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    If you're a vendor, and something goes sideways, just apologize and tell me what's happening to fix it. It's business. We all understand that things happen that can move a delivery timeline back, but FFS, let me know ahead of time and say the word "sorry". Don't make me find out by emailing your warehouse asking for a PRO number for a truck that was supposed to have already left.
     
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    Wearing good clothes and looking best possible version of yourself ..always. People always judge you by your looks .
    I am not saying you wear Gucci and Armani's . Just wear cloths which makes you look good and professional .
     
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    I notice that they can spell Scallions, Dynamite, Cucumber, Tempura etc., but can't spell Crab???

    The menu refers to Krab, whatever that is, but I would be very suspicious of someone who consistently misspells a short and simple important word, while correctly spelling more "complicated" words.

    It seems like a con.

    Walter
     
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    As a twenty year veteran of supply chain/sourcing in the corporate world this is one of my biggest pet peeves. It falls under the idea of don't make things more complicated than they need to be. Just say sorry, fix it, move on. I don't need a five page dissertation of reasons and excuses.
     
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    In restaurants here in the states, that spelling is used when it's fake crab meat... it's like the subtle disclosure that's unfair to dyslexics/people who can't spell well... So yeah, the restaurant is so goddamned cheap they're using fake crab. WTF.
     
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    This is me (maybe not literally, but then again maybe literally). This is also why I'm dramatically scaling back and/or quitting the job and focusing on my clients. They aren't getting the value they deserve.

    My issue is general courtesy, as mentioned before. If you've got the time to send me a 5 word email, at least put an intro or some generic nicety in it. Maybe even address it to me? I even do that in business text messages. I understand if we're mid-email-convo, but don't send me an email after not hearing from you for ten months and just say "give me this thing."
    If you're having a bad day, maybe wait until tomorrow to send that email.
     
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    Japanese restaurants use imitation crab aka krab inside most of their rolls.
     
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    They had to do that. The fake crab seasonal harvest is unpredictable.
     
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    Answering e-mails when I make a request for an very realistic offer for somekind of service or product. It's amazing in Finland, how you'll get 20-30% answers for those emails only. How the eff do those companies exist anymore? And my b2b requests are for tens of thousands of euros... And it's me that wants the sell! Not them selling me anything! wtf
    I told my people that I'll fire anyone on the spot if I ever found out that a buying request isn't answered in 12 hour time no matter how small or unimportant it seems.
     
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    If there is going to be a change in plans then let me know!

    Whether the thing is big --> financial issues came up and you can't pay on time

    Or small --> Stuck in traffic lets delay the call by 10 mins so you can pull over

    It's understandable, I get it, sh*t happens. Things don't go as planned and that's alright...

    When this sort of stuff does take place then just be honest let me know in advance, thanks. I promise the goodwill from you doing so will heavily outweigh the frustration caused from having things shaken up. If you don't then there is no goodwill and even more frustration.
     
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    Definitely agree. Thank you for the rep, my friend! :D
     
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    All I ask is that people:

    Say ‘thank you’ when I provide them value. Even if they paid for it.

    Say ‘sorry’ when they fail to provide value as expected. Even if it isn’t entirely their fault.
     
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    Ego. Assumptions. Thoughtless actions.

    I am guilty of the first two just as much as everyone else. However, thoughtfulness is one of my primary values. It sometimes makes me care too much.

    At the end of the day, let it go.
     
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    Being late consistently really chaps my a$$.
     
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    You have any thoughts on "getting dressed" every day, regardless of what you're doing that day? I used to do it, but TBH I'm more productive when I'm comfortable. The downside is that looking like a schlub is no good for networking, which, if Cardone is to be believed, is an opportunity cost too high to pay.
     
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    I personally wear golf clothes most days when I'm not meeting someone.

    When I am meeting with a person outside of my organization, jacket minimum. Usually a suit. Being from Texas, the absolute darkest color I'll wear in a suit is navy. Mostly conservative light gray with very subtle if any patterning.

    The industries are interesting. The oil and gas side of things, you can dress down, wear a sport coat, jeans and some boots.

    The government side of things, suit and tie.
     
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    Thank you for sharing the update
     
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    I get many PMs and emails requesting advice and some of them are quite lengthy.

