I was sort of thinking the boss was going to cut me loose when he called me into his office the other day, but instead he started to talk about horses. He knew that I had grown up on a ranch. In fact my Dad is retired and he has a half dozen horses and ponies. I realized we were talking about his girl and he showed me a picture of her. She was wearing childrens equestrian clothing in the picture and obviously competing in some sort of contest. He then showed me some ads for vehicles of the sort that people who compete in equestrian events often use. It is basically like a camper for horses and people. You have a space for the horse, some space for the tack (saddles and bridles and so forth) and a bit of room for the person to use to sleep.
It took some time for him to get around to the pitch, but I was pretty happy. Continue reading
As the newly appointed CEO of my company, I wanted to reach out and show appreciation to all of my dedicated employees. I gave this many hours of thought and researched different ways to reward our employees. After many hours of research, I discovered FOTO88 and decided corporate gifts were the perfect way to reward my employees. They have the largest variety of unique items I have seen so far and have sold over 1,200,000 pieces worldwide. I plan on rewarding employees based on tenure and production via an incentive program. Our sales team also showed interest in making corporate gifts available for our customers to purchase on our website.
The employee incentive program will consist of several phases. One phase will be employee attendance. Hopefully, we will see a rise in employee attendance with this phase. We will create different tiers of gifts for employees to choose from. The attendance gifts will consist of monthly, quarterly and yearly tiers. Of course, the prizes will graduate in value throughout the tiers. Another phase for employee incentives will be production. We are still working on the exact criteria for this phase but will implement some sort of quota system. These corporate gifts will also be a part of employees' Christmas bonuses to be given away at our annual Christmas party.
The sales team has shown a large interest in corporate gifts for our customers. Some salesmen want to give smaller gifts with our company logo to keep our name out there. The customer giveaways will most likely consist of pens, note pads and possibly shirts or hats for our larger accounts. Our webmaster is currently revamping our website's merchandise page to reflect corporate logo items available to the general public. Simply put, I think this is a perfect way to put our company's name out there with customized corporate gifts. Scan Much More
I had one of the most frustrating weeks not too long ago, and needed to get free next day delivery or I wouldn't have anything to wear. I was preparing for a job interview, and pulled an outfit out of the closet to be taken to the dry cleaners. I dropped it off and waited for the outfit to be ready, thinking everything would go well. Later I received a call that something had gone wrong with my outfit, and a giant hole had been created in it. I was furious and ready to sue the dry cleaning company, but then panic started to take over me.
The local stores in my area don't sell anything worthy of being worn on a job interview. The nearest store that sells this kind of attire is miles away, and even if I drove there, there was no guarantee that it would have the right outfit in my size. I had to play it safe and just order something online that I knew would fit me. The challenge was finding a website that would let me order the clothes and have them arrive the next day. I didn't care if the shipping charge was more than it would cost for standard shipping, because I was willing to pay it if it meant that my outfit would arrive on time.
I found a website that would let me do next day delivery and I placed my order. When the order arrived, I tried on the outfit to make sure that it fit without any alterations, and it fit perfectly. The job interview went off without a hitch and I actually got the job, but there was still one thing left to handle. I complained to the dry cleaning company that ruined my original outfit and they paid cash for the cost of the outfit. Scan Much More
There are various sections on our roof that need to be treated very carefully. One of them is where the ventilation system is. It comprises quite a large section of one of the roofs, and I realized that we would probably be better off by having a step unit go over it rather than having tech guys try to get to the guts of it when something needed to be done to it. The only reason I even thought of this is because one of my other companies needed a step unit for inside the factory, and it has raised the safety level considerably. Scan Much More
When I saw how nice the step unit was for the workers, and how much easier it made their jobs not to mention how much safer it was, I knew that I was going to look at all of the buildings that I own to see what other changes we could make to make a better work environment for everyone inside. We buy all of our safety ladders from one company in particular because they have a reputation that cannot be beat by anyone else in the industry, so I went to their website to see if I could find the units that I wanted.
I should not have been surprised at the sheer number of things they offer, but I was. The units they have are exactly what I was looking for, and all of the information I needed about each one was there too. I was even able to read some great tips like safety requirements that are legally required, putting these on different roof types and so much more. I had my maintenance team look further into it and order what was needed to make their job easier on the roofs as well as the workers' jobs easier in the factories.
I have been looking into the possibility of getting into the e commerce business. Obviously there is not too much to it in theory, but I suspect that when you dig deeper you are going to find a lot of difficulties that you did not anticipate. The idea is going to be far from ideal in real life obviously. However the first thing you need to do is to find something you can sell at a profit. There is going to be a lot of competition in many fields, like sex toys and pornography for example. There must thousands upon thousands of web sites which sell nothing else. You would need to find something for which there is a big market, but where that market is not being served to excess. That is going to be a real problem. If you are going to handle the actual goods yourself, then you have to think about infrastructure. If you were selling something relatively small, then you could probably use a garage or maybe a spare room for a warehouse, at least to begin with. I have a house with a decent sized piece of land around it, so in theory I could build myself a building large enough to store things. However you have to consider whether or not you really want to handle that on your own. For me this is going to be a sideline, I am going to have to keep doing my day job unless this thing works out a whole lot better than I could expect that it would. So what makes the most sense for me would be to hire a fulfillment service to handle that end of the deal. That is a place like Amazon, which would take the orders from your web site and make sure that the package reached the buyer. Scan Much More
After a year of racehorse training, my horse was ready to compete against the big boys on a professional level. I've raised that horse since it was just a tiny one, and it was grown up to be pretty strong. I've been with it through each jump and gallop, and to see it ready to race makes me feel like a proud father. The racing experience is one that I've been looking forward to for a long time, but it also makes me feel a little nervous, because we're going to be competing against some pretty stiff competition. The other horses and jockeys aren't going to take it easy on us.
