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    What a pain. They're always right, even when they're wrong. If they weren't such gits I would have been home an hour ago.

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    Yes, but the Japanese are even worse in my experience

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    My grandad used to work with Germans about 63 years ago.

    He was a delivery driver for the RAF over Dresden.
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    I worked with an East German recently in London, he was ok, reasonably helpful but he did ask some strange and personal questions such as 'how much is your mortgage ?' etc. absolutely no tact.

    Although he was the UK managers 'todie', a bit supressed mind you, I bet if he was given any sort of power it could have been like the Thrid Reich in that old place.

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    I'm not sure that is a German trait, plenty of UK programmers that think they're always right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    I'm not sure that is a German trait, plenty of UK programmers that think they're always right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ace00 View Post
    What a pain. They're always right, even when they're wrong. If they weren't such gits I would have been home an hour ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberman View Post
    Yes, but the Japanese are even worse in my experience
    And the Austrians worse still.

    You can't understand the true meaning of officious until you've worked with an Austrian. I'm not sure you can truly understand the meaning of **** either.
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    Funny I was chatting to a german last night , who was dissing English, saying they are all vague and frustrating to work with owing to there seeming inability to communicate anything without an over reliance on innuendo.

    Russians dont really get it either.

    Just an opinion but I think that the English are the regional odd ones out with regards to work and communication styles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysan View Post
    Funny I was chatting to a german last night , who was dissing English, saying they are all vague and frustrating to work with owing to there seeming inability to communicate anything without an over reliance on innuendo.

    Russians dont really get it either.

    Just an opinion but I think that the English are the regional odd ones out with regards to work and communication styles.
    There was a discussion because I did use the term "should" as many english would, with the meaning that there should be 99.99% percent probability it will work. Of course, this can never be accepted by any germanic person who only understand 100% or 0%.
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