Postal OJI and web author Mel Carrier provides City Carrier Assistants with advice to simplify their thought processes and daily work flow.
Suggestions for how to choose a creative name for your technology domain or business. Find out more to come up with the perfect name.
Buying supplies in bulk and calculating shipping cost by weight and size are just a couple ways of saving on shipping. For more frugal tips, use this free guide created by a Top Rated eBay Seller.
Often, one small event is enough to change the direction of our lives. One phone call, made while on vacation in Texas, was instrumental in changing my career path and fulfilling a lifetime dream.
If you've just received excellent customer service at your supermarket, thank the store's trainer. They are responsible for ensuring the staff's training is up to date and everyone is working safely.
Daydreaming is a Letter Carrier's kryptonite. Although daydreaming can be entertaining on a slow mail day, it can also lead to the click-killing practice of backtracking. How can the upstart City Carrier Assistant retract his or her vulnerable head from the buttocks to finish the job on time?
This article includes seven steps for dealing with angry customers and improving your customer service skills
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.
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.
The interior design industry has several top-earning specialized fields. So, to provide interior design services in a highly professional manner, rather than be a Jill-of-all-trades, focus on one or two areas. Good job opportunities remain mostly for interior designers with a specialization.
During the current pandemic, people are ordering online more than ever. But does that give the online giant Amazon a free pass to deliver terrible customer service?
Family nursing provides a complete suite of healthcare services to patients of all ages. Why should you consider a career in family nursing?
Promoting your website isn't difficult, but promoting it in a way that has a lasting impact takes planning.
What's the big deal about being an OR nurse? Why would anyone want to be one? This article will tell you some of the reasons operating room nurses love their jobs.
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.
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 article summarizes some of the negative aspects of the pharmacy career. It briefly reviews the challenges and difficulties of retail pharmacy employment.
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.
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.
The Coronavirus has delivered unanticipated pratfalls to the Letter Carrier's already hazardous occupation. Not only are there new health risks, but bad information, plus a lack thereof, complicates matters. Just how, if anybody really knows, will the virus affect the mailman's daily duties?
This article examines how personal characteristics influence consumer behavior. How does your personality respond to marketing? How can marketers and manufacturers benefit from understanding and targeting consumers' personality?
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.
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.
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.
Choosing a career in nursing is a decision not to be taken lightly. Ask yourself the right questions to decide whether nursing is right for you. And if you are already a nurse, take the proper steps towards being a successful nurse.
Adopting any of these three something-for-nothing business models might just be the big break your business seeks!
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.
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.
Whether you're fresh out of school or looking to change careers, this article provides insight into the various ways a person can make their way into the HVAC industry and why one may be better for you than another.
McDonald's can be a great way to earn money for teenagers who are looking for their first job, retirees who need extra cash, people who need a second job, and everyone in between.
Effective promotional product buying does more than help promote your company—it can also help you save marketing dollars. Learn how to develop a good promotional product strategy with these tips.
This article explores institutions in the Cambodian banking sector and aims to help you make smart financial decisions.
Pinterest is a great tool for driving traffic and eventually sales to your brand. Here are some helpful tips that will guide you around the site plus tips on how to avoid getting banned by Pinterest.
IPS stands for Indian Police Services. How is their service life? What positions can they reach in their service life? What post does an IPS get during his career?
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.
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.
This article explores Dell's competitive advantage in the industry, documenting it's rise and fall. What led to Dell's initial success as a market leader and what caused its eventual decline?
There are quite a few ways to make money in Pinterest. Find out what these are in this detailed post.
A comprehensive business analysis of Walmart Stores Inc., one of the most well-known, internationally-recognized retailers, for the US market.
This article contains 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.
This article reviews public and private sector employment and some of the major differences between these two work environments.
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 Internet has fundamentally changed the advertising business. Discover the different types of Internet advertising.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The installation of Postal Vehicle Cameras is imminent. This raises the question of whether Letter Carriers have an ¨expectation of privacy¨ in the previously sacrosanct realm of the driver´s compartment, or can the Post Office snoop on their sanctuary with impunity?
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 the utmost care in following certain procedures.
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.
Thinking about becoming a Postal City Carrier Assistant (CCA), but want to know if you have the right stuff to get through the training process? Described here are the rigors of CCA Bootcamp.
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.
HVAC was already a great career choice with a lot of opportunity for growth but with over half the U.S. and Canada now legalizing marijuana in some shape or form a whole new HVAC career opportunity has been created.
