Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Your handwriting

Bosses these days are struggling to read the writing of their employees, who often have horrible penmanship.

The problem is that many younger workers have come from schools where proper handwriting was a low priority, and they now rely solely on computers for their writing. Of course in the workplace today, many of these same workers still have to use their own handwriting for certain things, and that's where the trouble begins.

As one boss told me, she would rather work with an employee who has decent handwriting than one who does not. She explained that she simply does not have the time to try and decipher poor handwriting.


Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. My mother was right. She's going to love hearing this one. She always says no one can read my handwriting.

Anonymous said...

I'm a manager, and I can tell you that not only can I not read the handwriting of some of my employees, they cannot spell even the simplest words. Sometimes I get really frustrated. I mean, do they think Spellcheck will always be around? I'm seriously considering giving all job candidates writing and spelling tests in the future.