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    This is a question for mostly the old fucks. How do you guys deal with the pakistany/bangladeshy/indian /habeeb speakin mother fuckers that seem to be the only people on earth that answer phones nowadays? I just got off the phone with some chick at ebay the sounded like she ate a fistfull of speed and drank a sixer of cafeen juice. I axd her if there was anybody there that spoke english real slow and she got steamed. So whats the fix for this? Or would I be better off to just stayin in the cave?

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    LOL, I am an old fuck but I have a staff of 30+ people in India that support my on-shore team. Some of them speak way better then I do, others I really have to work at understanding. I like listening to the guys from one of the rural areas that have the hard clicking sound in their dialect. Very unusual to listen to.

    I will say I have more issues with the German's or hell our own folks in Louisiana. The deep Cajun dialect is really tough for me. Also got a couple of people in the Bronx that are a challenge. But to be fair I have been dealing with India on and off for over 25 years.

    For the team that supports me, if they get x number of complaints about clarity of speech they are sent to a non-client facing job and we get a different person on our team ( Talking about us being the client not our customers ).

    We do have a rule in our company that anyone who deals with our customers has to be from the country that the client is in. As an example, my on-shore staff would not be talking to an Agent in France. They would work through one of the our staff in France for that.

    You are in your rights to ask for someone with better mastery of English, the reason they get pissed when you do that is it is a mark against them. ( At least with the firm we use there ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbard View Post
    So whats the fix for this? Or would I be better off to just stayin in the cave?
    For the most part I've been very lucky talking to people on ebay and paypal that speak english.....

    I had a problem with ebay taking money out of my account because of some guy in France that said he never received something.... I know he did but that doesn't matter now..... Anyway ebay took the money out of my account 4 times.... Ebay said they didn't and paypal said they did... They guy at paypal told the guy at ebay yes you did take his money out I'm looking right at his account but ebay said they didn't... Paypal refunded my money believe it or not.....

    The guy I dealt with was in Ireland...... He was awesome to deal with...... I talked to him 5 different times.... He would call me back to see if ebay returned my call like they said they would..... They never would, He would call them back and I was on a three way call....

    LOL But to answer your question if you get someone on the line that you can't understand.... Hang up and call them back you will get someone different....

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    You're the customer. insist on what you require. Your money pays their salaries.

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    thanks fellas I figured it was just me ,it usually is

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    Lightweights.
    I'm married to a woman to whom English is her third language. And I have no ear for languages and so have learned none of hers, after almost twenty years. The effort to communicate is worth it though.

    Jim

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    yea but you can get close enuff to use body language and hand signals

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    We all know about language barriers...
    - something that is experienced regularly on ChopCult...kinda like some of the posts:

    'hi I justgot this dontknow what it isbut it doesnt seem to workI think th fuckinfuckersfucked! Can you guyshelp me figure itiout?'

    So thought I would have some fun and share some comments from a few threads (ya might be able to figure out the OP):

    Way more info needed..... We don't read minds here.....

    I donít know why itís not working

    What specifically do you want to look at?

    I need to order one and Iím having trouble finding it due to not knowing what itís even called

    Need more details,Whats the issue?

    I have to say it has my head spinning a bit but I guess I could do it if I break it down.

    Now tell us in clear, direct English what the fuck you are doing so we can give more useful advice.

    Can anyone tell me what's going on with this?

    The problem is your looking for problems before there is one...

    I don't have clogged gas line. Just ran out of gas so you can laugh now.

    I say it's to much fuel but what the fuck do I know??????????

    Novices, gotta love em

    What do you think I make this shit up?

    Next time post the actual NUMBERS

    I've asked that several times with no response.....

    Backfires a bit out the right. Any ideas anyone, Democrat or Republican?

    That makes no sense.......

    It does kinda look fuel washed but nobody knows less than me.

    You know what assume means right???????

    Are you suggesting I give it to someone else to fix?

    Makes sense to me...

    Ok, thanks. Learn something every day!

    Only time will tell if he can create another freak of nature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubbard View Post
    yea but you can get close enuff to use body language and hand signals
    Ha ha! Yep-they say most communication is non-verbal anyway! When mine doesn't understand I use sign language, point at my mouth if i'm hungry, point at my dick , you get the drift. Problem is that doesn't work over the 'phone.
    Last edited by Hoghead; 04-05-2019 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    When mine doesn't understand I use sign language, point at my mouth if i'm hungry, point at my dick , you get the drift. Problem is that doesn't work over the 'phone.
    Or, after marriage for most guys.

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    LOL Now that's funny Tri...... Have you been saving them as you read them????? Hell many of them are mine.... LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post

    Way more info needed..... We don't read minds here.....

    I don’t know why it’s not working

    What specifically do you want to look at?

    I need to order one and I’m having trouble finding it due to not knowing what it’s even called

    Need more details,Whats the issue?

    I have to say it has my head spinning a bit but I guess I could do it if I break it down.

    Now tell us in clear, direct English what the fuck you are doing so we can give more useful advice.

    Can anyone tell me what's going on with this?

    The problem is your looking for problems before there is one...

    I don't have clogged gas line. Just ran out of gas so you can laugh now.

    I say it's to much fuel but what the fuck do I know??????????

    Novices, gotta love em

    What do you think I make this shit up?

    Next time post the actual NUMBERS

    I've asked that several times with no response.....

    Backfires a bit out the right. Any ideas anyone, Democrat or Republican?

    That makes no sense.......

    It does kinda look fuel washed but nobody knows less than me.

    You know what assume means right???????

    Are you suggesting I give it to someone else to fix?

    Makes sense to me...

    Ok, thanks. Learn something every day!

    Only time will tell if he can create another freak of nature...

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    When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it would be about how newbies try to ask for help without knowing what they got, what the problem could be and not providing any details...a language barrier...kinda like the xample I threw up there...just went through some threads last night and remembered the famous one-kick, which provided lots of fodder...some OPs are kinda easy to pick out!

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