[thechat] A question

Graham Hays graham.hays at visualcomputing.co.uk
Fri Jan 28 06:13:58 CST 2011

I usually say "I'm sorry, I have a bad line - could you say that again?"

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> bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Mohan Arun L
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> Subject: [thechat] A question
> Any tech interviewers on the list?
> Lets say you are on a phone interview with a recruiter.
> You dont understand what he/she is saying, due to a different accent, or
> to bad connection, whatever. What do you say?
> Which of the following is better:
> "I am sorry, can you repeat what you just said?"
> "I beg your pardon?" (this sounds like I am talking to a judge?) Is "can
> repeat please" considered bad manners, like you are ordering them or
> something?
> - Mohan
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