I Hate Role-Playing Unless....



One of the things that is sometimes required in my line of work is when a cosmetic company launches new products, they will send us for an intense training so we’re thoroughly knowledgeable in educating the customer.

Now, the best part of these trainings is that they’re held in either a private restaurant room or hotel conference room, where we are served either a delicious breakfast or lunch, and then receive FREE gratis from the company.

That’s the BEST part.

Now, here’s the worst part….

The actual training usually lasts about 3 hours, which entails watching audio-visuals and listening to the company trainer talk about all the features and benefits of the products; saturating our brains with new information.

During the course of the training, we are encouraged to ask questions and discuss how we can incorporate these new products into a customers daily beauty routine.

About an hour before the training is finished, nine times out of ten, the company trainer will have us do something called role-playing.

I HATE ROLE-PLAYING. I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT!

I would almost rather have all my leg hair tweezed off with a pair of pliers.

Role-playing involves having two of us at time stand in front of the ENTIRE room, in which one of us plays the sales associate and the other one plays the customer. The sales associate is to try and SELL one of the new products to the customer; telling him or her about how fabulous it is by regurgitating everything we just learned about the product.

First of all, I have short-term memory. So for me to try and remember what I just learned, and then repeat it verbatim is next to impossible. Also, I always feel like a IDIOT standing there in front of a roomful of my peers, trying to sell how the company WANTS me to sell, when I know damn well I don’t sell that way.

I feel like a mechanical robot.

I get totally fahklumpt; acting like I don’t know my ass from my face.

I know this may sound odd coming from an actor who should be use to getting up in front of an audience and performing. However, this is different because every critical eye is on you; waiting to see if you’ll forget something. Or worse, HOPING you’ll forget something so that when THEY get up there to role-play, they’ll remember what you FORGOT; receiving an extra piece of company gratis for REMEMBERING.

I often wonder why companies do this because it’s totally bogus. I mean no one sells like that.

Once I get back to my store, I am able to review and process what I just learned, and then sell the product in the manner in which I naturally sell.

Like a REAL person.

Nope, I don’t like role-playing. Not in the slightest bit.

Not unless it involves this…..





Wishing you a tutu amusing weekend everyone!


X

48 comments

  1. hahahaha! the closing photograph really had me laughing real hard again. XD i don't like role playing in the sense that you mentioned as well. i don't think it ever helps, it just satisfy the organizer as they thought they get the point clear. but in fact, i think every sales person has their own style of selling things, enhanced perhaps, but never completely replaced with what was taught. it felt weird imagining the whole store having all its salesperson that speak the same way n doing exactly the same thing!

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  2. I agree. Putting you on the spot like that is counter productive to how you really do your job. Sounds like you just have to give them what they want for a few minutes. As you said, you can do it your own way when you get back to work.

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  3. That is so funny. I would have thought that it wouldn't bother you in the least. I too hate role playing. I also hate being on display. It makes me so nervous. I'm not good speaking in front of people. I really need to get better at it. We are all the same as far as the free lunch and goodies. I guess that's why they do it so we'll sit through those stupid presentations.

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  4. My old company - the evil giant ass corporation - LOVED to do role playing
    I always suggested S&M as it fit their image but they were not amused
    it was awful
    it's not a natural state
    you haven't had time to prepare
    and it's just plain stupid

    Hope sends hugs
    she's playing the role of a 2 year old this weekend
    I may join in

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  5. could it be i'm your first.... commentor!!!!!!????

    nah, you prob didn't approve them yet. i was checking in to see if you were switched over, if you ever do go to wordpress, give me a heads up and i'll announce it on my blog to make sure peeps follow you over =)

    um, role playing... AHHHHHHHHHH. they did the same thing when i worked at the bank, ALWAYS the same shit. "try to sell them a credit card" ugh, really?

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  6. Oh it just sounds like something they love to do to embarrass you all because they can. Someone who has been in sales awhile will have their own way to present products to their customers so, of course, that silly exercise is just done to torment you all. Although, I'm sure you probably do a little better with it than you think. But I'd definitely be sneaking out to use the ladies room during that part of the training session.
    Have a happy weekend, Ron! Maybe we'll see the sun soon???

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  7. Greetings Levian~

    Tee, hee!

