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Thread poster: Gregory Lassale

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
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For extra and special services ..... Oct 13, 2018

... If a client expects special treatment and unusual services such as reporting every 4 hours, then they should expect to pay a hefty fee for such services. I'd list my premium fees for these extra services and see what they will say. (Obviously they wouldn't go for it).

Gregory Lassale
 

William Tierney  Identity Verified
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Don't let the LB get you Oct 14, 2018

Gregory Lassale wrote:

William Tierney wrote:

No. Smells like LB.


LB?


LB is an arrogant, long-toothed feline that squats on an edifice spanning a chasm.

What is a DT?


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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The DTs Oct 15, 2018

William Tierney wrote:

Gregory Lassale wrote:

William Tierney wrote:

No. Smells like LB.


LB?


LB is an arrogant, long-toothed feline that squats on an edifice spanning a chasm.

What is a DT?


A mystery indeed, nothing beginning with D in this list: http://www.commonsenseadvisory.com/Marketing/2016-largest-LSPs.aspx


 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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Til minne om
DTs Oct 15, 2018

As far as I know, DT stands for delirium tremens, a hallucinatory state induced by habitual over-indulgence in alcohol. I don't know what else it may mean these days.
As for LB, would someone please tell me what it stands for?


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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@Jennifer Oct 15, 2018

Jennifer Forbes wrote:
As for LB, would someone please tell me what it stands for?


The world's biggest translation company

As for DT, Don't Touch?

[Edited at 2018-10-15 10:30 GMT]


 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Chris Oct 15, 2018

Ah, of course, the long-toothed feline guarding the river crossing. Avoid. Avoid.

 

Jorge Barriuso Aguirre  Identity Verified
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About that list Oct 15, 2018

Are any of the names on that list worth working for or are the all like LB?

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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@Jorge Oct 15, 2018

Jorge Barriuso Aguirre wrote:

Are any of the names on that list worth working for?


Short answer: Yes.

They're not all the same. Some are more reputable than others. (That even goes for different parts of LB.)

I work regularly for two of the top 30, and occasionally for another three. I have to say that they all have annoying systems, but the two I work with regularly let me work outside those systems for the most part. Probably because they inherited me and I'm awkward.)

NB:
LB is not actually the agency with the unreasonable demands that kicked off this thread!


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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The mystery DT Oct 15, 2018

Chris S wrote:
William Tierney wrote:
What is a DT?

A mystery indeed, nothing beginning with D in this list: http://www.commonsenseadvisory.com/Marketing/2016-largest-LSPs.aspx

Nor in this list: https://www.nimdzi.com/2018-nimdzi-100/

Jorge Barriuso Aguirre wrote:
Are any of the names on that list worth working for or are the all like LB?

They're all worth trying out. Remember, as we said before, not all PMs or all branches/departments of such large agencies are the same -- many of them are gold. Don't write off an entire agency just because one PM or one branch leaves a bad taste in your mouth.


[Edited at 2018-10-15 13:31 GMT]


 

Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
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Agreed, not all the same Oct 15, 2018

Chris S wrote:
I work regularly for two of the top 30, and occasionally for another three.

I work for one in the top 10 and one other in the top 20 fairly regularly. They are fine, and so have been several others lower down that list. I have also been approached by a couple in the top three, and the attitude of the people and the list of conditions put me off right from the start.

Maybe, as Samuel argues elsewhere in this thread, there are good project managers in the top five companies, but why should I bother trying to find them when I already have enough work from pleasant and professional clients?

Regards,
Dan

[Edited at 2018-10-15 14:27 GMT]


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Gregory Lassale  Identity Verified
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Not top 100 Oct 15, 2018

Obviously the agency I dealt with is not in the Top 100. It's large enough to have a dedicated HR dpt, but I never implied it was that big. Actually I have no idea how large it actually is.

 

Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
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US agency... Oct 17, 2018

Gregory Lassale wrote:

Yes. DT.


... that only operates when the sun is up in the sky?


 

Gregory Lassale  Identity Verified
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yup Oct 18, 2018

Mirko Mainardi wrote:

Gregory Lassale wrote:

Yes. DT.


... that only operates when the sun is up in the sky?


That's right


 
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