Re: Courier typeface

Subject: Re: Courier typeface
From: "Bonni J. Graham" <bgraham -at- ELECTRICITI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 1994 22:37:57 PST

You (and all the other Courier defenders) make a good point. As I have said
in other posts (and will probably have to continue saying for the duration
-- SIGH -- I wish I hadn't said ANYTHING, now), it wasn't the only factor
(although it was a big one). I was engaging in hyperbole and I should
definitely have made that MUCH MIUCH MUCH clearer. It IS possible to
design nicely with Courier (I've done it on faxable resumes of my own) --
however, the people who got "weeded" didn't.

Isn't anyone going to comment on the ugly, badly written part (which was my
main point)? Or is the only point everyone got out of my post that "Bonni
doesn't like Courier"?

I'm honestly very sorry about stepping on people's toes with my typeface
preferences. Yes, content is primary, but folks, I would like to point out
that I (and a lot of other people who have to screen resumes) had a JOB TO
DO in addition to reviewing these resumes. I had to complete a manual set
before I could leave AND screen for and interview my replacement. I
received 250 resumes in one week for one job opening. My boss told me to
get it down to six -- are you suggesting I should have taken them home?
Ignored the book I had to finish? How long do you think it TAKES to read,
I mean really read, 250 resumesand cover letters? The point is, people who
review and screen resumes have to get through a lot, quickly.

ANYWAY, someone asked for war stories and that was mine. Evidently it was
one in which I shot myself in the foot. I admit, it was probably not the
best criteria I could have used -- however I'd never done it before and I
had to narrow the field, fast. Trust me, it's now not a mistake I'll

"Please, not the comfy chair!" she cried, cringing...

Bonni Graham
Manual Labour
Director, Region 8 Conference
bgraham -at- electriciti -dot- com

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