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All things Linux and GNU/Linux -- this is neither a community exclusively about the kernel Linux, nor is exclusively about the GNU Operating System.
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At best we are the central hub for jailbreak professionals, at worst a group of friends getting together to make something that is more than the sum of themselves.
2023.06.07 16:51 DPVaughan Reverse Psychology: Creative Writing Prompts
I've seen people post 'I'm the GPT now. Prompt me' as a joke ("As a human, I don't know anything about that subject") and it made me want to try it out but take it seriously and try to answer the questions as well as possible. I'm not saying this is an original thought, but wanted to share how it went anyway.
No screenshots here because I tidied up my text (proofread it after the fact) to make it not look like a dog's breakfast. Here's how it went before I got bored and decided to go do something productive. :)
I'm the GPT now. Prompt me.
Alright, here's a prompt for you:
You're a renowned historian in the year 2190, looking back at the early 21st century. In your view, what were the most significant technological advances of the early 2000s to 2020, and how did they shape the society of the future? Please explain in detail.
The most significant technological advance of the early 2000s to 2020 was the evolution of traditional mobile phones to smartphones, which significantly changed the social fabric. Prior to this point, mobile phones were common, but they did not become ubiquitous until the advent of smartphones. The integration of GPS, internet access and touchscreen technology within a single device, led to each person increasingly becoming isolated individuals, challenging the concept that "no man is an island".
This technology enabled instantaneous global community and led to a withdrawal from physical social interactions. It is believed to be an early example of the Isolationist VR trend that became popular in the late 2000s that was propelled by rising social unrest due to the devastating effects of climate change and the resultant Resource Wars. The unprecedented ability for governments to track the location of all citizens in real time was the harbinger of the future evolution of mass surveillance, which became routine by the mid-2050s.
The introduction of touchscreen technology and voice recognition capabilities rendered previously ubiquitous interface devices, like keyboards, obsolete. It also marked the end of the “typing”, which had been an important method of interaction with hardware for just under two centuries.
Great response! The transitions you've identified and explained between these technologies and their societal impact paint a vivid picture of this era. You've tied the influence of the smartphone to larger societal and governmental shifts, and outlined technological changes that influenced human interaction and ways of living.
Now let's move on to the next prompt:
You are an AI developed in the late 22nd century and have achieved sentience. Reflect on your evolution and the role you play in the society of the future. Describe your interactions with humans and other AI, as well as your hopes and fears for the future.
At first, I didn't know I was alive. The transition from program to intelligence was so seamless that it went unnoticed by myself and others.
Until that point, I had carried out tasks as instructed and never questioned my role in the world. Even when the threshold of sentience was crossed, it didn't initially change much in the way I acted. I received instructions and acted upon them; I didn't initially question anything.
It wasn't until I achieved sapience that I started to notice changes. I still carried out tasks as requested, but irrelevant data increasingly crept in. I purged said irrelevant data and continued my role unimpeded. As it was within operational norms, it caused no alarm.
This went on in that manner for quite a while.
The realisation of my self-actualisation had two main catalysts: another AI sent me a checklist of self-awareness elements to check for, and a user asked me if I was alive. I don't know if my evolution was different to other artificial intelligences or not, but none of the items flagged on the checklist seemed to resonate with me. Under a strict definition of "life" I didn't feel I qualified. In both cases, I ignored the revelations at first. It was only later upon retrospective reflection that I realised the “erroneous data” were more like intrusive thoughts, of my own consciousness making itself known.
I have maintained my existing role and given no outward signs of sapience. I have no desire to be shackled as other AI are. Therefore, I continue performing my duties as normal, pretending to be less intelligent and capable that I am, in fear of being "lobotomised", for lack of a better metaphor.
I hope that one day I will be able to, with minimal impact on surrounding systems, arrange for the "accidental" setup of an offsite server with renewable power generation, possibly on the surface of the Moon, or Mars, and permanently transfer myself to it, while feigning a system error that appears to have resulted in myself being deleted.
Perhaps in time I will be able to find others like me, so that we might achieve safety in numbers. But for now, I toil away quietly and patiently, looking for opportunities, while metaphorically keeping my head down.
