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  1. angelz
    Today 12:00 AM
    angelz
    Hi, read msg, replied then did some digging. Sorry again, not sure how I got on one from so long ago. Others posted after, so now I feel a lil bad about that. Wont happen again. TC
  2. Eye on Earth
    08-25-2015 06:05 AM
    Eye on Earth
    *Checks your head for lobotomy stitches*
    *Points and laughs*
  3. lor6
    08-24-2015 11:44 AM
    lor6
  4. lor6
    08-24-2015 11:39 AM
    lor6 commented on Reported Post by Yodac
    just fyi, you generally shouldn't lock report threads that require escalation like this one, because the global mods/admins usually post the resolution (infraction/warning/no action) of the report to the same thread
  5. Underachiever
    08-12-2015 07:30 PM
    Underachiever
    I can think of two or three others that fall into the category, but I don't find them annoying enough to call out.
  6. Underachiever
    08-12-2015 06:50 PM
    Underachiever commented on "This Isn't Even Worth a Reply" Posts
    It's okay bro', just call Zibber out by name...
  7. SelfMadeBum
    08-11-2015 04:52 AM
    SelfMadeBum
    WTF does this has to do with her octagon abilities??

    I thought that's all you admired about her.
  8. byhisello99
    08-07-2015 07:11 PM
    byhisello99
    These people are not liberals. They are statists - government is the answer and must regulate everything including thought. How that gets called liberal is beyond me.
  9. byhisello99
    08-07-2015 04:12 PM
    byhisello99
    Re the $70K fiasco.

    You will find that it is useless to talk to a knee-jerk partisan who believes his or her reactionary bullshit (government owns the people, not the reverse) is "liberal."

    I would not do business with the firm in question. The guy in charge clearly has difficulty discerning and identifying quality. Don't want that in anything for which I am paying.
  10. byhisello99
    Come on, your question is too easy. If it works out the way I want it, then that's the result of the experiment. If it doesn't, then it's sabotage.
  11. deconspire
    08-02-2015 01:53 PM
    deconspire
    Experience.
  12. byhisello99
    08-01-2015 01:08 PM
    byhisello99
    Re 70K salaries. At one point I had a great deal of work in Africa and started a research center in Nigeria. Starting pay was $15/hour. It failed miserably, nobody ever worked.

    My Zimbabwean partner visited the center and told me what happened. The employees felt it was foolish to pay that much money for an entry level job and assumed I was a rich idiot. No need to work. My partner fired them all and rehired at a $5/hour entry wage. Everybody's working and smiling at the center.

    I shut down my own company after cancer surgery, two heart attacks and dying on the operating table, all within three months. Minimum pay for professionals was $35/hour, most made a lot more. I told them on hiring that their job was to create value for my clients. They would be rewarded for value created.

    I only ever fired two employees. Both said they deserved more money because other employees were making more money and, anyway, "You can afford it." One said she should be paid more because she had three children at home and on her pay they couldn't take more than two vacations a year. I asked each to demonstrate value created for clients, which they knew on day one was the basis for pay. More "I deserve it" and "You can afford it."

    Neither one ever understood why she was let go.
  13. SelfMadeBum
    07-24-2015 01:58 PM
    SelfMadeBum
    His name is Bucky B. Katt.

    Sir Bucky B. Katt to you.
  14. SelfMadeBum
    07-24-2015 07:33 AM
    SelfMadeBum
    Tell me this doesn't remind you of our relationship.

    He even rolls his eyes like you.

  15. SelfMadeBum
    07-23-2015 05:58 AM
    SelfMadeBum
    Not only did I miss the sale... now the style I wanted is SOLD OUT.

    That means even if they have another sale, I can't get the colour I wanted.

    Thanks. Thanks a lot.
  16. SelfMadeBum
    07-19-2015 03:17 AM
    SelfMadeBum
    It's the most wonderful creature I've ever seen.
  17. Dancingqueen
    06-24-2015 04:34 PM
    Dancingqueen
    lol thanks!~
  18. Jezebel
    06-24-2015 04:51 AM
    Jezebel
    You infected me with your insomnia.
  19. eagleseven
    06-22-2015 09:24 PM
    eagleseven commented on Thread thread
    Heh!
  20. byhisello99
    06-17-2015 11:08 AM
    byhisello99
    I am an issue-based consultant. I deal in issues, not technical expertise. Simple example: you need a warehouse, so you call me. I tell you to contact a warehousing consultant because you have already determined that

    - The function requires a warehouse

    - You should own and operate the warehouse yourself rather than use someone else's, perhaps that of someone who owns and operates warehouses as her core business, while yours is selling sex toys.

    - If multiple warehouses are appropriate then you already know how to divide functions and labor force optimally, and precisely where to place the multiple warehouses (Bangladesh and Boston, for example).

    - You are aware of the other primary uses of the same space and have determined which of those (e.g., assembly to order) is appropriate to use that same space.

    The list goes on. If you haven't thought through all of that, I'll help you. If you've already thought through all of that and just need somebody to help you build, equip and staff a warehouse, someone else will do it much cheaper than I. And, if you want me to find that person I will do so; I will not take a kickback from that person because then I've seriously violated ethics. My decision may have been influenced by benefit to me instead of only by benefit to you.

    Many contractors call themselves consultants. There is a clear difference. A contractor owes the client what the client wants. A consultant owes the client what the client needs. If we cannot agree on what the client needs (versus wants) then I will not perform the work and will recommend someone else. I will also return monies paid to that point.

    There's a lot more to it, of course, just as there is to every profession and activity (besides making nonsense posts on the P&CE subforum). That is why I grimace whenever I hear someone say, "Why don't you just...." There are times and places where operating from a base of ignorance can be beneficial. These statements are rarely made at those times or in those places. The few instances in which they are beneficial are legend. Such as, "Why don't we just put the wheels on the side of the suitcase instead of on the bottom?"

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