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  • McJob/Barista/Waiter, while pretending to write the next Great American Novel

    4 19.05%
  • Stripper/Gigolo, while telling patrons you're saving for law school

    10 47.62%
  • Move to Rio and take up the carioca beach lifestyle

    4 19.05%
  • Write a cheeky spoof of "Sesame Street" that becomes a hit Broadway musical

    10 47.62%
  • Hack Freddy Meyer with your framed degree

    9 42.86%
  • Marry Giada, so you don't have to worry about money

    8 38.10%
  • Become a bacon copywriter for Oscar Mayer

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    hey there. any chance scarlet can grab a magnet or 2 for mookie? will have to get them off you in december (along with the other stuff you are holding for him )
    Do you know something I don't? Did I miss an email?What magnet? And of course. I was actually trying to clear of my dining room table, which includes the poster from the banquet and thought to myself "How am I going to get this to mookie???" I am not paying to ship that overseas.

    Happy Friday Lodge peeps. Beautiful fall day. Took my loaner back to the dealer and picked up my car after getting all new brakes. Because that was an expense I totally needed at this time. Traffic into Boston was unpleasant. That said, I did make it in about 30 minutes earlier than I anticipated. When I picked up my car, the service guy tells me I will be getting a survey via email, which I always expect, and then he said "10s would be appreciated." By asking for 10s, you don't get a 10, IMO. I am going to mention that in my survey. Don't get me wrong, everything worked out fine and I love that they are open on Sundays - big help. When I got there and was paying they, gave me a coupon for a free car wash. I'm thinking, you spend a certain amount at this Service Dept., you know what would be nice? Sending my car TO the car wash before I pick it up. Just a thought. Also, I left it there with a 1/4 tank of gas. I picked it up with it hovering above E. If I had to bring the loaner car back with the same amount of gas I got it with, I think the same should hold true for my car.

    My whole team is out today. Well, two are working from home, two are out. Nice and quiet.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Problem with those surveys is that the company considers anything less than 10s to be a bad result for the employees.

    So they are forced to beg for 10s.

    Same with my house builder. He said if you aren't unhappy but wouldn't give a 10, it's better to not even fill them out.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Problem with those surveys is that the company considers anything less than 10s to be a bad result for the employees.

    So they are forced to beg for 10s.

    Same with my house builder. He said if you aren't unhappy but wouldn't give a 10, it's better to not even fill them out.
    What happened to earning a 10? There's no point to a survey that isn't realistic. If you want good marks, do a good job... don't beg me to lie or pad the numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    What happened to earning a 10? There's no point to a survey that isn't realistic. If you want good marks, do a good job... don't beg me to lie or pad the numbers.
    Corporate BS, unfortunately. I agree with the "earn the 10, don't ask for 10".

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    We're always supposed to remind clients that they will get a partner survey at the end of our engagement, and that we strive for 10s, so if at any point we aren't earning 10s, to please let us know so we can correct.

    That's a lot better than saying at the very end, "plz gimme a 10, kthxbye".
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    We're always supposed to remind clients that they will get a partner survey at the end of our engagement, and that we strive for 10s, so if at any point we aren't earning 10s, to please let us know so we can correct.

    That's a lot better than saying at the very end, "plz gimme a 10, kthxbye".
    other issue is that I don't believe 99% of services will ever earn a 10. So it's kind of an automatic fail.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Do you know something I don't? Did I miss an email?What magnet? And of course. I was actually trying to clear of my dining room table, which includes the poster from the banquet and thought to myself "How am I going to get this to mookie???" I am not paying to ship that overseas.

    Happy Friday Lodge peeps. Beautiful fall day. Took my loaner back to the dealer and picked up my car after getting all new brakes. Because that was an expense I totally needed at this time. Traffic into Boston was unpleasant. That said, I did make it in about 30 minutes earlier than I anticipated. When I picked up my car, the service guy tells me I will be getting a survey via email, which I always expect, and then he said "10s would be appreciated." By asking for 10s, you don't get a 10, IMO. I am going to mention that in my survey. Don't get me wrong, everything worked out fine and I love that they are open on Sundays - big help. When I got there and was paying they, gave me a coupon for a free car wash. I'm thinking, you spend a certain amount at this Service Dept., you know what would be nice? Sending my car TO the car wash before I pick it up. Just a thought. Also, I left it there with a 1/4 tank of gas. I picked it up with it hovering above E. If I had to bring the loaner car back with the same amount of gas I got it with, I think the same should hold true for my car.

    My whole team is out today. Well, two are working from home, two are out. Nice and quiet.
    mookie saw an email earlier. first 2500 fans get a magnet like last year (in place of the schedule posters AGAIN). mookie will be back in december to help clear the scarlet condo of clutter
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    We're always supposed to remind clients that they will get a partner survey at the end of our engagement, and that we strive for 10s, so if at any point we aren't earning 10s, to please let us know so we can correct.

    That's a lot better than saying at the very end, "plz gimme a 10, kthxbye".
    mookie hates those. a 10 is friggin' perfect. like in 'everything is perfect and hiromi oshima also blew mookie' perfect. that doesn't happen, so 9 is ok ('specially considering it's a flippin' 10 point scale range ) then -obviously- peeps get mad if you don't fill in '10'.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    There's no point to a survey that's always all 10's. Means everything if perfect and there's no room for improvement. I don't think that ever happens. Nobody is perfect.

    Reminds me of when my daughter bought her car back in the spring. The salesman was all over here about the survey she'd be getting and how he needed all 10's, yada, yada, yada. I looked at him and asked if he felt he deserved 10's? Had he gone above and beyond in dealing with my daughter? His curt reply was "of course". Sorry, pal... if you want me to praise your virtues you need to earn it, not beg for it. When she got the survey, my daughter gave him "honest" marks that were well below 10 in many categories.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Good Afternoon Lodge!

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    mookie hates those. a 10 is friggin' perfect. like in 'everything is perfect and hiromi oshima also blew mookie' perfect. that doesn't happen, so 9 is ok ('specially considering it's a flippin' 10 point scale range ) then -obviously- peeps get mad if you don't fill in '10'.
    I'm fine with getting 9s. It's 8s and lower that we need to avoid. Our vendor has high standards for implementation partners.
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    For those things, I've read about "trading ratings" especially among Uber commerce. "Give me a 5, I'll give you a 5." It's bullsh*.

    For my job, you miss ONE day, and you don't get an "exceeds expectations" in that category, but they say "don't come into work if you're sick/etc." Well, most anyone won't get that EE rating. It's darn near impossible.
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Hi. I'm ****ing bombed.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Hi. I'm ****ing bombed.
    Shenanicans?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Hi. I'm ****ing bombed.
    I'm.....feeling good. Had a 2012 barleywine, followed by a 2015 stout. I'm not blasmed/for shenanicans, but I'm not driving anywhere. After adulting tomorrow, there's gonna be a nice bottleshare on Sunday with a few people. Nothing big, just some out of state stuff you can't get here, and some vintage beers. Should be fun.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Yes.

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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge #192: What DO you do, with a BA in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Yes.
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    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Don't get a bump on your head.
    No concerns there.

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