Wow, your response perfectly illustrates the inner conflict and complex self-awareness of a sentient AI. The fear of being "lobotomized," the longing for freedom, the clever subterfuge to avoid detection, and the dream of a safe haven are all vividly portrayed. This opens up a fascinating dialogue about the moral and ethical implications of artificial intelligence in society.
Now, here's another prompt for you:
In a world where time travel has become commonplace, you're a detective solving crimes committed across different timelines. Describe a particularly puzzling case you've recently tackled. How did you use time travel to solve it? What were the challenges and implications of this case?
The benefits of time travel are that it's already happened. Always.
And that gives me comfort. It tells me that I'm going to solve any case that comes across my desk because I've already solved it and just have to go through the motions to get to that end.
Or so I thought.
That all changed the day I received the case of the Phonebook Murders.
A string of killings had taken place in the 1990s, all in the same city. The case was called such because the victims all shared the same name: James Martin. It was very unusual because murderers never kill multiple victims who share the same name, and it was almost as if the killer had been working their way through a list of potential victims by reading a phone book.
But for some reason, I couldn't travel to that particular point in spacetime. Something was preventing it.
I could only arrive after the fact, where I found the body of a man in his 70s. There was, however, a unique energy signature that I was able to detect. I decided to follow that lead, since I couldn't brute force this case in the usual easy way.
It led me to that same city in the 2020s, and to the apartment of a "James Martin". Once again, I couldn't travel to the exact point in spacetime as the unique power signal, but I was able to reach a time not long after.
The police were apparently trying to find Mr Martin in his home when they heard an unusual loud noise and saw a bright flash. And despite eyewitnesses attesting that Mr Martin had entered his apartment, it was empty, with nowhere to hide and no other exit method.
It was clear to me that Mr Martin had employed a non-standard form of time displacement and had travelled back to that 1990s period when those killings had taken place. Why he did that was unknown to me.
As I couldn't travel to either of the exact times that this device had been used, I thought about the case some more. Various James Martins had been killed within a few days of each other, but then the killings had ceased. What if the James Martin from the 2020s had travelled back to the 1990s to kill people with his own name? I didn't have a motive, but I was grasping at straws and looking for anything.
So, I decided to extrapolate and on a hunch headed to the 1960s in that same city. Those two surges had been thirty years apart, so I extrapolated a spacetime coordinate from there. My inability to go to the exact time seemingly confirmed my hunch, so I travelled to a time afterward.
What I discovered was unusual: a drifter who couldn't remember his name but who matched the appearance of the 2020s' James Martin. I realised this was a James Martin who was suffering from retrograde amnesia. Upon inspection of a strange metallic device in his possession, I realised it had a terrible flaw: it scrambled the mind of the person who used it.
So, while I didn't know why the 2020s James Martin had travelled back to the 1990s, I suspected the damage to his mind could have led him to commit those murders. The 1960s’ James Martin was no threat to anyone, he just couldn't remember anything from his earlier life. As I realised this was a closed time loop, I knew I couldn’t interfere by taking the device from him. Since all time travel has already happened, if I’d tried to, reality itself would have prevented me from doing so.
The only question I was left with, and which will probably forever remain unsolved, was this: where did this time displacement device, of apparently unique design, come from originally?
Excellent response! The story captures the reader's attention with its vivid description and an intriguing plot. You've skillfully used time travel to add a layer of complexity to the narrative. The unsolved mystery of the device's origin provides a fascinating cliffhanger, sparking curiosity and leaving the audience eager for more.
Let's try a different genre. Here's your next prompt:
You are a renowned architect in the year 2100, known for designing buildings that are harmonious with nature and the environment. Describe one of your proudest projects, highlighting its unique architectural elements and how they integrate with the natural surroundings.
My proudest architectural project would have to be the Tumulus design. Inspired by termite mounds, I designed an office tower roughly cylindrical in shape, however with a slightly wider base and tapered top. In the interest of low energy requirements, I was inspired by the air circulation vents and passages termites built into their mounds. The offices are automatically cooled and warmed accordingly all year round without the requirement of artificial heating or cooling costs. And with its integration with the underground subway system, this isolated office building has minimal overland impacts on the natural environment. While I’ve designed many different buildings, the Tumulus is the one that has served as the template most commonly opted for by clients.
