So instead of staying stagnant and calling for $15 an hour when you can’t even serve food correctly Between expired parfait and soupy coffee, work at a place you’re passionate about whether it be marketing customer service hospitality and take advantage of their tuition programs are use our places you want to spend the rest your life at.
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OK I want to talk about something that holds true to my heart in June 2016 I had the pleasure and opportunity to learn and spend time with people in need and help addicts there is a nonprofit agency by the name of victory outreach ministries
they run several rehabilitation homes and training centers across the world. these programs that are available to assist people to get off drugs and alcohol they also provide them with on the job training and life skills to assist them to get their lives back on track.
It’s done in 2 phases
they work with you for six months to year after you graduate you’ll be in you’ll get extensive studies, counseling and learn skills to go back out into the job market.
phase 2 which consist of a sober living environment where you begin seeking employment in the meantime you will have people who are going to work with you so that you won’t go back to drugs and alcohol.
Training centers are completely different, The urban training centers provide education and training for those who seek to go out to become missionaries and pioneers to build churches and rehabilitation homes and to assist those in need and to help stop gang violence.
These training centers are located in Strategic cities in the world.
Why do I speak of this you may ask It’s because in order to get the homeless off the street, people off drugs, children back in the arms of sober parents and gangs to die out we need to start doing this and with our immigrant population slowly fading away due to the trump administration farmers and other corporation may be able to take advantage of this rather than the immigrants that are desperate to Come into this country and work. if you’re a business and you need workers utilize services Provided by nonprofit organization you’d be assisting them in learning new skills that they can take too the workplace and begin to have dignity, self-respect and self worth.
This is a great opportunity to make a difference especially if you want to help the homeless people and addicts that take away from your business rather then give into it, by doing this you are helping veterans, homeless people, at risk youth and reformed people.
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Let me start by saying I have been working in the service industry for over 10 years I have stayed in hotels and eaten at several restaurants, been to several movie theaters even worked at one.
With that being said I believe Customer/ guest service is one of the most crucial aspects of any business.
Today were going to go over several aspects of customer/guest service
Acknowledge your guest when you first see them preferably as soon as they come in the door Embrace them with a smile and a warm welcome
Be approachable, Post posture is important try not to lean never cross your arms
Create a fun atmosphere for everyone be playful but not too playful be energetic do not be sloppy
Always be objective and understanding to the customers concerns and complaints.
Be consistent with customer rules of conduct and policy that has been set in place emergencies in special circumstances may apply
When ever you make a mistake make sure you fix it do not get upset do not blame the customer or the messenger (cases of couriers)
Be courteous, be mindful and be on time.
Specifically for apps make sure you have a way for us to reach you I Purchased McDonald’s two weeks ago never received my order and I still haven’t gotten word back from them I have a better response time with lyft and Uber
If you’re a business in the service Industry that suffering check out One of few experts In the service industry coach David Brownlee his Training program is amazing
Check out his YouTube channel and this video that will help you and employees deal with customers
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It is extremely expensive in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco New York and Chicago. California residents have had to go through extreme lengths Just to pay the rent from living under the stairs, having multiple roommates or RV living. If the rental market isn’t regulated due to unaffordablity then we can end up in another housing bubble resulting in a crash, or people dying as a result of over crowding that’s a serious problem. People are already planning to move away from California to places like Washington, Oregon, Texas and Florida. The average employee is now shelling out more than 30% of their household income forcing them to work three jobs at a time in addition to having makeshift rooms which results fire and health hazards, living further away from their job which results in lateness, stressed induced illness, and health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and death.
rental scams are popping up every day people are posting daily Craigslist rentals or commuter beds and companies like AirBNB only encourages landlords to do the same. The best thing to do is to prevent price gouging is to regulate the rental market to ensure landlords are charging a fair amount for rent by giving tax incentive to landlords and business who work together. In conclusion There’s no reason for anyone to open a gofundme account to pay the bills
If you guys have read my blog you know that I am for apprenticeships versus jobs a job is an acronym for Just Over broke.
Everybody needs work but At the same time if you’re in school it’s best to get a job that’s going to give you value where you can learn hands-on and work in the field in which you are studying which leads me to apprenticeship like Praxis.
Praxis is a company that places the students or potential students in apprenticeships at start up companies without attending college first.
Praxis is only one solution among others as I said previously if you’re studying medicine work in a hospital or work as a home health aide while you go to college if you’re studying criminal justice you can work for security companies, law firm’s work for a bounty Hunter.
whatever you do you want to make sure it matches what you’re studying So this way you’re learning more as you go along.
Jobs are meant to provide not just monetary gain but it’s supposed to set you up for the future so you can build up your skill and value also for those of you were working on McDonald’s,fast food restaurants, movie theaters etc. etc. places like McDonald’s and target have tuition programs that you can take advantage of instead of drowning in debt with student loans.
Don’t get stuck or be content with where you are if you’re interested in making money for the summer or looking for alternative ways of making money here are couple links to that as well.
As summer approaches there is great opportunity to find some extra cash I’m gonna be discussing which apps you should definitely download if you’re looking for extra work for the summertime. First on my list is going to be wonolo. Currently if you live in New York City The jobs that you see are mostly general warehouse style jobs, events and delivery jobs. if you can make it to New Jersey there’s more jobs available out there. keep in mind since June is soon arriving there are going to be more jobs available and there is more of a potential for a possible permanent position in addition there’s a lot of incentives such as referral, work bonuses and a discount program. It’s a good app to download if you’re looking for extra income but before you do here are a few rules.
