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Tea Industry – Adventure and fun with money
March 22, 2017
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Career in Tea Industry is one of the most lucrative careers for Indian job seekers as it pays handsomely besides it has an adventurous life in some of the best peaceful and beautiful areas of our country like Assam and Karnataka and Kerala.

Tea industry is growing rapidly in Indian as well international markets. Most big companies are expanding their business taking over smaller companies and new companies are coming up creating good opportunities for employment in the tea industry.

It would be worth mentioning here that India has almost six hundred thousands of hectares of area where tea is produced spread over different states in West Bengal and Tamilnadu apart from states mentioned above. India is also one of the leading tea exporting countries in the world with some of the best quality of tea produced anywhere in the world.

Personal attributes- If you are willing to make a career in tea industry than you should have a flair for outdoor life. You must have an excellent healthy body and ability to adjust yourself according to environment of the site. You should be well aware about topography and geographical locations about tea-estates for a better adjustment.

Educational qualification- Although specialization in tea sector is as necessary as in any other field as botany, agriculture and food sciences could be the need of the jobs in processing section. However, there is no need of extra specialization in tea management sector but MBA in marketing and business management or human resources is enough to get a job.

Job Expectations – The tea gardens are managed by a group of managers, assisted by juniors as assistant managers or deputy managers. Initially an assistant manager is recruited to assistant a particular manager in the particular departments managing plants, plucking, processing, packing and transportation. Incidentally, there are many more departments in tea industry but those are too technical to be mentioned in this post.

I saw a ‘tea-tasting’ section during my visit to a tea estate in Assam a few years back. This may sound very ordinary to readers but it was highly skilled job, where experts were mixing and tasting blending different qualities of tealeaves and powders.

Researchers- Tea industry is one good choice if you are a botanist, biotechnologist or expert in any other field of agriculture. Researchers keep on adding new flavors to the tea to upgrade their products constantly. Posted

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The True Story of a Bank Robbery
March 14, 2017
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This is an event that happened about ten years ago.   On the face of it, it seems straight forward, but is it?

A bank was robbed, the robbers made off with the contents of the vault.   The employees, who had been locked in the vault were traumatised.  They were unable to say much, crying and confused.  The retrieved security footage showed average built people, presumably men, wearing masks.

The accountants estimated that there was about Fifteen Million dollars in the bank, although the Manager presented some information that there was Twenty One Million Dollars.

The employees went home for two weeks, received counseling.  Some were able to return to work after the two weeks, but were sent to a different branch.   Some were not ready and got another two weeks.

Meanwhile, the accountants and auditors went over and over the documents, trying to ascertain exactly how much money was missing.

Some documents made it Twenty One, Some Fifteen, and some suggested Eleven, so the problems were not only that the bank was robbed but that there had been so much confusion in the early moments of rescue, and the count for the day, that long after all the employees were back at work, the Accountants and Auditors were still trying to ascertain how much money had been there.

The Manager, who had been helpful and useful suddenly had post traumatic stress.  He went to a psychiatrist who found a laundry list of mental issues.

He took leave, and left the island, and never returned.

Over time, the police did have a few break throughs  but all they recovered was just over Nine Million dollars.

Trying to work out how much each robber could have carried, the size of the bags,  it seemed that Eleven Million was the limit of what could have been in the bank at the time.

The insurance company refused to go above Eleven Million, leaving the Accountants and Auditors trying to figure out where the other numbers came from, or where the money went.

Who Do You Think Was To Blame For This Accident?
March 13, 2017
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Last week, a meeting was called for the project engineer , operations and maintenance department, HR assistant and me.

This time, since the HR officer was absent, I have to take charge of the meeting.

The ceiling of the ground floor of one of the company’s building which was contracted to a construction firm went down , while the electrical section of our operations and management department were finishing the wirings for the said place. It is to be occupied by a new tenant , while the second to third floor was occupied already by a business processing office.

I want the meeting to be just brief because from experience meetings like this will take time because those involved would be made to speak what their involvement were.

Thus, at the start of the meeting I told everyone that the meeting was called not to blame anyone but to find a solution to the problem once it is determined as to what really happened.

The electrical section head said that while they were doing the wirings and some were up in the scaffolding they put up where they can stand to do the wirings it suddenly fell down on them.

The part that was hit was that part where two electricians were up in the scaffolding doing the wirings. Thus, the said two personnel when the ceiling went down were hit. The others escaped.

The next to tell what he knows was the security officer, who told everyone that since their part is to secure the safety of everyone, he told the men to put on their hard hats to which was not followed.

