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2013-08-18 01:34:32 PM  
Do they have an ADHD plugin?
 
2013-08-18 02:31:11 PM  
gah this is just creepy
 
2013-08-18 02:36:15 PM  
"Our focus is making sure trainees get all the information they need to do their jobs well, not penalizing learners."

Horseshiat. Any trainee who is willing to put up with that is low-cost and easily replaceable.
 
2013-08-18 02:49:42 PM  
If only Wendy's had had this during the "Grill Skills" heyday
 
2013-08-18 03:02:38 PM  
Work from home something something multitasking something something 1027 greenlights as of now.

And yes, I actually DO manage my work life quite well..
 
2013-08-18 04:19:43 PM  

markie_farkie: 1027 greenlights


1028 now.. And I'm out of beer.
 
2013-08-18 04:44:27 PM  
I can be paying attention without staring at it.  Listening and such.
 
2013-08-18 04:47:31 PM  
It had better play at the speed I process information, then.
 
2013-08-18 04:48:05 PM  
Fark that.  Learning courses and conference calls are when I get my best work done.   I pass your tests at the end, you shouldn't care if I'm watching or not.
 
2013-08-18 04:49:23 PM  
Where there's a will, there's a way.

www.tietiefiss.com
 
2013-08-18 04:56:26 PM  
Tick Tock motherf*cker
i.imgur.com

For the slow.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJqrhuqgbCQ
 
2013-08-18 04:57:36 PM  
How is anyone supposed to take notes? My last position I had up to 120 hrs of training a year. Most if it useless and didn't pertain to me but had to sit through anyways. I took notes in order to take the online exam. File away for next year. Was also useful for noting changes in policy etc.
 
2013-08-18 05:01:41 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-18 05:01:53 PM  

markie_farkie: markie_farkie: 1027 greenlights

1028 now.. And I'm out of beer.


I always wondered where MrBabyman went.
 
2013-08-18 05:02:46 PM  
These should do the trick.

thumbs3.ebaystatic.com

www.ameriglobe.net
 
2013-08-18 05:05:56 PM  
So, put he ipad behind your laptop with the camera still facing you and the camera won't notice that you're Farking.
 
2013-08-18 05:06:43 PM  
www.fullspectrumbaseball.com

Please, continue...
 
2013-08-18 05:09:12 PM  

Great Janitor: So, put he ipad behind your laptop with the camera still facing you and the camera won't notice that you're Farking.


Print out a picture and hang in front of it. Heck, you could probably get away with sketch.
 
2013-08-18 05:11:15 PM  
We don't have any training lessons or conferences. What they do have is Forte Client software that blocks web access to Everything! I can even bring up NBC or CNN to see any News because they come up as a "Blocked" websites. The worst thing is I can't even bring up any Weather to see what's going on or can expect the weather to be for our outside operations. I don't even bother trying to do anything on the web with the PC at work. All it's good for is Co. Email and their own proprietary programs which are old DOS based junk, they Can't upgrade the machines past WinXP because of that. Good thing I have my own Android phone now so I can tell what's going on outside my windowless cubbyhole during the day.
 
2013-08-18 05:11:48 PM  
We  are truly living in Modern Times
s23.postimg.org
GBTW!!!
 
2013-08-18 05:15:43 PM  
Sound kind of creepy, even Big Brother-y? Mindflash doesn't think so. Donna Wells, the company's chief executive officer, writes in an e-mail:

I am assuming it is installed on her PC, right?
 
2013-08-18 05:18:36 PM  
Gee, working there must be SO much fun!

I'll pass, thanks.
 
2013-08-18 05:20:06 PM  
Here's an idea. How about you DON'T f*ck around on the internet and actually WORK when you're on the clock?

WTF is wrong with the work ethic these days? Bunch of lazy gits.
 
2013-08-18 05:21:18 PM  

Lapdance: they Can't upgrade the machines past WinXP because of that


yep.  doesn't that suck?
 
2013-08-18 05:23:23 PM  

here to help: Here's an idea. How about you DON'T f*ck around on the internet and actually WORK when you're on the clock?

