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New Guy has been a pompous windbag all morning and doing that thing where he's asking Bosslady questions to sound like he's smart and thorough when in reality, he sounds like he can't seem to retain information. But this afternoon may be fun. Bosslady sent us both this email request from one of our researchers:

I would like to purchase some transcription equipment on my Hatch account. I can and will get a quote for you. Would it be acceptable to spend $1600 on an equipment, software, and internet interface? Our survey work over the past few years has led to a few nice publications but also a need to conduct more in depth interviews. Once the interview is recorded, I would like to have the information transcribed as quickly as possible.
What do I need to do to secure permission?


Bosslady forwarded it to us saying
Please review this request and give me your thoughts this afternoon when we meet.

I smelled a test right off and definitely want to be prepared. I asked veritasema for some ideas and she gave me a few good ones. I also did query prices of transcription equipment and software (of which $1600 is on the high side) to get a start. Then I started digging further into the scope of the project and also found some damming information.

NG, however, did a quick google search of the equipment then e-flounced off to do some personal shit. I'm going to "let" him "go first" this afternoon where he'll try to sound like he knows what he's doing and go on about how they did things "at his old place" (which he seriously needs to stop doing that). Right now he's on the phone with the Rutgers Honors College asking them questions for shit for his daughter. Slacking yet again. Nice going.

Then I'll go in for the kill once he's puttered out. No, in fact, this is cut and dried and this lady cannot have her transcription equipment. Why is that? On her proposal - which I will have with me and highlighted and he hasn't even looked it up - it says "all surveys will be paper or online delivered" so it's not in the scope of her project. Also, even if she does the work to update her proposal, she'll also need to provide us with a copy of her Human Subjects approval from the Rutgers IRB which specifically says that she is permitted to do said interviews and RECORD them.

You gonna look like an unprepared lazy fool, BOYEEEEE.



( 10 comments — Something to say? )
May. 26th, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)
Rock on you and let us know how it goes.
May. 26th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hell, BOSSLADY didn't see the info I found so I scored on both of 'em!

NG didn't even need to be prodded to go first, he pompously puffed himself up and gave his assessment. Which was very clearly a half assed glance at the guidelines with no real backup or meat to his argument.

Then I calmly added my bit that neither one of them caught and Bosslady was all "WOO HOO!" that I gave even more ammo and NG had to sit and mumble. >: )
May. 26th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
Snicker. And if only you could have turned to him and say, "And that's why they pay ME the big bucks."
May. 27th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
Good job! :) You showed them both up!
May. 27th, 2015 12:11 am (UTC)
I totalleh did *pats self on back*

Bosslady was practically giddy since she did NOT want to give this woman $1600 and my info was the nail in the coffin
May. 27th, 2015 01:15 am (UTC)
Wonderful when the right answer is also the answer the boss wants to hear! Way to go!
May. 26th, 2015 07:32 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, so the noose is tightening. You rock! Can't wait to hear the outcome of this meeting.
May. 26th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Check my response to Spikes! I rocketh it!
May. 26th, 2015 07:54 pm (UTC)
And so you did! Rocketh on girl!
May. 27th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
* snuggly huggles *

Woo hoo! Way to go! :-D

It is unfortunate that Bosslady can't give you the $1,600 you saved her. Now that would be nice! ;-)
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