Be on time
You’re there to work not to be on your phone
Don’t try to be Superman listen to your body if you think this job is not for you don’t do it
First and for most there are people out there rooting for you to win, who are doing whatever they can to stand up for you use that to your advantage.
There are also people who are we rooting for you to fail and doing the same thing but now is the time when you have to stand up for yourself most of you guys have already done that and I’m telling you it is time We Rebuild community based businesses And as I said in My other blog you no longer need a loan from the bank to get your own business starred like crowdfunding campaigns.
go to college, pick up a trade, become an entrepreneur or join the military, this is how you disrupt the system by making it despite all the odds against you.
It doesn’t matter how you Play the game this is not the Kobayashi maroo, it’s chess there is no more zero-sum game the Point is that you play it.
Whatever your passion is do it because this world needs entrepreneurs, innovators, doctors, lawyers,soldiers and police. everything that was essential back then is essential now and whatever or where ever your heart leads you I wish you all the success.
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Writing this blog has to be the hardest one I’ve ever written because it hits close to home since I have cerebral palsy It was something I never would admit to my employers because it was something that I personally was ashamed about. Being the son of a restaurant owner I always took pride in the fact that I was working. another reason why I would never say anything is because when I did people talk to me like I was a child like I didn’t understand what they were saying that’s not something I wanted, I wanted to feel normal however as I’ve been reminded several times over the years there is no such thing as normal. I lack the strength, balance and speed so I am limited to somethings like riding a bicycle, lifting heavy objects, push-ups and fighting so the fact that I’m a security guard By night and postmates delivery guy by day is unbelievable. Despite my limitations I always aspired to move up And I never felt sorry for myself until I was denied the opportunity to move up after training three people that moved up before I did and this is where it gets hard to the point I became severely depressed that I felt so useless that entertained the idea of taking my own life Because of it. I’ve learned to accept who I am and realize that there’s people who are worst off then me and they are doing great things Which means although limited there are no limits Heck there was a guy named John Quinn who had cerebral palsy was in the military he even wrote a book about it may be impossible for some but I realize we get through if he did it anyone could.
So one thing is for certain we need to start making a living and utilize Your talents for example; if you’re going to get a degree in art science political science automotive etc. make sure before you graduate you go out and look for those particular jobs.
because if you don’t you’re going to find yourself in a job that you’re overqualified for.
So look for something where you can surround yourself with people who are in your profession weather its working at a restaurant or Security in a hospital, hotel or museum.
whatever your passion is you need to follow it, it doesn’t make sense to go to college, get a degree for you to then work at McDonald’s or Alcatraz as a cashier Unless its an apprenticeship or in management which should come before not after you graduate.
while you’re in college or on break you should be working for jobs in your field or freelancing for your portfolio and don’t be shy or picky.
I’ve seen People have wasted Time and money they have to pay back too then not do what they signed up for,
So now if you’re studying business management, marketing or any job then here are some jobs That you can start doing
As previously stated in one of my blog titled service transcends every thing as a business owner you are allowed to have your opinions just as long it doesn’t affect the way you treat your customers. When you own a business the only reason you should refuse service is if they are violating the rules of conduct and policy which is the responsibility of the rep to make clear what those rules are and the consumers responsibility to agree to those terms for example Hosta muerte coffee, Starbucks, Waffle House and happiest hour I’m going to break as short and sweet as possible
In the case of hasta muerte coffee They profile and judge one man based on the actions of many this is the same thing the few do to the minority community two wrongs don’t make a right their policy is one that has been fought against through out history
According to Starbucks they don’t have a policy stating that you have to buy something to sit down nor is it unorthodox to wait for a party to arrive depending on the behavior of the patron will justify if you as a manager or business owner can have them removed from the premises and instead of using police as your own personal security considering they have a difficult job hire a security company to handle trivial matters like the one in LA.
Waffle house I want to talk about 2 instances the first happened in Saraland, Al if you are going to change for plastic cutlery charge it in the meal for the to go orders and if you are a customer write a review don’t make a scene. police should be called under extreme emergencies like if it becomes a violent situation the second incident was in pinson, Alabama where they locked the door and claimed they were closed now there’s 2 possible explanations why they would be closed and still have people in there 1. It’s a private event now because there weren’t over 20 people that could possibly be ruled out 2. It was last call they were going to shut down temporarily to replenish stock or fixing maintenance issues they weren’t going to open to anyone these were the last customer for that time and it’s Coincidental not everything is about race.
Now onto our final businesses which is the happiest hour vs Greg Piatek in January 2017 a patron went into a bar by the name of the happiest hour to get a couple before heading to the 911 memorial while their he claimed that the bar staff kicked him out for having a maga hat stated that any one who supported trump and policy’s would not be welcomed at the bar let’s give him the benefit of the doubt for a second and say it was due in part to his hat a lot of places of business have strict dress code for example the Chucky cheese in Harlem has a policy that bars Saggy pants, due rag, bandannas and gang affiliated paraphernalia. Now back to the bar, the owner of the bar is claiming that the customer was belligerent and rude. If the customer is being difficult and is a threat to the establishment as an owner your are justified in kicking him out.
If you feel bold enough to discriminate wear the scarlet letter
Cops have a hard enough job as it is do not bother them with trivial matters
business owners notify potential customers of any changes to the restaurant
Neither Should jump to conclusions
If you feel mistreated write a review
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