    I searched and searched for a photograph for the closing of this post and couldn't find one. That is...until I found THIS one - HA!

    "but in fact, i think every sales person has their own style of selling things, enhanced perhaps, but never completely replaced with what was taught."

    Bingo! Yes, that's exactly my feeling as well! After one of these trainings, it usually takes me a few days to translate it into my OWN comfortable style of selling.

    Plus, I'm very low-keyed when I sell. No pressure.

    Thank you for stopping by, my friend! Have a great Friday and a tutu amusing weekend!

    X

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  8. Morning Matty~

    "Putting you on the spot like that is counter productive to how you really do your job. Sounds like you just have to give them what they want for a few minutes."

    Exactly! And I'm sure they know it's all BS - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I'm much better if I can be one on one with a customer; selling in my own way. I try to explain the products simply and easily. No one wants to hear 'technical chatter' when they purchase something. They just want to know the basics.

    Thank you for stopping by, buddy. Have a grrrrrrrrrrreat weekend!

    X

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  9. Ron, the best actor in the world can't rescue a rotten script. Maybe you could wear a tutu during one of these training sessions. Nobody would forget that. Have a great weekend!

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  10. 'I HATE ROLE-PLAYING. I HATE IT! I HATE IT! I HATE IT!'

    DITTO, DITTO, DITTO. It was the most hated thing I had to endure when undergoing training.

    'I would almost rather have all my leg hair tweezed off with a pair of pliers'

    DITTO, DITTO, DITTO.

    My ordeal when I worked for the Probaton Service, role playing the part of an experienced officer v the client. Gawd, I could have played the client better since they don't have so much to say. But standing in front of a crowded room and performing without a script was terrifying. Never again, you hear me, smart mouths? NEVER AGAIN! Ooooh even the memory terrifies me. Fabulous post, Ron, it gave me the opportunity to complain ... to deaf ears. Wishing you a fabulously peaceful weekend.

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  11. Hey Jen~

    "That is so funny. I would have thought that it wouldn't bother you in the least."

    OMG, no...I HATE IT!!!!! It's like getting up onstage and not knowing my lines - HA!

    " I'm not good speaking in front of people. I really need to get better at it."

    Me too. I can get up and act in front of an audience, but ask me to do a SPEECH and I freak!

    " We are all the same as far as the free lunch and goodies. I guess that's why they do it so we'll sit through those stupid presentations."

    Exactly! I only wish they served wine - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jen! Hope all is going well with your remodeling. I can't wait to see it when it's done!

    Have a FAB weekend!

    X

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  12. Good Morning Lady Dianne~

    "My old company - the evil giant ass corporation - LOVED to do role playing
    I always suggested S&M as it fit their image but they were not amused"

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahaa! OMG...that made me HOWL!!!!!!!!

    I think I may have to use that one the next time I go to one of these trainings!!

    Yes, it's it freakin' AWFUL??? I honestly don't think it accomplishing anything except making everyone look like an ass - HA!

    "Hope sends hugs
    she's playing the role of a 2 year old this weekend
    I may join in."

    Aw.....and please give Hope a BIG hug from Uncle Ronnie - her also 2 year old-acting uncle :)

    (((( Hope )))))

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious weekend!

    X to you and the gang!

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  13. Hey Blunt~

    Yes....you actually ARE my first commentor! I just woke up and published my comments, while having my morning coffee before work.

    " i was checking in to see if you were switched over, if you ever do go to wordpress, give me a heads up and i'll announce it on my blog to make sure peeps follow you over."

    Aw...you're a sweetheart. Thank you!

    I've been investigating the move all week and have discovered some really great advice if I should decide to make the switch. If I do it, it won't be until I have some time off in July.

    "um, role playing... AHHHHHHHHHH. they did the same thing when i worked at the bank, ALWAYS the same shit. "try to sell them a credit card" ugh, really?"

    Yup...isn't role-playing the PITS??? Thank god opening credit cards is NOT one of my job requirements because I'm awful at it.

    Always so great seeing ya, bestie! Have a flawless weekend!

    X

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  14. Morning Rob~

    "Ron, the best actor in the world can't rescue a rotten script."

    You said it, buddy!

    "Maybe you could wear a tutu during one of these training sessions. Nobody would forget that."

