Started by Matt2112, June 07, 2019, 17:04:00 pm
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Quote from: Matt2112 on June 12, 2019, 23:08:21 pmWas looking at a month-by-month profit & loss analysis today which someone had labelled a "Time Series".Technically that may be correct, but, come on, surely only t0ssers call it that.
Quote from: Slim on June 13, 2019, 14:54:16 pmThat's the correct nomenclature for a set of data indexed over time, and what you described is categorically one of those. It's not a trendy buzz phrase or anything like that. Just proper use of language.
Quote from: Bez on August 27, 2019, 10:46:54 amA worrying trend that is become almost ubiquitous is the habit of asking "how some one is?" or "hoping that they're well" at the beginning of an e-mail.I feel compelled to answer, sometimes in detail....I had one this morning checking that I'd had a good bank holiday weekend.I replied: "Good weekend overall, thanks, despite shopping for new sofas and some gardening. I did manage to watch the end of the cricket " as it happened," so not all bad...."Am I in the minority?
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 27, 2019, 11:55:23 amI think the intention is sound, so I think greetings like that are okay as it sets a more informal and conversational tone from the outset and creates an affinity, whereas without it many emails can come across as unintentionally aloof and impersonal; and aloofness is one of my pet hates.That said, sometimes I just cannot be arsed with small talk, so there is a balance to be struck..!
Quote from: Bez on August 27, 2019, 15:07:22 pmI really object when its some one I don't already know: an intro from a recruiter for example...
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