Thus, the heads of the two personnel was hit, luckily they weren’t hurt much. They suffered some scratches and of course their head was knocked on by the ceiling that fell down because they don’t have hard hats.

The next to tell his piece was the project engineer.

He told everyone that he was telling the electrical department to already do the wirings before the contractor would let his men finally seal the ceiling. But since the electrical department was also busy that time, they weren’t able to do it during those times.

Thus, the workers put up the ceiling without the wirings yet and when the electrical sections were already putting up the wirings , this happened.

With what happened, the project engineer said that it could be that the hangers weren’t all put up in the ceiling because the BPO on the second floor doesn’t like the banging for the hangers and they were given a schedule to do it . But then, the workers weren’t available on those schedule. So, they sealed the ceiling, forgetting to put on the hangers.

But this was the conclusion only of the project engineer.

To this, I pointed out that this incident was a blessing in disguise actually .

Why? Because hadn’t it been for the pounding of the electrical personnel when they did the wirings, it will not be discovered that the ceiling isn’t sturdy. It should have been that it is sturdy , that it can bear the weight of one or two persons, if ever there will be a repair to be done for the wirings inside the ceiling.

To end the meeeting, I requested the project engineer to point it out from the contractor to rectify and fortify the ceiling. To this, everyone agreed and was happy that there was no blaming done but just a speedy solution to the problem.

But on second thought, the one to be blamed is really the project engineer since it means he didn’t inspect the ceiling works done when it was finished since it was after all already paid half .

Sometimes, a thing happens really to point out something that should be corrected.

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world classMedical billing and coding
March 8, 2017
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Life is successful if an excellent course is chosen in your life. Medical billing and coding course is such a wonderful job-oriented course at present. The job market is huge in this era and many fresher want to pursue the course with the help of world class training. This training is highly essential to match the needs of the client. Hence, an individual has to select the medical billing and coding course does have an excellent future. The reasons for choosing this course are lucrative salary and immediate job offer. Once the medical billing and coding training is over effectively, the deserving candidate will be given job offer without hesitation by the employer.

An individual who wants to pursue the carrier in medical billing must enroll in an excellent training firm for better future

An individual who wants to select the best school for undergoing medical billing training can search directory of medical billing and coding classes by state and city. This directory facilitates the individual for having world class training. A major advantage of this course is an individual need not depend on others for employment and instead can start own home business easily. The basic qualifications for the good employee are Basic English knowledge, good eye power, science knowledge and figure counting. Since the training program covers the before mentioned things, the candidate gets abundant knowledge for the job.

Online search is fine for the individual who needs to find site list medical billing and coding schools in Houston. This list would tell him the exact school for the effective medical billing and coding training. Many employers expect certified medical billing and coding professionals for the job. Certified people perform better job when compared and hence the demand is more for them. Nowadays, the medical billing training is offered both in person or online and so many individuals are benefited. Medical course does provide job offers to everyone

Piercings in the workplace should be acceptable
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Î have written about tattoos and why they aren’t accepted in the workplace and now it is time to discuss piercing at the workplace.

Piercings have been done for many years on people in many countries, each location meaning a diferent thing. Just like tattoos more people are deciding to get piercings no matter were the locaction is. Now pierings at the workplace is also frowned upon. People tend to associate piercings with people that do drugs or something related. This is not true.

There is a upside to piercings when it comes to some kinds of jobs and it is the fact that you can remove most of them during work hours and put them back when your off duty. It is a pain to do but it is how some people live to be able to have the job they need or want.

Some piercings are hardly noticable so some jobs don’t really complain about them such as nose piercings, belly piercings or (sin some cases, tongue pierings).

Just like tattoos i have facial piercings and i can say i am lucky enough to not have to remove them or hide them with retainers. I have snake bites (piercings on each side of my lower lip) and i am accepted at my workplace by everyone, even the clients.

There is a saying that after seeing a peron so long with a certain thing, you tend not to even notice it is there anymore and this happens often. I am valued for my work and not how i decide to decorate my body. That does not define me.

I am hoping that in the future both piercings and tattoos will start getting accepted both in the workplace and society and that they stop associating these to bad influences and bad work. Most of the times is isn’t the case. Just because some bad people have tattoos and piercings, doesn’t mean everyone else will be the same.

Does anyone have an opinion on this matter?

