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    Cool "getting on" and fine?

    Hi, I was talking with my trainer (American) last night on our group's performance.

    He says: For me you are just "getting on", the rest are fine.

    I was wonder what he meant by "getting on" and fine?

    Which is better? "getting on"? fine?

    Please help me to figure this out.

    Thank You.

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    Re: "getting on" and fine?

    I would characterise them this way:

    "getting on" means, making progress

    The word "just" would indicate a negative tone. Just making progress.

    "fine" means, ok or satisfactory or acceptable.

    Please keep in mind that one persons use of the word fine may differ from another person because everyone has their own criteria of what level of performance would be fine verses bad or good or great or even getting on.

    Which is better? Is it better to make progress or do satisfactory? One could argue both sides. Its in the eye of the beholder, or subjective. Both are general terms, maybe ask him for elaboration?

    The word "just" in "just getting on" shows a little negitivity. Thats how I look at it, I am sure others may see it differently.

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    Re: "getting on" and fine?

    Thanks for the explaination. The phrase is confusing me .... I'm start to worry on the actual meaning of it as well as my performance. Doesn't really know is I'm doing bad or good as you says everyone will see it differently... Anyway, thank you so much for helping my on this...

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    Re: "getting on" and fine?

    "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all the people some of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time"

    Best of success with your group What kind of group is it?

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    Re: "getting on" and fine?

    We are an IT support group in a company...

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    Re: "getting on" and fine?

    ohhhhh I thought it might be a rock group

    Chris
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    Re: "getting on" and fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saxonlight
    I would characterise them this way:
    "getting on" means, making progress
    The word "just" would indicate a negative tone. Just making progress.
    "fine" means, ok or satisfactory or acceptable.
    Please keep in mind that one persons use of the word fine may differ from another person because everyone has their own criteria of what level of performance would be fine verses bad or good or great or even getting on.
    Which is better? Is it better to make progress or do satisfactory? One could argue both sides. Its in the eye of the beholder, or subjective. Both are general terms, maybe ask him for elaboration?
    The word "just" in "just getting on" shows a little negitivity. Thats how I look at it, I am sure others may see it differently.
    Chris
    http://www.hearseesay.com
    I agree totally with saxonlight on "just getting on" Sounds a little critical. The use of the word "fine" really must be understood in the way it is said. If said in a neutral way it really means "average". If used in a very "happy" way it means very good.

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