WTF is wrong with the work ethic these days? Bunch of lazy gits.


Farking off ain't nothing this generation invented, son. It's as old as work.
 
2013-08-18 05:24:58 PM  

here to help: Here's an idea. How about you DON'T f*ck around on the internet and actually WORK when you're on the clock?

WTF is wrong with the work ethic these days? Bunch of lazy gits.


Workers are more effective and have higher morale when they get to goof off atleast a little. Get more work done too.

Can't just run people like robots.
 
2013-08-18 05:25:28 PM  

Molavian: It had better play at the speed I process information, then.


THIS. The #1 reason I don't pay attention is because they take 45 minutes to make two points.

The truth is that almost all training videos are designed for the third grade reading level. That's great if you are in the third grade but it's not so great if you have a B.A. All this eye tracking stuff is away to get around making effective training video.

"We make crap. You ignore it. Fine! Well, force you to watch it."
 
2013-08-18 05:30:23 PM  
As someone with a gov't job that requires periodic sessions of "Computer Based Training", I am NOT getting kick out of this.  Sooner or later some pinhead bureaucrat will latch on to it and convince HR that it will "improve" our CBT performance.  As if the damn things weren't boring enough.
 
2013-08-18 05:39:33 PM  

Mouser: As someone with a gov't job that requires periodic sessions of "Computer Based Training", I am NOT getting kick out of this.  Sooner or later some pinhead bureaucrat will latch on to it and convince HR that it will "improve" our CBT performance.  As if the damn things weren't boring enough.


I've done quite a bit of computer based training that was done by me just turning up the volume on my laptop and playing on my ipad and/or cellphone.  Shouldn't the periodic quizzes be enough to show that you've been paying attention?  I mean, it's got to be cheaper than this program.
 
2013-08-18 05:42:25 PM  

EvilEgg: here to help: Here's an idea. How about you DON'T f*ck around on the internet and actually WORK when you're on the clock?

WTF is wrong with the work ethic these days? Bunch of lazy gits.

Farking off ain't nothing this generation invented, son. It's as old as work.


I had a tier-3 support tech that loved to rag on the tier-2 and tier-1 for not working hard enough. My (least) favorite memory was him ripping on me for consistently checking the SB score in the middle of a Sunday 2nd shift where I had gotten one call that took 2 minutes to fix. The only reason he noticed is because my desk was on the route he used for his hourly 15 minute long smoke break.

The irony didn't seem to reach him.
 
2013-08-18 05:43:23 PM  
Maybe they could link this to corporation annual report 'death by powerpoint' presentations and use it as a new form of torture at Gitmo.
 
2013-08-18 05:52:24 PM  
Hey! Hey! Listen!
 
2013-08-18 05:55:11 PM  
Remote worker project management would love this stuff. How dare you multi task during their powerpoint
 
2013-08-18 05:55:14 PM  
img.ibtimes.com
 
2013-08-18 05:58:46 PM  
Glad i'm blocking ad.doubleclick.net... the link tried to load 8 ads and couldn't.
 
2013-08-18 06:03:24 PM  

darth_shatner: Maybe they could link this to corporation annual report 'death by powerpoint' presentations and use it as a new form of torture at Gitmo.


The first insurance job I ever had was with a company that had a five hour weekly meeting, all power point.  Worse yet, no drinks or snacks allowed because "this is extremely important and I don't want anyone to miss it because they're taking a sip of coffee or taking a bite of food", and the later "maybe the reason why your numbers aren't as high as everyone else is because while everyone's paying attention you're sitting there thinking about how your hunger, or thirsty or need a smoke and not paying attention."  These meetings were ran by a woman who drank Monster energy drinks, thought that four hours of sleep was excessive and was working at late as midnight and was still at the gym by 5am.

Most recent insurance company who hired me sent a packet of information to me via email, including a power point presentation that I was to load up on my iPad and show prospective clients.  My reaction was to quit.  "Sorry, I lost my ability to work with power point as well as my ability to expect anyone else to sit through a power point presentation." is what I told my recruiter.
 