I took an early interest in professional riding when my parents took me to see horse races when I was younger. I was impressed at the speed and power that the horses displayed as they ran around the track. I wanted to move that fast as well, but I knew I would never be able to run as fast as a horse on foot. I could, however, pair up with a horse and ride on it while it moves at that speed. In a way, the rider and horse have a symbiotic relationship.
When I'm on my horse, I feel like he and I have combined into one entity, riding out there as one super horse. The other trainers see their horses as the vehicle for their path to the finish line, but for us, it's one horse on a race to be the best. Each time we race against a tougher opponent, I can feel us getting stronger. I know there is a possibility that I won't win every race in the professional circuit, but I'm going to do my best to win, and I won't give up until I get the highest rank. Scan Much More
One of my closest friends is a film director, and he really likes to get into the roles that he creates for the actors in his films. Once he made a film about a duo of skydiving bank robbers, and actually had the actors go skydiving. His latest film is a movie about a man who becomes a jockey. That man is no one other than me, and to prepare for the role, he sent me to one of those horse racing syndicates to learn how to race horses like a professional. This was by far the toughest role I've ever taken as an actor.
I came into the role with the wrong mindset. I thought learning to ride on a horse at a professional level would be easy, because I figured that the horse would be doing most of the work, kind of like when you drive a car. I was wrong, because while the horse was doing the running, I was trying not to fall off of it. It wasn't as difficult as one of those mechanical bulls, but I did have to tighten my grip. I had to work on my upper body strength to stand a chance.
The horse and I bonded pretty quickly, and I began to treat it like a pet. I think this bond made us better racers, because when we would go up against the other trainers at the syndicate, we would get better and better. Our first race resulted in a last place finish, which was expected for a first time racer, but each time after that, we went up in rank, until eventually we came in first place. That was one of the greatest moments of my training. When the filming for my friend's movie finishes, he'll really see how much of a racer I am. Scan Much More
I was studying in Scotland for a year. It was a unique experience. I stayed at a some student flats in Edinburgh that I leased using money I saved. I made the change at the last minute when I saw the dormitories. I was okay with the shared spaces the postgraduate students were using in the leased flats, but I could not stay at the dormitory. I need quite a bit more quiet than your average college student did. I was paying for my education with my own money. I received one small grant when I was earning my bachelors that paid for a few books and not much else. The rest was loans and money I had saved through my teen years. Student loans all need to be paid back. My time in Scotland as a post-grad student was entirely on my dime. Scan Much More
I had my resume all planned out including specific details of my education. I already had the company picked out in America that I was going to work for as a researcher. At the moment I was on leave from them as an intern while I studied for a year abroad in Scotland. Everything was the same yet unique. European ways were foreign to me, but I actually quickly fit in. Now I must admit that I would have preferred an apartment, or flat as they are called there, that was entirely private with its own kitchenette and bathroom. However, I could not afford it. I thought I could endure arrangements to stay in a dorm, but I left before even moving my stuff in. I scrambled the rest of the day trying to find a room to let in Edinburgh. Another student told me about some space left at some student flats in Edinburgh. I ran over and got the last room. I was very comfortable there for that year studying at Edinburgh.
I cannot significantly explain just how elated I was to get away from the company that I had been at for 7 years as an employee and break out on my own instead. I had worked at a variety of other companies, prior to the one I last left, and I was done putting up with it. But while working on your own can come with some very positive things, I learned I would also face some struggles, too. One of them was having trouble getting a mortgage, but then I learned that there are mortgages for contractors that can really help.
When you work for a large company, many places that offer credit seem to learn more toward trusting your work because it is backed by a large company. This is, of course, even more true when you have worked at that reputable business for many years. I really had little problem with obtaining credit when necessary when I was employed by someone else.
The first that I tried to secure a new home of my own, I was shot down rather quickly. I was incredibly tired of living the apartment life, and I just needed a place where my wife, our daughter and our dog had more room to spread out. My wife and I had also been talking about having another child, but we did not want to have that happen while living in a cramped, one-bedroom apartment. I found myself wondering if I had made a mistake in becoming an independent contractor so quickly.
