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Review of Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work by Jarisleif

Advantages: Dumb people
Disadvantages: Dumb people

The best and worst excuses for missing work – aren't they the same thing? I've done front desk work at a hotel for nearly nine months now, and I've heard some good ones in my time here from the housekeepers and front desk staff alike, so it is pretty easy ... Read review

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A very entertaining read. by buzios
The shoe one is hilarious by dkm1981

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18.04.2014 15:12
Excuse Me, But There's No Excuse For Inexcusable Excuses!
Review of Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work by 29th_Candidate

Advantages: A lonnnnnng vacation is soon to follow.
Disadvantages: The vacation may not have a scheduled ending.

...you to learn that the best and the worst excuses for missing work aren't really that much different. The Worst Excuses For Missing Work Oddly enough, the worst excuses for missing work are the ones that people s ... Read review

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Now this was entertaining. I've got visions of the boss sending someone out to check the car park is clear of anyone who looks like they might be a potential pyromaniac now . . . by KateHurst
Very good! by dkm1981

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18.04.2014 10:19
(18.04.2014 10:49)
Original excuses for not going to work
Review of Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work by linzee_loulabelle

Advantages: Funny at times
Disadvantages: 1 star because people don't go to work

Before becoming a manager, I never really had any dealings with people ringing in sick or not coming to work for whatever reason. If people did ring in sick or didn’t turn up, I never found out why because it didn’t make any difference to me. However, now ... Read review

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How funny by dkm1981
Love the broken cat flap! by pumfster

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17.04.2014 19:35
You got to laugh, haven't you?
Review of Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: The advantage is time off work.
Disadvantages: The fibs you have to tell!

I'm sure we've all done it in the past, phoning in sick with some excuse. And I'm also quite certain whatever excuse you've phoned up with, they've heard it all before. But there are some days when you just can't face going into work, especially if it's ... Read review

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Agree with the below. Hope no bosses are reading these :) by pumfster
I never use a death or illness that is not true as it is tempting fate by catsholiday

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17.04.2014 16:50
If a hammer is the only tool u have then every problem is a nail
Review of What do you think about the Dooyoo redesign? by thedevilinme

Advantages: We can still cash out
Disadvantages: Its a mess

As all dooyooers know we have been treated appalling over the site re-launch. Even members who have been there at the start (and we are talking the last century here) have been shown the green hand. 90% of writers appear not to be able to post up work and ... Read review

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I wonder if all the members left apart from say five, whether Dooyoo will still hand out weekly crowns? Writing out pathetic 392 word reviews stating the obvious could indeed be quite a little earner. by 1st2thebar
I have given up on it x by xmum2fourx
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17.04.2014 16:44
(19.04.2014 01:03)
I love Ciao, but some new features would be refreshing
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by Jen210

Advantages: Fun, free lets keep it simple
Disadvantages: Some old dirty bits need to be cleaned/ improved

Let me get started with saying I love Ciao. I joined because of the whole review system, I'm not the best reviewer in the world, I know that, but I do enjoy writing them, I love the fact that people are nice, and give constructive criticism and are very n ... Read review

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Many years ago, the Ciao site did also include paid surveys! They got split into a separate company, if I remember rightly x by jo-1976
Some very good points. I would love Ciao to link in with survey companies etc and give us more ways to earn points all in one place. by Marge3781

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14.04.2014 17:55
(14.04.2014 17:57)
Suggestive Suggestions
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by Jarisleif

Advantages: A better Ciao
Disadvantages: None

1) Ratings System I believe a fairer ratings system all round would be something I would like to see, and have for some time. It is all too easy for all of us to look at an article on the site and judge it by the length of it, hit Exceptional or Ve ... Read review

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Like you first idea, the first to come up with it too I think - a sliding scale mark would be a really good idea. R. by RICHADA
Some good ideas here. by missrarr

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13.04.2014 14:34
First I'll tackle Ciao, then I'll sort the rest of the world!
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by KateHurst

Advantages: could tackle spam reviews, help new users and encourage participation
Disadvantages: may involve a whole-system overhaul

Another Ciao campaign beckons; I wasn’t going to write this . . . until my “make the world better” ethos collided with my inner “if I ruled the world” megalomaniac. If I took Ciao over, I’d tackle the following problems first! Help new users to underst ... Read review

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Some interesting points especially the dot ideas by catsholiday
And explaining the dots, and stars perhaps, to new members... Didn't you need to be Green before you could attach a photo to your review once? My paltry 90 or so reviews in a decade wouldn't even rate, methinks. Interesting points all. by pgn0

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10.04.2014 22:13
Fix What Needs Fixing, Leave the Rest Alone
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by anonymili

Advantages: site works well in many areas already
Disadvantages: some areas need working on

