Answering your phone at work can be a little more stressful than taking a call at home. Find out ways to be a professional on the telephone, and keep your customers satisfied.
Looking for a rewarding home business. Consider the opportunities available as a Nursing Home Entertainer.
The Internet has fundamentally changed the advertising business. Discover the different types of Internet advertising.
This article explores four of the biggest roadblocks to happiness encountered as a CCA (City Carrier Assistant), and asks the question of whether you really want to subject yourself to this insanity.
What are the jobs that kill the most people? Which occupations are the most dangerous and deadly? Top 1-10 and 11-20 of the most fatal jobs in the US.
People often ask me what the police academy is like and how best to prepare. Here are a few things you can do beforehand to make you life at the academy a whole lot easier.
I have been an operating room nurse for many years. It is a very challenging and very rewarding profession. Read these funny stories about how we let off stress in the OR!
Clearly a subjective question, for anyone seriously considering graphic design as a career path I'll explore some of the possible careers in the field.
Rising labor costs are forcing farmers to embrace new technology. Developments in robotics mean even delicate soft fruit can be harvested by machine.
Your Postal MDD Scanner has a tendency to freeze at awkward moments and run out of battery power on those long, gloomy postal nights. Do you know what to do?
This is a no-nonsense, practical and down to earth guide to how you can increase sales in your shop on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. There is no strange marketing jargon, or tricky sales psychology to learn - just sound advice and simple sales techniques that you can implement today.
Cemeteries are starkly different from other enterprises. To start one involves a great deal of investment. To maintain one involves eternal commitment. All the while, you as the owner, must manage the expectations of of grieving/somber friends and...
A career in HVAC requires the use of many tools. These lists of tools, with pictures, will show you what you need to start out on the right foot in your heating and air conditioning career.
So, you want to be a restaurant server? Waiting tables and working in restaurants is very popular work that may be easy for some job seekers to come by, but the job isn't all fun and games.
No matter what fancy tag you apply to it, being a USPS letter carrier is grueling work. This article compares the entry level Postal positions of Rural Carrier Associate and City Carrier Assistant.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) ensures that equipment functions without breakdowns, downtime or defects. Learn the TPM pillars definition and Implementation for the maintenance of a lean system
A brief history of the last 20 years of the working lives of United States Postal Service City Letter Carriers, with a look into the cloudy crystal ball at the future.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
This part 1 article aims to explain some of the key concepts and fundamentals that act as the basic framework for grasping an understanding of marketing. This article answers the question: "What is principles of marketing"?
Continuous Audit Techniques are used by auditors to verify transactions in real time. They are essential for auditing businesses which generate a huge volume of transactions over a short period.
A detailed how-to on making a failing pub business succeed and thrive. Taken from years of experience and success, I share some of my simple tips and tricks to help improve your revenue.
A thirty-year police veteran explains ten arresting reasons why you do not want to become a police officer. This is must-have information for any young man or woman considering a career in law enforcement, and it is presented in a humourous format that makes it an easy and fun read for all.
I list the pros and cons of whether we should tax the rich more, giving some of the key arguments made by different sides in the debate.
Thinking about becoming a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA), but you want to know if you have the right stuff to get through the training process? Described here are the rigors of CCA bootcamp.
Are you interested in becoming an x-ray technologist in the medical radiography field? Learn what school subjects you should be proficient in and look at what your training may entail.
You are a CCA who just got word you've been promoted to Regular Carrier, but are you ready to sell your soul to the Postal Devil and make this a career? Mel covers the grim and the grins.
There are crazy myths about being a Mary Kay Consultant, but as with any opportunity, you have to put in effort to make it work. Take the time to find out for yourself if Mary Kay is right for you.
Since meeting and welcoming visitors is the first chance to make that lasting impression with a valued customer or client, an organisation needs to take utmost care in following certain procedures
I have been asked these questions for years and decided to put the answers in this article. This is a must read for Costco fans.
Learn everything there is to know about joining the Army as a combat medic. This guide takes you from the day you start thinking about becoming a medic to the day you graduate.
Many Texas firefighters are unaware that state law grants tuition exemption for a number of professional certifications and degrees. This explains the process and reasoning for using the benefit.
