Ditto, on the driving and tailgating, that's why I love my 5 speed.... I downshift from 5th to 3rd and watch them panic... lock them up and swerve to avoid me. I figure if they hit me... I just call 1-800-SAL GOODMAN. The customer that comes up to me when I'm working on the copier and tells me " why does this thing jam up so much? The last place I worked, the copier never jammed." or " it's broke again" I just want to reach over and strangle them. Next, the customer who writes down the date of the toner change?.... ahh, the ignorance. Or, the customer who breaks out the jewelry loop to inspect the photo quality of the ten year old copier with over half a million clicks on it with the cheapest paper possible.
The person that lets the door slam in your face when your a foot or two away.
It's absolutely fuckin awful. Please please PLEASE if you're going to buy amps and speakers for your car and show them off, make sure it's set up correctly and USE THE GODDAMN EQUALIZER properly!!! Music should SOUND GOOD not just LOUD!
I had to calm myself down and rewrite this a few times. the first draft was all in caps with many naughty words. Just really grates me the wrong way. I think this thread is unhealthy for me.
Being asked to diagnose a printer that, when you call the user to ask what is wrong, your told their IT is here looking at it and has it taken apart.
Finally, after 5 years, discovering the secret to being a company technician:
The Numbers are akin to the sword of Damocles every bloody day, that's why I've capitalized their name. So they don't zap me for disrespecting The Numbers.
Playing "The Numbers game" by remaining paged to a call that has been completed physically, but not logged as "complete" in the mobile device, while repairing another machine that does not have a call on it, using parts that are from strip and salvage (not in inventory) is apparently a no.
"That's a No-Go, Private."
If I create calls to repair machines without using inventoried parts, my callbacks percentage goes through the upper atmosphere, as do my customer hours (bad thing and good thing, respectively). If I play The Numbers game my customer hours stay around where they're supposed to, but my calls per day count suffers.
The big secret:
THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY TO MAKE EVERY SEGMENT OF THE NUMBERS OF OUR CORE METRICS BE IN THE RANGE OF "EXCELLENT" OR "OUTSTANDING" AT THE SAME TIME. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE. The way the company wants us to work is different from the way our manager (who is an amazingly good person, I've never worked for a better manager) wants us to work, which is itself different from the way the customer expects us to work, which is also vastly different from the way we are able to make ourselves work.
Stress is like pain, it lets you know you're alive.
Somewhere there is a tree working hard to produce oxygen for you to live, NOW GO APOLOGIZE TO IT!
You have a "grasp" of the "bigger picture"....the bean counters don't!.....time to "push the shit uphill" and shine the light on this conundrum!....to the "higher ups"!...if anything, this is a "catch 22" that has been created by corporate and THEY need to be the ones to solve it!...by not doing so, they are being very myopic and discriminatory!....Good Luck!
Kyo = Cut, Cera = Ceramic
Kyocera = Ceramic Knife
Ricoh = Lemon
CUT THE LEMON WITH A KNIFE!!!
All the latest vehicles coming off the production line have forward looking proximity detection and collision avoidance braking.
What about the reverse? How about rear collision avoidance by putting the brake lights on when a car is to close to your rear end.... ? Have an automatic system that engages your brake lights to blink four or five times as a warning to back off your rear end.
Ah.... an idea.....
What if we could count the stars... , what number would you stop at...?"
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Seat belt retractors that don't.