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  #2511111 24-Jun-2020 00:50
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People who find it amusing to demean others based on their jobs.

 

Calling someone doing their job a salesdroid is just being an a-hole.


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  #2511210 24-Jun-2020 08:29
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People who find it amusing to demean others based on their jobs.

 

Calling someone doing their job a salesdroid is just being an a-hole.

 

 

Rather than criticising individuals, isn't that intended as a criticism of management systems - particularly in retail - where all ability to negotiate, make decisions, and "be human" has been fully removed, and conversation with customer-bots scripted and forced? All chain-store retail has been (to the greater part) "McDonaldised" - they don't care if you have a nice day (jeesh - they're selling you as much unhealthy food as they can - because that's what they do - they just asked if you wanted to be "upsized" when they should have been able to see on the CCTV in the drive-through that your car was leaning 30 degrees on the driver's side).

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2511218 24-Jun-2020 08:54
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I agree with @Fred99 on this one. Many sales people are pleasant and helpful, but many are also droids, maybe through no fault of their own but that is still how they come across. 

 

I would hate to have to earn a living as a telesales person. That must be a miserable job. I sometimes get calls from people who are clearly out of their depth and I don't give them a hard time. With the pushy ones I am less polite. Some jobs are tough, but the people doing them also have some responsibility for the way they present themselves. In other words, some people are sales people, others are salesdroids. 

 

 





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  #2511235 24-Jun-2020 09:16
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The way IT often gets blamed for issues caused by people's stupidity and ignorance.





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  #2511236 24-Jun-2020 09:17
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the word "could" as used in the Covid 19 outbreak. i dont think there has been one statement that has come true after the word could has been used. 

 

 





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  #2511241 24-Jun-2020 09:24
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the word "could" as used in the Covid 19 outbreak. i dont think there has been one statement that has come true after the word could has been used. 

 

 

That's normal for media - they write "This could be the next [some product or another] model" - clickbait. "This could be the next top tourism destination" - clickbait.

 

Anytime you see "could" consider it a clickbait.





 

 

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  #2511296 24-Jun-2020 09:59
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The way IT often gets blamed for issues caused by people's stupidity and ignorance.

 

 

Yeah, sorry about that...it's definitely my Go-To. 





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  #2511360 24-Jun-2020 11:38
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The way IT often gets blamed for issues caused by people's stupidity and ignorance.



I don't think technical people get entirely off the hook by blaming users for being thickos.

Our aim at work should be to make a product so well that even thickos can use it without breaking it.

Unless you're talking about real thickos , in which case, I totally agree.

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  #2511367 24-Jun-2020 11:45
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Unless you're talking about real thickos , in which case, I totally agree.

 

It really amazes me that more apps aren't self healing or self diagnosing. We have worked with a couple of apps recently, that on startup run a dozen checks and if it won't run, either repairs the issue itself, or reports specifically what part of the checklist failed and a list of things to additionally check.

 

 


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  #2511395 24-Jun-2020 12:21
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elpenguino: Unless you're talking about real thickos , in which case, I totally agree.

 

Our documentation always started with 'step 1: turn computer on' because of one of them...

 

networkn: It really amazes me that more apps aren't self healing or self diagnosing. We have worked with a couple of apps recently, that on startup run a dozen checks and if it won't run, either repairs the issue itself, or reports specifically what part of the checklist failed and a list of things to additionally check.

 

Just last week I was working with an app that claimed to do that. What follows is the complete implementation of the self-test code:

 

return "success";


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  #2511403 24-Jun-2020 12:28
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Behodar:Our documentation always started with 'step 1: turn computer on' because of one of them...

 

Do you work for IBM?


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  #2511409 24-Jun-2020 12:41
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the word "could" as used in the Covid 19 outbreak. i dont think there has been one statement that has come true after the word could has been used. 

 

 

FrankV's extension to Betteridge's Law: Replace "could" with "probably won't" in any headline.

 

 


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  #2511484 24-Jun-2020 14:55
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People who find it amusing to demean others based on their jobs.


Calling someone doing their job a salesdroid is just being an a-hole.



Rather than criticising individuals, isn't that intended as a criticism of management systems - particularly in retail - where all ability to negotiate, make decisions, and "be human" has been fully removed, and conversation with customer-bots scripted and forced? All chain-store retail has been (to the greater part) "McDonaldised" - they don't care if you have a nice day (jeesh - they're selling you as much unhealthy food as they can - because that's what they do - they just asked if you wanted to be "upsized" when they should have been able to see on the CCTV in the drive-through that your car was leaning 30 degrees on the driver's side).


 



The majority of people who use the term also tend to use it in a way that is intended to demean the person. It often involves taunting or mocking a generic sales person. I don't have any issue with someone complaining about a specific salesperson being useless.

Basically they are a-holes trying to make themselves feel superior to others.

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  #2511501 24-Jun-2020 15:26
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Companies who name their PRODUCT the same thing as their Company Name.

 

Companies who name their products so generically, that a google search struggles to return meaningful results because the search is common terms. Worse when that product is named after the year it was released.

 

 

 

 


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  #2511557 24-Jun-2020 16:34
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Briscoes advertising an item of luggage as 'extra light', but not including the weight in the specifications. 

 

 


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