A short essay wherein I answer the question: what is my archival identity? In this way, I search for my own meaning of archives in today's digital world.
RBI offers a lot of benefits over and above the pay package. It is one of the most desirable employers. Here is an in-depth look at the pay and benefits of a career in RBI.
This page describes how to get started in the fishing industry. It includes links to various resources to help you find work on a fishing boat.
The Winter Solstice is upon us. If you are a letter carrier for the USPS, you are probably already delivering at night. Here are a few dark delivery tips for the fledgling City Carrier Assistant.
Established in 1985, Travelodge has become one of the most well-known budget hotel brands in the UK. This hub provides a comprehensive business analysis and recommends an international expansion plan
These strategies will help ambassadors create quality video content and develop valuable relationships with their favorite brands.
Antiques pickers can make money while saving the past. Find out what a "picker" is and how to make money doing it.
HVAC(R) professionals are in high demand and choosing a career isn't always easy. This Hub gives a sneak peek into an HVAC career.
This article looks at personal characteristics of individuals that influence consumer behavior. What does your personality have to do with marketing? Can/does it benefit marketers and manufacturers to be interested in the concept of personality, and those things that are linked or related to it? Are people's personalities relevant to what they consume? The answer, of course, is "yes," as this Hub reveals.
Curious about a career in data analysis? It's a relatively secure job that pays well and comes with a lot of job satisfaction for the right person. Here's an overview of what you can expect if you're starting out on the path to become one.
People continue to shop in retail stores despite the ease of internet purchasing. Here are a few things salespeople do that help run customers out of your store.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
If you have ever seen those boats pushing barges down a river and wondered what life is like on them, or have given thought to working on one, then this is a must read. "It's a good life on a boat."
So you are considering or you've just been accepted as a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA) and you are wondering what is in store for you. Warning - results may vary! Be prepared to travel.
If you're unable to qualify for merchant programs or struggle with creating affiliate links, this Viglink and Skimlinks review could be the answer to your prayers.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
Learn how to increase productivity as a medical transcriptionist and improve your accuracy rate while making automated speech recognition work for you.
A press release can be a low cost and cost-effective PR and marketing tool for small business. Find out what is a press release and how to write and distribute it.
Sometimes one phone call is all it takes to change our lives. The call I got while on vacation in Texas about to start a new job changed my entire direction.
So you, Postal CCA, have been asked to move up to a 204b supervisor position, and you're pretty full of yourself! Although Mel does not want to burst your bubble, you need to know the grim realities.
When a T-shirt description says "5.5 oz.," what does that mean? Learn what T-shirt weight is and why it's important when purchasing custom T-shirt printing.
The definition of mass media is changing as the Internet, mobile and social media continue to evolve. Find out exactly what is mass media today.
So are you looking for a job in a call center. Know more about working in a call center or BPO. What are the positions available in a BPO. Know the job description of the same. Also get an idea of the growth in the BPO industry and the salary that it offers.
If you watch CSI and CSI Miami on television, you are watching criminology at work. Criminology is an important science in the field of sociology that can help prevent future crimes and help prisons become rehabilitative.
Delta Airlines has a very successful business model. How did Delta create the winning organization we see in the skies today This article explores Delta Airlines as a Machine Bureaucracy to explain.
Harland David Sanders didn't have enough money to retire at 65. He decided to open a restaurant selling his special fried chicken. It resulted in one of the most successful franchises in U.S. history.
Owned media is a hedge against marketing investments in volatile social media networks. But it is not a panacea and has its own risks.
This article shares all of the safety tips and suggestions a machine shop and a fabricator can adapt to keep accidents and injuries at bay.
This article summarizes some of the negative aspects of the pharmacy career. It briefly reviews the challenges and difficulties of retail pharmacy employment.
There are many of aspects to cashiering you may not have realized before. If you're considering applying for a cashiering position, take a look at how to cashier from someone with years of experience.
Buyer's remorse can quickly turn excitement of a purchase into a regretful experience. But there is a way to curb buyer's remorse—buy from companies that support missions that you believe in.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
Selling items online is big business. A great description is essential when it comes to converting a browse to a sale. Find out how to write a product description that works.
Hub examines "micro" marketing environment, elements external to marketing management, and the effects exerted on a firm's ability to serve or respond to customers, suppliers, and others.
