MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by InsaneTD » 2018-06-26 02:57am

Probably using a smart phone and hit the call button that's presented by some sites. It puts in all the needed calling codes for it to connect for you and they wouldn't have noticed the international code.

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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by Raw Shark » 2018-06-26 11:22pm

Not my job, but related to white water rafting:

RAFTING GUIDE: So we're going to mostly be doing Class 4 rapids today, with a couple spots that are Class 5.

ME: So that's on a scale of 1-10, right?

RAFTING GUIDE: No, 1-5.

ME: Well, shit.

RAFTING GUIDE: You'll be fine, just paddle hard, watch your head, and stay in the boat.

~~~~~

TIME PASSES:

RAFTING GUIDE: So, we're going over a waterfall in a minute. Do you guys want to flip the boat backwards and go swimming?

ME: Fuck no.

THE REST OF THE TROOP: Hell yeah we do!

ME: [facepalm]

The rafting company had a photographer stationed at all of the "fun" spots. My parents still have the picture on the wall in their hallway, right next to the one of me meeting George H. W. Bush, who I would not have voted for, but c'mon, how often do you get to shake the hand of a POTUS? #eaglescout.

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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-06-27 08:25am

Wow. That sounds like Upper Gauley River. 5 Class 5's, the rest Class 3-4, and Sweet's Falls is a waterfall.

Where was your trip?
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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by Raw Shark » 2018-06-27 12:01pm

Penobscot River, Maine. Shit was crazy, until lunch, which we had in the calm spot. The 12' waterfall was almost right after that.

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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-07-04 01:10pm

Had a woman call in, looking for photos of her son's Boy Scout rafting trip.
She couldn't tell us when they went. She couldn't tell us who scheduled the trip. She couldn't tell us the Scout Master's Name, or what the troop Number was. She had no idea who her son was traveling with, or where her son was.
But by GOD she wanted us to get her pictures for her, and it was all our fault that she couldn't find a boy with his shirt off in all the pictures on the photographer's website.

Sadly, she was talking to one of the ladies that joined up the same time I did, but who doesn't have experience being firm with people. Another lady took the phone from my co-worker and firmly told the lady "Look, go talk to the Scout Master to get the information, and then we'll help you. Have a nice day."

For the next hour all the mothers were furious with the caller, unable to believe that she was that clueless about her son's hobbies and whereabouts.
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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-07-04 01:15pm

But, you're supposed to magically have the information, because you're the grunts.

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Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Post by SCRawl » 2018-08-24 11:08pm

Background: I work for a company which develops ERP software. We have a shitload of customizations for many of our clients, and while we do support them when things go wrong, not every developer understands every client's customizations. For this one client, there's one guy who understands their custom stuff, and we'll call him Batman. The client was calling in, looking for someone to figure out why his stuff wasn't working.

CLIENT: Can we get Batman to take a look?
ME: Batman is off until Monday.
CLIENT: Is there a way to get hold of Batman? Perhaps send him an email today?
ME: No, he's on vacation. Incommunicado, as far as I know.
CLIENT: Oh, he's gone overseas?

In the client's defence, english isn't his first language.
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