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When people talk about keeping communication concise and to the point, they aren't insisting you write as if you were code-golfing. After all, Vg'f abg sha gelvat gb haeniry fbzrguvat gung ybbxf yvxr frperg pbqr.

Using acronyms and abbreviations that come from the online subculture is acceptable in certain situations: IM with friends, twitter (where space is limited), and texting are three of them. An email to your boss, coworker, or a client is generally not.



Most people (but if my experience is worth anything, not even close to everyone) are fine in the area of not deliberately writing like that when communicating in some official capacity. So, in the "Me Rite Reel Nice" chapter of My Job Went To India, Chad Fowler focuses more on unintentional mistakes. He relates research that found
more than half of companies consider writing skills when making both hiring and promotion decisions. Forty percent of surveyed companies in the services sector said that a third or fewer of their new hires had the writing skills they desired.
Furthermore, Chad describes the necessity of knowing how to write well: As companies and teams move to a more distributed global model, much of your communication will be with the written word.

Unintentionally riting bad - fillng ur txt w/ speling and gramer mistakes can make you look sloppy, [im|a]mature, or even ignorant.

Sound like an easy way to stand out? See that red underline on the screen? That often indicates a spelling error. See if you can fix it. You wouldn't let that stand in your code would you? So why let it stand in your writing?

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