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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13800 on: July 06, 2016, 01:18:15 PM »
From yesterday...

"If I win mega millions tonight I'll buy myself a new car and never worry when the payment rolls around each month again."

But if you're a multi-millionaire, why would you choose to pay monthly for a car with interest...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13801 on: July 06, 2016, 01:24:36 PM »
"A lottery ticket is an investment."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13802 on: July 06, 2016, 01:55:48 PM »

This specific place is in St Louis Park, Best of India
http://www.bestofindiausa.com/

Would recommend.

I've been there, liked it. I recall the last time I went there I was with an American and so the waiter looked relieved when I asked them to serve everything mild.

I may have to break my longstanding never-go-to-the-burbs-for-"ethnic"-food rule.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13803 on: July 06, 2016, 02:34:43 PM »
From yesterday...

"If I win mega millions tonight I'll buy myself a new car and never worry when the payment rolls around each month again."

But if you're a multi-millionaire, why would you choose to pay monthly for a car with interest...

I bought a couple tickets. I ran out of things to do with the money pretty quick--not because I'd run myself dry and not because I couldn't think of more things to spend the money on, but just because I ran out of time in my hypothetical world. The money still can't buy me time, and I'd actually have a little less in the day since I'd sleep more.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13804 on: July 06, 2016, 02:59:05 PM »
"You work full time and don't have a housekeeper?  That's just crazy!"

Teehee, I don't work (for pay) at all and I still have a housekeeper!  Though, I actually am canceling the service after the next visit because my change in job circumstances is relatively recent and now it no longer makes sense for me to pay for cleaning -- the time/cost analysis has completely changed.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13805 on: July 06, 2016, 03:20:58 PM »
I prefer mine from a chilewench. Chili is a dish with meat and beans.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13806 on: July 06, 2016, 03:39:52 PM »

This specific place is in St Louis Park, Best of India
http://www.bestofindiausa.com/

Would recommend.

I've been there, liked it. I recall the last time I went there I was with an American and so the waiter looked relieved when I asked them to serve everything mild.

I may have to break my longstanding never-go-to-the-burbs-for-"ethnic"-food rule.

Didn't you get the memo?  Urban cities are hot again!  That means poor immigrants can't afford to live there, and have to move out to the burbs now.  That's where all the poor artists will have to go, too.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13807 on: July 06, 2016, 03:44:00 PM »
I prefer mine from a chilewench. Chili is a dish with meat and beans.

Hold the phone.  You don't like chili?  And you've clearly never been to Texas if you think Chili has beans.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13808 on: July 06, 2016, 05:20:39 PM »
*snip*

It's also common forum etiquette to defer to those with higher post counts.  And to buy them chocolates every WalrusDay.

Okay, everybody, let's not forget that WalrusDay is November 24th, so mark your calendars!  Dragoncar, please post your full mailing address for us to all send you chocolates.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13809 on: July 06, 2016, 05:28:51 PM »
I prefer mine from a chilewench. Chili is a dish with meat and beans.

Hold the phone.  You don't like chili?  And you've clearly never been to Texas if you think Chili has beans.

Or Cincinnati, for that matter.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13810 on: July 06, 2016, 05:31:07 PM »
From yesterday...

"If I win mega millions tonight I'll buy myself a new car and never worry when the payment rolls around each month again."

But if you're a multi-millionaire, why would you choose to pay monthly for a car with interest...

For same reason you should carry a mortgage once fire and not pay off low interest debt. My millions are better served in the market  than tied up in a car.  House or otherwise. The banks are practically giving money away at today's interest rates. To tie in up in a house car or otherwise would be foolish.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13811 on: July 06, 2016, 06:33:16 PM »
From yesterday...

"If I win mega millions tonight I'll buy myself a new car and never worry when the payment rolls around each month again."

But if you're a multi-millionaire, why would you choose to pay monthly for a car with interest...

For same reason you should carry a mortgage once fire and not pay off low interest debt. My millions are better served in the market  than tied up in a car.  House or otherwise. The banks are practically giving money away at today's interest rates. To tie in up in a house car or otherwise would be foolish.

Most likely they will end up buying a Ferarri or Bentley, not something like a Honda Fit.  If I was a bank I would charge lottery winners a higher interest rate (if allowed by law) because they tend to go bankrupt quickly.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13812 on: July 07, 2016, 06:53:45 AM »
From yesterday...

"If I win mega millions tonight I'll buy myself a new car and never worry when the payment rolls around each month again."

But if you're a multi-millionaire, why would you choose to pay monthly for a car with interest...

For same reason you should carry a mortgage once fire and not pay off low interest debt. My millions are better served in the market  than tied up in a car.  House or otherwise. The banks are practically giving money away at today's interest rates. To tie in up in a house car or otherwise would be foolish.

