@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.

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@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)

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