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Elana Centor
1951.1969.1973.1978.1984.1989.1995.1998.2004
Interests: Walking, reading, kettle bells, barre, leadership, yoga,
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As I walked into the barre studio with a yoga mat, five pound weights, three pound weights, yoga block, yoga mat towel, water and a sweat towel in hand, Rita, the instructor, was fiddling with her iphone and the speaker dock. She turned to me apologetically, and said, " I'm so sorry for that piercing sound, I can't get it to stop." I admitted that I couldn't hear it. She asked the next person who entered the room, " Do you hear that high pitch sound?" "Yes." It was my Ah-Oh moment. All I could visualize was that damn tree... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Stilettos@60
Having watched several other companies in the "mommy blogger" flounder when the conversation online didn't go according to the corporate sript, I'm amazed that Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts is not reaching out to this community and engaging in a conversation. Will people stop buying from them? Probably not. But, they may not be as loyal as they have and more willing to try some alternatives - particularly if the alternatives appreciates the audience in a way that it seems Jo-Ann Fabrics does not.
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I have never advertised in the yellow pages.However, my clients who have said it's expensive and in recent years, they have gotten very little business from the hard copy version of the yellow pages. On the other hand, people do seem to find them via search engines. If a client could afford it, I don't think getting listed on the online version of The Yellow Pages is necessarily a bad idea, but I'm not sure it's worth the expense when there are so many other ways for consumers to find companies online.
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I am curious if the Advantage Driving School has a yelp presence and what consumers said about this company on Yelp or sites like it. In many ways the BBB is an old model. In social media, being able to read other people's real life experiences can make or break a company. Thoughts?
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We absolutely wish you were with us on this trip and next time, just make sure you pack stuff that you don't need to iron. :)
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Mar 15, 2010
I'm hopeful that this case will encourage others to take the next step. It does take a special person. I'm thrilled the women received substantial payments. Curious if you quit because of the behavior?
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I was talking to a friend of mine who works at a car dealership and she thinks that there are going to be quite a few people who take cars off the lots o dealerships only to be in the exact situation you are. She said there is a lot o confusion about the program. Did you notify a reporter in your community about the situation? Perhaps having a reporter tell your story may help you - it may not help you get that car back but it could help you find another one. Please let me know what happens next.
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Curious if Jack did a comparison between the American and British versions of Harry Potter? I've started reading some British novelists and it never occurred to me that someone may have translated it for American audiences L0L
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Thank you John! Please tell me more. I definitely want to get a better understanding of what is going on and how Yelp is handling feedback. Please contact me, I do want to talk to you about this issue.
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Finding the spellcheck problematic. It highlights misspells - I have a lot but it doesn't offer solutions. Thanks, I'm also missing the old stats view. Not sure why I'm having such a hard time embracing the new format but I'm having trouble finding the stuff that I want to look at. Keep up the good work!
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I needed to change the credit card I use but Wwen I tried to update my credit card information it wouldn't update until I went back to the old version...weird. Also, I don't believe that it is tallying my page views correctly. This is problematic. And when I write a post it sometimes freezes unless I switch to the HTML version.
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I had not seen yasni.com before and it’s very cool. Thanks for sharing. Elana Centor FunnyBusiness-Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
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Hey Consumer, I’m not seeing the error in the story I reported..basically what Ad Age reported . I did go back and read the Consumerist story and am not seeing what I shared is conflicting with the consumerist story. Thanks for pointing this out…just trying to understand what the exact problem is! Elana Centor FunnyBusiness-Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
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I have a hunch why people are so grossed out…beyond the fact that its totally gross is that in the back of our minds we all suspect that there are people working in kitchens doing stuff like that to the food we eat. The only way we can eat in restaurants is if we “don’t go there” and let it rest in the depths of our subconscious. But to see these folks doing what they did…makes us have to say if it’s happening here, can’t it also be happening at the neighborhood sandwich shop or other fast food restaurants. We know its not an isolated case and that’s the problem. Elana Centor FunnyBusiness-Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
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I feel the same way. I actually did write a complaint to Northwest Airlines once after I was seated in the middle of two “Customers of Size” on a trip from L.A. to Minneapolis. I literally had to sit at an angle because the other two passengers encroached on my space. I was very cranky. I think all airlines should have this policy . While I have a great deal of empathy for a customer of size, I also don’t think I should have to sit at an angle because they are taking up my space. Also I think the airlines are being as generous as they can. If I am reading the policies correctly, if a person buys two seats and the plane isn’t full, the airlines will allow them to redeem the second seat. That ‘s nice. Elana Centor FunnyBusiness-Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
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Definitely would prefer a salary freeze to a pay cut. I think I read that consumer prices are dropping so with a pay freeze you may be able to stay even. While pay freezes and pay cuts are definitely more desirable than a layoff, I don’t know many people who don’t feel some pain with a 10-15% salary cut. What I suspect is that it will take years for people to recoup the salaries they enjoyed in 2008. Elana Centor FunnyBusiness-Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
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You know what fascinates me. It’s that no one from Best Buy left a comment or responded in any way. It’s as if they are saying – go ahead and publicize the fact that we pride ourselves in providing horrific customer service. In fact, I think they should send me a thank you note because from now on when someone is surprised that their customer service is so ridiculous, they can say..Don’t you read blogs? All you have to do is type in Best Buy, Customer Service in Google and you’ll get the scoop. They don’t deny. They don’t defend. I’m with you, my next computer is MAC MAC MAC Elana Centor FunnyBusiness-Everything About Business Except The Bottom Line
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As someone said, AIG will go down in history as the quintessential example of unregulated corporate greed. how could they think it's okay to give bonuses to people when each month over 500,000 people are losing their joobs because the government didn't bail them out. It is outrageous.
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You are so right Bespoke Lighting. I always thought that bonuses were based on performance of both the individual and the company. Obviously, this story is not going away. The behavior of these individuals is going to have longterm ramifications.
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Although I have my own business, potential clients often ask for my resume. I'm hoping in the future they'll just check me on LInkedIn, Facebook or my blog. I do like the concept of the video resume but imagine that if everyone started sending them it would be difficult for recruiters and employers to do the kind of comparisons that I imagine they do with top candidates.
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Absolutely! Would love to hear your opinion. How did you get the sample?
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Devorah,have you spent time trying to analyze what it was about the women principals that made an easier relationship? When I reflect on the bosses that I felt more allegiance with it all had to do with how they recognized and encouraged my abilities. So for me it was more a personality types than gender. If they failed to enourage or give me freedom to make my own decisions, I tended to disengage rather quickly.
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I think its a very fun exercise to read that passage. And yes, we should use spell checker but sometimes that doesn't solve the problem.
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It would be easier to spend if people had any kind of security that they wouldn't be laid off in the next few months. With an uncertain future, it's really difficult not to save. I used to do a lot of writing for financial advisors and one of the best tips they gave was to always put your change in a "piggy bank" and then invest that money -- it is amazing how much money you will save it you don't rely on your change from lattes, and other miscellaneous stuff.
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