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Sell Me My Internet Now!

Sell Me My Internet Now!

I expect a lot out of the services that I pay monthly for. That means that I want the best that I can get from an Internet Service Provider. If they try to sell me data caps, I'll switch - even if it means I'll be sold a slower speed from the competition. I don't want to be throttled. I don't want to be montiored by some 'super cookie' like Verizon and AT&T were planting their customers with. Treat me well, like the La Grande or Frontier services have and I'll stick with your provider. When I call, don't sell me on something I clearly have no interest in.

I've worked for cable companies in the past: Insight Communications, Charter and Comcast. If you've never been party to working for a cable provider, those poor workers have no choice but to try and up-sell their customers a service or new package. Imagine this: you're calling to complain because your Internet is down, right? In that moment you want nothing but your Internet to work but here this so called technician on the other end of the call is actually trying to sell you something. What madness can this be? And yet, they quite literally have no choice. It's their job.

This is the disconnect. Calling a technician should be just that: calling them to fix the problem at hand. The executives have decided that you need to be sold something at all levels of a call. This is how little they actuallycare about you. You're not someone calling in with a problem, you're a potential customer calling in that they can sell a new package to. It's absurd that they think to treat us like this! I just want my Internet, I want it to work and I want it to work well. If I wanted anything else, I'd call that department instead.

Started Training to Be a Line Man

Started Training to Be a Line Man

Started training to be a line man, which of course is not the greatest job in the world because you are going to be out in the weather when it is the worst and you can be sure the electric companies in Texas will never need you much in the 9 to 5 type of deal starting out. It is pretty obvious that you are going to start out on the worst part of the deal and you can be sure that there is going to be a lot of work when it is really bad. The thing is that you could have an ice storm in North Carolina or South Carolina and they would ship you up there. You see convoys of power trucks heading to places where they have had really bad weather. There will be forty or fifty trucks headed up there and of course they are going to be out in the bad weather for 18 hours a day until it is fixed.

Of course when my power is out I am not going to be thinking about the line man who fixes it or how rough his life is. I would just want him to drop every other thing that was going on and focus on solving my problem. Once when we were kids they had a huge ice storm in the High point area of North Carolina. We had no power for more than a week, in fact I think it was ten or eleven days with no power. You really come to appreciate all of the conveniences of modern life after you go that long with none of them. You have to get batteries for the radio and that is all that you have to entertain you. In fact you have to save the batteries.

Urgent Fast Loans for Working People in Immediate Need

Urgent Fast Loans for Working People in Immediate Need

No one wants to find themselves in the position of not having money to get through until the next paycheck is doled out where they work. However, we were living from paycheck to paycheck after the cutbacks. We were paying our bills and just getting by. We even cut back on a lot of things. However, the budget was so tight there was no extra for a car repair or trip to the dentist. When both were needed the same week, that was when I looked into the cash advance loans company offers that were available.

We needed cash immediately. There is no point going to a bank for a short-term loan for an urgent situation such as a car repair or tooth extraction. By the time you got your money, you would have probably lost your job since you did not have a car to get to work, or you would be in the hospital due to tooth pain. A cash advance loans company can get you the money needed fast. However, you do have to pay attention to the whole deal. As long as you realize your interest rate, the total you will be paying back for the loan and the loan payment arrangements, then there will not be any surprises. My advice is to not neglect to take the time to understand the loan details just because you need the money really bad.

The cash advance loans company fine print is straightforward. There is no doubt that the interest is higher than a conventional loan. However, the speed at which you can get the money and the leniency most places have for questionable credit are part of the appeal. Sure, it would be great to just be in the position of never needing extra money, but that is not how it is with real people who work for a living.

Working on the New Project

Working on the New Project

I have to figure out a few things before I can get the project off the ground. For one thing I think that I shall have to get a transcription service to make transcripts of the podcasts for the archives. That only makes sense and the idea would be to use time stamps on it, so that you could see exactly where to go if you wanted to listen to the particular section of audio. This appears to be important because of the way that people are using the content. There is a lot of educational value if you know how to do it the right way. The information is there and you need to have it set up so that people know what it is and how to get to it. In fact you can read a transcript in a fraction of the time that it takes to listen to a podcast. Most of all you want to have it set up so that people can tell what you are looking at.

The big thing is just to have the information there so that people can look at what they will find in the podcast. Obviously a lot of the time people like me are going to be listening to these things when they can not read, but you want to know if it is worth the time for you to read it. I listen to podcasts in the car when I am driving to work and back home from work. Then I put it on when I am working out in the gym or when I am running. You get to use that time to soak up stuff that you are interested in. Of course it is easy to just put anything on, but the trick is to find the right thing.

Doing the Summer Really Nice

Doing the Summer Really Nice

Hack and I got this place today. It is a little beach house that needs a ton of work. The guy who owns it knew that he could not get the vacationers to rent the place. So Hack and I made this deal with him. He is going to provide the materials and we are going to fix the place up. Of course for Hack it is not a big deal and he just tells me what to do. We love it here, we were waiting for the Texas energy company to come and hook up our electricity and a bunch of girls came walking through our yard with a cooler full of Lone Star and Pearl. It was like a dream, they were apparently on Spring Break from Texas Christian and all of them were feeling pretty good and looking a whole lot better. We got distracted and the guy who was supposed to turn the power on nearly left before Hack went running after him.

Obviously the girls are not impressed by this place, but you got to act like you got game no matter what and we are doing pretty good. Apparently there are a lot of people here for spring break and we are having a good deal of fun. Of course we have to work from early in the morning, so we are really light on sleep. A lot of times we come home in the afternoon and take a nap before we go out for a while. It is really sad to have to come home when things are ready to jump off, but we both have bills to pay and I am just chasing girls. It is extra great on the weekends and we get a three day weekend with the job we have now.