People share industry insider secrets

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors in various popular industries or secrets you may not be aware of? OK, Redditor u / You_are_a_dolt He asked, “What trade secret You know who work in the industry? Here’s what people said.


“You cannot copyright or patent a garment design unless it is a niche and rare design feature. Only brands and brand booths are protected in the fashion industry. Literally anyone They can legally copy any clothing as long as they do not use other branded logos or brands. This is why many luxury brands put their logos on all the products they sell. It’s the only way they can set something that can be copied to the smallest detail. As such, many of the fakes and imitations are literally made by the same people in the same factories as the branded goods, but with a slightly different logo or pattern. The end products may be identical.


“American hospitals lie on their bills. All of them, all the time. Pay them for a code-by-code breakdown and watch the total amount owed shrink. Ask them to point out each code option based on doctors’ notes and it shrinks back.”


“When you’re shopping at Walmart, you’ll sometimes hear an ad saying the security cameras are in District Six, or any other number. Walmart runs these ads randomly, hoping that someone who might be stealing thinks they’re being watched and decides not to shoplift.”


“Lawyers can really only remember the details of about 20 to 40 cases at a time, so if you call your attorney after about a month or two (depending on the company and how busy they are), they probably have forgotten your details completely and are working on a bunch of notes to pretend they know who you are This is especially true if you have only interacted over the phone.”


“The best way to get your cutlery sparkling completely is to use vinegar. I learned this cleaning trick while working in restaurants and bars.”


“If you call a call center and the person on the other line puts you on hold without music, they can hear everything you say. I worked at an insurance call center when I was young. I had a lot of people mistakenly admit to insurance fraud this way.”


“I’m a veterinary nurse in an emergency hospital and we give your pets 100% cute nicknames, kiss them and let them sleep on our laps when they’re not busy. And we always pick the favorites 🥰.”


“Arcade crane games have knobs inside that allow you to control how strong the claw is. You basically set the claw’s strength to double and then change the setting on the motherboard to make the claw move at full strength after a certain number of plays. Essentially, the arcade or owner decides how often in which they really want people to win.”


“If you were involuntarily kicked off a flight for overselling, you can ask for money instead of a voucher.


“If you volunteer your seat on an oversold flight, you can negotiate more money and also a hotel and/or meal paid for by the airline.”


“I used to work at Panera, and this shocks people because other than meat, vegetables, and salad dressings, everything comes frozen. Noodles, soup, bread dough, bread and pastries are all frozen. Noodles are frozen in the microwave, bread and pastries are thawed, baked, garnished, and soup is tossed in what It’s basically a hot water bath.”


“Take it from someone in the auto industry: Never buy the first year of a new model car. Generally speaking, the last generation is best. That’s when all the facelifts and problems are worked out and the generation matures.”


“The repairman who comes to your home to fix something is usually the one who decides how much it will cost to pay you. Being nice to them can save you a lot of money.”


“Health inspection is really kind of bogus. Health inspectors tend to check all restaurants in a given area at about the same time. When an inspector shows up at a restaurant, the manager usually notifies the other restaurants in the area. We will. Call in more people to do Deep cleaning everything. It doesn’t matter that most of the year, every time we heat water under the fryer or food preparation lines, we drown hundreds of crickets. When the health inspector showed up, everything was clean, so we still had 100% on our health check.”


“If you ship via FedEx Express and send multiple packages/envelopes to one terminal, ship one priority overnight and the rest is standard. The rest will be delivered with the priority package.”


“If you can’t find a book in your local library, ask a reference librarian to do an interlibrary loan. They have access to large networks of libraries that are able and willing to share materials, sometimes across state lines depending on library type and demand. Also benefit. of digital content!We have to pay big money and struggle with publishing companies to get this content (eBooks, audiobooks, etc) and they are great resources.Many library systems also offer streaming content for movies and TV shows.Oh, and you can check out national park tickets And museum tickets are also in many bookstores!”


“If a medical professional suggests you get a second opinion (for example, a nurse in the doctor’s office), that person may be concerned about the quality of the medical care you are currently receiving. In other words, you truly You should get that second opinion.”


“Anytime for fast food, the speaker box hears everything from the moment you stop right up until after you leave. If you’re talking nonsense about us, we hear it. If you’re arguing with other passengers or on the phone, hear that too.”