    Bwhahhahahahahahaha! OMG....that's an AWESOME idea!!! It certainly would 'distract' them from my lack of knowledge - HA!

    Always fab seeing ya, Rob! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

    X

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  15. Morning Crystal Chick~

    "Oh it just sounds like something they love to do to embarrass you all because they can."

    I swear to god, I think the same thing!!!!

    "Someone who has been in sales awhile will have their own way to present products to their customers so, of course, that silly exercise is just done to torment you all."

    You're exactly right! And they tell you to stand up there and present the products as you normally would, but I KNOW they're just WAITING to see if you don't do it THEIR way - HA!

    " But I'd definitely be sneaking out to use the ladies room during that part of the training session."

    OMG, I've never tried that before, but I may have to the next time I go to one of these trainings. EXCELLENT idea, M!

    I can tell them I have a bad case of diarrhea and stay in the bathroom until the training is over!

    Always love reading you comments, my friend. Thank you for stopping by today.

    Happy weekend to ya!

    X

    P.S. Yes, can you believe all this rain we're getting? I hear it's suppose be sunny and warm this weekend. I hope not TOO warm, though. :)

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  16. Gooooood Morning Valerie~

    "DITTO, DITTO, DITTO. It was the most hated thing I had to endure when undergoing training."

    *jumping up and down*

    I'm soooooooooo glad to hear I'm not the ONLY one who HATES role-playing!

    Is it not the WORST thing EVER??????

    I never realized before posting this that other companies do role-playing too. I thought it was only the beauty industry.

    "But standing in front of a crowded room and performing without a script was terrifying. Never again, you hear me, smart mouths? NEVER AGAIN! Ooooh even the memory terrifies me."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, I hear ya because I'm the same way. It terrifies me!

    *shuttering*

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. And I'm glad you got to vent your feelings in this post. LOVED IT!!!!

    Fabulously peaceful weekend to you too!

    X

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  17. Oh, my eyes! My eyes!! I never thought I'd say such a thing as "too much leg," but in this case...too much leg!!

    Without a doubt, your blog is always good for at least one surprising anecdote or photograph. And in many cases, both. :)

    You don't have to actually put on any of these cosmetics, do you, Ron? Or is it strictly a selling exercise?

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  18. Yep, I can see why this could feel utterly uncomfortable. Especially if people come across very competitive and wanting to crush you.

    Dear Ron, just remember how precious you are. Vent a little with folks you trust, like us, your blog buddies, then just play the game... and be free once in real action. I know I'd love to be your customer;)

    Hugs... for the loveliest of tutu weekends!

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  19. Howdy Mark~

    "Oh, my eyes! My eyes!! I never thought I'd say such a thing as "too much leg," but in this case...too much leg!!"

    Bwhahahahahahahaahahahaha! OMG Mark, your comments ALWAYS make me HOWL!! You're freakin' HYSTERICAL!

    "You don't have to actually put on any of these cosmetics, do you, Ron? Or is it strictly a selling exercise?"

    HA! No, not the cosmetics, but sometimes we have to try the skincare on our faces to know what it feels like, and the see results.

    However, (and please don't tell anyone this) I do sometimes wear a bronzer on my face during the summer months. It's called MACHO TAN - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a great weekend!

    X

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  20. I too love your closing photo. And feel for you with the role-playing gig. Thankfully I don't have to really do that, but I can understand why you wouldn't like it. Couldn't you just be yourself anyway though? Your peers all know everyone's normal style anyway, so you probably all feel like a#@es up there. Silly.

    Anyway, hope you have a fantabulous weekend Ronnie dear. Hugs

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  21. Bonjour Suzu~

    "Dear Ron, just remember how precious you are. Vent a little with folks you trust, like us, your blog buddies, then just play the game... and be free once in real action. I know I'd love to be your customer."

    Thank you, sweet lady.

    And you're right, we sometimes have to play the game, and then do what ever the hell we want in real life - HA!

    Thank you for stopping by, beautiful lady. Wishing you a tutu lovely weekend!

