All posts tagged Competent


Published December 9, 2019 by helentastic67


 Once upon a time, I had a great Case-Manager when they were still call that (Now, in 2019 It’s called Support Co-ordinator). She and I were doing some forms to apply for funding. We struggled to think of a softer, less offensive word for incompetent. Oh, how we struggled.

Remember the day when studying at College, the options were ‘Competent’ or ‘Not yet Competent’? I presume, it was because by hell or highwater you would pass. They would get over the line, so they got the statistics they needed to continue getting funded.

Keeping in mind, I was not trying to be a brain surgeon, but to dress windows and make store displays so enticing you just had to buy them.

Nor did I know back then, I was not a man nor a gay man. Nor did I have a folio sufficient for me to do freelance. Nor did I own a car or a licence. Another think ‘Not yet competent’ does not cut it.

I digress, I have recently found the appropriate answer to my original question.

I shall remind you, “What is another word for Incompetent?”

I think that word is “ineffective” So, I’ve had a few ineffective Case-Managers, but that is for another day.


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