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Windows 7: Spelling lessons needed...apparently

07 Jun 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
What about counting your change back to you ???.. now that's sad..
they will stand and just look at you... having no idea how it's done.
And that is a sad commentary on the so called "Life Skills" being taught in our government schools. If the computer does not show them the amount of change due, they cannot make change.
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07 Jun 2010   #12
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I see this in my workplace too. One of my bosses, who is a delightful guy that has a master's degree in psychology, simply cannot spell. A couple of the others are just as bad. Any sign they post, throughout the employee-only areas, is a possible candidate.

The most recent example? A sign that ended with the phrase, "THANKS, MANAGMENT". Forgive the caps....this is why they post so many misspellings, because they insist on using all caps, which does not allow them the use of spell check, which they so desperately need. Thank goodness that the last time the restaurant's menu was revised, that they let me proofread it before they had all the copies printed!

Even worse than all the improper spelling, is the kitchen managers' (two brothers) insistence that you pull things out of the freezer to "un-thaw" them. This grates on me every single time I hear it, but I have given up on trying to correct it. And no, this is not a fast-food place, either.....I might be a little more forgiving of their failings if it was!
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07 Jun 2010   #13
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
What about counting your change back to you ???.. now that's sad..
they will stand and just look at you... having no idea how it's done.
I go by this BK frequently because it's close by. It's happened more then a few times, that the the total came to $5.45 or something similar.

Most of the time, if I hand them a $10 and a $1 to get $5 and some change back, the general response is "Oh, you gave me one dollar too much"

There was one time the total equaled $5.30, I handed the person $6 and a nickle so I could get 3 quarters back. The person looked at me really confused and called the manager over.
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07 Jun 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
What about counting your change back to you ???.. now that's sad..
they will stand and just look at you... having no idea how it's done.
I go by this BK frequently because it's close by. It's happened more then a few times, that the the total came to $5.45 or something similar.

Most of the time, if I hand them a $10 and a $1 to get $5 and some change back, the general response is "Oh, you gave me one dollar too much"

There was one time the total equaled $5.30, I handed the person $6 and a nickle so I could get 3 quarters back. The person looked at me really confused and called the manager over.
These stories happen to me several times per week - but interestingly enough only in the US, not in Europe. Maye in the US because there are always those odd amounts due to the sales tax.
E.g. the total is $7.19. So I give the person a $10 bill which she types into the register. In the meantime I found 19 cents that I hand to her (or him). Total confusion from then on and no mathematical explanation can clear up the mystery.
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07 Jun 2010   #15
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Saw this sign in Atlanta...


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07 Jun 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
What about counting your change back to you ???.. now that's sad..
they will stand and just look at you... having no idea how it's done.
I go by this BK frequently because it's close by. It's happened more then a few times, that the the total came to $5.45 or something similar.

Most of the time, if I hand them a $10 and a $1 to get $5 and some change back, the general response is "Oh, you gave me one dollar too much"

There was one time the total equaled $5.30, I handed the person $6 and a nickle so I could get 3 quarters back. The person looked at me really confused and called the manager over.
These stories happen to me several times per week - but interestingly enough only in the US, not in Europe. Maye in the US because there are always those odd amounts due to the sales tax.
E.g. the total is $7.19. So I give the person a $10 bill which she types into the register. In the meantime I found 19 cents that I hand to her (or him). Total confusion from then on and no mathematical explanation can clear up the mystery.
The sales tax on food here is like 9.1%, in addition to any other odd change amounts (such as $0.99 for a burger) and then there is like a 3% credit card charge (if used).
You never get nice even amounts (though I did once).

And also, no, they can't spell. Nor can they get your order right, or understand you (assuming you can understand them).
Though I am glad it is the stupid ones working there, and the smart people are actually doing important stuff (like teaching )

~Lordbob
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07 Jun 2010   #17
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post

I go by this BK frequently because it's close by. It's happened more then a few times, that the the total came to $5.45 or something similar.

Most of the time, if I hand them a $10 and a $1 to get $5 and some change back, the general response is "Oh, you gave me one dollar too much"

There was one time the total equaled $5.30, I handed the person $6 and a nickle so I could get 3 quarters back. The person looked at me really confused and called the manager over.
These stories happen to me several times per week - but interestingly enough only in the US, not in Europe. Maye in the US because there are always those odd amounts due to the sales tax.
E.g. the total is $7.19. So I give the person a $10 bill which she types into the register. In the meantime I found 19 cents that I hand to her (or him). Total confusion from then on and no mathematical explanation can clear up the mystery.
The sales tax on food here is like 9.1%, in addition to any other odd change amounts (such as $0.99 for a burger) and then there is like a 3% credit card charge (if used).
You never get nice even amounts (though I did once).

And also, no, they can't spell. Nor can they get your order right, or understand you (assuming you can understand them).
Though I am glad it is the stupid ones working there, and the smart people are actually doing important stuff (like teaching )

~Lordbob
If the smart ones are teaching and the final product are the stupid ones taking your order then you have no one to blame but yourself.
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07 Jun 2010   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
If the smart ones are teaching and the final product are the stupid ones taking your order then you have no one to blame but yourself.
Not entirely. There are some that just don't wish to learn...

~Lordbob
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07 Jun 2010   #19
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
If the smart ones are teaching and the final product are the stupid ones taking your order then you have no one to blame but yourself.
Not entirely. There are some that just don't wish to learn...

~Lordbob
And those are the ones flipping burgers and trying to give us the correct change!
Fortunately I was blessed with some great teachers. They don't make them like they used to.
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07 Jun 2010   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
If the smart ones are teaching and the final product are the stupid ones taking your order then you have no one to blame but yourself.
Not entirely. There are some that just don't wish to learn...

~Lordbob
And those are the ones flipping burgers and trying to give us the correct change!
Fortunately I was blessed with some great teachers. They don't make them like they used to.
Agreed. I had pretty good teachers too luckily.

~Lordbob
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