“As an HVAC mechanical engineer, if you tell us you don’t care about a particular brand, it will open up an entire industry of options. Almost all packaged equipment has the same efficiency and warranty, but some brands cost more than others because of whatever internal proprietary controls they have. I can in I often design a system for you with 30-50% less money if you give me the flexibility to do so. I can also show you a comparison to show you that two different systems will work out the costs equally.”


“In the United States, movie theaters spend more money on bags of popcorn than they do on the popcorn itself.”


“Kirkland products (the Costco brand) are independently tested to beat the industry-leading product in this category, whether razors or wash bags. If they don’t beat the industry leader, they won’t put the Kirkland name on them.”


“I have worked in high-end golf clubs for years. Almost all politicians record their disability results under a fake name. USGA disability records are technically public information, and people would be very angry if they knew how much time these guys spend playing golf.”


“The Just Something fresh and ‘healthy’ – aka unprepared, packaged, and/or frozen – in almost all fast food places is tomatoes.”


“I work in payroll. The number of payroll reports I see where people are cheated out of overtime is heartbreaking.”


“When you play match 3 games like Candy Crush Saga, after beating some levels, the game will make it impossible for you to continue. If you put your device aside and come back after several hours, you will find the previously impossible level be easy. It is a mechanism to prevent people from going through hundreds of levels at once. one”.


“For every reported data breach (whether it’s a confirmed leak or identified a security flaw), there are about 50 more such incidents that are swept up in companies. Data security is complex, and most organizations don’t have the proper expertise to secure their data.”


All emergency rooms Not equal. In the hospital where I work, we do not have any kind of obstetrics, gynecology or pediatrics. Whenever a child comes the nurses and doctors panic. This is not because of their incompetence, but because that is not what our hospital regularly specializes in. We will settle in as best we can and immediately call your local children’s hospital, but if you have a child in distress and you have several hospitals nearby, be aware of the emergency room that is best for your or your child’s needs. “


“I’m an accountant. If you have a personal tax return with a form, someone right out of college will probably enter your tax information into a tax program that you can use at home for a quarter of the price. Most accountants use TurboTax, Quickbooks, etc. to do their own taxes.”


“A lot of animal donations are thrown away because they can’t be used. I would say about 10% are usable. I’m talking about open packages of dried foods, old toys, bedding, and towels. Most of the time, it’s checked and then discarded immediately. This could be due to the risk of contamination, something not being clean, or the potential for a product to be tampered with.”


“If every person accused of a crime insists on appearing in court and there is no bargaining, the entire judicial system will collapse.”


“Most electronic medical records allow providers to put pop-up warnings into your chart if you’re acting verbally or physically aggressive. So if you yelled at an emergency nurse in 2017, the paramedic you called today begging for a last-minute appointment could see it. .”


“I work in the tourism industry. Research when it’s peak season for the destination you’re looking for. You’ll usually be able to find cheaper rates at the beginning and end of high season, but you should try to book at first because seasonal workers are usually quite exhausted at the end of the season. The start of the season, everyone is excited to start making money again.”


“I’ve worked in high-quality rugs. If you own a hand-knotted rug, don’t bother having it professionally cleaned. If it’s just wool (which it probably is), clean it with a pressure washer and some rug shampoo. Knotted rugs are very strong and can handle. I know high-end cleaning companies that do exactly that and then charge a lot of money for the service.”


“You would never resell this diamond at a profit if you weren’t in the industry. Just write this engagement ring as a financial loss when you walk out of the store with it.”


“Most of the fossils you see in museums are replicas. These days they’re usually plastic molds of silicone molds from real fossils, but 3D-printed replicas made from high-resolution scans are becoming more and more popular.”


“The urine pregnancy test you take at the doctor’s office is the same as the Dollar Tree version.”


“If you’re buying software for your workplace, get a quote and keep quiet until the end of the quarter. Then call the salesperson and tell him you can buy it today, but you only have enough budget for 70% of the cost. Your chances of getting a big discount increase in end of the quarter.”


“I work for an optometrist. If you find a pair of glasses in a clinic that you like, they will probably be coded two and a half to three times. There should be a number on the inner arm of the frame, which should be something like AK2073. Look up the number online. And buy the frames directly from the manufacturer. It’s probably under $100. Don’t pay the full price for the glasses.”


“Wash the heads of your canned things before you open them, people. For the love of God, do it.”

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