Posts Tagged with "business"

Bored at the Office? Try Doing Your Job

February 18th, 2014 at 5:12 pm by Mark
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The paradox of people saying they’re bored at work while simultaneously complaining that there’s too much work has always baffled me. That said, when work problems become increasingly droll and cerebral, some managers understand that allowing pressured employees to back off for a few moments at time may increase both morale and creativity.

Office Boredom: You're Doing it Right (metal guy made of binder clips)

Business Naming Level: Expert

January 15th, 2014 at 5:04 pm by Mark
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I suppose this Tempe, Arizona’s original business name, Rural Animal Clinic P.C., just wasn’t catchy enough. Now, every time my dog needs a new timing chain, or my cat’s transmission keeps slipping in first, I’ll think of these guys.

I guess this is where you get your pet "fixed".... "Dog & Cat Repair"

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Apple Returns iPhones to Chinese Manufacturer, Foxconn

April 30th, 2013 at 5:03 pm by Mark
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Last week, Apple returned as many as eight million iPhones to Foxconn, citing the exact same reasons that iPhone users have complained about for years.

Conan O'Brien: "Apple has returned eight million iPhones to a Chinese manufacturer because they weren't fit for sale.  Apple complained the phones couldn't place calls, the screens cracked easily, and had faulty batteries.  In other words, they were iPhones."

How I Feel at Job Interviews These Days

January 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 am by Mark
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The few jobs that are out there these days have far too many applicants. Even if you’re lucky enough to make the cut to get an interview, your hopes are soon dashed by words and phrases such as, “you’re overqualified,” “you have too much experience,” “you’ve made too much money” and “the résumé looks fine, but please take off your shirt.” The next time someone offers me a seat, I’m walking out with it.

How I Feel at Job Interviews These Days: "Please, Have a Seat." "Thank you."

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Customer Service via Social Media

November 25th, 2012 at 7:29 pm by Mark
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It’s amazing to see major corporations and brands embracing the Internet for Customer Service purposes. Companies are no longer faceless entities disconnected from their customer base. Every day, many more are finding value in reading and responding both to praise and criticism.