@cypnk been in the US and northern america for about 6 months. So true.

Not bad, though!

@cypnk the bottom one applies to every person i know, i'm from a european country too

@cypnk as someone from eastern europe, this is ok, I guess:)

@rysiek @cypnk
And thus the difficulty to get feedback from different cultures using the same poll.

@cypnk as an Easter European (French) I agree
I very often say "it's not bad" to mean that "something is good"

@cypnk Even so, on allegro.pl all the sellers still expect to get 5 stars for an average uneventful purchase :/

@cypnk This comes up a lot in hiring academics between Europe and North America. "Meets expectations" would be a horrible response from a North American academics, but from certain parts of Europe that is a damn fine one.

@Canageek Oh wow, you're right. I wasn't even thinking about academia, but I imagine this would cause quite a *large* discrepancy in acceptability

@cypnk I first learned about this from versions of similar figures being passed around chemistry twitter so new profs were aware of it when getting reviews, reference letters, etc.

Many said that yeah, they have conversion factors they apply for such things.

(Meets expectations was I think from a very large British lab at a famous school, with the implicit understand that to say they met expectations at such a prestigious lab was to say they were good enough to work anywhere in the world, and was the equivalent of a 3 page letter of praise from most American labs)

@cypnk This is something few people think about, but the financial industry tracks Net Promoter Score (NPS). And it really boils down to a 5-star system even though it's often stretched into 1-10.

★★★★★ (9-10) = promoter
★★★★ (7-8) = neutral
★★★ (5-6) or less = detractor

Americans tend to provide and expect perfect ratings and all our systems are built around it. I think it says a lot about how we treat happiness and satisfaction.

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