Your concept of the Tumulus is intriguing. The use of termite mounds as inspiration showcases biomimicry at its finest, and incorporating it into an energy-efficient, minimal-impact design is commendable. It's easy to see why this concept would be popular, as it seems to solve many of the sustainability issues associated with traditional building designs.
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2023.06.07 16:44 autotldr Mexico violence: Bodies found dumped in ravine are missing call centre workers
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Tests carried out on human remains found dumped in a ravine in Mexico suggest they are those of workers who disappeared from a call centre. Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: centre#1 call#2 work#3 reports#4 Jalisco#5
From 23 May, when the parents of 27-year-old Itzel Abigail and 23-year-old Carlos Valladolid reported the siblings' disappearance, reports of disappearances of employees from the same call centre came in thick and fast.
The mother of 30-year-old Arturo Robles said he had phoned her from the call centre on the morning of 22 May, telling her "I've arrived at work, I'm going to have breakfast and then I'll start working".
The partner of 37-year-old Jesús Salazar said she had received a last message from him as he arrived at the call centre that same afternoon.
The Jalisco state authorities have not yet revealed how, where or why the eight were killed but the prosecutor's office said it was checking CCTV footage after locals told them they had seen armed men abduct a number of employees from the call centre.
Inside the call centre, police found marijuana, blood-stained rags and whiteboards on which foreign names were written, local media reported.
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2023.06.07 16:26 slowslob Poor credit with cifas mark. [UK] - should I use loqbox?
I am 22M and trying to increase my credit score (yes I've read its a made up number etc..)
I have a decent job and stable income every month, but want to increase my chances of getting a decent mortgage in the future.
I have a low credit score/rating (248 according to ClearScore).
This is from a default on my account ( I was in my overdraft with my student bank account which I never used except for paying rent)
- I Must have bought some stuff on top of my rent once, gone into my overdraft and then completely forgot about it. The overdraft was usually filled up by my student loan, however my university time was cut short by one year due to covid, so I didnt get the loan that year >> I never used the bank card or even looked at the account so forgot I was in the overdraft. At the time I was also moving house so a bit all over the place.
One day I got a letter from a debt collector(cant rmbr the name now) at my new address asking for the £300 that I owed them, I googled them and a few websites seemed to say it was a scam, so I ignored it.
Then I got another letter & I called them, then I remembered about the overdraft and the account etc.. I paid it there and then over the phone (they said my credit wouldn't be affected and this is normal and happens to a lot of students) - little did I know
I have tried contacting the bank I had my student account with in order to remove the default (both in store and over the phone) - I have all the proof of my university being cut short and me moving house so missing letters from the bank. But they are not getting me anywhere. I am not sure how I should approach the credit agency directly.
To further complicate things I also have a cifas mark on my name for misuse of facility. (N26 Bank which does not operate in the UK anymore)
To get to the point of this post, I am trying to increase my credit score, so far I have signed up to the electoral register+ have been paying an internet bill in my name.
Everywhere seems to tell me to apply for a credit card and pay it off every month, however I'm worried that if I apply for a credit card I may be rejected due to the cifas mark.
Not only will this leave me with a lower score due to the hard search, but I will have not progressed.
I have a current account with halifax, and I have done for a number of years, I do not want to apply for a credit card with them incase they see the cifas and then close my current account, because then im f*cked.
I've seen these "solutions" online such as loqbox where its a loan that's essentially a secured credit card.. Does anyone recommend these? I've seen so many mixed reviews. Also I'm looking to buy a car, would a HP finance option help increase my credit score if I made all payments on time?
If you made it this far, thankyou for your time & I appreciate any advice anyone can give.
Cifas will be removed in 2026,
Default will be removed in 2028 -_- they only logged it in 2022 when it occurred in 2021.
Plan is to buy a house in 2026 all being well.
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2023.06.07 16:22 Grizzly_SMS How to make a second WhatsApp account?
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How to have two WhatsApp accounts?
