From the first time we step into an English class, we’re told that the rules matter, that they must be followed, that we must know when it’s appropriate to use a comma and what it means to employ the subjunctive mood. But do these things really matter? Outside of the classroom, what difference does it make if we write “who” instead of “whom” or say “good” instead of “well”?
Ryan Bloom breaks down the language wars in his post, “Inescapably, You’re Judged by Your Language”: http://nyr.kr/M2IOWy
As other readers have noted in the comments section of the article, the writer seems to have a poor understanding of what linguists do. I seriously doubt that there’s anyone telling people not to worry about speaking standard American English in job interviews.