Union of grammar-offenders

I am represented at work by a union. A union of people who don’t construct sentences very well.

There is an open position for a union representative at my workplace, so I received in the mail a nominating petition. See how many problems with this instruction sentence you find:

PEF-crap

IMPORTANT NOTICE to members signing this petition: You must print, your “Petition ID”: along, with your printed name and signature to complete this petition for your signature to be valid. The Petition ID# consists of “the first four letters of your first name and the first four letters of your last name EXACTLY AS PRINTED ON YOUR PAYCECK and the five numbers of your home zip code.

I count 4 bad ones, and 3 more minor ones. Pretty embarrassing I would say, but then I’m used to doing quasi-proofreading.

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