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 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( have you ever had one of those days where your boss wants you to write something that's she's so indecisive about! she keep changing the sentence structure around and at the end it all means the same thing but she's so indecisive about her word choice that she constantly keeps changing it over and over.  So much scribble on this paper that she wants to change it AGAIN! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(




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Let her know that may is mental illness awareness month.



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Let her know that may is mental illness awareness month.

that's in October, you mentally got  your dates wrong



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Should we go ahead and change our sentences structure when we have a chance?

Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.[1]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_Health_Awareness_Month



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i might be crazy but what's wrong with rewriting what is edited?  maybe she feels it's more grammatically correct, she is the editor, i suppose.

let me guess, this is what she had you rewrite:

you: Duma of PH is retarded.
her: Duma, an active member of Pebhmong is mentally challenged.

 :idiot2: :2funny: :idiot2: :2funny: :2funny:





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October is "Mental Awarness Week"



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oh tell me about it...


My boss ask me for help...

I help and rewrite it all...

Then she just change it...

and it sounds worst than when she first wrote it...

Mine sounds better but she says it don't sound good.



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I went through all 15k posts and those 2 quotes I found were the only ones so I guess that would make it "everytime".  Feel free to go through all 15k posts and verify by quoting them all.  You need to quote them all to verifying prove "everytime".   Please verify that Im wrong.

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Re: Your boss asking to rewrite something over that means the same thing
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 11:43:54 AM »
Depends on the industry. I would think legal and designing/marketing stuff tends to have very precise sentence structure; the former because, well, you know, it's legal stuff, and the latter because if you're a brand that wants to sell your product/service you don't want to have any confusion about it whatsoever. Anyway, what do you think your boss was looking for that the sentence did not reflect? Clarity? Coherent? Cogency?


« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 11:50:48 AM by highway »

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Re: Your boss asking to rewrite something over that means the same thing
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 03:36:13 AM »
Share the sentence with us.

I agree with highway.

It might not seem like a big deal to you but your boss will be accountable if something goes amiss. You'd be surprised at how many people are confused, need clarification, must be hand held, etc.



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