    Caio....X

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  22. good morning ron, dear... this was so funny and I almost looked up my word of the day -- "I get totally fahklumpt" and then i figured it was a "ron-word" and you probably made it up as it so epitomizes what you are describing for some odd reason...you are very good with the sounds of letters strung together :)

    i cannot imagine doing this and would surely get myself fired for it...i cannot ever remember a thing when it's told to me this way. and it is definitely a performance!! but difficult to have to say back verbatim ANYTHING like this...selling is an art not a quiz...how silly! i'm surprised they wouldn't value the abilities of their employees' imagination and wit as well as info about a product. i always love the person who remembers ME not the ingredients in a given cream...ah well, my luv, life is life and not easy... no worries, maybe if you complain, they'll change their ways, come and see how good their people are on their own and appreciate that instead of rote info fed back to the trainer.....love your new header and under "art blogs" ME!! xxooxoxoxo and have a good rest of week. :)

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  23. Good Morning Katherine~

    Isn't the photo tutu hilarious?

    "Thankfully I don't have to really do that, but I can understand why you wouldn't like it. Couldn't you just be yourself anyway though? Your peers all know everyone's normal style anyway, so you probably all feel like a#@es up there. Silly."

    True. However, I think my insecurity pushes it's way through, while trying to impress and at the same time worrying that I'll forget what the hell I was just taught.

    Silly, isn't it?

    Always GRAND seeing you, my friend! Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  24. Oh, I remember those training days quite well! Loved the free lunch or breakfast and whatever freebies were thrown my way! But gawd...most were dreadfully boring. I specifically remember a drapery one (I was manager of the Home store area for a May Dept.Store) where I thought I was going to drop dead of boredom.

    The role playing must be new because I have no memory of that. My favorite part of the job was being a secret shopper at the competition, which I guess could be considered a form of role play!

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  25. I hate role playing, too! I always get the rotten role! I'd rather just go out and do it and learn as I go along! BTW, LOVE the photo!

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  26. devilishly funny. the tutu costume part, not the product sales introduction part.

    I know what you mean, there is so much about business that seems awfully contrived with marginal value.

    Should I say more? Or keep my mouth shut? the latter, I think. It is the internet after all.

    But God love them all. Someone's job evaluation hinges on the perceived success of those role playing sessions, no doubt. Good for you for putting for the effort! yay! go team! whatever.

    xoxo - thanks for your earlier comments. Today is Cristy's last day of disability/recuperation after her surgery. She'll be back to work on Monday and is not at all happy about that. She's been trying to make friends with that parakeet. We wanted for the bird to stay around so we can bring it indoors this winter and it won't freeze to death. I think she might be able to do it. hugs :)

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  27. ..."acting like I don’t know my ass from my face." Hahahaha! I know some people who don't need acting skills to get confused by that. Sell, sell, sell, away Ron...make us ladies beautiful.

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  28. I can't understand why these companies want to use 'Role playing' as part of their training. I think it's ridiculous, false and not productive at all. I absolutely could not do it and would probably end up making a joke out of it and annoying them.

    The last photo is great. It's the legs that give it away, every time :)

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  29. Oh my GOD, I KNOW!! When I worked for Jenny Craig, we had to role play ALL the time.

    "How does it make you feel that your husband doesn't want to have sex with you anymore??"

    I HATED it! I feel your pain.

    Have a great weekend! This is our first rain free in weeks. :-)

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  30. Hi SuziCate~

    "I hate role playing, too! I always get the rotten role! I'd rather just go out and do it and learn as I go along!"

    Me too! Every time they call me to role-play I'm cast as the sales associate. I would much rather be the customer, so I can STUMP the sales associate - HA!

    Isn't the photo TUTU much?

    Always great seeing you, my friend! Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  31. Hiya Chrissy~

    "How does it make you feel that your husband doesn't want to have sex with you anymore??"

    OH. MY. GOD! I CANNOT believe that's one of the questions?!?!?! How horrible!

    Yeah, isn't role-playing so much FUN?

    NOT!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a great weekend too!

    Yeah, I heard we're getting clear skies and warm this weekend. Today, the weather was flawless. Cool and breezy!

    X to you, Bern, Vinny and Millie!

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  32. Hey Babs~

    "I can't understand why these companies want to use 'Role playing' as part of their training. I think it's ridiculous, false and not productive at all."

    I TOTALLY agree! False and not productive at all. I think it would much better if they simply asked questions at the end of the training; allowing people to just raise their hands and answer them.

    "The last photo is great. It's the legs that give it away, every time."

