Friday, July 30, 2010
This picture was taken at my grandmothers 83rd birthday last June. I am in my grandmothers wedding dress and my father is wearing my grandfathers military jacket.
Yesterday I, Elizabeth Ashley Williams, opened a facebook. I know you are all thinking why is this a big deal. I compartmentalize my life. There are many compartments, the Oklahoma compartment, the New Mexico compartment, they O'Charlies compartment, and many many more. i am not sure exactly why it is important for me to separate all of them but I do. I don't really like everyone knowing everything about me or being able to find me for that matter! I have nothing to hide it is not about that. I also feel that if you want to talk to me call me! Its more personal that way. I have put off starting a facebook for a long time. My fears have been eased so far. But we shall see!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This picture was taken last summer. Good friends of mine own a para-sail and dolphin cruise company. Last summer I went ad flighting for them several times. On one of those occasions I asked the captain of the boat to please please not dunk me in the water he was true to his word but a friend of his on a jet ski decided it would be funny to soak me in his wake. Needless to say I was drenched. I was flying with this 13 year old boy who was very very nervous about being so high up in the air. He got quite the shock too! Boys will be boys I guess!
Monday, July 5, 2010
On the topic of tips, if you go to a restaurant where you have someone bring you drinks, take your order, bring your food, etc it is your obligation to tip them. They are responsible for you, their tables, and the side work and rolling silver regardless of if you tip them or not. Not only that but they have to do what is called a tip out on their total sales not total tips, total sales. We have to tip out the buss boy, the food runner, the hostess, and the bartender. If no one tipped you you are just giving money away. And with the $2.13 an hour i doubt you would have much to spare.
Friday, July 2, 2010
I'm not sure what else to say but if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Friday, January 9, 2009
It's the dream of every angry customer — sending a bill to the company that wasted your time. Well, it's finally happened.
Howard Schaffer was having such an awful time with his phone company that he alerted the local media — who ran a column about the debacle. That happens all the time, but what makes this case interesting is that Howard was keeping a record of the time he spent dealing with the phone company (One Communications of Rochester, NY) as well as the expenses that he was racking up while the phone company apologized over and over, but didn't fix the problem.
“I’ve received nine apologies,” Schaffer, whose phone bill is usually around $500 a month, told the Times-Union. As time dragged on, he was forced to have employees use cellphones and to borrow a phone from his landlord. The phone company promised at least $2,000 in credits, but no phone service.
After the column ran and his problem was resolved — Howard tallied up the expenses and sent One Communications a bill. For $5,481.16. And the company agreed to pay it.
You can learn a few things from Mr. Shaffer, who is a PR professional by trade. Follow his example by taking detailed notes of all the time and money you spend dealing with an issue. You might not be able to get a check for your expenses, (unless, perhaps, your story gets published in the newspaper like Mr. Shaffer's did) but it certainly can't hurt.Hold My Calls. All of them. [Times-Union]
$5,481 check is in the mail after phone snarl [Times-Union] (Tha[Times-Union] (Thanks, Laura!)
I found this rather interesting. $500 a month is a large sum for a phone bill. The article was unclear if he owned some sort of business. Employees were mentioned but no real descriptive details. The other linked articles gave more information.
I have spent countless hours oh hold for many different issues with many different companies. If any one has a problem that needs to be solved over the phone guess who the ask. Me. Not just my parents but grandparents also. I find it comical.