| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:33 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1829 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 ... 74  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:39 pm 
Offline
Heeeerrrrree's JACKY!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:39 pm
Posts: 4107
Location: the Eug
We have had 4 referral calls today. Two of them were from out of state. Wanting help with business out of state. Ummm... what? Bossman is not licensed for California. I don't see how he can help.

_________________
Don't mind my breasts and vagina, I'm a gay man.---Idatetatooedguys.

"Tots: the universal food band-aid... better than a mother's kiss. Healin' wounds since 1954." Meggs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:18 am 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:08 pm
Posts: 1114
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
One of our cases is a biggie and gets lots of local media attention. I just sent out a press release notifying the media that the hearing for our client was going to be on X date. It was three sentences long, plus the address/time/date of the hearing.

I got an email from a reporter asking me a question that is literally answered by the second sentence in the press release. The second sentence out of three total. I give up.

Forward them your press release email again, perhaps with the second sentence in bold.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:20 am 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
GreenDuck wrote:
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
One of our cases is a biggie and gets lots of local media attention. I just sent out a press release notifying the media that the hearing for our client was going to be on X date. It was three sentences long, plus the address/time/date of the hearing.

I got an email from a reporter asking me a question that is literally answered by the second sentence in the press release. The second sentence out of three total. I give up.

Forward them your press release email again, perhaps with the second sentence in bold.


Actually, I was bitchier, because that would actually require editing and re-saving the press release. I responded with "as the press release states," then copied and pasted the sentence from the word file. Didn't change the formatting so they would know it's a cut and paste.

I mean, I really try to be patient. I really do. But I just don't think it's unreasonable to expect a person to read all three sentences of something before asking a question.

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:23 am 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
On the bright side, "need info" wrote back and actually provided some helpful details as to how we can assist him! I put his email in the boss' inbox and it will now get the attention it deserves!

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:25 am 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
Hollie wrote:
she had one of those voicemail recordings where it makes you think she's answered (OMG soooo funny!)


Also, I just remembered that this reminds me of Archer:


_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:00 pm 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
The first thing you learn as a teacher is that you can't expect kids to read anything. They will not read directions. Very frustrating.

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:06 pm 
Offline
Heeeerrrrree's JACKY!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:39 pm
Posts: 4107
Location: the Eug
That was actually how we were weeding people for the job. The ad said send a cover letter, resume and two references to the email address. If those instructions were not followed then, we round filed the. (We only advertised the position on the internet, so we know they had access). A HUGE part of the job is following instructions and if you can't I can't trust that you will do the job.

_________________
Don't mind my breasts and vagina, I'm a gay man.---Idatetatooedguys.

"Tots: the universal food band-aid... better than a mother's kiss. Healin' wounds since 1954." Meggs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:19 pm 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
lavawitch wrote:
The first thing you learn as a teacher is that you can't expect kids to read anything. They will not read directions. Very frustrating.


I learned to read directions in high school when my teacher handed out a pop quiz right before winter break. At the top of the quiz, the instructions read "Do not complete this quiz, turn it in for your bonus 10 points. Merry Christmas!" Surprising how many of my classmates were still diligently working on the questions five minutes later.

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:28 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Posts: 692
Location: NW Indiana/Chicago
lavawitch wrote:
The first thing you learn as a teacher is that you can't expect kids to read anything. They will not read directions. Very frustrating.


This reminds me of a "test" our English teacher gave in junior high. At the top of the page it said to read all instructions before beginning. At the bottom it said something like, "Do not answer any of the questions on this test. Put down your pencil and sit quietly until further instruction from your teacher." So the teacher, who if I remember correctly was pretty smug, just sat there and watched everyone to see who fell for the "trap."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:29 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Posts: 692
Location: NW Indiana/Chicago
Ha. Oops. That took way too long to write.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:30 pm 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
Hollie wrote:
Ha. Oops. That took way too long to write.


Jinxies!!!

Your teacher wasn't a former nun from Nevada, was she?

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:31 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Posts: 692
Location: NW Indiana/Chicago
No, she was a current grouch from Michigan!

(Which was a big deal because in small-town Texas, we thought SHE had a funny accent.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:38 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Posts: 3963
Location: Edinburgh
We got that test in second grade - if you read through the directions, you only had to write your name. I was the only person in my class to get it right.

_________________
A pie eating contest is a battle with no losers. - amandabear


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:54 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 am
Posts: 2477
Location: UK
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
The first thing you learn as a teacher is that you can't expect kids to read anything. They will not read directions. Very frustrating.


I learned to read directions in high school when my teacher handed out a pop quiz right before winter break. At the top of the quiz, the instructions read "Do not complete this quiz, turn it in for your bonus 10 points. Merry Christmas!" Surprising how many of my classmates were still diligently working on the questions five minutes later.

Ha, I still use a version of this when I do exam prep with my students!

_________________
Everyone turns into Boo Radley, if they live long enough ~ seitanicverses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:31 pm 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
Not strictly a client, but... there have been two dudes just hangin' out in the alleyway behind my office, one of whom has been practicing the saxophone on and off. He has clearly never played the saxophone before, but you have to admire his spirit, because he's sure not letting that stop him! The other dude is sitting there sitting in the sun with his eyes closed like it's the coolest be-bop improv jazz he's ever heeeaaaaarrrrd, daddy-o.