    Yeah, I agree! It's those muscular calves!

    Always so great to see you, Babs! Wishing you and Mo a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  33. Hiya Tracy~

    "..."acting like I don’t know my ass from my face." Hahahaha!"

    Tee, hee! Aren't I silly? But, it's TRUE!!!!

    "Sell, sell, sell, away Ron...make us ladies beautiful.'

    Thank you. I actually LOVE what I do, as long as I can do it in my own way.

    Have a fantabulous weekend, my friend. And thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  34. Hello Diane~

    "devilishly funny. the tutu costume part, not the product sales introduction part."

    HA! I just couldn't resist using that photo!

    "I know what you mean, there is so much about business that seems awfully contrived with marginal value.

    Should I say more? Or keep my mouth shut? the latter, I think. It is the internet after all."

    Say no more. I know exactly what you mean. You're right...it seems awfully contrived with marginal value!

    I love my job, truly I do, however this role-playing stuff is for the birds!

    "She's been trying to make friends with that parakeet. We wanted for the bird to stay around so we can bring it indoors this winter and it won't freeze to death. I think she might be able to do it."

    Yup...and I bet she will! I soooooo enjoyed your last post with the photos. They were so precious!

    I didn't realize Cristy had had surgery!? Glad to hear she's recuperated well!

    Wishing you two a wonderful weekend!

    X to you both! Hugs!

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  35. Hello Bijoux~

    "Oh, I remember those training days quite well! Loved the free lunch or breakfast and whatever freebies were thrown my way!"

    Yes, aren't the lunch or breakfast, and the FREEBIES the best???? But gawd, you're right...these trainings can be very boring at times. Especially if the trainer is not entertaining.

    OMG, I use to work for a May Company too! Saks Fifth Avenue use to be owned my May, when I worked for them in Florida. They were a very good company to work for.

    "My favorite part of the job was being a secret shopper at the competition, which I guess could be considered a form of role play!"

    Oh WOW....I've ALWAYS wanted to be secret shopper! I always thought that would be so cool and fun! And yes, it IS a form of role-play!

    Always a delight to see you, my friend. Have a super weekend! Thank you for stopping by!

    X

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  36. *sigh*

    NO thank you.

    Seriously--'fidelity to model' requires that you role play to get credentialed in some of the therapies you get trained in. And that's not once--that's every six months to show that you actually can DO what they trained you in. And THEN you can say you provide the therapy model.....maybe... In this data driven world, that's becoming more and more the 'practice'. And people 'buy it' because of the data.

    Hello?
    Garbage in, garbage out--you can get data to say anything you like.

    Example: Let's count the number of folks who laughed at the photo. And then the number who immediately frowned because their legs are nicer than MINE......errrrr.....ummm....I mean their legs are nicer than yettobenamed?

    Fine.
    I'm not sulking--really.....
    Oh wait--data is only as good as the honesty level of the people providing it--yeah, that's what I was trying to say.
    Well, that and I CAN do a role play when required. I can also mess with the other person who's suppose to be doing it with me so they get so flustered they just can't remember what it was that they were suppose to be doing.

    Now THAT is a good time!!!!!! *laughing*

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  37. Hello Dearest Linda~

    "I get totally fahklumpt" and then i figured it was a "ron-word" and you probably made it up as it so epitomizes what you are describing for some odd reason..."

    HA! No, it's actually a yiddish word for confused. If you google it, you'll see!

    I LOVE that word!!!!

    "but difficult to have to say back verbatim ANYTHING like this...selling is an art not a quiz...how silly!"

    OMG...thank you for saying that because you're 100% correct! Selling is an art not a quiz.

    "i'm surprised they wouldn't value the abilities of their employees' imagination and wit as well as info about a product.'

    I truly think they DO realize that and know that when we get back on the sales floor, we're ALL going to add our own unique way of selling. However, I think the role-playing is more to see you if we retained the information, which I personally have a hard time doing at first.

    "i always love the person who remembers ME not the ingredients in a given cream..."

    Yes, and that is something I try to do with my regular customers. People LOVE to hear their name remembered. I sell by building a trusted relationship with my customers, so they come back to me. In today's world...customer service is a lost art.

    Glad you like my new header and thank you for noticing. I wanted to change things up a bit on my blog (house cleaning). I also wanted to try a more narrow header instead of my other larger one. I think it makes reading my homepage blog post a bit easier when it downloads.

