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Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 - 10:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I retured to work after holidays, the manager told me that there is a decision to change something in my working surrounding. I was very surprised to hear it, but after a while I knew the decision is right. Explain.

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Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 - 10:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The change: something in the work environment? Something about the employees?
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Were you told to change something on your desk? Something in your working behavior?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Tardigradeparty:
The change: something in the work environment? Yes. Something about the employees? No.

Rbruma:
Were you told No. to change something on your desk? Yes. Something in your working behavior? No.
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were they going to give you a new computer?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Shez:
were they going to give you a new computer? No...
Balin (Balin)
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Did they move your computer to another spot on your desk?
Is there a computer on your desk at all?
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are they going to give you another piece of equipment?
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Balin:
Did they move your computer to another spot on your desk? No.
Is there a computer on your desk at all? Yes.

Shez:
are they going to give you another piece of equipment? Yesish.
Balin (Balin)
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Did they change something about your computer?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Balin:
Did they change something about your computer? Yes - with that difference, that the change has not been made yet, only the decision was made.
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Was the decision -- to provide the same computer with another accessory device (like mouse, keyboard, etc)? If so, replacing one already present? Adding one? To provide to you another computer? To "personalize" some of the objects involved? Maybe changing your desktop or screen-saver with photos from your wedding, for example?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Rbruma:
Was the decision -- to provide the same computer with another accessory device Yes. (like mouse, keyboard Yes., etc)? If so, replacing one already present? Yes. Adding one? To provide to you another computer? No. To "personalize" some of the objects involved? No. Maybe changing your desktop or screen-saver with photos from your wedding, for example? No.

So, when I retured to work after holidays, the manager told me that my keyboard will be replaced with a new one. I was very surprised to hear it, but after a while I knew the decision is right. Explain.
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Was the old keyboard not performing well? Is the new keyboard identical to the old one? (If not: smaller? bigger? cheaper? more expensive? displaying different characters? having an unusual layout (a QWERTY being replaced by a Dvorak?)

Is it relevant that the decision has been made after you came from the holiday? Was it a normal, business-like decision, or was it taken jokingly?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Rbruma:
Was the old keyboard not performing well? Yes. Is the new keyboard identical to the old one? Yes, at least very similar. (If not: smaller? bigger? cheaper? more expensive? displaying different characters? having an unusual layout (a QWERTY being replaced by a Dvorak?)

Is it relevant that the decision has been made after you came from the holiday? YES. Was it a normal, business-like decision Yes., or was it taken jokingly? No.
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Was it a gift? (At least in the sense that owing to the fact that your old keyboard was performing badly, the management decided that it should be replaced)
Redwine (Redwine)
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BLOOPER: Was the old keyboard not performing well? The answer should be "No." My keyboard worked and still works well.

Rbruma:
Was it a gift? No, the purpose was not a gift. (At least in the sense that owing to the fact that your old keyboard was performing badly, the management decided that it should be replaced) See above, sorry for misleading you, I read the question incorrectly. My bad. Thousands apologies.
Shez (Shez)
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had someone else been using your desk while you were away? and realised there was a problem with your keyboard?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Shez:
had someone else been using your desk while you were away? Yes. and realised there was a problem with your keyboard? Yope.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the person thought you could benefit from a new keyboard?
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Does the company gain any financial profit from replacing your keyboard?

Are you getting a new keyboard, i.e. one that hasn't been used before?
Are you swapping keyboards with someone? With the person who worked at your desk while you were away?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Shez:
the person thought you could benefit from a new keyboard? Maybe, but it's not the main reason.

Doriana:
Does the company gain any financial profit from replacing your keyboard? No.

Are you getting a new keyboard, i.e. one that hasn't been used before? Yes.
Are you swapping keyboards with someone? No. With the person who worked at your desk while you were away? So no.
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Has somebody spilled something (like a cup of coffee) on your old keyboard?
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Does the new keyboard have a function the old does not have? (Additional keys? fingerprint scanner?)
Will it be a wireless keyboard?
Does some function of the old keyboard not work properly but you never bothered because you do normally not use this function?
Does the new keyboard have a country-specific layout? (like French instead of English)
Do the keys have a different color?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Rbruma:
Has somebody spilled something (like a cup of coffee) on your old keyboard? No.

Sundowner:
Does the new keyboard have a function the old does not have? No.(Additional keys? fingerprint scanner?) So no.
Will it be a wireless keyboard? No.
Does some function of the old keyboard not work properly but you never bothered because you do normally not use this function? No but OTRT.
Does the new keyboard have a country-specific layout? No. (like French instead of English)
Do the keys have a different color? No.
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Is it an ergonomic keyboard?
Was the old one so old that some of the letters were worn off?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Solitiare:
Is it an ergonomic keyboard? I have no idea - just ordinary keyboard.
Was the old one so old that some of the letters were worn off? YES!
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Is it important which exact letters are worn off? Are they the letters of your password?
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Doriana:
Is it important which exact letters are worn off? No, but almoest all are worn off. Are they the letters of your password? No.
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Do you touch-type?
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Balin:
Do you touch-type? Yes indeed.
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Do other people use your desk, too? People who don't touch type? Did the person who was at your desk during your absence complain about the worn off letters because s/he doesn't touch-type?
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Doriana:
Do other people use your desk, too? Only when I am not at work. People who don't touch type? Yes. Did the person who was at your desk during your absence complain about the worn off letters because s/he doesn't touch-type? Yes, and it was the boss.
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Are you able to touch-type despite the worn-off letters? Or do the letters being worn off make it harder?
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Balin:
Are you able to touch-type despite the worn-off letters? Yes. Or do the letters being worn off make it harder? No.

You've got almost all necessary elements. Just put it all together and discover why was I surprised when I heard they will replace my keyboard.
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Were they unable to type normally with the letters worn off? Do they have to look at the keyboard to type? So the worn-off letters make it harder for them to type, but not you?
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Balin:
Were they unable to type normally with the letters worn off? Do they have to look at the keyboard to type? So the worn-off letters make it harder for them to type, but not you? Yes to all.
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So they're replacing the keyboard for their benefit, not yours?

Am I missing anything?
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Balin:
So they're replacing the keyboard for their benefit, not yours? Yes.

Am I missing anything? No.



As there is only one tiny element missing - why I was surprised - I may as well announce the...
********SPOILER**********
When I came back to work after holidays, my manager told me that they will replace my keyboard with a new one. I was at first surprised, but then it came to me that the letters of my keyboard are worn-off, which causes no problem to me (I touch-type), but may cause serious problems to my co-workers. The funny thing is, that I had never noticed before that the letters are not visible!

Thanks for playing.

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