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I want someone to beat my just being threatened with a disciplinary meeting if I don't tidy my desk.
How I don’t miss you at all.
Someone here picked ARIAL BLACK ages ago.
and our logo basically looks like a fucking toothbrush now. https://www.lush.co.uk/
But no-one ever uses it because, pfft, Georgia.
more for prose though than tedious work documents
that are ridiculous. Never seems to be an issue.
I replied with "supply me with a stapler and I will consider that". I hate staples.
and just stares at my screen. Even while talking to me. I don't know if he's trying to suss out figures he doesn't really understand or if he's looking for evidence that I'm doing something I'm not.
like tidy desks, make sure various banal procedures are followed, our email sigs are all the same format, no eating cereal at desks. Just go along with it for a bit without saying anything, let the dust settle, then carry on exactly as you were before.
one of my tasks was to make sure everybody's emails and signatures were in the same format - with branded colours etc
People were fucking miserable about it, but to be honest if you don't want to look like a two-bit fly-by-night company, its not much to ask.
People making up their own shitty sig with bold characters, fonts, colours, little logos, and whatnot are a menace. Anyone applying stationery needs to be strung up.
Not that companies can be trusted to get it right any more than individuals can. Fuck "Please consider the environment...". Fuck all your little logos and awards. Fuck "If you are not the intended recipient...". Fuck fax numbers in an email. Fuck having Tel:/T:/E:/W: before anything. Fuck anything that's not simply and unobtrusively telling me who you are or what you do or how to contact you.
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God I feel old.
like huge pictures and wacky colours etc, but my place got focussed on making sure they were completely uniform and identical, right down to font and size and where and when each line started. Then they would change it a few weeks later, or another mail would go out having a moan about it. I don't see the issue, it makes the response seem more personal if some say "regards" and some say "with thanks" or whatever. Otherwise it may have come from a robot.
Punk as Grint.
and managed to become part of the support staff so was off the phones. Which was good in a way, but then head office started being concerned about our average handle times, wrap times and other dull things. So us floorwalkers basically ended up instead of helping people who were stuck with systems or with tricky customers, we were walking back and forth to a screen showing what the agents were doing and chasing them to hurry up if they were typing notes. Or telling them to hang up and call the customer back if the call was over 600 seconds. I felt a right arsehole, glad I got out of that one.
was the sickness rate and people leaving went up massively, so we had to pay to hire new people, train them, and they inevitably weren't as good so had to be chased to finish calls quicker. And so it carried on.
I had to budget for 4 departments across 3 call centres, and the finance answer was always 'Just take 15 seconds off the AHT, it won't affect conversion and will save us x amount'.
It got to the point where I had to actually draw out a call map for the management explaining what exactly they were asking their staff to sell and cross-sell and how did they expect them to do it faster?
Their solution was to outsource. NICE ONE.
just some "project manager" or "HR" type trying to justify their above average pay packet or someone trying to impose there authority to futher their own career.
Next time grow some b*ll**ks and email them back if you dont agree, you may even be commended for giving your feedback.
to pay into if you talk shite. Whereas swearing is encouraged. I introduced it in order to stop myself from using 'action' as a verb. Like a cunt.
*commercial linguistics aggregation receptacle
for holding doors open for female colleagues and saying, "You're welcome."
No idea what I've done wrong.