Last week in AA there were two interesting job ads.

The first required a handwritten application in biro. The second required an application by email only and warned that the applicant would have to undergo a handwriting test.

Quite a contradiction in the latter. Apart from signing cheques or leaving a note for the milkman, I can barely remember when I last seriously put pen to paper, but at least I use a proper Waterman fountain pen.

Is this really the way that accountants are chosen now? Maybe trainees could be chosen by their skill with coloured crayons and a paper napkin at McDonald’s to separate all those with first-class honours degrees!

Tim Wood FCA, Cheshire.

Related reading