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Re: Greetings #112171
09/18/03 07:03 PM
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I think they have some idea about my opinions, I'm not necessarily being real quiet about them. Possibly that's WHY they don't listen to me...but probably they should, once in while. However...



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Re: Greetings #112172
09/19/03 02:14 PM
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HR?


Re: Greetings #112173
09/19/03 02:18 PM
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Human Resources. It's what they call Personnel these days.


Re: Greetings #112174
09/19/03 09:40 PM
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Human Resources. It's what they call Personnel these days.

there main fuctions these days it find out ways of reducing humam resources, or at least the cost of them.. see outsourcing!



Re: Greetings #112175
09/20/03 11:20 AM
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ways of reducing humam resources

We prefer to think of it as optimizing ROI in resource potential.


Re: Greetings #112176
09/20/03 09:53 PM
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Yup, I'd call and ask for the name also.

I would never start a letter with Greetings. Sounds very telephone-solicitationish.

Any letter that starts with Greetings, I probably wouldnít read either. Iíd assume it would be from somebody trying to sell me something that I didnít ask for Ė and if they canít bother to take two minutes to get my name, then they are probably not somebody Iíd want to deal with anyway. If two minutes out of their life is too much for them to handle, where will they be when I have a problem that has to be resolved thatíll take more time than that.

The only Greetings that is acceptable is one that comes at the top of a Christmas card or Christmas letter from a friend or family member who is addressing your whole family because it would be ridiculous to name all of them.



Re: Greetings #112177
09/26/03 07:33 AM
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Human Resources. It's what they call Personnel these days.

there main fuctions these days it find out ways of reducing humam resources, or at least the cost of them.. see outsourcing!


[start of rant]Lately, their main function seems to be dreaming up yet more training courses on 'soft issues' such as 'dealing with conflict' or 'discrimination in the work-place' and avoiding anything remotely related to the technical apects of the work. The soft issues are important in themselves but should be kept in perspective when reviewing what is required to ensure competency. Of course, the 'soft issues' are the only ones that you might consider HR competent to deal with, so it may have something to do with ensuring that they are keeping busy; or am I being cynical? [end of rant][apologies to any HR people on the board - you know I don't really mean it; some of my best friends....]




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