Monday, August 25, 2008

MISSPELLING MONDAY for August 25, 2008


When I first looked at this picture that PAULA sent me, my first thought was, "You have got to be kidding." But they're not kidding with this job posting. They're serious. And they want someone with "proof reeding" skills. I guess this doesn't surprise me, seeing as how this company obviously doesn't currently employ anyone who possesses proofreading skills.

Thanks to PAULA, super-cool wife of my buddy JOE from IN THE MAILBOX, for sending in this crazy misspelling!

6 comments:

Christopher Monnier said...

Maybe it's just a clever ploy to tease out unqualified applicants. If an interviewee doesn't point out the error in the job posting, they don't get the job.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I like that theory, Christopher! (I'd rather think *that* was the cause of the error than think that the error was made because somebody's a moron!)

When I was interviewing for my current job, I sat in the lobby prior to my interview, reading some of the company's publications. I went into the interview armed with a big, fat typo...I found that the company has spelled *its own name* wrong on one of its own publications! Although I'm sure that wasn't the main reason I got the job, I'm sure it certainly helped me get it! :)

MoJoe said...

Judging from signs and other displays in Joplin, this market has no proofreaders in its population. Based on that, the salary might be insane...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

From some of the stuff you've sent in to Red Pen, I'd definitely believe that there are no proofreaders out there! :)

Lalaith said...

I've seen *more than one* job posting listing, as a requirement, that the applicant be "detailed oriented". It boggles the mind, doesn't it?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Lalaith! :) That's...just...SCARY. Sigh.