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Why are you complaining? At least you're employed.
Where I work, they've been working since January on a dashboard (in SharePoint 2007) for one of our products. The guy in charge of the company was getting a bit annoyed at the fact that after six months, they didn't have so much as a mockup ready to show. So a PM asked me to do a quick-and-dirty proof-of-concept kinda thing in ASP.Net. Halfway through the effort, I was informed that it was NOT a proof-of-concept, and that it was going live as soon as I was done with it and would be used until the SharePoint effort was completed.
In two weeks (mostly because it took a week to get access to a production database), I was done with the code and had the site deployed, and at least the PMs are happy. My boss is relieved that it's over because his boss got all twisted over the duplication of effort (Sharepoint and asp.net).
There were no requirements (written down), and I'm sure this unofficial project is going to haunt me for a year or more.
As an aside, some of the data required for the site doesn't live in the database where it belongs, and instead exists as as a series of about 2000 small HTML files. Since we would have to manually enter this data into the database, and submitting a change request for a production database is a pain in the ass, I'm simply putting the data BY HAND into a XML file and loading that into the application cache. I'm about halfway done with that.
Do I care? Not really. I have a job, and that's what matters.
My advice is to be a man, hunker down, do the work, and stop whining.
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Well, not something I am making with .NET. I am actually working on building XulRunner 21 for 32- and 64-bit, with all features enabled. Why? Why Not? I have another build I did, but that did not enable WebGL support, and I am going to enable that with this build.
Why version 21? That is the latest version GeckoFX supports. I will make builds of other versions if anyone needs them.
I also will be building Chromium and Cef for x64, but that will be sometime later.
Yeah. I am doing these builds on my Windows Server 2012 computer, which is not all that powerful, and is used mainly for learning how to operate a server. I am also planning to use it as a backup and media sharing server with a raid array.
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Hard to say. The woman on the phone claims "I ended my call swiftly and said to the lady on the checkout 'Apologies." It is possible it was an important call and she did wrap it up quickly. And, how is this any different than if you are in line with your friend and you are talking to them? I doubt the girl would have refused service in that case.
I don't disagree with you. It sounds like it may have been an overreaction on the part of the girl. Of course, we don't have the full story so who knows.
I think in general old fashioned manners are hard to find. What I hate worse is when the checkout person is talking on the phone when I go to checkout and it's clear they are talking to their friend. If I were an employer I would ban cell phone use.
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I don't think you'd get a checkout person on the phone in the UK, certainly not in any chain shops.
It doesn't stop them talking to their friends on the other checkouts, though. I've been through a checkout at a large supermarket with a trolley-load of shopping without the operator saying a single word to me - not even to tell me the total or ask for the money - because she was too busy nattering to her mate.
But I also find it annoying when they go to the other extreme, and try to force a conversation. I came in here to shop, not to discuss my day with a complete stranger!
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I've been through a checkout at a large supermarket with a trolley-load of shopping without the operator saying a single word to me - not even to tell me the total or ask for the money - because she was too busy nattering to her mate.
They try that with me they don't get paid, or any sort of activity from me.
I've walked out and left my shopping all over the conveyer belt or waiting to be bagged a couple of times because of the actions of the checkout staff.
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Hard to say. The woman on the phone claims "I ended my call swiftly and said to the lady on the checkout 'Apologies."
That does shed a better light on the customer, but the full quote, from the BBC article, reads:
"Apologies, I didn't realise that it was Sainsbury's policy that you are unable to use your phone at the checkout'.
Is it just me or does this have more a sarcastic tone than sincere apology? I can't tell from the transcript.
Either way, I think the checkout operator is quite right to wait for the customer to finish their call.
Certainly, it's pretty rude, but in order to complete the transaction you don't need to pay attention to the checkout lady. So why demand it? To get petty revenge on someone who was on the phone with someone more important than you? Out of jealousy because you're not as important as the person they're on the phone with? Sorry, checkout lady, but almost everyone is more important than you.
How very sad that you take pride in being obnoxious. I used to work for a rather large Dutch bank, and though a lot of the cloggies where forthright and often abrupt, I would not go as far as to say the underlying trait was rudeness.
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Completely disagree. Its not her job to put up with abuse but it is her job to put up with impoliteness and the minor inconvenience of someone being rude. As long as the line between being rude and being abusive isn't crossed the customer is always right and if you don't like it get another job.
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Well, it may not be in the job description, but it comes with the job, besides, there are way worse things that a customer could do; that cell phone incident could be easily ignored, and things would've gone faster and better for everybody. The lesson would be: pick your battles. That one wasn't worth it.
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I once held a conversation with a woman on a cellphone for 2 minutes. Trouble was she didn't know I was talking to her and I didn't know she wasn't talking to me 'til she turned and I saw the Bluetooth earpiece.
It reminded me of a few meetings I've been to, where you are talking but nobody knows it...