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Rant: Conference Call Leader


Landline text messaging

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If you are going to lead a conference call or expect to speak for a significant amount of time, do the rest of us a favor by calling in on a landline phone.  Your cellphone’s reception can be less than stellar. 

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Rant: Speak When Spoken To


Youve reached the office of Mr. Copy Machine

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Dear co-worker in the copy room collating copies:

Perhaps I have intruded upon your happy finger paper cut job of collating what looks to be mindless business propaganda, but I said hello and asked how you were doing.  Usually it is nice to receive some sort of eye contact and audible reply other than a low pathetic murmur and overall lack of response.  It could be that you are still entirely overwhelmed as you were last week when you BARGED into MY office and lamented on the anxiety attack you were having, but I guess I was the moron that listened to your problems and tried to offer comfort and advice as you sought.

Don’t be a butthead to those that live in the office with you because you’re having a crappy day.  Other people have problems too but manage to suck it up and do what needs to be done.

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