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My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 12:06pm On Jan 28, 2021
Hello Nairalanders, I will like the house to judge this matter...


Due to the number of petty workload in my unit, we were assigned three to four interns. Their internship duration is 1yr. We rarely take the ones of 6 months because it is stressful training and changing them within that period.

Recently two finished including my favourite one and we had to do an internal recruitment for another set. They take an aptitude test, then they are required to write an essay on any trending topic, even if it is Amotekun. The guys find this easier, they just write on Sports or Politics, most times the former. The problem would now be their grammar.

So there was this guy that smashed the aptitude test, but I was surprised when I didn’t see him shortlisted. I had to go ask my boss what went wrong. He said the guy did something that irritated him. I was confused... He said he’ll send me a mail and he sent his essay. Reading through it, I immediately spotted the (first) error. He used AM instead of I’M and that thing annoys my boss like crazy. I tried to make a case for the guy but he said they were about 6 with that issue and he didn’t give their essays a second look. Abi do I want him to call all of them back for me. grin

I find it irritating too, but I doubt I would have dropped that guy in particular. Ishilove I know it annoys you, can you do what my boss did?

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by MickzyDonald: 12:08pm On Jan 28, 2021
See what a simple mistake has caused

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by izzou(m): 12:09pm On Jan 28, 2021
Too bad. He shouldn't have dropped him though.

But then, someone had to be dropped.

Meanwhile, can I drop my CV?

Am hardworking sad

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by TruthHurts1(m): 12:11pm On Jan 28, 2021
Elon Musk recently used "AM" instead of "I'M" or "I AM" in a tweet and the world didn't come to an end. All the same I can see where your boss is coming from. Using "AM" in a tweet is not the same as using it in an official correspondence.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 12:12pm On Jan 28, 2021
izzou:
Too bad. He shouldn't have dropped him though.

But then, someone had to be dropped.

Meanwhile, can I drop my CV?

Am hardworking sad

I know someone has to be dropped, but the guy seems bright and is humble.

Am not going to collect your CV.

MickzyDonald:
See what a simple mistake has caused

My boss said the second he spotted it, he stopped reading the essay. I took my time to finish the essay though, the guy is quite bright.

TruthHurts1:
Elon Musk recently used "AM" instead of I'M or I AM in a tweet and the world didn't come to an end.

Recent ke? He has been on it. cheesy

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by TruthHurts1(m): 12:18pm On Jan 28, 2021
He can get away with it because of his influence and status.

pocohantas:


Recent ke? He has been on it. cheesy

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Realtord43(m): 12:21pm On Jan 28, 2021
Rubbish! absolute nonsense reason from your boss.

A simple error like these can be corrected without stress. Nobody is above mistake likewise your boss.

I don't know why it has become a norm for Nigeria Employer's demanding perfection from their employee.

Your boss is very wicked!

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Nobody: 12:45pm On Jan 28, 2021
Is the intern space still available?

I am
very hard working and also a fast learner

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Draslo(m): 12:51pm On Jan 28, 2021
Yadda! Yadda! Yadda! Your boss is an asshole. Period!


I used to be a grammar Nazi too until I realized how stupid I was. Americans make a shitload of grammatical errors and nobody bashes them for it. I'm sure if the intern was an American, your boss would have overlooked it.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 12:58pm On Jan 28, 2021
Draslo:
Yadda! Yadda! Yadda! Your boss is an asshole. Period!


I used to be a grammar Nazi too until I realized how stupid I was. Americans make a shitload of grammatical errors and nobody bashes them for it. I'm sure if the intern was an American, your boss would have overlooked it.

He could be an asshole, but I beg to disagree with this. My boss is very unbiased.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Kondomatic(m): 12:59pm On Jan 28, 2021
MickzyDonald:
See what a simple mistake has caused
No mistake in this life is simple or small.



But her boss is just one of the many deputy Jesus in Nigeria.



I can bet my left ball and donate the right one as a bonus that his/her English isn't perfect but this is what happens when too many people are chasing too few jobs.



You can get disqualified for being over qualified.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Draslo(m): 1:03pm On Jan 28, 2021
pocohantas:


He could be an asshole, but I beg to disagree with this. My boss is very unbiased.
Maybe. I mean, you do know him better than I do. How can he throw such a prospect out the window because of a grammatical error? That's a bit over the top. A better approach would have been to invite the young intern, disclosed to him/her how he/she could have lost the opportunity because of said error. I promise you, the intern would never make the same mistake ever again.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 1:04pm On Jan 28, 2021
Kondomatic:
No mistake in this life is simple or small.



