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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. zarathustra

    zarathustra Well-Known Member

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    I hate people's obsession with PowerPoint or Excel when Visio or Access is clearly better for the project.
     
  2. Connemara

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    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.
     
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  3. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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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?!
     
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  4. aravenel

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    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.
     
  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    I'm unstaffed right now. Send it over and I'll send you my bill. :p
     
  6. aravenel

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    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.
     
  7. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. JayJay

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    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.
     
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  10. aravenel

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    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.
     
  11. ethanm

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    It was probably a crappy suit too.
     
  12. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Overhead bin space -- a modern tragedy of the commons.
     
  13. JayJay

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    She came over, but did nothing. I couldn't believe it.
     
  14. Find Finn

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    What? And no one complained
     
  15. JayJay

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    My bags were in a bin so it wasn't an issue for me. And, yes, I had two bags in a bin because I was sitting in the first row where a bag couldn't be stored under the seat in front of me.
     
  16. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    If I hear another person say "sage on a stage" I am going to lash out.
     
  17. Harold falcon

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    Philosopher on display.
     
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  18. Harold falcon

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    Wise one at a performance venue.
     
  19. in stitches

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    FTFY


    this. they are usually pretty srs bsns about people nit hogging overhead space.
     
  20. L'Incandescent

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    It is a silly way to describe people who teach by lecturing rather than by sitting around in a circle and talking about the material that the students were supposed to have read. In education circles, you always hear the admonition "don't be the sage on a stage!" And I'm always like "Shut the hell up, I'm not going to get in a circle with my students and chat about the Critique of Pure Reason because they will never come within a country mile of understanding it if I do such as that." (Usually the people in education circles do not understand what I have said because it was a full sentence, and not a slogan or buzzword.)
     
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