the ones I perused seemed to, er, take umbrage at his taking umbrage at the nerve of people who haven’t mastered every grammatical nuance applying for gainful employment.

Unfortunately, Mr. Wiens seems to have a few struggles himself.

Outraged and otherwise offended readers gleefully point out various grammatical errors in the article, which makes the whole thing even more amusing.

But perhaps most amusing is the URL:


People: watch out for your reputation. And poo. Carefully.


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