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    I thought this was interesting as its a pretty extreme business practice. also TOP SECRET! so shhhh :lol:

    The Carrion chain department store STRIP SEARCHES their employees after every work day, the Women and Men are seperated and strip down to their underwear without brasiere.

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    You've got to be kidding?! I almost went into the one at Metrocentro the other day - now I'm glad I didn't. I'd hate to support any business that treats their employees that way!

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    job openings in the security dept?

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    Default Carrion ????

    Is that carrion as in road kill??? *
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    Yeah, I laughed pretty hard the first time I saw their full page ad in La Prensa.

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    It's supposed to be Carrión - I don't know why they couldn't put that in the sign. Sigh...and I thought it was only Americans who butchered their language.

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    Default Carrion

    So I gather Carrión is a family name?? *(WordChamp doesn't show an English translation from Spanish or does it perhaps have an obscure Nica-Spanish meaning??)

    My Merriam-Webster says carrion stems ultimately from the the Latin (caro, carnis) for meat, but I think it's from the Latin "cariosus" for "rotten."
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    I think you're right, it's a surname. Like Zapata being similar to zapato. Hello, Mr. Shoe.

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    Default Caro

    They should call it 'Caro' because the place is a rip off.

    Average Nicas aren't going there.

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    maybe the strip search extends to their distrust of all customers. A "leave your clothes at the door" policy would save a fortune in shoplifting losses - might work in Nica - not so much in Toronto in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo
    They should call it 'Caro' because the place is a rip off.

    Average Nicas aren't going there.
    Mr Valentine's dead but it won't slow him down... he's determined to stay on his feet... and he bangs on the table and orders a round... and he pays with the gold in his teeth

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    Default Hey Arlington!

    How'd ya get logged into NL? It shows me as being online, but, I ain't!!

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    I just never logged off I guess. Must be some glitches in the switches. ; )


    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore56
    How'd ya get logged into NL? It shows me as being online, but, I ain't!!
    Mr Valentine's dead but it won't slow him down... he's determined to stay on his feet... and he bangs on the table and orders a round... and he pays with the gold in his teeth

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    you make the o with accent on it?

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    on a Mac you hold the option key down, press e, release option key, then press o. presto ó




    Quote Originally Posted by bradley40550
    you make the o with accent on it?
    Mr Valentine's dead but it won't slow him down... he's determined to stay on his feet... and he bangs on the table and orders a round... and he pays with the gold in his teeth

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    how you make the o with accent on it?
    Hold down the "Alt" key and press the numbers 162.

    Alt160 is á
    Alt161 is í
    Alt162 is ó
    Alt163 is ú
    Alt164 is ñ
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    Default the full set is here . . .

    http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/ALTchrc.html


    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula fan
    how you make the o with accent on it?
    Hold down the "Alt" key and press the numbers 162.

    Alt160 is á
    Alt161 is í
    Alt162 is ó
    Alt163 is ú
    Alt164 is ñ
    Mr Valentine's dead but it won't slow him down... he's determined to stay on his feet... and he bangs on the table and orders a round... and he pays with the gold in his teeth

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    all you need to know!

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    You can also configure your keyboard to English international. Then, all you do is hit the apostrophe first before the accented letter.

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    Heres another Business practice:

    Galerias Santo Domingo usually has a handful of Taxi's waiting at the front entrance to the building. These taxis have the Galerias logo on the side of their cars. Galerias apparently had recieved several complaints from their clients when it had first opened of Taxi hold-ups, and taxi scams. So now when you take one of these taxis in the front of the building a hidden camera from the building snaps a picture of you and the taxi driver/car, anything happens and the Taxista will be held accountable.

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