2013-08-18 06:04:04 PM  
Maye its different outside of New Jersey, but in Jersey this is what title insurance is for.  The title company is at fault.
 
2013-08-18 06:09:36 PM  
farm5.static.flickr.com
Your soul - give me it.  I'll bring my own fava beans and chianti.
 
2013-08-18 06:11:03 PM  
I applied to a company and they told me I had to friend them on Facebook. I told them I was not interested in the job. I would take a pay cut to get away from this place.
Who want to be in a place where people spy on you?
 
2013-08-18 06:16:47 PM  

FTFA:

...FocusAssist for iPad that uses the tablet's camera to track a user's eye movements. When it senses that you've been looking away for more than a few seconds..., it pauses the course, forcing you to pay attention-...-in order to complete it.
i.imgur.com

NOPE.
 
2013-08-18 06:21:07 PM  

fjnorton: I applied to a company and they told me I had to friend them on Facebook. I told them I was not interested in the job. I would take a pay cut to get away from this place.
Who want to be in a place where people spy on you?


We are already there

//U-S-A! U-S-A!
 
2013-08-18 06:33:32 PM  

Raw_fishFood: here to help: Here's an idea. How about you DON'T f*ck around on the internet and actually WORK when you're on the clock?

WTF is wrong with the work ethic these days? Bunch of lazy gits.

Workers are more effective and have higher morale when they get to goof off atleast a little. Get more work done too.

Can't just run people like robots.


Wasn't that the Republican National Party Slogan last year? "Run people like robots 2012"
 
2013-08-18 06:39:56 PM  
lol... Here's the thing. If you are getting paid to sit on your arse to watch a training video you can stop trolling the politics tab and looking for titty pics to post in the latest redhead thread for a while and actually watch it. I really don't think that's too much to ask.
 
2013-08-18 06:46:03 PM  

here to help: lol... Here's the thing. If you are getting paid to sit on your arse to watch a training video you can stop trolling the politics tab and looking for titty pics to post in the latest redhead thread for a while and actually watch it. I really don't think that's too much to ask.


There's a reason why the adults are talking over your head.
 
2013-08-18 06:51:39 PM  

fjnorton: I applied to a company and they told me I had to friend them on Facebook. I told them I was not interested in the job. I would take a pay cut to get away from this place.
Who want to be in a place where people spy on you?



I see you have much to learn, Grasshopper: always have a "red-herring" account that is as clean as a whistle for just such a situation. Keep your true account locked down tighter than sin.

Also, add lots of Hoff pictures to your wall to confuse, frustrate and eventually drive insane anyone foolish enough to spend time reading it.

i651.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-18 07:02:55 PM  

safetycap: fjnorton: I applied to a company and they told me I had to friend them on Facebook. I told them I was not interested in the job. I would take a pay cut to get away from this place.
Who want to be in a place where people spy on you?


I see you have much to learn, Grasshopper: always have a "red-herring" account that is as clean as a whistle for just such a situation. Keep your true account locked down tighter than sin.

Also, add lots of Hoff pictures to your wall to confuse, frustrate and eventually drive insane anyone foolish enough to spend time reading it.

[i651.photobucket.com image 300x234]


I like that idea.
 
2013-08-18 07:13:17 PM  
Training?  Company training?  BWWWWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Office people's problems...
 
2013-08-18 07:32:38 PM  
They didn't mention the best part, that if you do look away, you will have to listen to all of a really annoying song, with just a "buffer circle" on your screen, with the program only restarting after the song is done.

Name that song.  For science.
 
2013-08-18 08:19:33 PM  

ginkor: They didn't mention the best part, that if you do look away, you will have to listen to all of a really annoying song, with just a "buffer circle" on your screen, with the program only restarting after the song is done.

Name that song.  For science.


"Near... Far... Wherever you are... I believe that the heart does go on ...."
 
2013-08-18 09:01:54 PM  
images.marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com
 
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