Working as a dispatcher requires a lot of skill and concentration. Learn about the common traits of great dispatchers and why it's important to see the big picture.
Social media presents a great opportunity for businesses to market themselves, but it's not without risk.
What is the difference between a zoologist and a zookeeper? This article explores zookeeper careers, salary ranges, and educational requirements.
Employment and career opportunities abound in the interior design industry, but many new interior designers and interior design students are not fully aware of this. If you are looking for employment or desire to start your own career path as a professional designer, explore your options.
How did cashiers know how much change to give back before computers? They counted it back by hand. This tutorial makes it easy to give back the right amount of change.
What type of jobs are available to nurses in the operating room. Here is a review of the circulator, scrub and float nurse roles. These are a few of the opportunities available to a nurse in the OR.
Software development roles often have well defined role guidelines, these guidelines as well as developer levels have become similar among top tech companies. This article dives in to how to get promoted as quickly as possible as a junior software engineer.
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.
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.
Peachtree by Sage is a great choice for your small business bookkeeping needs. It is easy to set up, easy to use, affordable, and provides plenty of reports.
What is Lean Manufacturing, just what is a good lean manufacturing definition? If you want to implement lean manufacturing then you need to understand Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. This article will try to give you a concise lean manufacturing definition and show how it compares to Agile Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
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.
Native social media posts are content that is designed around the limitations of a particular social network. Native posts are favored by the social networks since they keep users on the network and see ads. This presents challenges for marketers. Discover ways to work in this new social landscape.
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.
College and university bookstores face more pressure than ever to succeed given challenges in higher education. This article focuses on a few ideas to help them stand out.
If you wish to use Kanban to pull production through your Just in Time (JIT) process as part of your lean manufacturing initiative then you need to understand how to calculate your Kanban quantities.
HVAC(R) professionals are in high demand and choosing a career isn't always easy. This article will give you a sneak peek into an HVAC career.
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.
There is can be little doubt that United Parcel Service (UPS) enjoys being a Big Brown roadblock to the potential success of the United States Postal Service, but would UPS resort to the sabotage of the Surepost product, even at the discomfort of its own customers? Mel investigates.
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.
Build-A-Bear Workshop is one of the few surviving toy retailers today, outlasting Toys "R" Us. What's behind the company's success?
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.
Do you want to be an operating room nurse? Learn a little about what the job entails and what to expect from the environment. Becoming a surgical nurse is the best move you can make.
Retail work is polarizing—some love it, while others can't stand it. If you're considering jumping into a career in retail, read on for a list of the major pros and cons of working in a store-based sales environment.
Many businesses wish they were the only game in town, believing that it will give them competitive advantage. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true. See why it's good to be near competitors.
This 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 are the principles of marketing"?
The United States Postal Service faces many challenges and changes in the new decade—some may be good (delivery vehicles and scanners) but others, including a new Postmaster General and talk of privatization, hang over the organization like a cloud of doom. What will 2020 bring?
The basic duties of a cashier are to greet customers, ring up merchandise, bag the items, take the customer's payment, and thank them for their business. What training or skills are needed?
A skillful talent agent needs to recognize talent and needs to know what gets his or her client at the top of the A-list in their particular trade. Read on and find out how to become an agent.
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.
This article aims to explain the importance of marketing, explore theories related to customer value, and outline their relationship.
Being a medical laboratory technologist is an interesting career and one that happens to be in high demand right now. However, it is not for everyone.
Looking for an entry-level career with regular business hours? You may be thinking of applying to be a bank teller. Find out what to expect before you fill out that form!
The Postal Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) is not just for scanning anymore. The little blue machine contains several powerful, under-utilized features that can assist the upstart City Carrier Assistant, and Rural Carrier Associate, to avoid Postal sharks that devour the scanning-challenged.
There are numerous adverts on the Internet promising lucrative typing and data entry work from home. Are these scams, or is it really possible to earn a living in this way?
The best accounting firms in the Philippines, the "Big Five" auditing firms, are listed in this article. The top CPA firms and major accounting firms in the world have always been popular in the business world, not only here but globally, too....
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.
Seafood processing jobs in Alaska are entry-level and they pay a decent wage with tons of overtime. If you want to experience a summer in Alaska and come back home with thousands of dollars in your pocket, consider applying to one of the companies listed here.
Multi-level marketing, i.e. MLM / network marketing, has five fundamental flaws that you need to know before you join.
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.
There are many qualities to being a good customer service representative. In this article, I will go over some of the things that will help you to be a great CSR!
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.