Posted by J L on May 25, 2013
Posted in Business • Food • Life • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: customers, radios, restaurants
If you have ever been to a restaurant in your life, then you have probably used some kind of two way radio to get notified when your table is ready. These kinds of radios are extremely popular these days, and the restaurant two way radio is definitely a great way to allow customers to roam around the area while they wait for a free table.
There are many different types of radios that could work for a restaurant, and sometimes it is a good idea to get some of these radios for staying in contact with the servers as well. Not everyone will like the idea of having to wait for a table at your restaurant, but they will probably be fine with waiting if you give them a device that will notify them when you are ready. The main thing that you need to think about if you are going to get one of these devices is how strong they need to be.
Sometimes you will just need the power to notify your customers around the restaurant, but other people will need stronger radios if they are in a mall or some other large area. There is nothing wrong with letting your customers walk around the local area while they wait for a table to open up, but you need to be able to contact them when something does become open. You will only be able to do that if you use a radio system that is powerful enough to reach your customers.
When Kenny was thinking about taking the latest early retirement offer from the telephone company, he said that he was thinking that he would use the incentive money to move his family down to Florida and try to find a job doing the cabling work for another telephone company like ABC Telecom. He was showing me a magazine that was all about the telecommunications business, and there were a lot of advertisements and listings from companies that were hiring people in the industry.
I was quite amazed to see dozens of listing for employment opportunities for experienced Central Office Equipment Installation Technicians in foreign countries! Kenny explained to me that a lot of the older systems that his work crew had been ripping out of the old central offices were actually being sold to foreign countries for them to use in their telecommunications infrastructure. The equipment that our telephone companies were retiring and “junking out” that was over twenty or thirty years old was actually an “upgrade” to these other countries’ systems!
Just learning that made me stop and think for just a moment about how much technology has advanced over the past few decades, and how we, as citizens of the United States are blessed to have access to the newest technologies. There have been times that I’ve seen television shows, and gone to museum exhibits and learned about third world countries that take things that have been cast off by other countries and ended up using them to improve their lives. The old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is as true today as it was in my grandparent’s day!
I was totally caught off guard when I noticed when I went into the basement this morning that my water heater does not have an insulated blanket over it. It seems to me that I put one on it a couple of years ago. Last year I had some maintenance work done on my furnace and water heater, I think that the maintenance man might have removed the water heater blanket when he was checking out the water heater. I wonder why he didn’t put it back on, maybe he ruined it when he removed it. Looks like I am going to have to go buy a new one here real soon as old man winter seems to be pounding rather loudly on our door.
While on the subject of heaters, I have been seriously thinking about finding one of those outdoor patio heaters that I’ve been reading and hearing about. As much time as I spend outdoors all year round here, I am hating the fact that winter is fast approaching and that I’m going to be freezing my rear end off so much of the time just taking care of all the things that need to be taken care of by me and me alone. We had a very mild winter last year and I still stayed cold most of the time. I am hearing that we are going to pay dearly for that mild winter and I do believe that we are. It is all ready getting very cold at night and it is only September for goodness sake. I am so not ready for the sleet, rain and snow that is inevitable here real soon and I do believe that one, maybe two of these handy dandy outdoor patio heaters just might be a great solution, better than the metal drums that I’ve used in the past that I build a fire in to help keep me warm. I am always afraid that this isn’t the safest way to keep a fire going outside although I’ve never had a problem with one yet, but I’ve heard stories…….
Posted by J L on April 1, 2013
Posted in Business • Computers or Internet • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Technology and gadgets • Travel • Weather Issues | Tagged With: Business, computer, family, gardening, internet, life, money, postcard, printing, technology, weather, work
Finally found some time to look online to research, as I promised at Easter dinner last night, and find the best cheap postcard printing options for my kid sister’s boyfriend. He is starting his own landscaping company and wants to try various marketing attempts in order to get the word out and get some business drummed up as soon as possible. There is a lot of money out there in this type of business, but a lot of competition to try and get over, around and/or above and I will help him (for my kid sisters sake) in any way that I can.
They have managed to stay together (without a lot of unnecessary drama) for over two years, so this just might be the one. He is a good enough guy to get along with when I see him on occassion. A step up from previous relationships, in the whole families opinion. With that said I guess I better sign off and get my butt in gear and send him the links that I have come up with and see what he says about that before proceeding. The weather is getting nicer with each day that arrives and there a tons of landscapers taking advantage of it.
Posted by J L on March 9, 2013
Posted in Computers or Internet • Education and Personal Growth • Friends and Family • Life • Money and Finances • Opinion • Parenting • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: Business, computer, education, internet, life, money, parenting, school, technology, work
In this ever-growing world of technology, people are going to need to learn more than your basic math skills. The business world is getting more complicated, and the employers are expecting their employees to come to them with a good solid education. It’s getting so that it is hard to get even a basic job with only a high school diploma. Largely, I think, because the public schools are not doing their jobs in preparing the children for employment nor to further their education, it’s more like bring them in and get them out as soon as possible for new ones to fill their spots.
Having said that, I think that many schools are trying. My friends have been telling me that their kids have been coming home from school in fourth grade asking them for algebra help on their math homework. Many of my friends have forgotten how to do it, or never learned it in the first place! So there seems to be a growing need for algebra tutoring services. Not every parent is able to help their kids with these kinds of problems! So I think that it’s great that people can access an online algebra tutor and get both algebra 1 and algebra 2 help for free.