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Gothic's products are good for what they are. Fortunately, I've had a better delivery experiences with them, Julie. But when we bought a dresser about two years ago, the sales and customer service people couldn't have been more indifferent and borderline rude.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on The W Deserves an F at RepMan
Mostly great performances all-around, but you'll need to designate someone to be the "good sport" and attend the Razzies.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on Marching to our own beat at RepMan
We've all been there at one time or another, seduced by what my wife calls the "bright shiny object." Regardless of discipline, marketing agencies seems particularly vulnerable because it's often so time-sensitive and there is rarely a consistent regimen for evaluating how many resources will be used to go after a new business opportunity. I know it's mostly a judgment call. Still, perhaps the real question is how do you decide if these situations warrant an "all hands on deck" approach? If an agency imposes strict guidelines on internal costs or billable hours, can it effectively do the same for business development? Regardless of what's being sold (including medical supplies and lunch boxes), I'd be interested in hearing more about how small- and mid-size companies keep themselves from consistently getting into these situations.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2010 on You Can Go Your Own Way at RepMan
Last week I saw the actor who played Richie Aprile at a film screening. His mannerisms do remind me of Ed Moed.
How are these testosterone-charged males any different than what I witnessed this weekend in Manhattan's Meatpacking district? Nightclubbing young girls in their 20s, wearing strapless dresses and high heels to get into nightclubs in this godforsaken weather? Here's how I know age is creeping up on me. Instead of my eyes popping out, I was amazed at their stupidity and likelihood of catching pneumonia.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2010 on The Hercules of Hackensack at RepMan
Hey, Wiccan is a legitimate religion, not some punchline for dimbulb comics and politicians. There are no spells, curses or "superstitious hocus-pocus," as Indiana Jones would call it. I must say, though, that I used to enjoy watching "Charmed" with my niece, but that was mainly about Alyssa Milano.
I didn't think so.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2010 on The Ideal Client at RepMan
A great client indeed! If only my level of client service had been as high as RepMan and Ed.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2010 on The Ideal Client at RepMan
In some solutions-sales jobs, NAPT means "Not at Present Time," or try again later. NINTT is better though. On some slow Fridays, writing NAPT made me want to take a nap.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2010 on NINTT at RepMan
Thanks Urbangranolagirl. That mashup is fantastic! Looking at the comments on YouTube, though, I'm glad it didn't go mainstream earlier. Suppose O'Donnell had delivered that instead of a typically lame political ad: enthusiasm from Delaware's over-18 crowd might have made her a U.S. Senator last night. That's too scary to me to absorb.
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