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yeah that was the other side of the bull, "we have a bonus for you!" and they fly 200 people to Bali or Bankok to play stupid games, but no way are they paying full price if anything at all. (With big firms it's 'sponsored' by their clients, an airline, a hotel group, a training company - as you say they paid little or nothing).
"no thanks, I need to stay back, got stuff on those dates."
"but we've already paid for it" (more bull)
"oh well, bring your wife... don't worry, I won't ask for compensation for not going."
If you really want to win the people over best idea:
skip it completely and let everyone go home an hour or two earlier
Sure, but then the HR geniuses can't write up glowing reports on what a wonderful job they did for the team spirit.
Just remember that they don't do it for you; they do it very much for them.
If it's cr@p, put in your own report, professionally and clearly explaining how it achieved none of the aims it was intended to achieve, and that you believe that the money could be spent/distributed more effectively.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I'm not sure if you are talking about "Chatbot" as some kind of AI backed, or keyword-lookup based, interactive facility, or if you are talking about an app or service that connects a person to a client.
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot
I just have to say Tarantino's latest film is excellent. Some of his films contain unnecessary volumes of blood. This one is fine. All the love here that has gone into the details: cars, buildings, garbage cans, etc is amazing. The colours are beautiful throughout.
If you will only see one movie this year (Netflix doesn't count) then this is the one to pick.
"If we don't change direction, we'll end up where we're going"
..was a boring movie about a spoiled brat who was also an idiot who did a series of stupid things and then died stupidly.
So why should we listen to you about this one? Especially since 2007 is not 15 years ago, only 12.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
We begin a 6000 mile journey, heading west to Arizona, up through Colorado, Utah and Yellowstone then home along a long route south then east. 6 weeks in total and looking forward to putting my new camera to the test. Hope to get a lot of good photos.
1. A person that fixes stuff you can't.
2. One who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.