(Closed) Vendors with terrible writing skills…

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I hate when people do that. Do they not realize they are being unprofessional? I would never even consider sending a text with thx in it. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

That’s a dealbreaker for me. If a vendor can’t even be bothered to type like a professional adult, how could I trust them to do anything right?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That style of writing is not my taste even among informal emails between friends, but there is absolutely no excuse for sending that as a professional email to a potential client. I would definitely not use them because I agree that it speaks to an entire ethic beyond just words on a page. The kind of person who thinks that is acceptable and I probably would disagree on other things, too, and that is the heart of why I would not want a vendor/client relationship (or any kind, to be honest).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Amaryllis: to me it doesn’t speak just that to me, it tells me that they are so lazy they can’t even be bothered to write full words and sentences.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yup, dealbreaker for me too.

Who exactly am I hiring? A twelve-year-old? 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont know about being a deal breaker – i mean for some people english isnt their first language and other people may be dyslexic or may have had limited formal education due to family circumstances, doesnt mean they are not a great photograher, DJ or baker

but the laziness of shortening words peeves me off and its unprofessional

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

That’s just unprofessional!

It’s almost like sending your resume to an employer…

Heres my resum, u can c that Im good @ stuff, thx….

Brutal!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I see this ‘”it’s lazy” argument a lot, but I have to ask where the correlation originated. Though I am not great friends with them, I do know people who write like that, and they have advanced degrees and work jobs with demanding hours. I don’t think I could call them lazy; they just prefer the informal chat speak. It is a choice that reflects their general attitudes — that grammar/spelling/typing style is not important. That is a view with which I disagree. I can type very quickly when I am transcribing. It is of course slower when I am thinking about what I want to say while I type, but the point of this is that it does not really save time to type @ instead of ‘at’. I would say it actually takes longer because fingers have muscle memory and can type words like ‘at’ or ‘the’ very quickly because we instinctively know where those letters are in that order since we type them frequently. Typing @ instead actually requires more effort.

I am obviously not defending that kind of type, just food for thought. Also, if anyone has a study or can point to where the idea that this type is “lazy” I would genuinely like to read more.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Amaryllis: you brought up some very good points. I do believe that it does reflect your preference to type, and I really can’t stand typing like that. It takes more work for me to type that way anyways. I type fast I don’t want to overthink it. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A possibility is that it  does reflect their age and their schooling.

Unfortunately, too many young people are passed through the system and allowed to get away with terrible spelling and grammar. Some educators still believe that the idea they are trying to convey is more imprtant than grammar and spelling.

I would have great difficulty signing a contract with a vendor who communicated in such a manner. I would need lots of other proof that they could do a professional job that would be up to my standards.

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