    To make sure I deal with every point, I number the points in the message I have received, and head my replies with those numbers.

    This idea originated with my early communications with overseas suppliers, many of whom had little knowledge of English. The result was that in most cases they cottoned on to the idea and replied by number.

    It may seem stilted or too formal, but it works.

    I see that @lex sometimes uses that method in his posts.

    Walter
     
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    Drives me insane! I love my employee. She is the hardest most dedicated person I have ever met. She doesnt just help customers. She makes them feel like a family member. But when something goes wrong, she will linger and whine about the issue for longer than she needs to. Sometimes so bad that Ive literally had to tell her to shut up! Less whining and more concentration on the solution. Thankfully, we can be honest with each other, and neither of us ever get butthurt. Two people never getting defensive and being able to work better together because of it. Imagine that.
     
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    BUMP.

    You know what chaps my a$$?

    Cleanliness. The lack of it. The attitude of making sure you have a fresh environment to work and live in. Cleaning up after you make a mess. Civil responsibility.

    But somehow, I've met one too many folks who simply ignore cleanliness and housekeeping for work. Think of the workaholic who leaves heaps of dishes in his sink or a crumb-ridden office space, in the light of looming deadlines.

    I blame the college dorm system for it. In one way or another, university kids these days are not forced in any manner to clean up after themselves, so they bring this bad habit all the way until adulthood and marriage.

    And we wonder why wives and janitors alike look pissed off all the time!

    Today, when I went to use my university accomodations kitchen, I was horrified to find the following:
    1. Dustbins filled to the brim with food wrappers, opened instant noodle containers with the reaming sauce welcoming the tongues of lizards and cockroaches alike, and other food debris. A few flies hummed around the vicinity.

    We have a cleaning team that pops in once a week to clean up and empty the bins. But I don't trust them 100%. My dorm mates shouldn't as well. But how can you tell the lazy f*ckers?!

    2. Debris scattered around the floor. Something like vegetable pods or fruit seeds. But it could be cockroach egg pods as well. I'm not going to do a test taste to find out.

    3. More debris on the kitchen table. Dunno whether it is either a vegetable hair or a lizard poo. Figures.

    4. Shoes. f*ck!
    The asses left their pairs all over the floor. Didn't put it in the rack provided.
    I know that you are tired after classes, and you just want to kick off and fall into your bed and slumber away. But if you want folks stealing your exposed shoes, or a creepy-crawly settling in your shoes for a nice snooze....

    Needless to say, I had to spend a hefty amount of time cleaning.

    Probably an entrance test for future employees would be to have the waiting room be dirty, and the interviewees will be observed to see if he takes the initiative to clean up. Loads of folks would fail that test lol.

    But you don't need to be a McDonalds' worker to make cleaning a great habit.
     
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    Very relatable as currently I share apartment with flatmates (students). I don't get It why It's so hard for others to clean their dishes after cooking, pick up what felt on the floor, not even mentioning stuff like washing floors etc. Hate It so much as every single dirt annoys me. I moved in new place, much better, but still.. It's super easy to keep everything clean If you clean up instantly after you get something dirty, If you wait week, then sure, It sucks to clean that mess. What I tell to these people is: "The cleaniness of your room reflects the cleaniness of your mind and life all together." Like If you can't keep your living place clean and you drop sh*t on streets, you're gonna have life filled with crap and you deserve It!
     
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    POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Men need to understand that almost universally, women are not looking for a solution when something bothers them and they complain. They are looking for sympathy.

    When she starts her whinging, sympathize - agree with her - tell her you understand how much it must aggravate her.

    In doing that you will likely defuse her feeling of annoyance or injury, and she might then agree to work on a solution.

    Walter
     
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    Mine is that people now days do not listen to the question and will not provide an answer that even remotely answers the question. To me the evasiveness shows a lack of preparation on the their part. If you are in business you should know your business well enough to answer questions intelligently.
     
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    This is closely related to my pet hate, which is that many sales people know nothing about the product they are supposedly "selling."

    Also, sometimes even the receptionist answering the phone hasn't a clue about how the business operates - even to the extent of not even knowing what products or services they sell :rage::thumbsdown:

    Walter
     
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