But her boss is just one of the many deputy Jesus in Nigeria.



I can bet my left ball and donate the right one as a bonus that his/her isn't perfect but this is what happens when too many people are chasing too few jobs. You can get disqualified for being over qualified.

Hahhaaha. Very true though. It helped with the shortlisting process. The number of applicants dropped after the AMs were disqualified. I am sure my boss has been doing this, I am only noticing it now because that applicant caught my attention and I followed up on him.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Sixfeetbelle: 1:37pm On Jan 28, 2021
I hate when people use 'Am' instead of 'I'm' and I believe it, in a way, says a lot about the person's English literacy abilities. It's also like how some mistake usages of 'their' and 'there' or 'where' and 'were'.

I know something like an IELTS exam would not condone this error so I totally understand why your boss did what he did and commend him for it.

To all those shouting 'your boss is wicked', you are allowed to make this same mistake on a standard assessment examination for a high paying job.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 1:40pm On Jan 28, 2021
Sixfeetbelle:
I hate when people use 'Am' instead of 'I'm' and I believe it, in a way, says a lot about the person's English literacy abilities. It's also like how some mistake usages of 'their' and 'there' or 'where' and 'were'.

I know something like an IELTS exam would not condone this error so I totally understand why your boss did what he did and commend him for it.

To all those shouting 'your boss is wicked', you are allowed to make this same mistake on a standard assessment examination for a high paying job.

MLTR them, been and being, this and these. Na him be their president. cheesy

You mean you would have done same?
Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by izzou(m): 1:42pm On Jan 28, 2021
Sixfeetbelle:
I hate when people use 'Am' instead of 'I'm' and I believe it, in a way, says a lot about the person's English literacy abilities. It's also like how some mistake usages of 'their' and 'there' or 'where' and 'were'.

I know something like an IELTS exam would not condone this error so I totally understand why your boss did what he did and commend him for it.

To all those shouting 'your boss is wicked', you are allowed to make this same mistake on a standard assessment examination for a high paying job.

The guy was good, bright and humble

And then you feel he should be kicked out because of "AM"? angry

I have this feeling you're the boss. angry

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Sixfeetbelle: 1:45pm On Jan 28, 2021
pocohantas:


MLTR them, been and being, this and these. Na him be their president. cheesy

You mean you would have done same?

Maybe, I would have overlooked it if he was beyond excellent in other parts, but he'll definitely have to undergo training concerning that.

That guy and his wahala sef cheesy grin

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Sixfeetbelle: 1:48pm On Jan 28, 2021
izzou:


The guy was good, bright and humble

And then you feel he should be kicked out because of "AM"? angry

I have this feeling you're the boss. angry


cheesy cheesy maybe Am the boss. Who knows?

Well, you did plead a case for him by mentioning his brilliance but such errors in official correspondence says a lot, you know?

If he couldn't distinguish between the two, then he probably isn't as brilliant as you make him out to be.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 1:52pm On Jan 28, 2021
Sixfeetbelle:


Maybe, I would have overlooked it if he was beyond excellent in other parts, but he'll definitely have to undergo training concerning that. That guy and his wahala sef cheesy grin

Unattractive men are usually persistent. They have lesser women chasing them, so they have more disposable time to focus on one woman, even if it is to their own detriment. That explains MLTR’s case. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

He was good in the aptitude test, the mathematical part. cry

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by CrazyMan(m): 2:06pm On Jan 28, 2021
It depends on the job or the particular position the guy was applying for. If its customer relations, customer service, or anything that has to do with him interacting with customers and sending them sending mails...etc, then I'm solidly behind your boss for dropping him, cos a poorly constructed English can make the company a laughing stock before the eyes of the public.

But if it's just a regular job, where he's confined to an office and given certain tasks for the day to work on, then I'll say your boss went overboard by dropping him. Cos picking a candidate with a well constructed English over a candidate with a high IQ isn't healthy for the company.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by izzou(m): 2:18pm On Jan 28, 2021
Sixfeetbelle:


cheesy cheesy maybe Am the boss. Who knows?

Well, you did plead a case for him by mentioning his brilliance but such errors in official correspondence says a lot, you know?

If he couldn't distinguish between the two, then he probably isn't as brilliant as you make him out to be.


English is just a language. It's no yardstick to measure brilliance

And besides, Pocohantas said he was.

Am just wishing they would accept my CV sha wink

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by truthsayer009(m): 3:22pm On Jan 28, 2021
pocohantas:
Hello Nairalanders, I will like the house to judge this matter...








