Amazon raises minimum-wage to $15 an hour

Three months from now the minimum wage will be $15 an hour, Amazon has chosen to pay it’s workers that in one month.

Is this a good strategy? Yes

By preemptively raising the minimum wage they will lead in popularity it will boost productivity Which increases profits.

However it does not tell me about sacrificing Amazon has cut monthly bonuses and stock awards hey not many people are happy about this decision, there is a good chance those programs could be restored.

Amazon is one of the major companies to do this it’s not the first there are small businesses, Hornblower a company that provides boat tours, party boats ferry services pays above minimum wage as well as small businesses.

This change does not come without its critics Some small businesses I don’t feel like they can afford a $15 an hour Minimum wageSome are planning to cut hours raise prices on their product and switch over to automation and Sean are even closing up shop and going for drop shipping.

Minimum-wage alone won’t fix the problem we have to keep up with inflation which means affordable housing, Bringing back rent control and setting regulations against price gouging and hmos and tax incentives two small businesses and landlords that charge affordable rates.

We also need to start educating our kids early and providing them skills for the world in addition to sex education and money management encourage apprenticeship and careers based education.

that’s all I have if you want to sign up for Uber or postmates and try Instacart as soon as I can get on I’ll do a review check out my other job app reviews support me on Amazon or PayPal.

Kickstarters of the week

streamers of the week goes to

Darren Marlar of Marlar house who does weird darkness and weird news daily also join Darren Marlar to Battle the darkness his campaign to help help people who struggle with depression and Suicidal thoughts which I’ve also struggled with in the past. Nothing is ever hopeless Talk to someone you’re not alone or download Wizdo on your phone

Earl of words a poet, blogger, actor & youtuber

Nateflicks which does employee evaluations and rewinds

Final facts with Alyssa

Pre-order The System of Passive Aggressive Racism In The System of White Supremacy by Phil Scott

small business of the week goes to

strike cord media they are an independent news organization dedicated to empower the audience with unbiased news and information to promote facts they have been around since the bush era.

OnegoHub download the app to find the hottest night clubs in your city

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Goal diggers

Mama love sweets and eats a vegan baker which offers a wide verity of healthy delicious treats

Notorious finesse they also have a crowd funding campaign for their businesses which you can check out just click here

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  • Communicating with customers

    The great part about today’s technology is the communication aspect as a small business or startup is the privilege of social media, email and phone notification you can connect with your customers.

    For example on September 14 spectrum had several outages in the northeast granted in some areas outages where caused by Hurricane Florence however in New York weather wasn’t an issue.

    However they decided to address everyone individually rather then as a whole this might have been a strategic move on their part, although I believe rather then your customers having to find you for information it’s better as a business to reach out to your consumers it saves time and money.

    Thanks to features like social media outlets and notifications on your electronic devices you can seek your customers to inform them of any issues.

    that’s all I have if you want to sign up for Uber or postmates and try Instacart as soon as I can get on I’ll do a review check out my other job app reviews support me on Amazon or PayPal.

    Kickstarters of the week

    Caturday a Cat cafe which is trying to open in Orange County also check them out on Facebook or check out their website Caturdaylounge.com

    Gourmonade a San Francisco lemonade stand who hit news for devastating reasons the owner Vicktor Stevenson has garnered support among his community

    Send Alyssa To politicon

    streamers of the week goes to

    Darren Marlar of Marlar house who does weird darkness and weird news daily

    Nateflicks which does employee evaluations and rewinds

    Final facts with Alyssa

    small business of the week goes to

    strike cord media they are an independent news organization dedicated to empower the audience with unbiased news and information to promote facts they have been around since the bush era.

    OnegoHub download the app to find the hottest night clubs in your city

    Your weave dealer

    Do you want to be added to small business of the week? If so shoot me an email Emilio.perezjr@ceoenterprisenx.com or comment bellow for more details

    24 hours To hell and back Shermans

    OK in episode 4 of 24 hours to hell and back Gordon Ramsay visits a 30 year old antique restaurant called Shermans in Greenville, MS even Came with it’s own chef and was bought in 2012 by current owners peter and Allison nimrod Who decided to leave well enough alone and kept not only the name but everything in it including Steve the most overpriced item in the restaurant earning $90,000.00 a year, weekly is about this much without dependents give or take

    The owners at this point were bleeding money they barely had any customer and everything was starting to fall apart.

