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By cicero (Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 07:08:30 PM EST) whinging (all tags)
I had an interesting conversation with the architect the other day. It went something like this:

Architect: howdy
Me: howdy

poll - ethics of promoting your company?

so, it might not have been interesting to many of you, but the fact that he says howdy was news to me, and made me feel a bit better about saying howdy as often as I do. The architect bit is sort of an inside joke. I'm not sure from whence it sprang, but it sure looks like it's true.

in other news.  There must be something a little not right with me.  I'm constantly amazed how much of an unsolved problem politics on the global stage is.  I mean, really. I'm slowly coming to the realization that everything I was taught as a kid about the differences between adults and children was utter crap.  and it's a really depressing realization.  As one gets older (and maybe gets more power/influence) egos get even more bruised than they ever did when everyone was throwing tanbark and pinching the girls they liked. I'd always thought when you get to that level, you know, that level, ego was set aside as something which could serve no useful purpose. I guess I'm no different than anyone else, and that might be what's most depressing.

spent christmas and new years in canada with the girlfriend.  stayed at her parents place, in her bed no less.  not married, not engaged, and her folks are ethnic. I guess it was sort of a coup d'├ętat last year the first time we did it, but this year it was sort of expected.  It still gets raised eyebrows when I tell friends about it.  it was mostly good, but it's hard to be "on" for two solid weeks; her family did about 6 family dinners and there was a family brunch/lunch in there too for good measure. Add a giant friend/former-coworker reunion in there for good measure and you've got hours and hours of forced smiles and stupid jokes.  it got a little bumpy towards the end there to be sure.  next time, plans will have to be made to prevent.

I wrote this a few days ago, but since it's taken me so long to actually post it, more has happened and I feel like sharing.

1, I got sick for the first time in 07.  this is like the 5th time in as many months that I've gotten sick. my immune system is either busy fighting other things (something I'm considering, more insider knowledge), or it's on a fucking vacation.  work is like pre-school, everyone comes to work when their sick and I always seem to catch it.  last time (right before the break) it was one co-worker who shares the same cube area.  this time, it was the other. ugh.

I went to eb games/gamestop today to by rainbow 6 - las vegas.  I swear, I've given them a chance. I've given them many chances.  those cock-suckers always make me feel like a nimrod.  they had one copy left, but it didn't have the cover/box. all they had was one of those retarted anime drawing that said "rainbow six - las vegas" and the game.  the guy said that he'd give me a small discount b/c they didn't have the rest of the stuff that's supposed to come with it.  "ok", I said, "thanks.  if for some reason, the game is unplayable w/o the manual, can I come back for a straight exchange and get another game?  I don't usually look at the manual, but it's nice to have and it helps the resell value too."  whinging, "no. I'm going to put a sticker on the box and if you come back and the sticker is broken, I can only take the game back if it's defective".  "what?  you're putting a sticker on now, a sticker that you can just as easily put on if I bring the game back and I'm only talking about doing an exchange, not a full cash refund, and you can't do it?". whinging, "no".  "bye"

the poll is about trying to get some random company to use a product produced by the company I work for.  assuming I write, "disclaimer, I work for X".

alright. time to go play some r6.

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WIPO: maybe by debacle (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 08:27:01 PM EST
If Company A and Company B offer two competing products that seem nearly identical in fit for the given situation, then go for it.

If you're pushing Company A when Company B might be a better choice, then you're a cretin.

I say howdy a lot. More cordial than hi, less formal than hello.


It depends by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 04:29:19 AM EST
On your relationship with Random company.

You're entitled to try and sell stuff your employer makes, and if you're not a salesman should rush up to the office and claim commission for leads/sales that result.

What is the moral quandary here?

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
not so much a moral quandry I guess by cicero (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jan 15, 2007 at 08:12:59 AM EST
I need morals for that, right?  It's more that I find myself often saying, "have you guys thought of using whizbang product released by really cool company?  I'd be more likely to do business with you if you did b/c it makes things easier for me.  disclaimer, I work for really cool company"

I think having the disclaimer makes it alright, but I still feel a little iffy about it b/c I'm hyper sensitive like that.

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Morals don't come into it by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 12:51:07 AM EST
Say "I work for whizbang company, and they seem to have a product that does what you need...."

Disclaimer, morality and sales pitch all in one. Don't forget commission for the sales lead from whizbang!

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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hah by cicero (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 05:25:20 PM EST
I wish I got commission on this sort of thing. it's not going to happen though; I might get a mention at a company meeting, but I'm in security, not sales.

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