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1  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: stupid stupid fear on: October 02, 2005, 09:54:39 pm
Darling, I know _exactly_ what you mean.

Hairdressers are like doctors - find one who doesn't patronise you and who listens and stick with them.

You sound like you could do with a second opinion!


Bethalize
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2  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: Touch Typing is really necessary? on: September 02, 2005, 10:50:30 am
Sorry, I disagree. Things are changing in the profession and people want you to be able to type fast and accurately but not necessarily hold certificates in copy typing. They are quite often interested in other qualifications as well especially for some of the more demanding jobs.

I was 65wpm even when I was looking at the keyboard when my fingers hit them. Different things work for different people.

Bethalize
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3  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: Touch Typing is really necessary? on: September 02, 2005, 10:47:11 am
I suspect a regional difference here - Gee4 probably has a UK keyboard layout. MrsBean put an umlaut on hers which would probably be a German keyboard.

Am I close?

Bethalize
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4  General Discussion / Cafe Admin / Re: Company Conference on: August 22, 2005, 03:54:28 pm
Beachwear just depends on which beach you are on. My 'beachwear' for the Far East was full-length linen trousers with cotton long-sleeved shirts, walking sandals and cotton socks to avoid blisters. Yes, we were on the beach but it didn't mean I wanted to be half-naked and get roasted!

Cover-alls, kaftans etc are another option. Full length again, very flattering.

Alternately you could wear an anorak and wellies and say you're wearing British beach wear - not all beaches are in California!



Bethalize
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5  General Discussion / Help...Specifically / Re: PowerPoint on: August 19, 2005, 04:02:42 pm
I'd add a modification to that. Red and green can't be seen together by people with some forms of colourblindness. See http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.html for some examples. Blue colour blindess is much rarer. But the general principle is: make it contrast.

Bethalize
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6  General Discussion / Cafe Admin / Re: Please help! on: August 18, 2005, 09:14:35 pm
Hello, Jess.

My condolences on your loss. Words are inadequate but please accept my sympathies.

I too was going to recommend the excellent miscarriage association. I also know of http://www.babyloss.com/index.php.

Best wishes.

Bethalize
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7  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: Now I feel bad about my job on: August 12, 2005, 11:35:14 pm
Sorry, what? Since when has being an admin been somehow an unworthy position? This isn't the 50s and we are not personal typists. We do stuff that thirty years ago would have got us paid a lot more.

Sorry to hear your friend put you on a downer. You were probably very polite to her even with her outdated views.

Bethalize
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8  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: Help! How do I fire someone ... ? on: August 11, 2005, 06:57:15 pm
You have to give someone notification that there is a problem and give them a chance to change.

When it comes to the firing, take them somewhere quiet and tell them they are fired. Stop there. Don't ask them to justify themselves, don't say anything else until they have accepted that fact. Make it clean, make it quick.

Bethalize
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9  General Discussion / Cafe Admin / Re: Waffles on: July 27, 2005, 01:49:34 pm
Ah, Jess, you are obviously a quality cook who demands the Real Thing.

Personally, I avoid cooking chocolate like the plague unless I have something that needs to be spread that much more.

Bethalize
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10  General Discussion / Cafe Admin / Re: Waffles on: July 22, 2005, 05:25:17 pm
Semi-sweet is what we call plain, higher cocoa solids. Cooking chocolate can be milk or plain and has more cocoa butter in (if I remember correctly).

Bethalize
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11  General Discussion / Help...Software Survival / Re: Save Presentation as Webpage on: July 22, 2005, 05:21:30 pm
I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do.

In Office XP you can use the 'Save as HTML' option and the .htm file created will have a lovely presentation in it. Put the .htm file up on the web and anyone going to that URL can see it - a bit large in file size though.

If it's just the outline you want as a web page, the quickest way would be to view the outline, select all, copy, paste into Word and save as HTML again. It won't have hyperlinks in it though.

You can also put a presentation up on a website and as long as someone has the PowerPoint viewer they can see it.

Bethalize
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12  General Discussion / Help...Specifically / Re: Career Advice on: July 21, 2005, 11:52:49 am
I've found that in small companies I have more scope, more autonomy, more freedom. Big companies are very role focussed.

Bethalize
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13  General Discussion / Help...Software Survival / Re: Windows shortcut key on: July 07, 2005, 06:26:12 pm
Ah, but you knew WHERE to look it up.

Bethalize
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14  General Discussion / Help...Software Survival / Re: Windows shortcut key on: July 07, 2005, 09:57:59 am
All hail the Goddess of MS software!

Bethalize
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15  General Discussion / Cafe Admin / Re: It's a girl on: July 07, 2005, 09:57:18 am
Congratulations! Best wishes to you all.

Bethalize
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