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Voice comms can be *very* intrusive.
Voice is overrated
Posted Feb 23, 2007 0:18 UTC (Fri) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
For me it's also much easier to write English than to speak it. No idea how true that is for other non-native English speakers. It probably is easier for the observer though.
Especially in a "globalized" environment
Posted Feb 23, 2007 0:48 UTC (Fri) by AnswerGuy (guest, #1256)
(Of course I try to be circumspect and tactful about the issue --- and it's really only that extreme with a couple of them, roughly half of our workforce ... ~5K employees and contractors, are located in or recent immigrants from other countries. But still ...)
Posted Feb 23, 2007 10:30 UTC (Fri) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
It's the reason we are not using phone here at all - unless it's emergency. We DO use VC often, and it helps immensely, but of course before you'll call someone by videophone you'll contact him via IM first (because videophone is even more intrusive the normal phone).
Offtopic globalisation rant
Posted Feb 23, 2007 14:45 UTC (Fri) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322)
It does really irritate me, though, when personal names are faked to make foreign customers more 'comfortable' -- we're just not that insular anymore, no country is. I know and she knows that her name is not 'Kylie'! Lately I've met more Divitas and Bharats, which is pleasing, but some call centres persist in the lie.
Reminds me of My Fair Lady :-)
Posted Mar 3, 2007 2:07 UTC (Sat) by pr1268 (subscriber, #24648)
Eliza Doolitle: Didn't ah sy that?
Professor Higgins: No, Eliza, you didn't sigh that, you didn't even "say" that.
- From the Audrey Hepburn/Rex Harrison movie My Fair Lady.)
No disrespect intended. I totally value cultural diversity.
Posted Feb 23, 2007 13:33 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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