Chris Kirubi schools job-seeking millennial with bad English
Nairobi tycoon Chris Kirubi took to social media to school a graduate who was seeking his attention to have an appointment with him.
In a post on his Twitter handle, Mr Kirubi posted a message that the graduate had sent him and advised the sender to learn how to articulate themselves.
Kirubi explained to the graduate that no one would take them seriously with such communication.
how r u? am looking for an appointment to meet u coz i hv a great biz idea.nimegraduate but sina job. plz gimme 5min of ua tym. am lukin 4wrd to ua response. thx.
My young friends, if you want to be taken seriously, you must change the way you communicate. #AskKirubi
— Chris Kirubi (@CKirubi) July 17, 2018
His frustration drew varied responses from people on social media. Some agreed with Kirubi while others strongly disagreed with him.
Those who agreed with him.
The trouble we have with this young ones. How do you communicate like that. Asking for an appointment is not same as asking your guys out for a drink. Smh
— Marto (@martoleo) July 17, 2018
Agreed! One can’t graduate with bad English!
— Rishabh Shah (@rshah619) July 17, 2018
Chris kirubi is right. I’m young and I’ve always known, if you need help, language is the bridge accompanied by respect. #stop justifying a wrong thing.
— Ichoho W. John (@john_ichoho) July 18, 2018
I strongly agree with Chris Kirubi. If the guy was ever a recipient of ‘Higher Education’ as he/she claims, it’s assumed he/she was taught proper communication skills. People will not trust you as to employ or work with you, if you express yourself as a millennial peasant.
— Victor Mochere (@VictorMochere) July 18, 2018
My dad keeps reminding me that there must be a difference between someone who went to school and one who did not. Text like someone who went to school so as to be taken seriously.
— joe ngugi (@Ceyjoe) July 17, 2018
Those who wanted him to give the young fellow a chance.
Dear Dr. Chris Kirubi,
While you may have apprehension on the language this young man has used, my take is that, take it as a father and invite him for a discussion because of the courage and confidence he has in you getting him a job.
The young man should use the right language.
— joseph k. koech (@josephkkoech) July 18, 2018
Kindly help the young man implement his business idea ? don’t mind about the writings Mr Chris. formal or not ,the message is still okay.
— Hon Gideon Keter (@GideonKeter) July 17, 2018
Life will humble you someday Kirubi . He might have poor grammar but a billion dollar idea . His language might be appropriate to the potential clients.
— Ngeno Ngeno (@charles_ngenoh) July 18, 2018
Judge not by the language but the idea. Maybe that is the best the young man can do when it comes to language, but when it comes to business ideas the young man is perfect. Get him through before judging him by his language. Ama you only need PLO’s language to help a person?
— Festus kapkea (@Festuscup) July 18, 2018
Sir, its the education system we have that never teach the students life skills, all it does is teach them how to pass examinations, take your time meet him listen to his idea and the same time teach him how to communicate next time he want to
— zachary tourist (@ZacharyTourist) July 17, 2018