Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Me the nerd

Is it bad that I am outwardly rejecting applications for our job posistion when the first sentence reads, "I am responding to your add for a producer's assistant."

Is it bad that I trash resumes of people who don't know how to use apostrophes?

Is it bad that the American public school system obviously no longer teaches grammar?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beware of the kettle calling the pot black ...

I would be wary about applying to company that was offering a "posistion"

gracefullee said...

Touche.

But this isn't for a job "posistion." This is just my ranting! :)

Alan_M said...

Yes the ps is bad, and no it's not bad to reject an application that hasn't been thoroughly proof read by the applicant. If they really want the job, they'd try a little harder.
So what's this job, how much does it pay, and can I telecommute? ;-)

riab said...

when I read this, i had visions of grammar school when we had to "graph" a sentence...do you remember that? I wonder if they still do that...

Jeffery said...

I'm not sure I see the problem. Are you looking to hire an assistant for the producer? If yes, then producer's assistant is grammatically correct.

Why is the word add in bold letters?

Jeffery said...

I'm sorry, but this post is maddening. I think you are being snarky by highlighting the spelling gaff and then commenting on a non existent punctuation problem. Is that what's happening, or did your rage at the correct use of an apostrophe blind you to the obvious spelling error.

I must know the answer, the suspense is killing me (figuratively).

gracefullee said...

Jeffrey -- Oh, I'm definitely being snarky. No question about that!

But you're right, I was unclear in the post. "Producer's assistant" in the above-mentioned sentence is correct. "Add" however is not short for "advertisement."

I was in rant mode and my mind started wandering to other other things that made me insane. In fact, I listed them on my other blog: http://gracefullee.livejournal.com/43431.html

The second sentence refers to other resumes in which apostrophes were used to indicate plural "producers." For example, "I have worked for many producer's and executive producer's in the past."

In general, I have issues with people who don't know how to use apostrophes... especially those who don't know the difference between "its" and "it's."

Thanks for pointing out how unclear I can be, especially when snarking out about other people's grammatical faults.

And, Riab, my younger brothers and my younger brothers' friends didn't have to diagram sentences, but I did.

Jeffery said...

Thanks for clearing things up.

BTW: I am a huge fan of Academy Award nominated actresses Virginia Madsen and Debbie Reynolds. I think it's really cool that conjoined twins can lead such rich and independent lives but still come together to give a performance worthy of an Oscar nod.