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This is a huge matter that is always being discussed and always has negative responses. More and more people are getting tattoos. It is a way to express yourself in art on your body. It is something permament that will remind you of something. Yet there are still places and people that do not accept tattoos. They associate tattoos with bad people. this isn’t the matter anymore. In the old days people would get tattoos, especially in gangs to represent certain things they did or where they belonged. This art has been changing and now there are more people willing to get some beautiful art marked on there body.

Now where am i going with this? It is due to the workplaces. There are workplaces that do not accept workers with visible tattoos. There are some places that i kind of understand the need to have a great presentation yet i am not 100% agreeing with it.

The fact that you have a tattoo does not mean that you are incompetent. It just means that you decided, one day, to get something to remember something in your life and decided to get it permemantly inked on your body. Nothing else.

Some people are unfortunate and don’t get many job offers because of their visible tattoos and this is unfair. This person could be the most qualified in the group and they wouldn’t be picked because of this little issue that doesn’t even bother anyone.

I am lucky enough to have tattoos and work in an open minded company where they value your work. You appearance only has to do with what you wear and not if you have tattoos. This is something i was always proud to say about my job, not only about the tattoos but piercings also.

Do you judge people because they have tattoos?

 

Stay tuned for Piercings in the workplace.

The Supermarket Scoundrels; How to Protect Yourself
March 4, 2017
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You are at the supermarket.   The shopper in front of you is still at the counter, looking through her purchases, as your goods are being scanned and passed down to the same bottom.  Maybe you are looking at the prices coming up on the register, maybe you are talking to someone.

Your groceries are tallied, packed, and when you get home, the olive oil, on your bill, is not in your bags.

Can you go back to the supermarket and say that the olive oil you were charged for is not in your bag?  How would you prove it?

The reality is that the person in front of you was looking through her bags with one eye, another on your groceries, and seeing she had the ‘blind spot’, took your olive oil, put it in her bag.

This is not a fantasy.

The first time it happened to me was the last.

When you are at the supermarket and the person in front of you has not taken her goods and moved away, tell the cashier either to wait before ringing up your goods or stand near to that previous shopper and watch her.  Don’t be afraid to talk in a loud voice.

Often the person in front of you will try the ‘ugly baby’ trick.   She comes with a wild toddler who likes to hit people.  The child’s ‘job’ is to distract you so her mother can steal your groceries.

I indicated this to the managers who came and stood and watched, and the grocery thief made up some noise to embarrass the manager.   I spoke in an even louder voice making public service announcements that this woman brought this child to this supermarket for the purpose of stealing other people’s groceries.

At some supermarkets, the cashier will not start cashing until the previous customer has moved away because she has been alerted to the scam.

A some supermarkets the bag boys know how to separate the groceries and keep their eyes open.

If you find yourself on line, and the person in front of you does not move, say, “Please wait until the customer has cleared the counter before cashing me.”

If the cashing has started, make that other customer fully aware you have your eyes firmly on her.   Do what you have to.   Make sure she knows you are watching her, and that you are monitoring your groceries.

You don’t need to watch the cashier.  If there is a problem, i.e. you were over charged, that is easily dealt with.  You can always look over the bill on the screen or paper before paying.

You can see that you were charged for three when you only have two, or that a product costing $124 was rung up at $142.   These problems are easily corrected.

But once you leave the supermarket and go home, and the olive oil is not there, you are out of luck.

I sell on Mercari – US Only
March 1, 2017
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Another app/website that I sell on is called Mercari. This app is for US only and available to Apple and Android users. Mercari is a more flexible selling app that has less restrictions on what you can and cannot sell compared to Poshmark and takes only 10% commission.

Examples of some items you can sell on Mercari:

  • Women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags
  • Mens clothing, accessories, shoes
  • Kids clothes, toys, car seats, strollers, baby gear
  • Home products like artwork, home decor, bath, bedding, kitchen, cleaning supplies
  • Vintage and Collectibles, jewelry, home decor, antique, book, toys
  • Beauty, bath, skin care, make up, tools, make up brushes, fragrance
  • Electronics, camera, computer, tablets, cell phones, tv, video cameras, gps
  • Sports and Outdoor, sports wear, sports gear
  • Handmade, art, wood making, jewelry, paper goods
  • Other, pet supplies, books, magazines, office supplies, and so forth!

And much more !! Essentially you can sell a lot of things around your home and get extra cash. The items can be brand new with tags, new never worn, used, worn you just have to mention it in the listing!

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Other perks of this site is that you can control the shipping method if you want to ship via FedEx, UPSP or ship it yourself or tell the buyer to purchase. Whereas Poshmark, one would have to play a flat price even if the item is cheaper.

