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AngelicGamer

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3795 on: June 06, 2013, 08:54:58 PM »
Your wish is my command.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XjgHEctcy0

*goes to watch it again as her jaw needs a workout*



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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3796 on: June 06, 2013, 09:46:42 PM »
Your wish is my command.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XjgHEctcy0
I just caught up with everyone else in the US and watched this, and holy cow! What worries me the most is how openly they discussed hurting their customers through their food. What's next? They intentionally give someone severe food poisoning for complaining? I read some Arizonans saying they would visit the restaurant just to see the crazy show, but that seems like a big risk.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3797 on: June 07, 2013, 02:06:21 PM »
Wow, those two are even more delusional than I expected.  I assume people were blowing their behavior out of proportion, but no, the two of them are legitimately awful obnoxious people. I pity them.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3798 on: June 10, 2013, 06:43:47 PM »
I was handing out widgets and widget coupons at work. A store employee came up to me to ask "What are you handing out today ? Oh, that's nice *drops to whisper* Can I have one ?" I was down to 8 widgets and still had 2 more hours I had to work. Plus the store policy is "no samples to employees on the clock." So I politely told her "Oh, I'm sorry, but I only have 8 widgets left and I really have to make them stretch. *bean dip* I like your earrings, though. Are those Mickey Mouse ?" She said "Oh", stomped away and started furiously messing with items on a display rack. She looked at me and snarled very angrily "Not like I'M a customer or anything, I guess you think. You won't give me one. I don't want one anyway!" This was not said in a joking tone, either. She was so mad that I honestly thought "Good gosh, that was an employee, right ? Please tell me that wasn't a customer who was just dressed like an employee." She had the store name badge on, so yep, angry employee  :o

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3799 on: June 10, 2013, 07:21:39 PM »
Well, I have another potential candidate at my job. One of our supervisors (one dubbed Mr. Useless by most of us) didn't show up for work today. No call, doesn't answer the phone when called...

On one hand, I hope he had an emergency that kept him from calling, on the other I hope he's okay.

Though he might not survive the wrath of our work force management team...

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3800 on: June 10, 2013, 10:45:55 PM »
Wow, those two are even more delusional than I expected.  I assume people were blowing their behavior out of proportion, but no, the two of them are legitimately awful obnoxious people. I pity them.

What was also sad was that her pastries were apparently quite good.  If they ran just a bakery, it would probably work much better. 

Oh, and Amy really needs to work on her Cat accent. >:D
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3801 on: June 10, 2013, 11:01:10 PM »
Those pastries were not made by her. Rather they were purchased elsewhere. That didn't come out on the show but it did in follow-up articles.

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« Reply #3802 on: June 11, 2013, 08:45:12 AM »
I get the strange feeling this chick at my mom's work isn't gonna have to worry about lasting too long.

They make widgets, my mom works in the stock room. Yesterday one of the ladies on the floor came in, said she was working on a project and needed 4 of X part, which she didn't have a bag or label for (the parts come in individual bags that are labelled with how many of each part is required). Mom's partner-in-crime looks up the project, confirms it requires X part, gives the woman the parts and moves on. My mother then looks at the project herself, and notices that the project only calls for 2 of X.

She walks onto the floor to inquire further.

Upon being asked the woman produces her labeled bag, the one she said she didn't have, empties out 2 X, and hands them to my mother.

My mother has decreed that every time this woman comes into the stockroom for something it be signed for*, doesn't matter what.   


*Normally they simply assume that the part was forgotten when the project was put together and just record numbers on it, by signing for her parts this woman will now be first one asked if the numbers of them come out low.
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3803 on: June 11, 2013, 01:59:46 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...

I donít know if anyone lost their job over it, because I donít work for Chipotle, but I noticed a few months ago that Chipotleís to-go bags had that Lorem Ipsum placeholder text on the side. The whole side of the bag. I giggled to myself and wondered how many bags had been printed and how many people thought Chipotle was trying to be clever in (fake) LatinÖ

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« Reply #3804 on: June 11, 2013, 02:24:46 PM »
I have seen people submit assignments with the placeholder text still in it.

