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Friday, September 9, 2016
They Want to be Paid for That?
A great clerical opportunity came up one day for a woman in my class. It sounded like a done deal, but they needed her to fax them her resume and cover letter. I gave her documents a quick proofread and then sent her to the fax room.
Thirty minutes later, when she hadn't come back to class, I went looking for her.
She was still in the fax room, but now she was visibly upset. 'YOU SAID I practically had the job. YOU SAID they just wanted my resume. SO WHY DO THEY KEEP SENDING IT BACK?!'
Turns out she thought a fax machine was like a paper teleporter and she felt extremely insulted that her papers kept coming back out of the machine.
In the 30 minutes since I'd left her in the fax room, she'd sent her cover letter and resume at least 15 times.
She did not get the job. (Source)
My dad called me up and asked where he could get additional fonts for his computer.
Before explaining about Google, Adobe, or free fonts, I decided to clarify. 'What type of font are you looking for?'
Dad: 'Well I just need a bigger font to make a sign at work, but the largest I have is 72pt and I think I need 150pt. Where can I download that?'
I'm glad I clarified.
Dad was so impressed that he could just click into that little window and set the font to a larger size.
Neither my Dad, his boss, or other employees knew that was possible. (Source)
Had to teach a 32-year-old woman how to make an upper case character on a keyboard. (Source)