Chance favors the unprepared mind more,but...
June 27, 2009 7:32pm CST
The unprepared minds were gave more chances. The thing is that they can't get the chance finally. My best college pal choked with sobs on the phone yesterday telling me she lost a precious chance that most people can meet once only in one thousand years. I guess you may know Procter & Gamble Co. (Multinational manufacturer of product ranges including personal care, household cleaning, laundry detergents, prescription drugs and disposable nappies.) For example, I use Crest, a nice toothpaste!Pantene, Rejoice, SafeGuard and so on are parts of our life. Wu, one of my former classmates' superwiser happens to be someone whose words has been very good in Procter &Gamble Co. and he strongly recommended her. Oh my gosh, few people get an interview with such a great company, one in a million! If people want to become a memerber of the multinational corporation, their English must be splendid, which is just the bottom line! As you could imagine, she lost the chance after all since her English was just so so! Then, here comes a conclusion. Chance favors the unprepared mind more,but they hardly get it! haha So, have you ever lost some great chance?
28 Jun 09
I don't think that great chance has presented itself to me yet, or I haven't noticed it and let it pass me by. So sorry your friend wasn't accepted into Proctor and Gamble just because of her English. It doesn't seem fair that one should lose out for that reason, but then I suppose P & G, being the leading company that they are, have to watch for detail like that. If they're a worldwide company though, there should be consideration for placement perhaps in her country of origin. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
28 Jun 09
As a multinational company, Enlish may be very important to them. This is why the globalization trend in economic development makes so much sense in Proctor and Gamble, I guess! She could use back door connections to get an advantage if she was qualified! Others who are actually qualified won't even have a chance to have an interview with the company! So, I said "chance favors the unprepared mind more, but they hardly get it!" Best wishes, Darkwing!
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29 Jun 09
Yes, I guess you're right. Personally, I find nothing more offputting than a person answering the phone for a company, who is barely understandable as far as their accent or their English goes. I feel a lot of companies fall down that way, and this is probably why Proctor and Gamble stipulate perfect English. Thank you for the BR my friend.