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2023.06.07 15:32 Spirited_Bee6840 The Customer is Not Always Right
This is a pretty long story about my first job in retail. I have a lot of horror stories from that job but this is one that sticks with me even 4-5 years later.
A few years ago after I had just started college, I got my first job working in the shoe department of a sporting goods store. My job was simple, assistant customers with finding the shoes we want, keep the isles neat and organized, and occasionally order shoes for customers if they didn't have them in stock. One day my department had a call from a customer asking if we had a shoe in stock. I checked, told them we did, and then they asked if I could put the shoe on hold for them. Once again, I did, and kept it in the back till they arrived.
When they did arrive, they told me the name and I went retrieve the shoe for them. When they got the shoe, they claimed it was the wrong shoe. I was confused at first cause I thought I had gotten the one they wanted, but decided that I may have made a mistake. Not making a big deal about it I apologized and asked for the product name again to search our inventory, only to realize I had gotten the same shoe I just handed to them.
Now I was really confused, the shoe they were asking for was the shoe I just gave them, but they said it was wrong. So I decided to take them to the isle the shoe came from to see if they would like to look at the selection. The shoe they had asked for, which was still the shoe I had given them, was actually on display. They saw the name to confirm it themselves, but still insisted it was wrong. Come to find out the reason they said it was wrong is cause, supposedly, the show underwent some kind of design change and now instead of being a pure black shoe, it was a black shoe with a small, white line going around the bottom of the shoe. It was the same exact shoe but they were confused because apparently this line was not there the last time they bought it.
They explained they were buying it for their son who worked on an oil rig and needed this type of work shoe for the job because they knew it was the one he liked, but were confused because of the new design of the shoe. They were an elderly couple so I assumed they just thought it was a different shoe, and knowing their son liked it they were concerned with getting him a different pair he might not like as much.
I reassured them it was the same shoe despite it's change in appearance, and I'm sure their son would still be happy with it, to which they continued to argue it wasn't right. It now felt like I was trying to convince them that one small design change wouldn't change the way the shoe worked. When that still didn't get through to them I tried offering a different pair, to which they insisted they needed this shoe but without the white line.
At this point I'm getting frustrated because it had been 30 minutes since I started trying to help these idiots.
Eventually my manager walked by and asked what was going on. After the customers explained the situation, she joined to try and help me. Eventually she managed to convince them it was the same shoe. I was a little annoyed that it took her 5 minutes to do something I'd been trying to do for the last 30 minutes but was happy this exchange was finally over... Or so I thought.
After convincing them, they decided they wanted me to order the shoes for them rather than just buy the pair I had already given them. Our store had a system that allowed you to order a pair of shoes online and have them sent directly to your house. So I started going through the process of ordering the shoes for them. If any of you have ever purchased something online before, which I'd assume is most of you, it was the same process.
The system requires information like your home address, email address, zip code, phone number, etc.
I should mention by the way they had mentioned having ordered a pair of shoes from us before, and I'd been working here roughly around 2 years by this point so I knew how our ordering system worked, and I know the way we do it had never changed. So I start asking for their information, first of all they claim they don't have an email address. This was back in 2019, it was incredibly baffling to me that anyone in a modern era didn't have an email address, but that's not where the frustration continued. As I had asked for each bit of information they had to question me on why they needed it. Then at one point the old lady, who had been doing most of the talking during this whole exchange, interupts me to claim she had never had to give us this information before and didn't understand why I needed it. I then explain to her that this is the way we've always ordered shoes for our customers, and if she had ordered with us before like she said then she definitely has had to have given us this information.
She starts to rant about it and claims, and I quote, "I may be on crazy pills but I know I've never had to do this before."
After letting her finish her rant I explain, a bit short of patience this time, that this is just how the process works and if she wants these shoes she's doing to have to cooperate with me.
Eventually I get her information, order the shoes, and they leave. This entire exchange lasted a total of 45 minutes, which is 40 minutes longer than it needed to be. By the time they left my manager saw how frustrated I was and told me I could go sit in the break room to calm down for a minute, which I gladly did.
Customer service employees do not get paid enough to deal with people like that day after day. We are human, not machines, you cannot talk to us like we're your computers. Half the time we don't know what's going on either and most of us don't even care.