This article is about professionalism in education. It provides teacher etiquette tips for the modern professional. There are general professional etiquette tips as well as tips about teacher etiquette with other teachers, non-teaching staff, administrators, parents, community members, and students.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
This hub has been published in a view to help candidates who pursue their NVQ in business and administration.
The introduction of new products or services can require large outlays of cash. Manufacturers often use test markets to gather information related to sales potential & other marketing considerations.
Investment opportunities in emerging and frontier markets may not be for the squeamish or faint of heart, but opportunities are available. Frontier markets are capital markets at the beginning stages of economic development that show at least some...
Doing postdoctoral research after finishing a PhD is now a necessary step to a tenure track position. However the terrible career structure in science leaves many scientists in the postdoc trap.
Advertisers have always pushed the edge when it comes to getting the word out on a product. Here are 5 tried and true advertising gimmicks that are guaranteed to coerce the consumer into spending their money.
Did you ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an operating room nurse? Here are 10 skills all OR nurses have.
The job market has been tough, over the past several years, for marketing professionals wanting to change jobs, as well as for new graduates with degrees in marketing and advertising. The good news is that the economic situation has improved a bit, and many employers are once again hiring people with top-notch skills and experience. This article takes a look at jobs, salary ranges, and what employers might be looking for as they seek to fill top jobs in marketing.
You are an overwrought potential City Carrier Assistant who is terrified about your impending interview. Relax on Mel Carriere's postal therapy couch. Maybe he can soothe your worried mind, maybe not.
This page will give you an idea of the reality of fishing for a living. Fishing may sound like an ideal job, but it requires a lot of sacrifice and work to be successful.
An overview of the ups and downs of working in retail. A cashier's own story of working in the retail environment.
I will help you find the best free press release services that will generate ongoing publicity for your business, new product or service...or whatever it is you need to promote to a global audience. Having worked in public relations and SEO marketing for more than a decade, I have handpicked the following free PR services that I use frequently—and repeatedly—for my business and clients.
Peachtree by Sage is a great choice for your small business bookkeeping needs. It is easy to setup, easy to use, affordable, and plenty of reports.
The City Carrier Assistant (CCA) is a newly created Postal position that has been controversial among the ranks of letter carriers. Mel advises the CCA how to adapt to a hostile postal environment.
With the Post Office always hiring, I thought a job working outdoors might be just the change of pace I was looking for. Boy, was I wrong.
A former flight attendant shares the inside scoop about practical jokes and on-the-job training for the airlines.
What are infographics? In brief, they are graphical presentations of facts, figures or other information. Learn more about what they are and how to use them here.
Do letter carriers get their kicks punting pooches? Or are there legitimate reasons why flailing feet sometimes launch furry footballs into orbit? The Postal Tsunami explores a San Diego case.
What are the benefits of lean manufacturing, what are the advantages of lean production? Lean manufacturing can benefit your business in many ways, from reducing your scrap and space required to reducing lead times to a fraction of your current lead times. In addition to this expect your productivity to rise and your profits to improve. Implement lean manufacturing if you want to see these significant and proven benefits.
An account of my training in plumbing as an adult. Re-training in plumbing in France at the age of 52 was a big step, but worth every minute. This account of the course will help you decide if you would like to qualify as a plumber and if training in France is for you.
Learn the techniques for creating stunning window displays that not only look good, but help increase sales too.
This article is my best advice to new nurses in the OR. Most of the advice is for the circulating role. Although, much of it pertains to the scrub role also.
If you're a new Avon Independent Sales Representative, you will probably have some questions that weren't answered in your first meeting. Read through these Questions and Answers to learn more about the Avon business.
Career opportunities for Child Life Specialists continue to rise with virtually every children’s hospital across North American creating a “child life team.” Learn the details about this unique field of work.
Mistakes you make with your telephone voice and 6 tips for correcting. What is your image? Sound more confident and successful. Pause and take a deep breath before answering a call.
Are you looking for a job where you can use your people skills? Consider a job in retail! Before you send in that application, find out what you can expect as an entry level sales associate.
There are many qualities to being a good customer service representative. In this hub I will go over some of the things that will help you to be a great CSR!