This is assuming they would get a low interest loan on a car though. No guarantee they're qualifying for 1.9% or whatever they're spouting on new car commercials.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13813 on: July 07, 2016, 07:35:13 AM »
I prefer mine from a chilewench. Chili is a dish with meat and beans.

Hold the phone.  You don't like chili?  And you've clearly never been to Texas if you think Chili has beans.

Never said I don't like chili. But, what they're talking about, to me, is chile.

And, you're right. Some chili doesn't have beans. I enjoy a good Cincinnati chili.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13814 on: July 07, 2016, 07:45:22 AM »
Chiliwench is an awesome job title.

I'll bet if I use that to address my wife I won't get any more chili... (She makes WONDERFUL chili).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13815 on: July 07, 2016, 07:57:26 AM »
And, you're right. Some chili doesn't have beans. I enjoy a good Cincinnati chili.
No, All chili doesn't have beans. If it has beans it's a stew. ;-)


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13816 on: July 07, 2016, 08:01:55 AM »
Chiliwench is an awesome job title.

I'll bet if I use that to address my wife I won't get any more chili... (She makes WONDERFUL chili).

Unless you're dressed as a pirate, toting a bottle of rum and a box of chocolates.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13817 on: July 07, 2016, 08:14:37 AM »
Ahhhh, good approach!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13818 on: July 07, 2016, 10:30:36 AM »
*snip*

It's also common forum etiquette to defer to those with higher post counts.  And to buy them chocolates every WalrusDay.

Okay, everybody, let's not forget that WalrusDay is November 24th, so mark your calendars!  Dragoncar, please post your full mailing address for us to all send you chocolates.

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When we get to Yemen, can I live with you?

I prefer mine from a chilewench. Chili is a dish with meat and beans.

Hold the phone.  You don't like chili?  And you've clearly never been to Texas if you think Chili has beans.

Never said I don't like chili. But, what they're talking about, to me, is chile.

And, you're right. Some chili doesn't have beans. I enjoy a good Cincinnati chili.

We are talking about hot food, of which chili is one.  Specifically, frugal nacho made a pretend order for very spicy chili.  If you don't want any, that's fine more for us

I'd say chiliwench would be a good name for a chili stand (or truck) but would probably attract feminist protestors in these here parts
« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 10:32:27 AM by dragoncar »

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13819 on: July 07, 2016, 10:43:13 AM »

This specific place is in St Louis Park, Best of India
http://www.bestofindiausa.com/

Would recommend.

I've been there, liked it. I recall the last time I went there I was with an American and so the waiter looked relieved when I asked them to serve everything mild.

I may have to break my longstanding never-go-to-the-burbs-for-"ethnic"-food rule.

IMO the best Indian food is in the suburbs.  Makes sense since most of the Indian population here lives...  in the suburbs.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13820 on: July 07, 2016, 11:37:06 AM »

This specific place is in St Louis Park, Best of India
http://www.bestofindiausa.com/

Would recommend.

I've been there, liked it. I recall the last time I went there I was with an American and so the waiter looked relieved when I asked them to serve everything mild.

I may have to break my longstanding never-go-to-the-burbs-for-"ethnic"-food rule.

IMO the best Indian food is in the suburbs.  Makes sense since most of the Indian population here lives...  in the suburbs.

I completely agree, after all my mom makes the best Indian food in the world and she lives in the suburbs!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13821 on: July 07, 2016, 11:54:25 AM »

This specific place is in St Louis Park, Best of India
http://www.bestofindiausa.com/

Would recommend.

I've been there, liked it. I recall the last time I went there I was with an American and so the waiter looked relieved when I asked them to serve everything mild.

I may have to break my longstanding never-go-to-the-burbs-for-"ethnic"-food rule.

IMO the best Indian food is in the suburbs.  Makes sense since most of the Indian population here lives...  in the suburbs.

I completely agree, after all my mom makes the best Indian food in the world and she lives in the suburbs!

The rule came from a Vietnamese friend, so it probably depends on the type of food in question.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13822 on: July 07, 2016, 11:58:21 AM »
We are talking about hot food, of which chili is one.  Specifically, frugal nacho made a pretend order for very spicy chili.  If you don't want any, that's fine more for us

I'd say chiliwench would be a good name for a chili stand (or truck) but would probably attract feminist protestors in these here parts

That was not a pretend order.  I need 500 ccs of chili STAT!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13823 on: July 07, 2016, 12:31:32 PM »
We are talking about hot food, of which chili is one.  Specifically, frugal nacho made a pretend order for very spicy chili.  If you don't want any, that's fine more for us

I'd say chiliwench would be a good name for a chili stand (or truck) but would probably attract feminist protestors in these here parts

That was not a pretend order.  I need 500 ccs of chili STAT!

