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

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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I'M IN MIAMI, BITCH
    No. Out in California.
    I was about to say. That might have been the first drive by in the state's history.
     


  2. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    I was about to say. That might have been the first drive by in the state's history.

    They happen here also but obviously not as often.

    The guy used to live a rather shady lifestyle and I wouldn't have been that surprised if this had happened a few years ago. But he started up his own quite successful legitimate business 4 or so years back and left all that foolishness behind. Regardless of his past actions, he was a genuinely good guy. He helped out a lot of people in need, giving them jobs or helping set themselves up with their own thing. Looks like things caught up to him though and now his kids don't have father. [​IMG]
     


  3. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    A friend was just murdered. Someone pulled alongside his car and let loose. Ugh.

    HOLY SHIT.

    So sorry, Nil.
     


  4. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    hey whatever it is, T, y'know I got yer back... from halfway around the world.

    +1 because I'm in europe and I got your back still.

    Thanks guise.

    A friend was just murdered. Someone pulled alongside his car and let loose. Ugh.

    Holy shit, I'm sorry to hear that. Condolences, man.
     


  5. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    jeebus, sorry nil.
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    stuck in traffic and it looks like I will be for a while
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    A friend was just murdered. Someone pulled alongside his car and let loose. Ugh.

    My sympathies to all.
     


  8. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Sorry Nil, that's terrible
     


  9. rdawson808

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    Fucking hindsight. We didn't taket he right tack with this notice of proposed rulemaking and it's making our lives harder. Our conclusion is sound. But we should have jumped to the final stage of our reasoning and just said, X happens (and here's why it happens), and when X happens you can't keep doing things the way you are. If you can show up that X isn't happening, then everything's fine. Argh.


    (Sorry for writing in code; but I don't want to share too many details.)


    b
     


  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    sorry Nil, that is terrible.



    just got off a conference call. we sold a package of product to a customer this year for about 1 and a half mil. hardware, no software. what my regional sales manager told me was that the customer had differnt departments making the purchasing, and that they bought the hardware from us on one purchase order, and would be making the software purchase seperatly, by a different department. our system doens't work without the software. this type of thing does happen, occasionally, so it didn't seem that off the wall.

    we had a conference call with the customer to discuss phase two today, the software. the head of the project basically said "who the fuck told you that we didn't want the software with the pacakge we bought from you? now we have a whole bunch of stuff that doesn't work". my guy doesn't have a god answer, it seems that the person who told him that wasn't authorized, and didn't put anything in writting. so now it looks like we have screwed the customer, so it makes us look bad, and we will have to find a way to get them the software. fuck.
     


  11. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    This was a facebook ad i just got

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  12. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    This was a facebook ad i just got

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Atlanta members meeting up online in the biggest and best sober social network. Join now!


    Quick, PM Kyle to fix it. [​IMG]
     


  13. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    this is a long time in coming but we had a customer in qatar ask for a pretty huge shipment of product... ~$50K worth, several skids of material, a few thouasand bucks in shipping.

    when they got it, they started protesting about the quality, saying there were noise problems etc. in reality, I know that there were political games being played - our customer also makes an in-house version of the same item and I think there were internal pressures to reject our shipment and accept one from in-house. they sent us a bunch of BS complaints including videos of things making noise etc. that I refuted (it was obvious they had tampered with the product - nothing unfixable, but totally bush-league) by e-mail. Still, for a year they refused to pay even though I told them they had to take the material.

    Finally, I gave up and rather than write it off I got a freight company to pick up the shipment and bring it back. I really have very little recourse here. This is a mid-eastern branch of one of the biggest companies in our industry - a HUGE multinational corporation. the manager there is apparently a huge dickface, but he knows he holds more cards than i do.

    I just got the material back and it's been packaged horribly coming back. Boxes stacked upside down, crushed, etc. I'm going to have to go through all this material, verify that most of it is still re-sellable, clean it up, and i'm likely going to have to scrap some material. i'm also now eating shipping both ways.

    I'm going to write a note to the country manager trying to get my freight and maybe some re-stocking fee back but I'm not optimistic. I really can't write a nasty note to corporate HQ in Germany without just sounding like a complaining squeaky wheel and jeopardizing other business we do with this customer.

    It's not the end of the world ultimately but it is one of those SOBs of a situation where a big customer is fucking you in the ass and all you can really do is smile and take it and pretend you like it.
     


  14. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    also, wife-to-be and i got into our first real dust-up over wedding expenses. [​IMG]
     


  15. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    also, wife-to-be and i got into our first real dust-up over wedding expenses. [​IMG]

    I didn't realize rice is so expensive.
     


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