Bad spelling wins no friends.
An e-mail to me today asked me to support a petition to free two bears from bad conditions in a zoo in Berlin. The statement I was asked to sign was full of spelling errors. I refused to sign this petition. How can any decision maker about these bears take a petition seriously with spelling errors?
I have advertised a position for employment in my business. Amongst the e-mails applying for the position were those with spelling errors, poor punctuation, and they never bothered to capitalise their sentences either. They may as well have not bothered replying, for their failure to spell and present their application told me they cared nothing for me or the job they were applying for. If they were too lazy to spell check or care about their presentation to me, they would by default treat my business and customers in the same way. It would be suicidal to a business to employ people with this lazy and careless attitude.
Presentation is everything in life if you are trying to sell yourself, product or idea to a decision maker. Poor presentation, such as bad spelling, tells the decision maker you have no interest or passion in them or in what you are selling to them. A bad presentation is insulting and leaves a negative impression of the presenter in the mind of the decision maker. Universally across the globe poor presentation will kill the credibility of the presenter and whatever they are selling to the decision maker.
It is bad to think that after ten years of modern education in the West people are unable to spell or present themselves. People have become lazy, stupid and careless. Such people I will never support, nor will I employ them.