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    Re: Our Long Call

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post

    He should accept what I offer as at the end it is in the interest of the bank that he works for
    He must be an idiot if he doesn't realise that. Do you want to work for an idiot?

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    Re: Our Long Call

    Most people who work for banks appear to be idiots. Banks themselves are largely to blame because they deny all autonomy and responsibility to most of their staff. My father taught me: "You'll go a long way up the hierarchy of a bank before you meet the first person with a brain." In my experience, even vice-president is not high enough.

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    Re: Our Long Call

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Do you put a full stop (period at the beginning of sentences, Charlie? You must be the only person who does,
    Oops. I thought the comment was about his quotation marks. I remove them from his texts whenever he's not quoting someone — like, for instance, in "."

    Eco, never mind!
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    Re: Our Long Call

    Quote Originally Posted by Economist2010 View Post
    I had the call 5 months ago.
    I talked to the head of the department that I was going to join.
    Yes, he still works there now.
    He called me to blame me for putting the former CEO in the converstion.

    That's true. As we've said in other threads, that was poor etiquette. Did you apologize when you talked with him?


    I told him that it happened because he is following my case. He also tried to discourage me and started to play office politics with me.

    That means he still doesn't want to hire you.


    I said "different point of views" instead of using "disputes".
    He should accept my offer, as at the end it is in the interest of the bank that he works for.
    Then it doesn't sound like the call patched things up. So the email you want to send will just make him feel he made the right decision.

    We call it throwing gasoline on the fire.
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    Re: Our Long Call

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    He must be an idiot if he doesn't realise that. Do you want to work for an idiot?
    That's true, Eco. He doesn't deserve you. Go where you're appreciated.

    And don't use the former CEO as a reference!
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    Re: Our Long Call

    Charlie, you have endless patience.
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    Re: Our Long Call

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Charlie, you have endless patience.
    Or nothing better to do.
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    Re: Our Long Call

    different points of view

    Applicant: I want you to hire me.
    Employer: I don't want to hire you.
    Applicant: We have different points of view on that.
    Employer: We certainly do.
    Applicant: Can I get you to change your mind?
    Employer: No, you can't. Besides, you used that phrase wrongly.
    Applicant: What do you mean?
    Employer: Two people in different positions inevitably have different points of view. That doesn't mean they can't come to an agreement. But we didn't. We disagree.
    Applicant: How so?
    Employer: You want me to do something I don't want to do. You want me to hire you, but I don't want to do that. That's a disagreement.
    Applicant: Thank you for pointing that out.
    Employer: You're welcome. One more thing.
    Applicant: What's that?
    Employer: Please go away.
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    Re: Our Long Call

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    different points of view

    Applicant: I want you to hire me.
    Employer: I don't want to hire you.
    Applicant: We have different points of view on that.
    Employer: We certainly do.
    Applicant: Can I get you to change your mind?
    Employer: No, you can't. Besides, you used that phrase wrongly.
    Applicant: What do you mean?
    Employer: Two people in different positions inevitably have different points of view. That doesn't mean they can't come to an agreement. But we didn't. We disagree.
    Applicant: How so?
    Employer: You want me to do something I don't want to do. You want me to hire you, but I don't want to do that. That's a disagreement.
    Applicant: Thank you for pointing that out.
    Employer: You're welcome. One more thing.
    Applicant: What's that?
    Employer: Please go away.
    My first chuckle of the day. Thanks!

    Eco, do you see now why "different points of view" is incorrect?
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