Research is all that I needed to do to learn that it is possible to get credit when you're a hardworking freelancer. This is how I learned that there are companies out there that cater to people like me. After getting their help, I was able to start the paperwork that led me to getting a new home with my spouse very soon afterward. Scan Much More
When we moved our offices to a bigger plaza, my boss decided to opt in to the cleaning that could be part of the lease price every month. He figured that it would save us from having to either hire someone on our own or contracting a company to do it for us. Well, it turned out that we had to contract out to a company that does carpet cleaning in Birmingham because the company that was doing it was not doing a very good job at all. He was mostly concerned about the floors, because the company doing it when we first arrived was not very skilled at it. Scan Much More
Since appearance is everything, he wanted our clients to see a clean floor along with everything else when they first step into our office. He had me look at the different companies in Birmingham that do carpet cleaning, and I felt very fortunate that I was able to find the one that we still use today. They had a great website. I thought that they would end up just doing the carpets, but they take care of all the cleaning needs for the entire office.
The floors definitely look better since they are professionally cleaned instead of someone just running a vacuum over them for a minute or two. They also make sure that the entire office is dusted, and they even clean the bathrooms too. The difference between the company that was doing our office cleaning and the one that does it now is night and day. We have a lot of foot traffic, so it is really nice to have such clean carpets every day when we come in. The low price that we were quoted for office cleaning was really attractive too, which just made this decision even easier for my boss to make.
I had seen a lot of info in the media last year about bed bugs. I always thought those were tiny insects from medieval times and that they no longer existed. But the media taught me differently. Apparently, these little creatures were being spread like wildfire in many different hotels across the country. Then, I ran into a guy who does bed bug control in NYC where I live, so I asked him about it He told me just how bad the problem is here in my city.
The guy I spoke with says that these insects are very small and hard to see. They bite humans. And worse, they live in beds and anything made of cloth. He said that you cannot simply spray them and the problem will go away. I assumed that they were much like fleas, but he said they are even worse. They have to use a variety of steps to kill them, and that it is typically only the professional methods of trying to deal with them that actually gets rid of them. Some people assume that just by washing their clothes in hot water or vacuuming their mattress that their problem will be solved, and that typically is not enough.
I found it to be such an odd coincidence that not long after that conversation, my boss sent me to another state to help work on a project for about a week. I stayed in a hotel. After a day or two in my room, I realized that I was itching like crazy. I could not figure out why at first. I told the hotel manager that I thought something was wrong with my bed. He had a look of horror on his face, and said he was moving me to a new room. I suddenly knew why. He told me that when I get home, I will need to work with a professional company to make sure that I don't bring bed bugs home to my place. Scan Much More
We had a tree trimmed that was in front of the house. The branches reached out over the porch roof keeping it in shade throughout most of the summer. Over the past few years an algae-like growth began to grow on the shingles under the shade of the overhanging branches. We called a place that does roof repair in Brooklyn NY to come out and take a look. They explained on the phone that the growth would not likely compromise the protective properties of the shingles but would just be unsightly. Scan Much More
Cleaning it is problematic. It can stain most shingle colors and look more prominent on some and less on others. Even after cleaning there are usually telltale signs that something was there. We thought that the bright summer sunshine would bleach the area clean. I imagine that would take so much time that the rest of the roof would never match the formerly shaded area. I had the roof repair crew clean the area and chemically treat it to kill the growth and halt it from coming back.
They did a really good job cleaning the shingles that had the growth. You can barely tell there was-whatever that algae-like stuff was-anything there. We plan on replacing both the upper roof and the porch roof as well as the one on the garage in a few years. The shingles are still in really great shape, so we cannot justify the expense just to fix a slight discoloration due to growth on shingles caused by overhanging tree branches. It is our own fault. Keeping the tree trimmed in the first place would have made it so we never had this expense. We learned the facts about tree maintenance the hard way. Some people have it worse. An improperly maintained tree may have fallen on their house.
Though helping a woman achieve an orgasm without difficulty is something very gratifying for any man, imagine being able to intensify those orgasms as well. This can easily be achieved by following these few tips tonight (not to mention including some adult toys in the mix). By learning to intensify a woman's orgasm, more is needed than just physical technique. The idea is to stimulate both your partner's body and mind at the same time. This can easily be achieved, whether you are performing cunnilingus on her, having intercourse with her, or using any other type of direct stimulation such as fingering or sex toys. Scan Much More
In order to effectively stimulate her body and mind, you first have to understand what it is she craves from you in terms of sexual stimulation. This is important, because every woman is different when it comes to her sexual wants and needs. And though you might find the odd universal technique that can be applied to all women, they will never be as effective is that personal touch that the individual woman is looking for. By learning to pay attention, you will find that it becomes easy to understand what it is your partner is looking for from you. Whether she wants to tell you verbally, or show you through her body movements, you will find it becomes easy to spot those hidden gems. By learning to pay attention, you can also better communicate with her, thus forming a connection with your partner.
Teasing should never be underestimated. This is one art that can truly intensify a woman's orgasms to new levels of ecstasy if used correctly. The idea is to build anticipation within her mind. It is this anticipation that will make her crave for the one thing that she so dearly needs from you. By knowing what this thing is, you will be able to hold back on it just long enough, so that by the time you do finally apply that particular technique to her, she will be screaming with pleasure.