In this episode of the Conners Jackie and Becky meet with a supplier and Darlene learns how things really work in college admissions when her daughter Harris gets into college.
In the start of the episode Jackie meets with a friendly supplier who mentions something that always happens in the B2B industry which is the competitive market through undercutting the competition this is something that a lot of people who sell to businesses are guilty of whether it’s marketing, food, insurance, etc… this isn’t always a bad thing but it also isn’t always a good thing when shopping for supplier you must look at everything just because the prices good doesn’t mean the food itself is good it may be low-quality it is better to negotiate a price whether supplier with good quality food then it is to go with the lowest quality food for the lowest price.
Jackie then makes the decision to go with the supplier rather than discussing it with her partner Becky because she fancies her friendship, business and friendship don’t always go hand-in-hand but it’s not unusual for businesses to build a relationship with a potential buyer it’s actually a standard practice for example whenever you go to a timeshare they have this magnificent breakfast ready for you I guess ready after the presentation and this wonderful tour this is to entice the customer go with to buy from you however it is important that when you have a partner that you and your partner on the same page this is actually going to be more relevant in tonight’s episode Gordon Ramsay’s 24 hours to hell and hours.
I need to be on to the B plot Harris’s educational choice, Darlene’s daughter Harris gets into central Illinois state but before Darlene gets excited Harris reveals that she got hired at price warehouse where she can get a business degree online for $350 a semester but after a lot of convincing her to go on a tour for her mother.
After the tour, they meet with the financial aid office and it turns out that well her writing skills are pretty good Kyra still does not qualify for grants or scholarships and has to take out student loans which would accurately put her in debt for 20 years this is a major issue in the world where students are being put into deck just for a good education.
At the end of the conversation, Darlene blurts out a major talking point in a lot of people’s minds which is that college is a scam while I personally don’t agree with this notion and believe that college is not only necessary but should be affordable especially when in order to have an actual living wage you need some form of Education or skill whether it be some form a trade or certification but not all certifications are created equal I will get to that in a later blog.https://youtu.be/tXgCG50YoWs
At the end of the episode, Becky finally convinces to cut the order in half Jackie talks to the supplier and always perceived to be a way to Furness Jackie turned out to be a genuine friendship and an encouraging message on female empowerment.
In conclusion, whether it’s college or business you should always look at your options there’s always an alternative.