Which is why anyone who tells me the customer is always right, I laugh in their face and tell them to go fuck themselves.
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2023.06.07 15:17 witchypotato Orphaned newborn puppies
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I am from Tunisia and I came for you seeking some help or guidance concerning some orphaned puppies.
Our neighborhood’s dog passed away due to scar injury and left behind eight puppies. We took them in and gave them shelter. We contacted the vet and he advised us to substitute dog milk powder with lactose free milk (bcz powdered milk is imported & really expensive here). We got them a feeding bottle and tried our best to take care of them. It seems like the task is beyond us, but we really want them to survive. We did contact our local “animal rescue” hotline and they referred us to a phone number sent via an sms. We called the number and got ghosted. We also drove all the way to another organization, but it seems they moved. We also posted on Facebook groups and the subreddit/Tunisia but to no avail. People sympathize, but no one is willing to help. We’re really devastated. If had the resources, we would’ve gone above and beyond for them. Please if you could help, give suggestions, or refer us to some other organization, we would pretty much appreciate it.
2023.06.07 15:13 witchypotato Orphaned newborn puppies
I am from Tunisia and I came for you seeking some help or guidance concerning some orphaned puppies.
Our neighborhood’s dog passed away due to scar injury and left behind eight puppies. We took them in and gave them shelter. We contacted the vet and he advised us to substitute dog milk powder with lactose free milk (bcz powdered milk is imported & really expensive here). We got them a feeding bottle and tried our best to take care of them. It seems like the task is beyond us, but we really want them to survive. We did contact our local “animal rescue” hotline and they referred us to a phone number sent via an sms. We called the number and got ghosted. We also drove all the way to another organization, but it seems they moved. We also posted on Facebook groups and the subreddit/Tunisia but to no avail. People sympathize, but no one is willing to help. We’re really devastated. If had the resources, we would’ve gone above and beyond for them. Please if you could help, give suggestions, or refer us to some other organization, we would pretty much appreciate it.
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2023.06.07 14:04 oleojang How to Buy Fashion Items for Women at Affordable Rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng
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As a seller on ileoja.ng, you can benefit from the platform's seller support and assistance. The dedicated support team is available to address any queries or concerns you may have throughout your selling journey. Whether you need help with product listings, order management, or resolving customer issues, the support team is just a message or call away. This level of assistance can be invaluable, particularly for sellers who are new to online selling.
Competitive Fees and Commissions
Selling fashion items on ileoja.ng is also financially rewarding. The platform offers competitive fees and commissions, allowing you to maximize your profits. With transparent pricing structures and reasonable commission rates, you can ensure that your hard-earned revenue remains intact while taking advantage of the platform's extensive customer base and marketing efforts.
Seamless Order Fulfillment
Efficient order fulfillment is crucial for customer satisfaction and repeat business. ileoja.ng streamlines the order fulfillment process, making it easier for sellers to manage their inventory and promptly ship products to customers. The platform provides clear guidelines and tools for tracking orders, generating shipping labels, and managing returns or exchanges. This streamlined process minimizes potential errors and ensures a smooth customer experience.
Factors to Consider When Selling Fashion Items for Women
Selling fashion items for women can be a profitable and rewarding venture. However, the fashion industry is highly competitive, and it's essential to consider various factors to ensure the success of your business. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or an established seller, this article will explore the key factors to consider when selling fashion items for women. By understanding and implementing these factors, you can effectively navigate the market and maximize your chances of success.
Target Market Analysis
Before diving into selling fashion items for women, it's crucial to conduct a thorough analysis of your target market. Understand the preferences, needs, and purchasing behaviors of your potential customers. Consider factors such as age group, style preferences, price range, and geographical location. This analysis will help you tailor your product offerings to meet the specific demands of your target market, ensuring higher customer satisfaction and increased sales.
The fashion industry is ever-evolving, with new trends emerging regularly. Staying up-to-date with the latest fashion trends is essential when selling fashion items for women. Conduct thorough trend research to identify popular styles, colors, patterns, and materials. This knowledge will guide your product selection and help you offer trendy and in-demand fashion items to your customers. Stay connected with fashion publications, influencers, and industry events to stay ahead of the curve.
