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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    Had a really interesting exchange with a client today:

    Client: I just need you to create an eligibility report as per the ticket
    Me: Well the ticket just has a single sentence on it: "Create an eligibility report" so I thought I would ask you whether this is something you have had done in the past or maybe it's something that already exists in the server that you need me to run for you?
    C: No this is a new report
    M: Okay then, do you have a template or SRD I can get to start developing it?
    C: I don't have any of that
    M: No problem, you can just email me the details then, like parameters, fields needed etc.
    C: I don't have that either
    M: Okay then... How about we set up a meeting so you can walk me through what an "eligibility report" is?
    C: I don't know what it is

    I don't know how to respond at this point. I have my manager on another chat and I sent her a screenshot to which just responded with a bunch of ":joy:" faces

    I really don't want to be mean because at this point I'm getting a bit of a reputation
     
  2. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    hahaha sounds like fun @Brother Smoke

    I recently (I guess this was actually over a year ago now, but your story reminded me of it) had to onboard two new and very enthusiastic content designers. The process ground to a halt when I realized they were having an inordinate amount of difficulty understanding what a hyperlink is or how to create it.

    I was only made aware of this issue after one of them asked me; "How do you create the blue underlined words and make it go places." I couldn't figure out why they had been the ones who were hired.
     
  3. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    There is no facepalm that facepalm enough for those two wtf.
     
  4. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    [​IMG]
     
  5. oldGregg

    oldGregg Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this sums up my reaction pretty well lol
     
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  6. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Thousand-mph tape is AWESOME!

    Though using it to cover/protect the electrical contacts on the back of a galley oven controller is not a good idea. since the tape is bare aluminum on the outside, it looked just like the housing of the oven controller. The connections to the controllers are powered. Instant white smoke test.



    At least the manager is on your side on this one!
     
  7. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest Slamdancing the Cosmopolis

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    Already knew. Also, a rubber. Not an eraser here in the USA.
     
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  8. Del S

    Del S Nomadball

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    We had to rename that one Arnold Schwarzenegger film here....
     
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  9. DrunkCorsair

    DrunkCorsair Well-Known Member

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    Well, my reputation of "Does not play well with stupid" at work helps alot avoiding useless conversations.
     
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  10. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    Your avatar is actually your photo, right? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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  11. DrunkCorsair

    DrunkCorsair Well-Known Member

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    It lacks glasses.

    5a6498c7eec45.jpeg
     
  12. leigen_zero

    leigen_zero Morat Pacifist

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    Nah, a plane slamming into your house like the worlds biggest javelin isn't rube-goldberg enough for a Final Destination movie, unless it's the opening scene and your one of the allegedly teenage cast that survives purely by being in the cellar making out at the time
     
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  13. Rizzy

    Rizzy Armchair Strategos L3

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    Yesterday a city official told me they had to tow my car, parked in front of my flat because it was blocking the way to a construction site behind the house. I told them to have fun with whatever car they towed, because it certainly wasn't mine.

    Today I found a letter in the mailbox about my towed car again. I don't even own a bloody car!
     
  14. Stuffist

    Stuffist Well-Known Member

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    You can still put the letter in another random mailbox, still more chance to get it to the right person! :D
     
  15. Del S

    Del S Nomadball

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    You do now!
     
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  16. jherazob

    jherazob Well-Known Member

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    So, cars are kinda like cats in that they adopt you?
     
  17. Del S

    Del S Nomadball

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    The difference is only one letter - and Rizzy already got a letter.
     
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  18. tox

    tox SorriBarai
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    It is probably just an error caused by the car being in front of your flat, but... You should go and check... Maybe someone registered the car/plate on your name to avoid paying fines...
     
  19. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    Looks like you're gonna have to pay towing fee, title and taxes on A BRAND NEW CAR!
    *price is right noises*
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  20. Rizzy

    Rizzy Armchair Strategos L3

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    I have since called them and they (very apologetically) confirmed that it is, indeed, not my car. Apparently the idiot who officiated the towing simply wrote down an address (mine), where he was supposed to write down a name (after checking the plates) and an address. Seems like nobody bothered to check or just checked the street's name and not the house number.
     
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