Lorem ipsum...

I donít know if anyone lost their job over it, because I donít work for Chipotle, but I noticed a few months ago that Chipotleís to-go bags had that Lorem Ipsum placeholder text on the side. The whole side of the bag. I giggled to myself and wondered how many bags had been printed and how many people thought Chipotle was trying to be clever in (fake) LatinÖ

A few years back, my dh and I were at a big box hardware store when I noticed that the Spanish part of a sign was the Lorem Ipsum. This wasn't a temporary sign either, but a big one that advertised a section of the store. Oops.

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« Reply #3805 on: June 11, 2013, 02:29:43 PM »
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I donít know if anyone lost their job over it, because I donít work for Chipotle, but I noticed a few months ago that Chipotleís to-go bags had that Lorem Ipsum placeholder text on the side. The whole side of the bag. I giggled to myself and wondered how many bags had been printed and how many people thought Chipotle was trying to be clever in (fake) LatinÖ

It was deliberate. From a blog:
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So we turned to Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold for the truth: Is Chipotle's lorem ipsum a super-cerebral ad campaign, or a massive production error?

"It's not an accident, no," says Arnold. "It's sort of an inside joke. That block of copy is standard issue for people in advertising and design. We thought it would be funny to leave it in and see what sort of reaction it drew."

It was created by a San Francisco design firm called Sequence.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3806 on: June 11, 2013, 02:37:53 PM »
Way back to home-made versus not home-made:  I call the food I make out of separate ingredients that I purchase "home-assembled."  If I use a mix I also consider that "home-assembled."  If I were to pick apples from our trees and bake a cobbler, that would be home-made (don't look for me to do that any time soon.)  At our favorite restaurant they have a dessert chef on staff - that's what she told me she was - so I'm assuming their desserts are made on the premises.   

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3807 on: June 11, 2013, 08:03:34 PM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3808 on: June 11, 2013, 08:19:02 PM »
If Dunkin' Donuts makes the simple and harmless mistake of forgetting to give you a receipt, don't go back in screaming at the employees, call them horrible racist slurs that would make Quentin Tarantino cringe, film it all on your iPhone, post the epic 8-minute rant on YouTube, and expect the world to be on your side. Guess what, it isn't. Congratulations, you are now the most awful person in the galaxy.

It's pretty safe to say that your budding career as a video spokesperson for the local restaurants and auto repair shops is over. I hope your super-duper uber-precious receipt was worth it.

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I tried to watch that yesterday, I couldn't stomach more than a couple minutes before I turned it off.  What in the world gets into some people?
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Re: Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74
« Reply #3809 on: June 11, 2013, 08:21:17 PM »
Presented for your consideration is the story of Bela.

This is one from a good 20 years ago but it's a creepy classic.

Bela was an interesting character.  He was a Hungarian living in South Africa.  He was an Assyrioligist serving a year-long stint as a visiting scholar at a University in our city and doing his own research at the museum. 

Bela was handsome and engaging.  He had a good sense of humor and was generous with his time ank knowledge.  When he was studying inscriptions in the galleries he'd happily engage groups of school children and teach them how to pick out words in cuneiform.  The kids thought this was really cool. 

Bela was idiosyncratic.  He had a style of dress all his own.  a co-worker accurately described it as 'High tea on the rhino hunt'. 

Everyone who met Bela loved him.  We were all mystified when he suddenly disappeared from the University and the museum.   Some time later, we found out the story.

It turned out that delightful Bela was stalking the graduate student who was his research assistant.  One night, she woke up to hear noise outside her apartment door.  Groggy with sleep, she thought her cat might have gotten out and opened the door to let it back in.  Standing there was Bela...at three in the morning.