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12 minutes ago, TerryFuchwit said:

Inter company travel perhaps.  But the reality is a lot of companies on the Isle of Man need to go out and get that business.  The likes of Trust and Corporate Service Providers are a very good example.  The biggest ones are now all private equity backed and business simply doesn't just fall into the Isle of Man.  It's naive to think that is the case.

Anyone who doesn't understand the importance of business development related travel simply is either trolling or has an IT, compliance or back Office background.

You'll probably find that the customer would rather you stopped hassling them for a face-to-face. "Relationship managers" *are the worst for that.

* aka ****ing sales people basically :)

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Just now, pongo said:

You'll probably find that the customer would rather you stopped hassling them for a face-to-face. Relationship managers are the worst for that.

You literally have zero idea.   None.

Scary stuff, but that must come from being a wealthy pensioner who I suspect has relied on others to provide their salary.

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3 minutes ago, pongo said:

You'll probably find that the customer would rather you stopped hassling them for a face-to-face. "Relationship managers" *are the worst for that.

* aka ****ing sales people basically :)

And ‘Account Directors’. Fuck off the lot of ya’ll. 

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10 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

What is so difficult about telling people that headaches and muscle aches are a symptom of the Kent variant. Yes, I heard Hetty waffling about different jurisdictions using different criteria (in between greasing up PM) but it was all waffle. Just report the facts FFS! 
 

I had a headache and sore legs today. Could have been a load of things that caused them. Am I supposed to get a covid test and isolate everytime I get those things?

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4 minutes ago, CallMeCurious said:

There is a nice question for the next briefing. "Why are people with appointments being turned away and told to come back another day once they get there? How does this impact the ramping up and the public confidence in the whole process. Considering you've had nearly a year to plan for all of this?"

Particularly when Ashford claimed yesterday that they didn't want to re-book appointments that people had already been given and that was why they had been keeping all those doses in reserve.

However it's quite clear what is actually going on here.  They have decided that they are going to do 1000 vaccinations a day for at least five days (implying longer).  So everything has been directed towards doing that. - all that matters is getting that number.  The AZ vaccine is easier and quicker to administer and Chester Street will be easier for most people to get to, so they are using up their stocks of AZ there (even though it's set up for Pfizer) so as to make the numbers.

This is all about Quayle and Ashford  going "Look at us - aren't we good!" rather than what is best for the people of the Island.

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2 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

I had a headache and sore legs today. Could have been a load of things that caused them. Am I supposed to get a covid test and isolate everytime I get those things?

At the moment I would say yes.

People don't though, because they don't want to be stuck at home even more than lockdown already dictates.

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2 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

I had a headache and sore legs today. Could have been a load of things that caused them. Am I supposed to get a covid test and isolate everytime I get those things?

Hang on: Weren't you boasting about being out and about in the pub in Laxey and off for a carvery the other week when most sensible people could see that the virus was spreading in the community?

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1 hour ago, horatiotheturd said:

Gaming businesses don't need to travel?

They don't go to negotiate sponsorship agreements?

They don't go to trade shows?

They don't have BDMs whose whole job is to travel around the world and generate business?

They don't Schmooz their best clients and suppliers all over the world?

What planet do you live on?

A parallel one.

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1 minute ago, pongo said:

Hang on: Weren't you boasting about being out and about in the pub in Laxey and off for a carvery the other week when most sensible people could see that the virus was spreading in the community?

Never went for a carvery. Wish I had though. Missed out

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21 minutes ago, pongo said:

You'll probably find that the customer would rather you stopped hassling them for a face-to-face. "Relationship managers" *are the worst for that.

Actually that’s totally untrue. I was talking to a financial advisory firm in the UK last week that ran a very successful pilot of virtual advice for most of last year. They found Zoom advisors worked well (and saved costs) up until the last two months. The reason? Most of their older retired clients have now been vaccinated and don’t want Zoom meetings anymore so they’re having to put people back in cars to travel to safe socially distanced appointments. I think what you’re touting is a myth that’s born from circumstances. As soon as those circumstances change hardly anybody will want to perpetuate a lonely virtual existence even if it’s less efficient. 

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23 minutes ago, horatiotheturd said:

Anyone think of any examples of such places? Places where you could literally be awful at your job, let down all your customers, spend all their money, make decisions that would get you fired anywhere else and yet still get a guaranteed payrise every year and a gold standard pension?

I think they're called banks.

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25 minutes ago, horatiotheturd said:

Or works somewhere where your "customers" just land in your lap and have no alternative to go elsewhere regardless of how you perform?

Anyone think of any examples of such places? Places where you could literally be awful at your job, let down all your customers, spend all their money, make decisions that would get you fired anywhere else and yet still get a guaranteed payrise every year and a gold standard pension?

 

Most civil servants like Pongo 😀

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25 minutes ago, horatiotheturd said:

Anyone think of any examples of such places? Places where you could literally be awful at your job, let down all your customers, spend all their money, make decisions that would get you fired anywhere else and yet still get a guaranteed payrise every year and a gold standard pension?

 

DOI Management and Design Teams?

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