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post #52576 of 66440
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

IMO, children may be the manifestation but 99.9% of the time they are not the issue. The issue is the parents. I never blame a small child for events.

Absolutely. Small children don't know any better, and the entire point of being a parent is to teach them how to function in society.
post #52577 of 66440
I was once on a plane where the parents did 'cry-it-out' with their kid. It went on for hours. Zero comfort offered to the kid. baldy[1].gif There are deep debates about 'cry-it-out,' but I don't think there's a debate about whether it's done in your own home versus on a freaking airplane.
post #52578 of 66440
Working on an internal deck, part of which includes an org chart of a particular division of a client.

Fine, we already have a Visio diagram for this division, it just needs a bit of tweaking. Get it all filled in and complete.

Partner wants to redo it, in Powerpoint format. Just because he doesn't like embedded Visios in Powerpoint.

Powerpoint is *terrible* at anything beyond the world's most basic org chart. So I now literally have to manually create and fill in about 50 boxes plus all the connectors. And anytime something changes, I have to manually move each of those boxes and connectors around. Visio does all of this automatically because, guess what--it was designed to do this.

So there goes my evening. Manually drawing, resizing, and connecting fucking boxes in a powerpoint deck because someone wants a slightly different format of some work *that is already complete*.

And again, this is internal--no client will ever see this.

FML.
post #52579 of 66440
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post


this is gold

get a 1 liter metal water bottle for your carry on bag. place it between your table and the back of the seat in front of you. now, they can't recline their seat. perfectly legal.

The best part, was the mother ended up asking if her kid could put her seat down, if she promised to sit still.

Zip tie two seats together, theres a guide somewhere.


This is great

http://www.evan-roth.com/work/tsa-communication/
post #52580 of 66440
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

The only time I would approve of kids talking back to or willfully disobeying their elders is if their names are Walker and Texas Ranger

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Hroi do you have kids?

I have found that the best way to deal with the little pot-lickers is to stick them in a microwave.
post #52581 of 66440
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Working on an internal deck, part of which includes an org chart of a particular division of a client.

Fine, we already have a Visio diagram for this division, it just needs a bit of tweaking. Get it all filled in and complete.

Partner wants to redo it, in Powerpoint format. Just because he doesn't like embedded Visios in Powerpoint.

Powerpoint is *terrible* at anything beyond the world's most basic org chart. So I now literally have to manually create and fill in about 50 boxes plus all the connectors. And anytime something changes, I have to manually move each of those boxes and connectors around. Visio does all of this automatically because, guess what--it was designed to do this.

So there goes my evening. Manually drawing, resizing, and connecting fucking boxes in a powerpoint deck because someone wants a slightly different format of some work *that is already complete*.

And again, this is internal--no client will ever see this.

FML.

I hate people's obsession with PowerPoint or Excel when Visio or Access is clearly better for the project.
post #52582 of 66440
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Working on an internal deck, part of which includes an org chart of a particular division of a client.

Fine, we already have a Visio diagram for this division, it just needs a bit of tweaking. Get it all filled in and complete.

Partner wants to redo it, in Powerpoint format. Just because he doesn't like embedded Visios in Powerpoint.

Powerpoint is *terrible* at anything beyond the world's most basic org chart. So I now literally have to manually create and fill in about 50 boxes plus all the connectors. And anytime something changes, I have to manually move each of those boxes and connectors around. Visio does all of this automatically because, guess what--it was designed to do this.

So there goes my evening. Manually drawing, resizing, and connecting fucking boxes in a powerpoint deck because someone wants a slightly different format of some work *that is already complete*.

And again, this is internal--no client will ever see this.

FML.

I had this exact same scenario occur several months ago. We had a Visio org chart, but had to put it into PowerPoint. I spent hours drawing lines and formatting. It was so infuriating.
post #52583 of 66440
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Working on an internal deck, part of which includes an org chart of a particular division of a client.

Fine, we already have a Visio diagram for this division, it just needs a bit of tweaking. Get it all filled in and complete.

Partner wants to redo it, in Powerpoint format. Just because he doesn't like embedded Visios in Powerpoint.

Powerpoint is *terrible* at anything beyond the world's most basic org chart. So I now literally have to manually create and fill in about 50 boxes plus all the connectors. And anytime something changes, I have to manually move each of those boxes and connectors around. Visio does all of this automatically because, guess what--it was designed to do this.

So there goes my evening. Manually drawing, resizing, and connecting fucking boxes in a powerpoint deck because someone wants a slightly different format of some work *that is already complete*.

And again, this is internal--no client will ever see this.

FML.

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Brah, I feel your pain.

Though, why not find an analyst to do this bitch work for you? Shit doesn't flow downwards with you guys?!
post #52584 of 66440
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

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Brah, I feel your pain.

Though, why not find an analyst to do this bitch work for you? Shit doesn't flow downwards with you guys?!

All of our analysts seem to have miraculously disappeared. Awfully convenient for them. Have been trying to get help on two other decks I've been working on for a week to no avail.
post #52585 of 66440
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

All of our analysts seem to have miraculously disappeared. Awfully convenient for them. Have been trying to get help on two other decks I've been working on for a week to no avail.

I'm unstaffed right now. Send it over and I'll send you my bill. tongue.gif
post #52586 of 66440
I wish I had someones code to bill this bullshit time to. Maybe then they would realize what a tremendous waste of time it is.
post #52587 of 66440
One of the most annoying parts is that the partner that wants these changes will likely never touch the actual powerpoint--he will handle PDF or printout versions. So whether it is Visio or powerpoint or a fucking crayon drawing should not matter to him.
post #52588 of 66440
Well, org chart copy pastes onto ppt tend to look pretty fucking terrible so I can see why he would want it this way. Just sucks that you're the one doing the work.
post #52589 of 66440
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

This.

The worst is when someone takes up the overhead with their briefcase, or even worse, their jacket.

Once was on a flight where someone did this. Someone else gently moved his laptop bag over (put it upright rather than lying on its side) and the guy lost it--screaming about how no one could touch his stuff, etc. They ended up having to throw him off the plane, which of course made us even more delayed.
I boarded a full flight Saturday when after me a guy placed a suit bag in an overhead bin and told people to not put anything on top of it. Someone did and he threw a fit until they removed the bag. His stretched out suit bag took up lots of space and caused a few folks to check their luggage. I was disappointed that the attendant allowed him to get away with that.
post #52590 of 66440
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I boarded a full flight Saturday when after me a guy placed a suit bag in an overhead bin and told people to not put anything on top of it. Someone did and he threw a fit until they removed the bag. His stretched out suit bag took up lots of space and caused a few folks to check their luggage. I was disappointed that the attendant allowed him to get away with that.

Did a flight attendant come over? I'd be very surprised if they let him get away with taking up a whole bin like that for a suit bag. I've many times seen attendants tell people they can't do that and move the bags.
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