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A manager...
« on: July 27, 2011, 04:16:43 PM »
...sent me an email today with the word "there" referencing a group of people I'm to meet with, instead of "their". ARGHHHH!! :brickwall:

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Re: A manager...
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 04:28:13 PM »
Breathe deeply... ;D


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Re: A manager...
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 05:27:59 PM »
 ::)  You know those Mgrs know more and better.  I understand your frustration.

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Re: A manager...
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 09:50:21 PM »
I had a Peurto Rican manager who wrote the same way she spoke...and English was her 2nd language. It was really sad.
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Re: A manager...
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 10:06:04 PM »



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Re: A manager...
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 10:11:19 PM »
I had a Peurto Rican manager who wrote the same way she spoke...and English was her 2nd language. It was really sad.

What was that phrase......if you live in a glass house, don't throw stones.....

As a person who is somewhat fluent in a second language, it's difficult to fully master all the nuances. Heck, I know a bunch of folks who can barely speak and write only one language with accuracy and precision.



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Re: A manager...
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 10:17:53 PM »
As with anything there is a balance needed here. One should have patience with others, this is true  however if you are in a position of authority and leadership, proper communication skills are a must. If your communication skills are not up to par it lends itself to increasing cases of miscommunication and that could be problematic regardless of how many languages you might know.



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Re: A manager...
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 10:28:42 PM »
Let me guess the # of languages you speak?  Agree on the patience. Don't wholly buy into the potential problematic statement.it's been my experience that sub-par communication can easily overcome. I deal with the Japanese at Toyota all the time. Their English isn't perfect and it is sometime difficult to understand them. I also recognize I may be difficult for them to understand. To compensate for this, I talk much slower and spend more time seeking to be understood for clarity and comprehension. I also use simple, common words vs larger, polysyllabic words.



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Re: A manager...
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 11:06:31 PM »
Let me guess the # of languages you speak? 

Take a guess. I mean since you know me so well..  ::)



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Re: A manager...
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 11:08:46 PM »
...sent me an email today with the word "there" referencing a group of people I'm to meet with, instead of "their". ARGHHHH!! :brickwall:

Don't you just hate that?!  I know I do.  That and splitting verbs!!!!

I mean really, homonyms,  that is basic grammar ,we  learned that in fourth nor fifth grade.
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Re: A manager...
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 11:15:53 PM »
...sent me an email today with the word "there" referencing a group of people I'm to meet with, instead of "their". ARGHHHH!! :brickwall:

Don't you just hate that?!  I know I do.  That and splitting verbs!!!!

I mean really, homonyms,  that is basic grammar ,we  learned that in fourth nor fifth grade.

:lol:

The only ones that really make me cringe would be when someone says "conversate"  or use a double negative "No nothing" :lol: I remember those would make my English teacher hair stand on end and you would be writing grammar rules till your hand fell off. :lol:



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Re: A manager...
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 11:25:21 PM »
...sent me an email today with the word "there" referencing a group of people I'm to meet with, instead of "their". ARGHHHH!! :brickwall:

Don't you just hate that?!  I know I do.  That and splitting verbs!!!!

I mean really, homonyms,  that is basic grammar ,we  learned that in fourth nor fifth grade.

:lol:

The only ones that really make me cringe would be when someone says "conversate"  or use a double negative "No nothing" :lol: I remember those would make my English teacher hair stand on end and you would be writing grammar rules till your hand fell off. :lol:


I know. CON-VER-SATE!!!!! ::) ::)

That is another made-up "word" that just makes my brain tight.


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Re: A manager...
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 11:30:01 PM »
PLEASE allow me to throw in.... irregardless.

The word is REGARDLESS

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Re: A manager...
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 11:31:25 PM »
PLEASE allow me to throw in.... irregardless.

The word is REGARDLESS

Do you hear me... Creflo::)

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Re: A manager...
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 11:31:49 PM »
 :lmao:



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