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Old 07-27-2017, 03:27 PM
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I'm so going to steal that now
well it does not hide the sheet! if you can access the VBA screen (which can be locked as well, but if you are going to do that, why not just lock the workbook structure????).

but if this does serve some purpose for you, please do share what and how you used it. i am yet to find it useful.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:30 PM
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well it does not hide the sheet! if you can access the VBA screen (which can be locked as well, but if you are going to do that, why not just lock the workbook structure????).

but if this does serve some purpose for you, please do share what and how you used it. i am yet to find it useful.
I suppose I'm thinking if someone right clicks to see for hidden sheets and sees none he'll be satisfied there are none. If he's curious enough to start perusing your VBA then all bets are off.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:31 PM
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would you rather that i come to your office and ask a question or shoot you a quick email or message you over skype?

i find that emailing a mentor for a question that could be answered within 30 seconds of a face to face conversation, is probably best handled in the conversation. but i do not want to monopolize your time. what is your preference? email or talk?
The answer to the first question depends on the manager. You should ask them this question. On your first day. And remember the answer.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:36 PM
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thanks normaldan!

i feel a bit weird because i m like the only one who walks over to discuss. i get questions from my boss who sits in the office right behind me. all she has to do is say, "hey minion! turn around and give me a status update..." but instead i get a bloody email. so i turn around and give an update rather than respond via email.
Now her email trail doesn't give her your answer.
Maybe you don't mind if she absentmindedly asks you the same thing again.
sigh.

PS - Bosses don't like it when newbies decide to do things their own way instead of the boss's way.
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I suppose I'm thinking if someone right clicks to see for hidden sheets and sees none he'll be satisfied there are none. If he's curious enough to start perusing your VBA then all bets are off.
moreover, if the hidden sheet is being linked to, then the uninformed client would think that the analysis is coming from jesus rather than a hidden sheet.

i dont like providing clients a values only sheet where they would benefit from sensitivity testing (change enrollment, change trend, change demographics etc). thus, i prefer to lock my computation sheet and then hide it, and then lock the structure.

it can be argued that a motivated person can bypass the locked structure (i personally dont know how), but i think that that the reward vs time invested in that attempt is not desirable. whereas this method of 'very hidden sheet' is just a bit of a show off!
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Now her email trail doesn't give her your answer.
Maybe you don't mind if she absentmindedly asks you the same thing again.
sigh.
which is why i send her both

i respond to her email, and at times i will swing around and state the same. hoping that she catches on that i prefer if she just ask me directly.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:40 PM
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which is why i send her both

i respond to her email, and at times i will swing around and state the same. hoping that she catches on that i prefer if she just ask me directly.
I guess you missed my PS. Oh well.
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Also please be mindful of your authority when you're an intern... There was one incident where I attended a meeting and the team presenting was having technical difficulties. An intern from my department (only 2 weeks at the company) said "Shall we reschedule"? lol the looks of the people presenting was the funniest stuff ever... and no, they didn't reschedule.
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I guess you missed my PS. Oh well.
no, i did see it, and i do adhere to it, which is why i send her an email and talk to her about it.

i respect her process, however, but i do believe that efficiency triumphs over tradition. and i do not see the problem in me motivating a modification in my superior's behavior.

however, if, as my question had asked, there is a rigid preference for a mode of communication, then i will do what the overlord prefers.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:23 PM
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The answer to the first question depends on the manager. You should ask them this question. On your first day. And remember the answer.
This. And everything else JMO wrote.

I normally don't mind if the intern stops over to ask something. But not 10x per day. Because it does break my concentration on whatever I'm working on. And be prepared when you come talk to me, so you don't have to keep coming back every 10 minutes because you didn't anticipate any of my follow-up questions.


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i respect her process, however, but i do believe that efficiency triumphs over tradition. and i do not see the problem in me motivating a modification in my superior's behavior.
You're not modifying her behavior, you're just annoying her. If she needs updates from multiple people, e-mail may in fact be more efficient for her to keep track of the statuses. You're projecting your own experience/preference onto other people.

Which leads me to another piece of advice... you are more likely to get people to help you (etc) if you make their lives easier and honor their preferences (to the extent possible) instead of doing things that annoy them, even if you'd prefer to do it differently. So ask questions to figure out what works best for people.

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