However the downside of Mercari is their customer service representatives are not helpful and I would not recommend selling anything expensive on here because they seem to side on the user, and not the seller. I had one problem ever on Mercari but luckily it was something cheap that was around $8. I would never sell anything over $100 on Mercari although I have and been lucky I experienced no problems with the buyer.

Mercari is a great site to get rid of any clutter in your home, as your trash may be someone elses treasure!

I sell on Poshmark – USA Only!
February 27, 2017
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Take a peek at your closet. Is everything in your closet, items you actually wear? Do you love all the pieces in your closet? Do you wish you can get money back from your clothes to buy new pieces?

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That is where this app comes handy for me. It’s called Poshmark, as of right now this app is only available for USA and compatible for Apple (iOS) and Android users. Poshmark is a great way of buying and selling clothes, accessories, handbags, shoes for women, men and kids.

How to sell? Download the app and snap photos of the items you want to sell, you can attach eight photos, add a description, mark your price and list to sell!

Overview of the app

  • You can get rid of your pre-loved, used, new, new with tags – clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags and get money
  • You can also shop for pre-loved, used, new, new with tags – clothes, accessories, shoes and find great bargains!
  • For sales under $15, Poshmark takes a flat commission of $2.95 and you keep the rest. 
  • For sales of $15 or more, Poshmark keeps 20% as commission and you take 80% of your sale 
  • Every transaction is always secure. You get paid once your sale has been delivered and received by your buyer. You will be paid via direct deposit or check.

My Experiences

  1. Selling 
    • I have sold on Poshmark for over two years. I have sold over 100 items, and it is a great way to get rid of my items so I can make room for new items! I am considered a 10% top seller on Poshmark with an average of 1.3 days shipping time. Some of the items I have sold on there are: used flats, shoes, designer handbags, designer wallets, purses, clothes. I never really had any problems with my buyers or any transactions. If I did, Poshmark support was very nice and responded in a timely manner.
  2. Buying
    • I have made some purchases on Poshmark and they all were successful for the most part. I did make a purchase of a brand new pair of Seven jeans but they did not work out for me because they were to small. All I did was relist and sold it to someone else.
  3. Trading
    • It is risky to trade but I have traded one time and it was a successful trade!  It is not recommended to trade on there because you can encounter scams.

Overall

I really enjoy selling on Poshmark. I enjoy shopping and sometimes its nice to get some money back on items that are in good/great condition versus donating especially when you donate, they are making money by selling it anyway! If you’re interested in trying Poshmark (you have nothing to lose!), you could use my referral code: HWTFO to receive $5 in credits to spend on Poshmark and if you use the code, I will also receive $5 in credits. 

FAQ: https://poshmark.com/faq

The True King of Fake News
February 20, 2017
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One of the things you learn in life, is that people often attribute their flaws to others.  If you listen to people castigate another, they are often talking autobiographically.

People see their own faults in others.

If you don’t have a particular fault you usually don’t attribute it to others.  To be clear, if you don’t know what the word persiflage means you won’t see it, hear it, be aware of it.

If you aren’t a liar who twists and bends every fragment of information, then you don’t see Fake News until it is pointed out to you.

Donald Trump is a pathological liar.   Anyone who does the slightest research on his past will find enormous lies this man has told from his teenage days.   Simply put, he has the inability to differentiate between the truth and a lie, and believes that if he says there are five lights there are five lights, even though there are only four.

One would never believe the leader of Jamaica, much less America, could stand up and lie before an audience. But Donald Trump can.

On Saturday he addressed a rally of his mind dead minions and said;  “Look at what’s happening last night in Sweden”, as he babbled about European nations which suffered terrorist attacks.

There was no terrorist attack in Sweden on Saturday.  Neither on Friday, nor on Thursday, nor on any day.

When Sweden requested that he explain, the POTUS ‘tweeted’ that he had been referring to a Television Report.

There had been no Television Report.

Pressed he stated it had been broadcast on Fox News, his beloved station which is the headquarters for biased reports.

Searching through the broadcasts there was some twisted fake story that had aired on Friday night about crime in Sweden.   Totally false news.

Trump’s pimps tried to wriggle out of the corner, one saying that her Massa had been talking about rising crime in Sweden.

There is no rising crime in Sweden and a former Swedish Prime Minister, Carl Bildt,  mocked the Orange Clown suggesting that he had “been smoking”.

The fact that Trump is so ‘sensitive’ to Fake News is because he has been ‘broadcasting’  for years.  He has been telling lies, demanding his slaves believe them.   As any liar, if he says the same thing long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.