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Old 01-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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My wife was recently invited to a business forum in Manchester, hosted by the BBC. I really did expect them to know better, but alas - I was obviously wrong.

When she got the confirmation email and an attachment with information about when and where it did tell her the date (which she already knew), the time was given as between 6 and 9 (I am assuming they meant pm, no-one would meet that early in the morning, would they?), the address informed her of the name of the room and the name of the building (there must be a building with that name somewhere in Manchester...) and the attachment was a PowerPoint slide.

What numpty concocted this and why did they even agree to do it when they obviously have no idea? How come they were allowed to try!?

   
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Someone to whom it never occurred that the recipient is not intimately involved with the organization knowing all there is to know...'-}}

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It probably was an entry test. If you're not savvy enough to find that building (and be on time) you shouldn't take part in a business forum. Obviously.

   
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School student on work experience?

   
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To me, it sounds more like someone who has been dragged into the computer age kicking and screaming and managed to learn two tricks: how to paste some stuff into a PowerPoint slide and how to send an email and attach something to it. Once you know that works, that's how you do everything.

   
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I got a letter from Royal Mail today giving a URL where I could, er, register to be advised about their next price hike before it happens.

So I typed it in but got a 404.
Checked the address, still got 404.
Restarted the browser, slowly typed the address - 404.
Consigned letter to the bin. Unbelievable.

   
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Update!

The attachment was designed by the people hired by the BBC to run this forum, using the only piece of software the knew how to use.

Clef obviously passed the test and everything went fine.

   
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That still doesn't excuse the lack of info--am/pm, street address, etc.--and what does it say about the BBC that they hired a company like that? '-}}

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That in itself raises a other bunch of questions as it isn't very business like, which was the point of this gathering - to do business in a professional manner.

   
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ROFL!!! That just takes the cake...LOL!!! '-}}

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