    And yes....I placed you under 'art blogs' months ago. I hope you like it under that category.

    Always so wonderful to see your comments, dear friend! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you're feeling better and that your computer is mended.

    Have a FAB weekend!

    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  38. Mel, Mel, Mel....I LOVE YOU!!!!!

    You're comment was freakin' faaaaaaabulous and so spot on!!!!!!

    You summed it up perfectly in this one sentence....

    "--data is only as good as the honesty level of the people providing it--"

    THANK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!

    And your example: by using the photo was FLAWLESS!!!!

    And this....

    "Well, that and I CAN do a role play when required. I can also mess with the other person who's suppose to be doing it with me so they get so flustered they just can't remember what it was that they were suppose to be doing.

    Now THAT is a good time!!!!!! *laughing* "

    Bwhahahahahahhahahahaha! You GO, Mel! I think I need to take some lessons from you!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your wisdom and wit, dear lady! You ROCK!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ((((( Mel )))))

    X

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  39. Whenever I had to go on courses (when I was working)role playing was the part I hated most too Ron. It's all so ridiculous isn't it? BTW I'm back! LOL

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  40. *clapping; jumping up and down*

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!Akelamalu. You're back!!! I hope you had a faaaaaabulous time on your trip to the U.S. You were soooooo missed! I can't wait to read all about it and see your photos!

    Yes, isn't role-playing ridiculous? I'm amazed at how many companies do this because I thought it was only the beauty industry.

    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear! Have a super weekend!

    X

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  41. This sounds painfully similar to seminars I've been forced to attend in the past. These usually revolve around working better together as a team, problem solving, earning bogus certificates, or any other number of other by-the-numbers classroom instructions. All of these typically entail being trapped in a conference room with total strangers where we're each asked to be truly honest and open with each other. Listen, this isn't AA, so please don't expect me to open up my heart chakra and let the emotional baggage weep out of my pores just because I might have a new manager who want's to understand the "real me". Enough already. Just let me get back to my coding... sheesh.

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  42. Howdy Herman~

    "Listen, this isn't AA, so please don't expect me to open up my heart chakra and let the emotional baggage weep out of my pores just because I might have a new manager who want's to understand the "real me"."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA! You GO, boy!

    That was HILARIOUS!!!

    Yes, and isn't it funny how they want you to be honest, yet they're just WAITING for you to say something they might not like!!!

    "Enough already. Just let me get back to my coding... sheesh."

    Ditto!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a fantabulous weekend!

    X to you and the family!

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  43. HA! I thought you would LOVE role-playing being an actor and all - but when you pointed out how others are just waiting for you to mess up - that has to be incredibly nerve-wracking. No, thank you!

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  44. Hey Meleah~

    OMG...it's TERRIBLY nerve-wracking. All those eyes on you; just waiting for a flub-up!

    I'd rather wear a TUTU - HA!

    Thank you for stopping by, girl!

    X

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  45. I agree. I hate role playing. I've never been good at it and I hate being the center of attention. I prefer working behind the scenes.

    Love the last picture!

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  46. Hi Peg~

    "I hate role playing. I've never been good at it and I hate being the center of attention. I prefer working behind the scenes."

    Isn't it the pits???

    I don't mind being the center of attention, as long as I can wear a TUTU!

    Bwhhahahaahahahahhaha!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend!

    X

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  47. When I worked for QVC, they did all that crap. I think that's why I quit. Your job is to sit in front of a computer - ALONE - and take orders from people in East Gish, WHY? do you have to learn how to get along with the people you work with that you don't interact with? That's what they used role playing for.

    Ron, you could probably sell sand in the desert, if you believed in it.

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  48. Hey Lady Nitebyrd~

    "Your job is to sit in front of a computer - ALONE - and take orders from people in East Gish, WHY? do you have to learn how to get along with the people you work with that you don't interact with? That's what they used role playing for."

    WTF?????? They used role-playing for a job that involved sitting in front of a computer???? OY!

    "Ron, you could probably sell sand in the desert, if you believed in it."

    Ha! You're right. I truly think that's the 'key' to selling anything....believing in it.

    Thank you for stopping by, Sis!

    X ya, bunches!

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