Having been a member of the site since 2002 I thought I’d throw in my feelings about improvements I’d like to see on the site. I personally find Ciao a pretty good platform to write on already but as we’ve been asked to share our thoughts on possible impr ... Read review

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Yes I agree - please don't fix what ain't broke!! by catsholiday
Completely agree with point 5. by brokenangelkisses

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10.04.2014 13:08
Five steps to perfection
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by hogsflesh

Advantages: I think improvements are needed
Disadvantages: I doubt the right improvements will be implemented

I hope Ciao realises that its problems go beyond cosmetic tweaks to the friends list, nice though such things would be. Let’s talk about search engine optimisation (it's a big part of my 'real life' job). I don't know your business plan, Ciao. But you c ... Read review

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A successful site really requires minimal human intervention on a daily basis, therefore (2) 'More editorial staff' would be a site hindrance rather than an improvement. More doesn't necessary mean better! Business models not dissimilar to Ciao's require complexities to be ironed out, you won't get that via hiring editorial staff. Monies maybe better spent on re-developing a technical sales team who're affiliated with independent web-based media / app designers, could be the answer - ultimately the addition will aid costs. by 1st2thebar
Good points by supersonic75

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10.04.2014 09:07
Ciao: a website not without problems
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by mi_wa

Advantages: My thoughts
Disadvantages: Possible alienation of peers

1. Do not be pointless When is the last time you looked up a review to buy something? I knew I wanted to buy something. True story. So I looked it up on Amazon, checked the star ratings and looked at the lower rated reviews. After confirming the ... Read review

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Interesting ideas. Personally I don't find Paypal at all convenient; being paid directly into your own bank account is a big plus. by brokenangelkisses
Some excellent points here, especially regarding the padding out of reviews. That's not what the consumer wants to read but everyone does it to get those precious E's by Gingerkitty

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09.04.2014 13:50
Urinating in a cyclone: 5 improvements for Ciao
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by cr01

Advantages: There's opportunity to do something
Disadvantages: Everyone has their own perspective and agenda

...previous life I also spent 5 years as the only non American Category Lead at Epinions (hotels and travel since you asked) with a monthly stipend and ... Read review

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Very well summed up - the padded review which consists of going off piste at will and you end up knowing far more about family members and friends than the product / service, doesn't help any online consumer; yet the 'E' rate gets routinely clicked, regardless of content. Wonderful point. by 1st2thebar
I like the fact it is UK based - you only have to look at some other sites that allow world wide contributions to see what drivel is there. I think there should be a minimum length of 400/500 and possibly a maximum of 1500 words by catsholiday

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08.04.2014 21:33
(08.04.2014 22:01)
My suggestions
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by xmum2fourx

Advantages: May make the site easier to use
Disadvantages: Often ends up messing up the site

1. Photos Photos add a lot to a review and I wish it was easier to upload them. When it comes to me adding them it does not matter if it is from my phone or from my digital camera I always have to resize them. While I work online and you would expect me ... Read review

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The Search Bar and newly-suggested items is an interesting one, I read in another of these "5 improvement" reviews about a section of Ciao where one can see recently-added items without a review and effectively gazump the original suggester's first review bonus... Another case of disjointed thinking by the Ciao programming/testing teams, perhaps? Good review! by pgn0
Another very sensible take on this one. I find my pictures upload ok on Firefox - they do need to be downsized further than you'd expect though. R. by RICHADA

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08.04.2014 12:46
Towards The Eternal Betterment Of Ciao
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by 29th_Candidate

Advantages: Would go a long way towards ridding Ciao of troublemakers and site abusers
Disadvantages: Might result in costly litigation

Some Initial Considerations Having been a member of Ciao since its beginning, I've had a lot of time to consider possible site improvements. One would think that my many years of hardcore Ciao community experience and review-writing wisdom accumu ... Read review

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anonymii: There are other ways to communicate serious and helpful points than to directly bang people over the head with them in an unnecessarily serious manner. This is a Ciao Cafe topic, not a product review. by 29th_Candidate
It's helpful in that it's somewhat amusing but it doesn't seem you've taken the subject matter seriously enough for me to give you a higher rating. I'm sure you won't mind :) by anonymili

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08.04.2014 09:31
(08.04.2014 09:39)
Little needs improving but since you asked...
Review of 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao by IzzyS

Advantages: One or two adjustments (or 5) could improve things slightly, from my point of view
Disadvantages: If it ain't broke, don't fix it?

...are my humble suggestions for 5 improvements ... Read review

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Totally agree with point 4. I only ever request in one category and it's still a nightmare to find the relevant form! by brokenangelkisses
Exceptional review Isla because these are very valid points. Couldn't agree more with your concluding one too! xXx by Deesrev

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