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You will have likely had a job where you had to do work, and that work won't always go smoothly. You'll have people who depended on you for something and for one reason or another you couldn't meet the expectations on the first go-around.

You may even get lucky enough to have your own business, and then you'll realize that money can be a factor in what you can accomplish with that business.

After experiencing these things first-hand, you'll be a little more forgiving and patient when you see someone else having trouble... yes, even when they were supposed to be doing something for YOU... even if you paid them already.

You'll let a lot more slide

(at least, we can all hope so)
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# 2
01-30-2010, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by agreen123 View Post
You will have likely had a job where you had to do work, and that work won't always go smoothly. You'll have people who depended on you for something and for one reason or another you couldn't meet the expectations on the first go-around.

You may even get lucky enough to have your own business, and then you'll realize that money can be a factor in what you can accomplish with that business.

After experiencing these things first-hand, you'll be a little more forgiving and patient when you see someone else having trouble... yes, even when they were supposed to be doing something for YOU... even if you paid them already.

You'll let a lot more slide

(at least, we can all hope so)
Sir you are correct......but...what happens if this isn't your first job, or even your second, what if it is your third job in 7 years, will you let things slide then?
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# 3
01-30-2010, 02:56 PM
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Sir you are correct......but...what happens if this isn't your first job, or even your second, what if it is your third job in 7 years, will you let things slide then?
It could take 20 years to get it right. MMO's aren't like building legos.
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# 4
01-30-2010, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by agreen123 View Post
You will have likely had a job where you had to do work, and that work won't always go smoothly. You'll have people who depended on you for something and for one reason or another you couldn't meet the expectations on the first go-around.

You may even get lucky enough to have your own business, and then you'll realize that money can be a factor in what you can accomplish with that business.

After experiencing these things first-hand, you'll be a little more forgiving and patient when you see someone else having trouble... yes, even when they were supposed to be doing something for YOU... even if you paid them already.

You'll let a lot more slide

(at least, we can all hope so)
Amen to that!

I had to go to Canada (Quebec) for a job I had to do on a computer system. I was younger and eager to show the company what I could do... so I told them I'd have it done in one day. They asked if I was sure and I was like... yeah no problem. So I get there read to do the job only to realize all too late that everything was in French. I don't speak French. Needless to say it wasn't done on time. I spent another day up there in a hotel without packing extra clothing. So... lesson learned. :p
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# 5
01-30-2010, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by agreen123 View Post
You will have likely had a job where you had to do work, and that work won't always go smoothly. You'll have people who depended on you for something and for one reason or another you couldn't meet the expectations on the first go-around.

You may even get lucky enough to have your own business, and then you'll realize that money can be a factor in what you can accomplish with that business.

After experiencing these things first-hand, you'll be a little more forgiving and patient when you see someone else having trouble... yes, even when they were supposed to be doing something for YOU... even if you paid them already.

You'll let a lot more slide

(at least, we can all hope so)



This isnt my job its my hobby, i EXPECT to be entertained the way i paid to be!

Some moron the other day in a post compared my job to be as important as a garbage pickup worker... lmao

I wonder if he thinks his family is garbage when I'm the one treating them at the hospital.

Oh and in my line of work, mistakes can cost someone's life WHICH I CAN'T MAKE hence I AM NOT FORGIVING!
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# 6
01-30-2010, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by john_luck_pee-kard
This isnt my job its my hobby, i EXPECT to be entertained the way i paid to be!

Some moron the other day in a post compared my job to be as important as a garbage pickup worker... lmao

I wonder if he thinks his family is garbage when I'm the one treating them at the hospital.

Oh and in my line of work, mistakes can cost someone's life WHICH I CAN'T MAKE hence I AM NOT FORGIVING!
But if nature, people and companies did not make mistakes, or things didn't go wrong, then you would not have a job in the first place.... so it seems a little hypocritical to expect there never to be a problem.
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# 7
01-30-2010, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by john_luck_pee-kard
This isnt my job its my hobby, i EXPECT to be entertained the way i paid to be!

Some moron the other day in a post compared my job to be as important as a garbage pickup worker... lmao

I wonder if he thinks his family is garbage when I'm the one treating them at the hospital.

Oh and in my line of work, mistakes can cost someone's life WHICH I CAN'T MAKE hence I AM NOT FORGIVING!
Jolly good for you!
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# 8
01-30-2010, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by john_luck_pee-kard
i EXPECT to be entertained the way i paid to be!
Oh, I bet you say that to all the ladies...
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# 9
01-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Envy much? (you know who) oh well im off to better pasture. Seems QQ and envy is common here.

Btw I'm not been hard on cryptic, but hey they had WEEKS preparing for this day, its 2010 people not 2004 with "brand new MMOs for the first time. Infact whats this? their 4th? 5th? MMO?
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# 10
01-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Agreed. Although...

I've had several jobs over the years where making a mistake and letting things slide could not be condoned, and I still have jobs where that is the case. That is, I train people on how to use software and when not doing that, I teach people how to write creatively. So if I tell one of my delegates the wrong thing, or advise them on a poor way to do something, that is simply not acceptable, and what is more, since I'm self employed, if I **** up, they'll never come back to me again; moreover, garnering a reputation for inaccuracy or letting things slide would be incredibly damaging. It's simply not an option for me.

Having said that, I'm aware that MMOs have problems at launch, which is inevitable when you release software that has to work on near-infinite combinations of PC components, so despite my job being demanding as far as standards go, I don't expect an MMO to match those standards, since it would be foolishly over-demanding to do so.

Al
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