Since you already made a case for him and he refused, I would say just let it go before he starts thinking there is more to it.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 3:36pm On Jan 28, 2021
truthsayer009:


Since you already made a case for him and he refused, I would say just let it go before he starts thinking there is more to it.

I am more worried that there wasn't any way to measure their productivity until they completed the internship, seems like a broken system to me. I mean one year is enough for interns to have several appraisals and can judge bases on that performance.

You said he his smart and humble, how come your boss didn't notice. He definitely wasn't paying attenion enough and should do better, relying on a final aptitude test to measure interns is a big red flag in my opinion. If it was a job application, then yes but an intern should have proved in several ways why he/she should be hired within the internship period.

It is for new interns, the old ones done commot. As for my boss, shey I done tell you say that guy dey disturb. He notices the bad things faster.cheesy

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Nobody: 3:38pm On Jan 28, 2021
pocohantas:


Unattractive men are usually persistent. They have lesser women chasing them, so they have more disposable time to focus on one woman, even if it is to their own detriment. That explains MLTR’s case. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

He was good in the aptitude test, the mathematical part. cry



That explains why tuface as being so focus on annie, no wonder davido carry chioma for head, even kokomaster takes lineo like poco takes NL undecided
You ain't so far from the truth just think deep and rearrange things. you might find x wink

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by pocohantas(f): 4:01pm On Jan 28, 2021
MLTR:



That explains why tuface as being so focus on annie, no wonder davido carry chioma for head, even kokomaster takes lineo like poco takes NL undecided
You ain't so far from the truth just think deep and rearrange things. you might find x wink

But these women are their wives na. Can we compare them to you who spends all his time trolling women on Nairaland?

Think deep too and convince yourself your situation is similar or same with theirs. Abi the English hard you to understand as usual? Make I type for Yoruba? grin grin

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by truthsayer009(m): 4:06pm On Jan 28, 2021
pocohantas:


It is for new interns, the old ones done commot. As for my boss, shey I done tell you say that guy dey disturb. He notices the bad things faster.cheesy

Oh sorry my bad, i read the post but didn't comprehend properly chaii. If this was my internship, naso i for fail am. I just write plenty english for nothing.

Since it's new interns, then your boss is absolutely right. Please let him go, no sentiments.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by ibkayee(f): 4:19pm On Jan 28, 2021
Eh lol I think that’s a petty reason to have dropped him, especially since he smashed the actual litmus test for hiring. Unless he was interning to be an English tutor or something lol

There’s always time and room for learning, he could’ve worked on himself cheesy

Depends on the job role sha

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Angy55(f): 5:00pm On Jan 28, 2021
That was how my GM and direct boss murdered English in our first yearly meeting yesterday. I pretended I was pressed, took excuse and went to the rest room to laugh my ass off grin. And to even think Radio stations host him every month.
Nobody is above mistake.
I'm a new staff, I have to comport myself.

Your boss is a perfectionist I guess.

English is not easy Biko.

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Nobody: 5:18pm On Jan 28, 2021
Some people cannot communicate without "am am am" everywhere. He was probably a chronic "am" user and may have gotten carried away, forgetting he was writing an essay and not a Whatsapp text to his friend.



TruthHurts1:
Elon Musk recently used "AM" instead of "I'M" or "I AM" in a tweet and the world didn't come to an end. All the same I can see where your boss is coming from. Using "AM" in a tweet is not the same as using it in an official correspondence.
It's a Tweet. He can be as informal as he wants in a Tweet. I'm sure when he writes an email, a business letter, or any professionally-written communication, he uses "I'm".

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by TruthHurts1(m): 6:23pm On Jan 28, 2021
That's what I said....

aroundtheearth:
Some people cannot communicate without "am am am" everywhere. He was probably a chronic "am" user and may have gotten carried away, forgetting he was writing an essay and not a Whatsapp text to his friend.



It's a Tweet. He can be as informal as he wants in a Tweet. I'm sure when he writes an email, a business letter, or any professionally-written communication, he uses "I'm".

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Re: My Boss Dropped An Internship Applicant Because Of This by Ishilove: 6:26pm On Jan 28, 2021
pocohantas:
Hello Nairalanders, I will like the house to judge this matter...


Elon Musk is a multi-billionaire and can afford to write like a thug, but this your intern isn't. I would have done the exact same thing and even written a letter to him outlining the reasons why he wasn't shortlisted. When we tell them to quit the 'am' bullshit, they will tell us that ''understanding lo matter'', or ''English is not my first language''. They are resistant to correction. Now we see the effects of their poor communication skills.

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