So I was reading this article online by Ms. Suzanne Perez Tobias Link, and thought it was a great article and thought I'd share (and add my own 2 cents). Plus I've had some encounters lately with the not-so-with-it folks and really just want to vent on it.
--Forms--everyone should know how to fill out a job application, bank loan, W-4, and a 1040EZ. If you are old enough to be making money honey, you are old enough to figure out how to fill out a W-4! And unless your mommy and daddy accompany you all through life, you will have to figure it out sometime. A big THANK-YOU to Field Kindley High School Consumer Economics that it was a requirement to fill out a 1040EZ. I have done my own taxes my entire life, and it boggles my mind those people that rely on others to help them fill out basic forms.
--Reconcile a bank account (now whether you choose to or just look at your statement is your own business), but when a transaction says "cleared" you should know what that means. And know what the routing number vs the account number is on the check.
--Phone etiquette. As in "I need speak with someone regarding "insert issue" please." Or leaving a voicemail with the needed information "Name, number I can be reached at, I called regarding blah." Instead of just voice-vomiting to the person who answers the phone, or voicemail.
Ok, I'll step down off of my soapbox...and I'm sorry if I offend anyone with my rants--just my thoughts :-)