The chilibulance should get there soon

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13824 on: July 07, 2016, 01:14:18 PM »
We are talking about hot food, of which chili is one.  Specifically, frugal nacho made a pretend order for very spicy chili.  If you don't want any, that's fine more for us

I'd say chiliwench would be a good name for a chili stand (or truck) but would probably attract feminist protestors in these here parts

That was not a pretend order.  I need 500 ccs of chili STAT!

The chilibulance should get there soon

Just hook it to my veins!


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13825 on: July 07, 2016, 01:42:01 PM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13826 on: July 07, 2016, 01:49:39 PM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.

We get that kind of spam war a few times a year.  It can become effectively a DOS attack.  At least emails are easy to delete!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13827 on: July 07, 2016, 02:09:20 PM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.

We get that kind of spam war a few times a year.  It can become effectively a DOS attack.  At least emails are easy to delete!

Yeah, I would just add a filter that deletes anything containing the original offending sender's email address

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13828 on: July 07, 2016, 02:14:46 PM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.


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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13829 on: July 07, 2016, 02:16:26 PM »
My company has finally started putting the company-wide list in the BCC field so that if you reply to all it only goes to the original sender.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13830 on: July 07, 2016, 02:57:16 PM »
On the bright side, nobody steals my beer now!

Except for Jack :-/

Huh? I don't even like beer!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13831 on: July 07, 2016, 03:21:40 PM »
My company has finally started putting the company-wide list in the BCC field so that if you reply to all it only goes to the original sender.

There have been tech stories of "reply-all" taking down corporate networks with participants replying to the replies. I can't find the story that I want to reference but one company had to shut their mails erver down a few times to get everyone calmed down and to quit replying to all.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13832 on: July 07, 2016, 03:26:19 PM »
I just use the "mute" feature gmail has very liberally for emails.
Any email that might turn into a reply-all discussion that I don't care about I just mute and never see again

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13833 on: July 07, 2016, 05:15:26 PM »
The day our facilities manager (who sends out many office-wide updates and announcements) discovered the "BCC: all employees" feature was amazing.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13834 on: July 07, 2016, 09:02:29 PM »
A couple of months ago someone at work came to me determined to end the financial year out of debt. We sat down and went over their expenses and they agreed with themself to commit to changes. Essentially they would have to give up "shopping" until the end of financial year and cut back on general expenses (they did leave a $200/month entertainment allowance in there so it wasn't exactly a mustachian cutback).

Fast forward to the last day of the financial year and this person comes back after lunch with $800 worth of goods in the back of their car and laughs saying they just can't change who they are and that the debt will have to wait. 

Now if they mention their financial issues around me I just get up and walk away.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13835 on: July 08, 2016, 06:56:43 AM »
My company has finally started putting the company-wide list in the BCC field so that if you reply to all it only goes to the original sender.

There have been tech stories of "reply-all" taking down corporate networks with participants replying to the replies. I can't find the story that I want to reference but one company had to shut their mails erver down a few times to get everyone calmed down and to quit replying to all.
I don't know about this, but I have heard about a case of auto-reply.  One guy set up an auto reply for a specific person, to mess with them.  So the other guy set up an auto reply back.  The first email between the two after that set up an infinite loop of auto-replies and brought the company's email down.  At which time the company took both of their email privileges away.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13836 on: July 08, 2016, 07:26:44 AM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.
Once when I was leaving on vacation for south Asia, I turned off my phone for about 24 hours while traveling. When I turned it back on, I saw that I had >200 (work) emails. I initially panicked - something terrible must have happened for me to be getting that many emails on a weekend! But then as I scrolled through I realized it was exactly the case you described - an email was send out to thousands of people, and dozens of them replied all to say "please take me off the distribution list!" or "everybody stop replying all!" OMG.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13837 on: July 08, 2016, 07:45:46 AM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.
Once when I was leaving on vacation for south Asia, I turned off my phone for about 24 hours while traveling. When I turned it back on, I saw that I had >200 (work) emails. I initially panicked - something terrible must have happened for me to be getting that many emails on a weekend! But then as I scrolled through I realized it was exactly the case you described - an email was send out to thousands of people, and dozens of them replied all to say "please take me off the distribution list!" or "everybody stop replying all!" OMG.

That happened here on the Army base during my staycation last week. Most of the replies were utterly asinine, and one was even a clear Hatch Act violation (a political jab at a current POTUS nominee, to be specific). I just got around to deleting them all yesterday. It boggles the mind how many stupid people manage to hold government jobs at or near six-figure salaries.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13838 on: July 08, 2016, 09:30:56 AM »
My company has finally started putting the company-wide list in the BCC field so that if you reply to all it only goes to the original sender.