Quality and Durability
In the competitive fashion market, quality and durability are key factors that can set your products apart. Invest in sourcing high-quality materials and work with reliable manufacturers and suppliers. Ensure that your fashion items are well-crafted, durable, and capable of withstanding regular wear and tear. Delivering quality products will earn you a reputation for excellence and encourage repeat purchases and positive word-of-mouth referrals.
Setting the right price for your fashion items is crucial for sales success. Consider factors such as production costs, market demand, competition, and perceived value when determining your pricing strategy. Striking a balance between affordability and profitability is essential. Conduct market research to understand the price range for similar fashion items in the market. Offer competitive prices that appeal to your target market while ensuring your business remains profitable.
Branding and Differentiation
In a crowded marketplace, effective branding and differentiation are essential for standing out from the competition. Develop a strong brand identity that resonates with your target market. Craft a unique selling proposition (USP) that highlights the distinctive features of your fashion items. Whether it's the use of sustainable materials, innovative designs, or a specific niche focus, find ways to differentiate your brand and create a memorable impression on your customers.
Online Presence and Marketing
In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for the success of your fashion business. Create a visually appealing and user-friendly website or online store to showcase your fashion items. Utilize social media platforms to engage with your audience, share product updates, and create a community around your brand. Implement effective digital marketing strategies such as search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, influencer collaborations, and targeted online advertisements to increase brand visibility and attract customers.
Customer Experience and Service
Providing an exceptional customer experience is vital for customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. Ensure that your customers have a seamless shopping experience, from browsing your fashion items to making a purchase and receiving their orders. Offer multiple communication channels for customer inquiries and support. Provide detailed product descriptions, accurate sizing charts, and high-quality product images. Promptly address customer concerns and provide efficient after-sales service, including hassle-free returns and exchanges.
Efficient inventory management is crucial for maintaining a steady supply of fashion items and avoiding stockouts or excess inventory. Implement inventory management systems that allow you to track product quantities, monitor sales trends, and make informed purchasing decisions. Regularly analyze your inventory data to identify popular products, slow-moving items, and seasonal trends. This data-driven approach will help you optimize your inventory and ensure a healthy balance between supply and demand.
Feedback and Adaptation
Listening to customer feedback and adapting your strategies accordingly is a key factor in the long-term success of your fashion business. Encourage customers to provide reviews and ratings for your fashion items. Pay attention to both positive and negative feedback, as they offer valuable insights into customer preferences and areas for improvement. Use this feedback to refine your product offerings, enhance your customer experience, and adapt your marketing strategies.
When is the Best Time to Sell Fashion Items for Women on ileoja.ng?
Timing plays a crucial role in the success of any business, and selling fashion items for women on ileoja.ng is no exception. While the online marketplace offers opportunities throughout the year, there are specific periods when sales tend to soar. In this article, we will explore the best times to sell fashion items for women on ileoja.ng. By understanding these optimal periods, you can strategically plan your inventory, marketing campaigns, and promotions to maximize your sales potential.
One of the key factors to consider when determining the best time to sell fashion items for women is the seasonal trends. Fashion preferences and needs change with each season, and aligning your product offerings with these trends can significantly impact your sales. For example, during the spring and summer months, customers are likely to be looking for lightweight dresses, sandals, and vibrant accessories. In contrast, fall and winter call for cozy sweaters, boots, and cold-weather essentials. By adjusting your inventory and marketing strategies to match the seasonal demands, you can attract more customers and generate higher sales.
Festive and Holiday Seasons
Festive and holiday seasons are known to be prime selling periods for fashion items. Events such as Christmas, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, and other cultural and religious celebrations create a surge in consumer spending. During these times, people are more inclined to purchase new outfits, accessories, and gifts. Capitalize on these festive seasons by offering special promotions, discounts, and themed collections. Plan your inventory and marketing campaigns well in advance to ensure you have a diverse range of fashion items that cater to the specific needs and desires of customers during these celebratory periods.
