• P (unregistered)

    Is an average of NaN below 4?

  • Q (unregistered)

    Comment held for moderation.

  • R (unregistered)

    Are logins limited to one charachter now?

  • S (unregistered)

    I don't know what you're talking about

  • Ondřej Vágner (google) in reply to R

    Surely not.

  • pudin9 (unregistered)

    Your Twitter link has an extra 0 at the end.

  • (nodebb)

    Um. A KPI that depends on harassing the employees and hoping they actually respond seriously? Does. Not. Compute.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Not surprising, because many KPIs do not compute.

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    KPI is Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

  • (nodebb)

    I love the choice of technology. Scala to program, Google sheet to store, and duct tape to patch a dam.

  • (nodebb) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    Hahaha at Kyiv Polytechnic university

    Addendum 2019-10-21 07:51: Institute rather

  • THeCPUWizard (unregistered)

    Based solely on the presented info, I did not see any place where "month" was inherently exposed to the user.....

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)

    So when does Excel get prepared statements?

    Also, give me a Vector[Victor]!

  • Used to be Pointy Haired Boss (unregistered)

    The beatings will continue until satisfaction metrics reach 4.5.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Used to be Pointy Haired Boss

    More common: The employees who submit ratings below 4 will be sacked. Ratings rise dramatically. PHB gets bonus.

  • SyntaxError (unregistered)

    @Remy Shouldn't the missing button be a raised middle finger instead of index?

  • (nodebb)

    Ugh, my company has recently started using this slackbot. I did it the first time, ignored it the second.

  • Decius (unregistered)

    That actually seems like a reasonable metric, as long as the policies that change are based on the answers to the follow-up questions with users who report less than a 4.

    Which I'm sure are implemented. In a manner that encourages honest answers. And not abused.

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    1: "Hey, we've had a great idea! We're going to implement employee feedback! Like customer feedback but better!"

    2: "Ah, it's makework, give it to the CEO's nephew. He's in the office, on summer break, making a nuisance of himself. Let's give him this to do, it's not going to have any effect on the rest of the business. It'll keep him out of the way doing something harmless."

    3: ???

    4: Profit!

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    Oh yeah, came through Heathrow the other day, coming back from Trumpistan. Spent half an hour in a line at passport control, where wave after wave after wave of brain-challenged travellers failed to be able to follow the trivially simple instructions for using the e-gates to validate their identity against their passports. How hard can it be to a) put your feet where you're told, b) put your passport where you're told, c) take off your stupid glasses, hats and headphones and d) look where you're told? Takes 5 seconds if you get all that right, upwards of a minute followed by schlepping your behind to the manned gate if you're too terminally thick.

    As I flounced out after my 5-second experience under the scrutiny of the perfectly well-behaved and efficient passport-checking robot (and boy, can I flounce), I dobbed my digit firmly and surely on the minor-frowny "could do better" button. (Oh, and here there are only 4 options: major frowny: bright red, minor frowny: paler red, minor smiley: pale green, major smiley: bright green.)

  • I can be a robot if you want me to be (unregistered)

    Why build a statement rather than using a stored procedure? Because company policy says that only the off shore team which administers the databases can write stored procedures and their lead time, from when they acknowledge the request, is three months.

  • I can be a robot if you want me to be (unregistered)

    Everyone should know that is there's a survey with 1 to 5 managers will downgrade anyone who doesn't get 5. 1 to 4 is a fail, 5 is a pass, so don't spend any time considering the details and either give them full marks or don't submit the survey.

  • (nodebb)

    One job I had, the annual employee review form included a question asking if the employee had any suggestions about how company policies or procedures could be improved. My first couple of years I left this blank. The third year I wrote that procedures for arranging business travel were unnecessarily complex and suggested some simplifications. In his reply my boss wrote, "I explained to employee why the existing procedures are necessary." He hadn't explained anything, but I got the idea that no one cared about my suggestion. I left it blank the next few years, then the next year put a suggestion for some other procedure change, I forget just what it was. I had a different boss by then, and he came to me quietly and gave me another copy of the form, told me to fill it out again leaving that space blank, because, he explained, "Headquarters doesn't like being told they're doing something wrong."

    When that boss retired, I was assigned to clean out his old files. I came across a memo he had written about another employee's review. I probably shouldn't have seen such personnel matters but whatever. Apparently he had written that he felt some employees were given privileges that others were not. (I'll skip boring you with the details.) According to the memo, his boss and his boss's boss had taken him aside and "counseled" him about how the company was completely fair to everyone until he had grudging said, "I probably shouldn't have written that". They interpreted this to be concession that his comment was wrong.

    So if anyone who complains about company policy is dismissed or badgered into silence until the employees get the message that there's nothing gained by complaining, do the higher ups than congratulate themselves and say to each other, "Hey look! There are almost no complaints! Morale is very high."

  • (nodebb)

    I've always wondered what businesses do with these surveys where they ask customers to rate them on a 1 to 5 scale or whatever. If customers give them a high rating, do they say "So everything is great and we can just sit back and not worry about improving anything"? Of if customers give a low rating, what do they do? "Customers say our service is bad. We should improve service." Well, great. How? You don't even know what it is the customer's don't like. You could spend millions speeding up the check-out process when the real problem is that customers don't like the color of the floor tiles or whatever.

  • (nodebb) in reply to saneperson

    If they're doing it right, then a low rating will trigger research into why the rating is low. But if the decision makers are unaware that any problem exists, they'll focus on other corporate priorities.

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