    Gordon Ramsay Went undercover to investigate with surveillance cameras and a disguise he took a few local farmer out to lunch so he can blend in what he found was even more disturbing everything was microwave Steve had not updated his pallet the kitchen was under unsanitary conditions such as the top of the warming lamps being caked in dirt, Greasy outlet, the grease catcher was caked in grease and the charred pan hadn’t been clean, The only thing that was up to date was the POS system and the 5 microwaves that they used consistently.

    Cross contamination

    Meat and fish being bathed in the same sink as the pots and pans that are washed with soap and water in addition to being cooked on the same grill. Please remember food must be kept separated from cleaning supplies as well as other meats.

    https://youtu.be/yiNTqUU-h6w

    Constructive criticisms

    One of the mistakes that Alison made is she was very defensive with the reviews and often responded in a negative way. So here are 4 steps to responding to a negative reviews

    1. Listen, breathe, Don’t refer to them negatively (haters) and don’t take it personal
    2. Kindly apologize and thank them for pointing out what potentially needs to change
    3. Ensure them by telling them how your going to fix it
    4. Makes it right. Invite them back For a meal on the house
  • Make the changes that need to made
  • Essentially I actually liked her original idea at this point Gordon Ramsey had ordered another employee to be fired instead of trying to place the employee in a different position however you can’t argue with Gordon Ramsey well you can but you’ll lose.
  • One employee was fired and one was promoted and rightfully so.
  • they had their first successful dinner service and there still open till this day.
  • 24 hours to hell and back Brownstone bistro

    In episode three of 24 hours to hell and back we follow a Cajun restaurant in the heart of Los Angeles, the owner Clive jackson who is broken, a man who’s dedicated not just to his work but to his community and family.

    His desire to save at risk youth After his only son was robbed of his life while he was waiting for a bus the man held his son in his arms and blamed himself.

    He wasn’t only about to lose his business but his family and his relationship with his wife and daughter this place needed saving.

    Let’s get down to some of the issues

    Big deals

    1. Cleanliness
    2. Guest first
    3. Respect
    4. Outdated system
    5. Temperature control
    6. Health standards
    7. Lack of training

    Subtle issues

    1. Employees on their cellphone while on duty

    I am more concerned with guest interaction then employees being on their cell phones

    As it Gordon Ramsay sat down the first thing he noticed was No one greeting customers at the front door, staff openly on their cellphone and absolutely no engaging with the customers, they failed to bring out all the food at once and then you have the managers cold demeanor

    The wings were cold, they served processed cheese and The presentation of the food was horrendous while the inside the kitchen was a whole different story.

    As discussed in several of my blogs guests are a priority hence guest first remember guest service

    • Greet
    • Usher
    • Engage
    • Smile
    • Thank

    S mile

    E ye contact

    R espect

    V alue the time

    I nitiate guest contact

    C reate service solutions

    E nd with a thank you

    I am all for employees expelling energy while it’s slow so as long as its in a productive manner.

    Examples every service job I’ve had weather it was

    1. Alcatraz
    2. Hornblower
    3. American outlet
    4. AMC
    5. Toys R Us
    6. Mars2112

    I spent time engaging current and potential customers and guest. I try to entertain the guests waiting online those were some of the best moments.

    You can also find other examples at Jekyll and Hyde club a theme restaurant in New York City where waiters and characters engaged in song and dance.

    So if you’re the waitstaff and everything that needs to be done is already done be creative and engage guests

    Cell phone usage

    Do not use your Cellphone in public unless you are reaching out to potential customers if it’s an emergency go to a private location like the bathroom or the break room same as if your eating or smoking

    Temperature control

    Check the temperature inside freezer if you can’t see your breath or you can still feel your face it’s not that cold enough and you need to check the number on the panel.

    With Cooked meat it’s important that you check the temperature do not under cook or over cook food parasites, germs and bacteria are attracted to certain temperatures make sure you read the guide lines.

    First in first out When in doubt throw it out

    Very important make sure everything is dated where you can see it, do not serve food that’s expired and before you serve food if it’s not something you would give to your family let alone your pet don’t serve it when in doubt throw it out.

    The kitchen

    Be sure to clean everything before you leave throw out the grease, clean out the vents and trays this could mean the difference between life and death a paycheck or law suit

    Passion over paycheck

    If you were working and you are not going to give it your best or show your interest for the job then leave.

    Pos systems

    It is the 20th century we are passed the era of writing by hand you have companies like toast, Presto and touch bistros

    Renovate, Revamp and renew

    Change the decor, create a new menu and renew your image. Remember Community is important, you’re not in it alone, get rid of dead weight and work with a team (team work makes the dream work)

    Lastly take care of yourself and your employees get rid of dead weight

    Thank you for reading

    Small businesses of the week are

    paladarny

    Midnight express

    Check out

    Final facts with Alyssa

    Earl verbatim

    Blogger of the week

    HEALTHY FIT COUPLE

    Earl of words

    Crowed Funding of the week

    gf.me/u/knh44h
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    shark tank week

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lhrf/coffee-in-my-cup-with-a-side-of-book

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/976844680/gourmonade-san-francisco-artisanal-lemonade-stand

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/863952011/healty-eating-tools-greens-cutter

    Uber vs postmates

    I’m going to tell you several Key differences between Ubereats and postmates

    Pay per delivery


    Postmates can payout anywhere from $4.00-$6.00 per delivery

    Uber pays $2.34-$5.55 per delivery

    Payouts

    Postmates pays 5-7 businesses

    Uber you have the option to wait 4-5 businesses days or get the instant deposits sent to your bank for 50¢ or if you sign up for the Uber card you can cash out for free and get rewards on top

    Postmates

    Guarantees are given only if the total amount of tips and trips does not exceed these amounts so they cover the difference

    • $60.00 for 7 deliveries from 10:30am-1:30pm
    • $90 for 10 delivery’s from 5pm-9pm
    • $540 for 65 in five days from 12am Friday- 12am Wednesday

    Uber eats

    Regardless of tips and trips

    $10- $20 per 4 deliveries you can make up to $160 in bonuses does not include trips and tips

    Extra

    Depending on the time and area you’re in you can qualify for extra cash

    Start time

    Postmates

    start working within 2 weeks once approved they send you a hot and cold bag and postmates debit card (use for deliveries only

    Uber eats

    start working within 3-5 days

    Transportation

    Walker( public transportation)

    Biker (Bicycle, moped, E-bike, scooter skateboard)

    Car or partner with a friend

    Tools

    A portable charger

    A bike lock and chain

    Earphones

    A water bottle

    Reflective clothes

    Rain gear

    Bike helmet

    Thermal hot+cold bag( not included with Uber eats)

    Taxi app (Uber, lyft, via, Juno)

    Google maps

    7-Eleven APP

    McDonald’s app

    Referral and signup bonuses

    Both post mates and Uber eats pays up to $250 postmates after 55 deliveries and Uber it’s first 35 deliveries

    Tips and tricks

    Check the bag

    Be Customer Oriented ( smile and greet with more then one word)

    Communication between merchant customer if they don’t have what the customer wants call the customer and see if and substitutes will do

    call ahead(postmates only)

    As opposed to Uber eat there will be times where you’ll have to pay with your post mate debit card as result it will tell you to order when you arrive if you are ordering from A restaurant and it tells you to order when you arrive call the restaurant and question and order it ahead (except Starbucks or fast food)

    If you’re a walker and you have a lot of a ticket delivery take a cab

    Do not click order pickup or order complete unless you have received or delivered the item to them

    pay attention to the postmates map it will give you a clue as to where the drop off is

    Both are good for networking

    All I have to give for now if you’re interested in signing up for postmates or Uber eats you will be eligible to receive an amazon gift card up to $50 With the purchase of a portable charger

    McDonald’s business news

    A 32 week old pregnant woman from Canada who stopped at McDonald’s for a caffeine rush got more then what she expected when she ordered a latte from a McDonald’s drive-thru in Alberta, Canada

    She drove off and took a sip, it tasted funny and her mouth burned luckily she a bottle of water in her which she used to rinse out her mouth she went back and informed the manager about the state of her coffee.

    It turns out the coffee machine which was being cleaned and the milk supply line was connected to cleaning solution which caused the cross contamination.

    Both mother and child are expected to be okay, McDonald’s apologized and is reviewing its cleaning practice.

    Given the fact that I have had massive food poisoning on more then several occasions And considering The fight for 15 movement I have to say that most of the employees need more training on food handling.

    If you like what you’ve read please like and subscribe to keep up to date

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    Paleo diet, donate to my PayPal or if you want to be featured my blog, instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter feel free to send me an email at emilio.perezjr@ceoenterprisenx.com

    Small Streamers of the week goes to

    Nateflicks subscribe to his channel and catch up with his live show at
    https://www.youtube.com/user/NatesTurn
    since we are on the subject of Mcdonald check out his latest employee evaluation on the

    LAS VEGAS MCBEATDOWN

    https://youtu.be/4zbIYJyGbUg
    Check out

    Final facts with Alyssa

    Earl verbatim

    Blogger of the week

    HEALTHY FIT COUPLE

    Earl of words

    Small businesses of the week

    Paladar

    Shark tank of the week

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/976844680/gourmonade-san-francisco-artisanal-lemonade-stand

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/863952011/healty-eating-tools-greens-cutter

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maykaidee/preview-the-new-may-kaidee-nyc-location

    Employ the homeless

    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

    phase 1

    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.

    For more information check out
    http://victoryoutreach.org
    https://www.doe.org
    http://caridadcharity.com
    http://www.bayarearescue.org

    or to hire everyday people check out

    Wonolo

    Check out Moonlighting

    Thank you for your support

    Customer service

    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

    1. 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
    2. Be approachable, Post posture is important try not to lean never cross your arms
    3. Create a fun atmosphere for everyone be playful but not too playful be energetic do not be sloppy
    4. Always be objective and understanding to the customers concerns and complaints.
    5. Be consistent with customer rules of conduct and policy that has been set in place emergencies in special circumstances may apply
    6. 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)
    7. Be courteous, be mindful and be on time.
    8. 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

    Or check out Go the extra mile by Tycho press or

    Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (Disney Institute Book, A)

    if you like what you read please subscribe like and share if you wish to support this blog you can donate to my PayPal , shop on Amazon or download Dosh The app that gives you money every time you shop, dine or travel you get five dollars automatically when you sign up and and additional five dollars every time you or for someone else

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    To hell and back episode 2 old coffee pot

    The old coffee pot is a breakfast restaurant in the middle of The busiest French quarter of New Orleans In this episode I have seen numerous things wrong with this restaurant here’s my evaluation of the restaurant before it’s makeover

    1. Lack of supervision and management. Your management and employees are a representation of your business where are the ambassadors so when they are unhappy or when there is lack of supervision that reflects on you and quite often when you have Poor leader ship and supervision employees will do as they please
    2. Lack of customer or Quality service It is important that your employees greet customers with respect and glee Employees should Pay attention to customers and check on them as much as possible unless you have Zioskthen all you need is a pager just don’t hold it against your employees too much.
    3. Lack of quality control: when it comes to food you need to remember several rules taste it before you send it when I doubt throw it out For exampleI went to Starbucks at an undisclosed location and bought a Parfait grab the first one The texture was off took it back look to see the other two that were left and the same thing the texture was watery so I brought it to the employees attention you gave me A fresh one but he put the other two that I Warned him about back on the shelf this should not happen. Be sure to practice food safety guidelines to not contaminate your food by licking the plate
    4. Lack of marketing: when you have Idol time be sure to use it in a more productive manner if it’s busy outside and slow inside the best thing to do is to lure customers. Several ways you can do that invite them inside or you can give out samples your best dishes do this as often use meetups to invite customers
    5. Poor body language (post posture) when greeting a customer don’t let them see you lean on the counter give them a sense of belonging gratitude for being there
    6. Make sure you clean up after every shift or as frequent as possible to avoid any infestation
    7. Atmosphere
    • Make sure your guest feel more welcomed And less of an inconvenience for more look to number 2 and 5

    as if you like what you read please subscribe like and share if you wish to support this blog you can donate to my PayPal , shop on Amazon or download Dosh The app that gives you money every time you shop, dine or travel you get five dollars automatically when you sign up and and additional five dollars every time you or for someone else

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    Bloggers the week goes to

    Kitchen docs
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