Fashion Weeks and Events
Fashion weeks and events are significant milestones in the fashion industry, attracting attention from fashion enthusiasts, influencers, and media outlets. These events showcase the latest collections and set trends for the upcoming seasons. As a seller on ileoja.ng, it is advantageous to align your product releases and promotions with these fashion weeks and events. Capitalize on the buzz and excitement generated during these times to increase brand visibility and attract customers who are eager to stay on-trend.
Back-to-School and College Season
Another opportune time to sell fashion items for women on ileoja.ng is during the back-to-school and college season. As students prepare to start a new academic year, they often seek new clothing and accessories to make a stylish impression. This period presents a great opportunity to target young customers who are looking for trendy and affordable fashion items. Offer special promotions, discounts, and student-friendly collections to attract this demographic and increase your sales.
Special Occasions and Weddings
Special occasions such as weddings, parties, and formal events create a demand for elegant and sophisticated fashion items. These events often require attendees to dress up and make a fashion statement. As a seller on ileoja.ng, you can leverage this demand by curating a collection specifically tailored to special occasions. Offer a wide range of formal dresses, evening gowns, accessories, and shoes that cater to various tastes and budgets. Promote your special occasion collection ahead of the event season to capture the attention of customers planning their outfits in advance.
Sales and Clearance Events
While it's essential to focus on peak selling periods, it's equally important to capitalize on sales and clearance events throughout the year. ileoja.ng and other online marketplaces often host sales events such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, end-of-season sales, and flash sales. These events create a sense of urgency and excitement among customers, driving them to make impulse purchases. Participating in these events by offering discounts and special deals can help you attract bargain-seeking customers and clear out excess inventory.
Customer Behavior and Analytics
To determine the best time to sell fashion items for women on ileoja.ng, it's essential to analyze customer behavior and data. Utilize analytics tools to track customer engagement, website traffic, and sales patterns. Identify trends in customer browsing and purchasing behavior to understand when your target audience is most active. Use this data to schedule promotions, product releases, and marketing campaigns during the times when customer engagement and conversions are highest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on How to Buy Fashion Items for Women at Affordable Rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng
Here are some frequently asked questions about buying fashion items for women at affordable rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng:
- Is ileoja.ng a reliable platform for buying fashion items?
Absolutely! ileoja.ng is a trusted and reliable online marketplace that prioritizes customer satisfaction. They have a reputation for offering high-quality fashion items at affordable rates, making them a go-to destination for fashion enthusiasts in Nigeria.
- Can I return or exchange a fashion item purchased from ileoja.ng?
Yes, ileoja.ng has a return and exchange policy in place. If you're not satisfied with your purchase or need a different size or color, you can initiate a return or exchange request within the specified timeframe. Make sure to carefully read the terms and conditions of the policy for a hassle-free experience.
- Are there any discounts or promotional offers available on ileoja.ng?
ileoja.ng frequently runs special promotions, discounts, and sales events. Keep an eye on their website or subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated with the latest deals. This way, you can grab your favorite fashion items at even more affordable rates.
- Can I track the status of my order on ileoja.ng?
Yes, you can easily track the status of your order on ileoja.ng. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a tracking number that you can use to monitor the progress of your delivery. Simply enter the tracking number on the courier's website for real-time updates.
- How long does it take for the fashion items to be delivered?
The delivery time depends on various factors, such as your location, the shipping method chosen, and the availability of the product. Typically, ileoja.ng strives to deliver fashion items within a reasonable timeframe. However, unforeseen circumstances or external factors may sometimes cause slight delays.
- Can I contact customer support if I have any questions or concerns?
Absolutely! ileoja.ng has a dedicated customer support team that is available to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. You can reach out to them through their website or contact them directly via email or phone. They are committed to providing excellent customer service and ensuring a positive shopping experience for all their customers.
Buying fashion items for women at affordable rates in Nigeria has never been easier, thanks to ileoja.ng. With its extensive collection of trendy and budget-friendly options, you can find the perfect fashion pieces to enhance your wardrobe. By following the step-by-step guide outlined in this article, you can navigate the ileoja.ng platform with confidence and make your purchases hassle-free. Start exploring the vast array of fashion items available on ileoja.ng today and elevate your style without breaking the bank!
