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    Typo on diplomas embarrasses Ohio principal

    Fri Jun 6, 3:55 AM ET

    WESTLAKE, Ohio - A Cleveland-area principal says he's embarrassed his students got proof of their "educaiton" on their high school diplomas.
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    Westlake High School officials misspelled "education" on the diplomas distributed last weekend. It's been the subject of mockery on local radio.

    Principal Timothy Freeman says he sent back the diplomas once to correct another error. When the diplomas came back, no one bothered to check things they thought were right the first time.

    The publisher has reprinted the diplomas a second time and sent them to the 330 graduates.
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    Things like this just kill me. Why would anyone send out an important document without proof-reading it first? Yet I frequently receive business letters, e-mails, notices from work, etc. that appear to have been written by an illiterate. I am not asking that the finest points of punctuation be followed, nor do I demand that obscure rules of structure are enforced. However, I don’t think it is asking too much, especially in a business setting, that words be spelled correctly, subjects and verbs agree, pronouns are clear in their antecedents, and basic punctuation rules are followed.
    As a coach I ask my wrestlers to give the very best effort they can, on the mat or in the practice room. I tell them that I judge their performance by the “Hallmark Rule” -“For those who care enough to give the very best”. When I see errors such as the one cited here, it makes me think the school district’s employees just don’t care.

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    I almost corrected the title of this without reading.. glad I checked lol

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    Also, it's not too much in formal correspondence or other document to ask to spell someone's name right. All it requires is that little extra effort that shows that you take your job seriously.

    Businesses or other org's (including govt) who churn out mistake-ridden letters demonstrate to me that they are more concerned about their job than they are about anything to do with you. As a co-worker said to me the other day (sidetracking to a related subject): "Quantity is the new quality".

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    Also, it's not too much in formal correspondence or other document to ask to spell someone's name right. All it requires is that little extra effort that shows that you take your job seriously.

    Businesses or other org's (including govt) who churn out mistake-ridden letters demonstrate to me that they are more concerned about their job than they are about anything to do with you. As a co-worker said to me the other day (sidetracking to a related subject): "Quantity is the new quality".
    I agree, with one caveat: Most of the time their job is ?you?, and that is what they forget. They become so focused on the minutia of their jobs, they lose track of their mission. When companies first started coming up with ?Mission Statements? I thought they were meaningless exercises in corporate/bureaucratic spin. Now I have become a believer. People need reminders of their purpose. When someone has so little respect for you they can?t be bothered double-checking the spelling of your name, they have forgotten their need to communicate with you.

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    Just got an application for a position I'm hiring and while the individual is qualified, he put the wrong title down for his boss, who is a friend of mine. If you can't take the 30 seconds to check this, what is there to make me think the person will be detail oriented enought to handle the job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezra View Post
    Just got an application for a position I'm hiring and while the individual is qualified, he put the wrong title down for his boss, who is a friend of mine. If you can't take the 30 seconds to check this, what is there to make me think the person will be detail oriented enought to handle the job?
    Details, details, everyone looks for details.

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    This was the subject of some hiliarity, and feigned horror, on morning radio. Apparently the a first version had been sent back to the printer for a first error, but nobody proofed the "corrected" version. The name of the printing company was aired. Not good for them.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have tended to buy homes toward the south of Cleveland. Maybe a product of when they played at the, now torn-down, Richfield Coliseum. On the other hand the Cleveland Browns and Indians players have tended to buy upscale homes in Westlake, a western burb, pretty often.

    Westlake High also made the news recently when a heroin ring at the school was busted.

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