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    Best to keep it that way IMO. Make my blood boil that place.
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    Best to keep it that way IMO. Make my blood boil that place.
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    Ah, Thanks for the responses, I thought it was something along those lines...

    Re the link to Mr Shawadiwadi's entry.. a nice little giggle in the absence of a BOFH this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjcp View Post
    Ah, Thanks for the responses, I thought it was something along those lines...

    Re the link to Mr Shawadiwadi's entry.. a nice little giggle in the absence of a BOFH this week.

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    I would imagine the term originally came about due to the term "Achha" (pronounced ah-chha), along with the pronounced head shake.

    New to most, but not those that had spent a lot of time in India for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjcp View Post
    Reading a few posts, I gather imported staff are sometimes referred to as "Bobs" and that Indian agents/agencies/outsources are also occasionally referred to as Bobs.. So, what's a Bob (as it seems, multiple people/things can be one...) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjcp View Post
    Reading a few posts, I gather imported staff are sometimes referred to as "Bobs" and that Indian agents/agencies/outsources are also occasionally referred to as Bobs.. So, what's a Bob (as it seems, multiple people/things can be one...) ?

    Cheers..

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    It's a noun used to describe Johnny Foreigners of Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladeshi descent employed for very low wages in the IT industry and sitting far too close to the white strapping boys from Kent (mostly pro-Brexit).(*)

    (*) To be fair, one has to acknowledge that the aforementioned groups seem to be incapable of learning to speak the version of English spoken by the other group which prevents them from understanding each other. This flaw of character frequently leads to completely different definitions of the meaning of words "deliverables", "delivered", "complete" (with the exception of the phrases like "complete idiot", "completely ****ed"), "working", "failed", "honest", etc.
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