There have been tech stories of "reply-all" taking down corporate networks with participants replying to the replies. I can't find the story that I want to reference but one company had to shut their mails erver down a few times to get everyone calmed down and to quit replying to all.
I don't know about this, but I have heard about a case of auto-reply.  One guy set up an auto reply for a specific person, to mess with them.  So the other guy set up an auto reply back.  The first email between the two after that set up an infinite loop of auto-replies and brought the company's email down.  At which time the company took both of their email privileges away.

I did this in college with a chat program and brought down the Penn State mainframe.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13839 on: July 08, 2016, 11:07:11 AM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.
Once when I was leaving on vacation for south Asia, I turned off my phone for about 24 hours while traveling. When I turned it back on, I saw that I had >200 (work) emails. I initially panicked - something terrible must have happened for me to be getting that many emails on a weekend! But then as I scrolled through I realized it was exactly the case you described - an email was send out to thousands of people, and dozens of them replied all to say "please take me off the distribution list!" or "everybody stop replying all!" OMG.

That happened here on the Army base during my staycation last week. Most of the replies were utterly asinine, and one was even a clear Hatch Act violation (a political jab at a current POTUS nominee, to be specific). I just got around to deleting them all yesterday. It boggles the mind how many stupid people manage to hold government jobs at or near six-figure salaries.

I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13840 on: July 08, 2016, 01:29:32 PM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.
Once when I was leaving on vacation for south Asia, I turned off my phone for about 24 hours while traveling. When I turned it back on, I saw that I had >200 (work) emails. I initially panicked - something terrible must have happened for me to be getting that many emails on a weekend! But then as I scrolled through I realized it was exactly the case you described - an email was send out to thousands of people, and dozens of them replied all to say "please take me off the distribution list!" or "everybody stop replying all!" OMG.

That happened here on the Army base during my staycation last week. Most of the replies were utterly asinine, and one was even a clear Hatch Act violation (a political jab at a current POTUS nominee, to be specific). I just got around to deleting them all yesterday. It boggles the mind how many stupid people manage to hold government jobs at or near six-figure salaries.

I'm pretty sure that's the one common requirement to holding down a government job :)
« Last Edit: July 08, 2016, 01:43:24 PM by Magilla »

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13841 on: July 08, 2016, 02:36:18 PM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13842 on: July 08, 2016, 03:00:22 PM »
My company has finally started putting the company-wide list in the BCC field so that if you reply to all it only goes to the original sender.

There have been tech stories of "reply-all" taking down corporate networks with participants replying to the replies. I can't find the story that I want to reference but one company had to shut their mails erver down a few times to get everyone calmed down and to quit replying to all.
I don't know about this, but I have heard about a case of auto-reply.  One guy set up an auto reply for a specific person, to mess with them.  So the other guy set up an auto reply back.  The first email between the two after that set up an infinite loop of auto-replies and brought the company's email down. At which time the company took both of their email privileges away.

OMG.  When I worked I would have paid to have my e-mail "privileges" taken away. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13843 on: July 08, 2016, 03:41:31 PM »
We get sent fake phishing emails from IT to see if we are following policy. I'm tempted to intentionally fail the test so they will revoke my email "privileges".

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13844 on: July 08, 2016, 03:48:35 PM »
Our IT guys just despair of some of the people in my building.

They just don't have a discerning bone in their bodies when it comes to potentially harmful emails.

One guy is on a real power trip, loves thinking he gets sent information first, so he looks at spam emails, works out which department he thinks they are related to, and generously forwards them on. (E.g. Any Apple or Facebook spam gets forwarded to the web team. >.<)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13845 on: July 08, 2016, 03:50:15 PM »
Our IT guys just despair of some of the people in my building.

They just don't have a discerning bone in their bodies when it comes to potentially harmful emails.

One guy is on a real power trip, loves thinking he gets sent information first, so he looks at spam emails, works out which department he thinks they are related to, and generously forwards them on. (E.g. Any Apple or Facebook spam gets forwarded to the web team. >.<)
HAHAHAHHAHAHHA that is hilarious.  Is he maybe just bored and trolling you?  That is a serious lack of critical thinking.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13846 on: July 08, 2016, 06:17:17 PM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

Oh god.

Better put goatse on their credit cards then, so they don't just switch to piling up more credit!
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« Reply #13847 on: July 08, 2016, 10:27:49 PM »
I've got a Tubman that says it was anti-Hillary.

Tubman? We should put Tubgirl on currency! That'll stop people spending outrageously.

Oh god.

Better put goatse on their credit cards then, so they don't just switch to piling up more credit!

... something something two girls one buck something something ...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13848 on: July 11, 2016, 06:21:51 AM »
I'm on a distribution list with around 5000 other people (well according to the email, I have no idea how many in reality).  Someone sent out a request using it.  So far there have been 11 reply alls, to either take them off the distro list, or a simply reply of "unsubscribe," or chastising the other people who replied all.

These Reply-All fights are one of my favorite things at work.  We only get them a couple of times per year. 

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