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The little things that irk us so

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« Reply #75 on: October 06, 2011, 09:58:33 AM »

Spread sheets that kick off on cell A1. This must be a hang up left over from primary school when we were forced to draw a neat margin on the left with our KPA-CPA issue rulers.
I don't understand.  What do you mean by "kick off" and if you mean that that is where the focus is when you open a new spread sheet then where would you prefer it to be?

B2???  Evil
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« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2011, 10:06:21 AM »

St0nes, by "kick off on" I mean to populate the spreadsheet with data starting at a certain cell. To my eyes, data look better not scrunched up against the side, and the top. Faerie's suggestion of starting on B2 hits the spot 100%.

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« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2011, 17:13:14 PM »

Employers who don't have lives and are happy to meet at last gasp hour of the day leaving you to sit and twiddle your thumbs waiting for urgent press announcement changes while they agonise over grammar, commas, placing of decimal points and whether paper size should be A4 or Legal.  Eventually 2 hours later they emerge, spend another half hour fiddling with the damned thing then pop out with changes that are so mind-numbingly trivial it makes me want to vom.
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« Reply #78 on: October 10, 2011, 09:40:59 AM »

One thing that irks me often is using language so badly that it makes no sense, and automatically assuming that the other party is familiar with the intent so it doesn't matter.

Recent example is the use of 'almost half' in advertising to mean more than half. If a product is selling at 60% of the old price they will advertise it at 'almost half the price'.

I would assume that they are doing this deliberately, knowing that it gives the impression it is more of a bargain than it really is.
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« Reply #79 on: October 10, 2011, 10:51:36 AM »

loud office mates.  office mates that talk about their sex-life. all. the. time.
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« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2011, 11:01:39 AM »

loud office mates.  office mates that talk about their sex-life. all. the. time.

Male or female?

I can think of a thousand ways to shut them up about their so-called achievements!
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« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2011, 11:03:26 AM »

loud office mates.  office mates that talk about their sex-life. all. the. time.

I don't have that problem, almost everyone I work with is married.....
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« Reply #82 on: October 10, 2011, 11:41:39 AM »

lo @ moose.
black chick.  as in LOUD. 
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« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2011, 11:28:36 AM »

Loud office mates - definitely irksome. Loud office mates who hawk snot down their throats constantly, have conference calls at their dirty littered desks at 200 watts level, cough wetly all over the coffee machine (eeuww)and brag about how they had to spend the night at the hsopital from contracting diarrhoea for the umpteenth time and becoming deyhdrated.  One. Loud. Person. My i-Pod is permanently plugged in so I don't have to endure his disgusting slobbery.
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« Reply #84 on: October 12, 2011, 14:23:37 PM »

eeeuw.  can you not complain to HR?  that is a serious health-issue.
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« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2011, 15:13:11 PM »

HR is literally next door to him. Not a peep from them.  I've even had a word with his boss, who typically shrugs his shoulders, tells me this guy is a brilliant engineer (so does that give him carte blanche to be a disgusting pig?) and "what can we do?". I have many suggestions all of them caclulated to land me in chookie...
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« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2011, 15:37:38 PM »

how about leaving anon notes on his desktop, in the line of:  the sound of you snorting your snot is offensive to people of higher evolutionary order.
or, do you know, coughing without covering your mouth, spreads zillions of wet, slimey, germs on the coffeemaker.
or, your unorderly desk is fucking with the fung shui of the office.

i have found notes that that hit home.  they cant pin it on you, even if they know it was you.
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« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2011, 16:29:24 PM »

HR is literally next door to him. Not a peep from them.  I've even had a word with his boss, who typically shrugs his shoulders, tells me this guy is a brilliant engineer (so does that give him carte blanche to be a disgusting pig?)...

I dunno what's wrong with some companies. Our bosses get upset if we're sick-ish and come in, and coughing without covering your mouth WITH YOUR ARM (hand is still an offense, surely you're going to touch stuff with it) will get you in hot water with our MD. You make other people sick, they take sick leave, company loses money. I'm sure any manager understands that equation.
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« Reply #88 on: October 13, 2011, 08:50:41 AM »

I like the idea of a good ripsnorting (excuse the pun) note telling him off.  He'll definitely know it comes from me but proving it is, as you say, another matter.  The apathy towards his behaviour amongst management on this floor is pathetic, it doesn't bother them, they are in their own offices.  Us plebs are stacked open office style.   As for HR - there's a chick here who lets off these awful loud hyuk-hyuk (sorry no idea how one does spell such a sound!)that grows in volume you'd swear she had the monopoly on donkey brays.  We call her the Circus Clown.
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« Reply #89 on: October 13, 2011, 09:02:33 AM »

try and record them on your phone, and send them the mp3 from an anon gmail account.  labeled:  'this is how you sound'
people often have no idea what noises they make.  apparently, i make groaning noises, and my s/o asks me what?  and i'm like, what?  i make them without knowing.
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