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:30 pm 
Offline
Plays The Sims 2 religiously
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 7553
Location: Portland, OR
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
The other dude is sitting there sitting in the sun with his eyes closed like it's the coolest be-bop improv jazz he's ever heeeaaaaarrrrd, daddy-o.

Quit harshing his vibe, Erica.

_________________
i would schmear marmite on a moist scrotum for Mars. - interrobang?!
"Not everything." ~ mumbles (1973-2013) - mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:58 pm 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3827
Location: Smugville, CA
apropos, I don't have business cards, but if I did, that would most definitely be on them..

Erika Soyf*cker
secretary/bouncer/harsher of mellows

Because that is, in essence, all I do.

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:20 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Posts: 5027
Location: WV
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
apropos, I don't have business cards, but if I did, that would most definitely be on them..

Erika Soyf*cker
secretary/bouncer/harsher of mellows

Because that is, in essence, all I do.


Ha! Also, thanks for posting that segment re: Dr. Oz. I wish I could send it to all the people coming in and asking for that miracle pill, Garcinia Cambogia.

_________________
But if one were to tickle Pluto, I suspect that it might very quietly laugh. - pandacookie

55k usd is like 4 cad or whatever equivalent in beavers you use on the island - joshua


Awesome. Vegan. Rad.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:24 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:43 pm
Posts: 692
Location: NW Indiana/Chicago
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
Not strictly a client, but... there have been two dudes just hangin' out in the alleyway behind my office, one of whom has been practicing the saxophone on and off. He has clearly never played the saxophone before, but you have to admire his spirit, because he's sure not letting that stop him! The other dude is sitting there sitting in the sun with his eyes closed like it's the coolest be-bop improv jazz he's ever heeeaaaaarrrrd, daddy-o.


If I could observe this, I could die happy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:46 pm 
Offline
Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:55 pm
Posts: 4330
Location: The land of maple syrup and beavers.
allularpunk wrote:
Ha! Also, thanks for posting that segment re: Dr. Oz. I wish I could send it to all the people coming in and asking for that miracle pill, Garcinia Cambogia.


A friend of mine fell for this, signed up for a "free" trial online, and asked me to do it for her also. 90 seconds later I showed her the bit about being signed up for $85 worth of supplements monthly from then on.

_________________
Anyone for some German Shepherd Pie? - daisychain
Well! Fruit is stupid! These onions taste nothing like fruit! - allularpunk
Dwarf-tossing for God: A Story of Hope - Invictus


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:18 pm 
Offline
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 7552
Location: Portland
Mars wrote:
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
The other dude is sitting there sitting in the sun with his eyes closed like it's the coolest be-bop improv jazz he's ever heeeaaaaarrrrd, daddy-o.

Quit harshing his vibe, Erica.

This made me laugh out loud at the bus stop.

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
Don't you know that vegan meat is the gateway drug to chicken addiction? Because GMO and trans-fats. - kaerlighed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:54 pm 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Posts: 2553
Volunteers aren't exactly customers or clients but...I scheduled a volunteer for a shift at an outreach event by email, and then she emailed me a few weeks later to ask what shift she had signed up for. So I told her. And then today she emailed again and asked me what shift she had signed up for. So I forwarded her the original email where we scheduled her shift, which was maybe bisque-y? But...did she delete both emails and not record it anywhere else? I don't understand!

_________________
"No one with hair so soft and glossy could ever be bad at anything." - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:49 am 
Offline
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 8197
Location: Brasil
It baffles me how in this day and age people seem to lose emails. I mean, in the last year I've had gmail go down twice and documents I had sent not make it, I can understand server outages, etc. But i regularly have clients, colleagues, etc tell me they never got things- not they lost it, or deleted it too soon, nope, never got it. I always forward the email I sent originally (and refrain from saying "if you used gmail this wouldn't happen")

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:58 am 
Offline
Sick of Cupcakes
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:35 pm
Posts: 6736
Location: Norristown, PA
torque wrote:
It baffles me how in this day and age people seem to lose emails. I mean, in the last year I've had gmail go down twice and documents I had sent not make it, I can understand server outages, etc. But i regularly have clients, colleagues, etc tell me they never got things- not they lost it, or deleted it too soon, nope, never got it. I always forward the email I sent originally (and refrain from saying "if you used gmail this wouldn't happen")


This sometimes happens on Gmail, too.

_________________
Man, fork the gender card, imma come at you with the whole damned gender deck. - Olives
Did you ever think that, like, YOU are a sexy costume FOR a diva cup? - solipsistnation
blog! FB!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Very Special Customers/Clients
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:56 am 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 8651
Location: Maryland/DC area
choirqueer wrote:
torque wrote:
It baffles me how in this day and age people seem to lose emails. I mean, in the last year I've had gmail go down twice and documents I had sent not make it, I can understand server outages, etc. But i regularly have clients, colleagues, etc tell me they never got things- not they lost it, or deleted it too soon, nope, never got it. I always forward the email I sent originally (and refrain from saying "if you used gmail this wouldn't happen")


This sometimes happens on Gmail, too.


Yeah, I have gmail. Sometimes it is over eager to put stuff in the spam folder and sometimes the searching isn't great. Like if I search for a term, I can't find my email for some reason but have to use other search terms. Also, you may have the same issue with a mail client accessing gmail, it may not search correctly.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1829 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 ... 74  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer