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Old 01-26-2015, 05:44 PM   #521
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People being interviewed who reply to each question asked with, "Great Question!" Really? It is annoying.
I've noticed that, too. It must be the latest advice from how-to-do-an-interview coaches.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:03 PM   #522
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I've noticed that, too. It must be the latest advice from how-to-do-an-interview coaches.
Agreed. It seems like such an obvious 'suck up' to the interviewer ('you are so smart!'), like it might affect the interviewer enough to go easy on them.

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Those annoying slide shows that people use to pass on information online. Mostly they are nonsense stuff like "The hottest ER bachelors" or "15 ways to BBQ fermented Kale".

One has to click anywhere from 10 to 24 times to find only one or two pieces of useful information, if any at all. Please just give us a list we can scan, and then a link to click on to get more information on the one or two things we find interesting.
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People who leave their grocery shopping carts in the middle of the aisle preventing you from getting past. Ugh!! I give them two "excuse me" so they will move their cart. If no response I move their cart.

I guess I'm a cart Nazi. I hate discourteous behavior.
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Agreed. It seems like such an obvious 'suck up' to the interviewer ('you are so smart!'), like it might affect the interviewer enough to go easy on them.

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Or, the more times you say "Great question", the less time you have to lie actually answer...
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Or, the more times you say "Great question", the less time you have to lie actually answer...

I think this is the real motivation behind throwing that phrase out. It's just to buy time for them to think about how to formulate their response, and sounds better than "Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...."
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People who leave their grocery shopping carts in the middle of the aisle preventing you from getting past. Ugh!! I give them two "excuse me" so they will move their cart. If no response I move their cart.

I guess I'm a cart Nazi. I hate discourteous behavior.
You're more patient than me. I just move the cart. Stupidity and rudeness doesn't deserve an "Excuse me".
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You're more patient than me. I just move the cart. Stupidity and rudeness doesn't deserve an "Excuse me".
These are probably the same people that leave their cart in the parking space so that the next person can't get into the spot.

Really? You can't walk 20 ft to the cart return?
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People who leave their grocery shopping carts in the middle of the aisle preventing you from getting past. Ugh!! I give them two "excuse me" so they will move their cart. If no response I move their cart.

I guess I'm a cart Nazi. I hate discourteous behavior.
Give them a break, they are probably closing a million dollar deal on their cell phone and just to busy to notice they are blocking the aisle for a common person. I've heard some funny one sided conversations listening to people in a public place talk on their cell phones.
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Usually they position the cart at close to 90 degrees to the aisle so they get maximum blocking power. 😼
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My dog died in August and I really miss her! I miss my walking buddy and all around good friend. We are holding off on any new pets as we approach cutting loose and anticipating a year or two on the road. Great husband and lots of great peeps but there is nothing like a dog to make you feel like the most important and exciting and wonderful thing to have happened all day. Dogs like kids help us see through shear bliss glasses. I'm trying to develop my own bliss glasses but she was such a great reminder to live in the moment! I miss her so much. That is my pet peeve for today and the last several months.
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I'm sorry for your loss GreenER. Dogs and other pets are great friends and comfort. Remember all the happy days, each is a gift. Your dog would love for you to be happy. We're dog people, your words touched me.

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Big pet peeve today:

Someone from my former work signed her entire email list up for a listserve related to my former work. It was my personal email address. I had asked that my name be removed from all the email lists when I left back in September, and it appears that I was removed, as I stopped getting emails from the hospital personnel. But then they sent my email to this useless listserv. Long story why they had my personal email.

In two hours, there were 19 emails in my inbox as a direct result of that listserve. I asked to be removed from the listserv, and that was done, but I was unable to discover the goon who did this is. Interestingly, several of the emails were from people asking to be removed from the listserv. Idiots!
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The 3 women who work for me are usually wonderful and don't require much management. Except for today. One said something that hurt the others feelings, one stormed out after our meeting, then I got a slew of texts from both them with their side of the story. Felt like I had a group of teenage girls working for me instead of professional women.

Luckily this is a rare occurrence but still annoyed the heck out of me today.
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If you make a peeve your pet it will follow you home and then follow you around. I think catch and release is the way to go!


Oh and thanks MRG I am trying to stay focused on all of our happy times.
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Those annoying slide shows that people use to pass on information online. Mostly they are nonsense stuff like "The hottest ER bachelors" or "15 ways to BBQ fermented Kale".

One has to click anywhere from 10 to 24 times to find only one or two pieces of useful information, if any at all. Please just give us a list we can scan, and then a link to click on to get more information on the one or two things we find interesting.
I was about to mention this and you beat me to it. I understand they are trying to get as many "click throughs" as they can in order to generate revenue..but please, it's SO annoying. At least give us the OPTION to see it on one screen.

Now, my Facebook peeve of the day: There is a public page, say with 1,000 members. Someone poses a question such as "What is the building next to XXX". Now, pretty early on, someone will answer the question. And then someone else will too, then about 100 people will...it keeps on going. WHY!?!? It's answered, you need not contribute the SAME INFORMATION!!!
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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but all these embedded sigs on this forum, like:
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First, I don't care what device/SW anyone uses. Do you think I do? Why?

Second, I just have to delete that section when I quote, 'cause it looks really stupid to quote something that is stupid to begin with, and then just takes up space again.

Note that a sig in the forum software is not included in a quote, so that's not so bad.

Can't people change that setting, and not send it with every freakin' post? We got it the first time.

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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but all these embedded sigs on this forum, like:
It is my understanding that it is embedded in the app, and no they can't turn it off. Blame the developer, not the user.
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It is my understanding that it is embedded in the app, and no they can't turn it off. Blame the developer, not the user.
I believe it can be edited and/or turned off by going to Settings, Signature in the app.
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I believe it can be edited and/or turned off by going to Settings, Signature in the app.
Oh, okay. I wasn't sure and don't use the app myself.
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