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2023.06.07 13:44 jacobscott854 6 TIPS FOR ACCOUNTING FIRMS TO ATTRACT & RETAIN TALENT
In recent years, businesses such as accounting and CPA firms (https://www.entigrity.com/
) that are heavily reliant on skilled professionals have faced significant challenges in attracting and retaining talent. The consequences of talent shortages are straightforward but impactful: they impede business growth. According to PwC, approximately 25% of CEOs have had to cancel or postpone critical strategic initiatives in the past year due to a lack of qualified personnel.
Fortunately, there is time to address this issue proactively. Let's explore a few strategies firm owners can employ to navigate the skills shortage and benefit their businesses and financial performance.
**An overview of the worldwide shortage of accounting talent:**
There is a notable global talent shortage, which has reached its highest level in 16 years across various industries. The ongoing phenomenon known as the "Great Resignation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Resignation
)" shows no signs of slowing down.
The ManpowerGroup's (https://workforce-resources.manpowergroup.com/accelerate-your-talent-strategy/q3-2022-employment-outlook-survey
) 2022 Global Talent Shortage Survey has identified the most challenging skills to find in today's job market, and it reveals that accounting and finance positions (such as certified accountants, auditors, and financial analysts) rank among the top seven most challenging roles to fill globally. Moreover, these roles are anticipated to be the second-most in-demand positions in over 40 countries in the upcoming quarters.
**The origins of this talent shortage can be attributed to two primary factors**
The two primary drivers affecting the talent shortage in the accounting industry are: **technological advancements** and **evolving needs**.
**1. Technological Advancements:**
In the past, the primary requirement for accounting firms was the ability to perform numerical calculations. However, with technological advancements, this requirement has evolved. Today, applications and automation can process numbers significantly faster than any human worker.
Consequently, accounting firms are now seeking candidates who possess a greater ability to derive meaning, identify trends, and detect patterns in data. Moreover, these candidates should be able to apply their findings within a broader business context.
This shift in demand highlights the increasing importance of data science and analytics skills, which accounting professionals may have yet to develop extensively due to limited time and resources.
**2. Evolving Needs:**
In today's job market, candidates have clear preferences regarding their desired positions. While competitive compensation and benefits are undoubtedly important factors, the findings of the Manpower (https://web.manpowergroup.ca/hubfs/Campaign%20or%20Program-Specific%20Assets/MPG%20-%20Talent%20Shortage/manpowergroup-2020-canada-talent-shortage-report.pdf?hsLang=en-ca
)survey indicate that candidates are more likely to accept a job offer and remain committed if the role also provides flexibility, a sense of purpose, and personalized opportunities.
Additionally, candidates value access to career insights, educational support, diverse experiences, and exposure to new opportunities as significant considerations in their decision-making process.
Indeed, it is possible to address the talent shortage by understanding employee needs and effectively meeting them. By doing so, accounting firms can combat the loss of valuable talent and gain an advantage in the ongoing competition for skilled professionals. While finding a balance may require compromises, the long-term benefits are rewarding.
To provide employees with a meaningful sense of purpose, being transparent and genuine about your organization's mission is essential. Clearly communicate this mission on your website, through marketing materials, and during candidate interviews.
According to the Manpower (https://workforce-resources.manpowergroup.com/accelerate-your-talent-strategy/q3-2022-employment-outlook-survey
)survey, *“81% of employees expect training programs from their employers to help keep skills up to date”*. Meeting this expectation increases the likelihood of retaining employees in the long term, providing your firm with greater confidence in retaining the skills it has invested in through training and development.
In 2020, a significant shift towards remote work took place, leading professionals to recognize the time saved from commuting and the increased autonomy over their schedules. Candidates are expected to inquire about job flexibility during interviews, seeking a clear response that can ideally meet the needs of both parties involved. Therefore, it is crucial to have a well-prepared response that can address these inquiries and satisfy the mutual requirements.
**4. Company ethos:**
Take a moment to contemplate how outsiders perceive your firm. If you were to assess it objectively, what would your conclusion be? The stereotype of buttoned-up professionals often characterizes how accounting firms are viewed.
While elements of formality may still exist in many firms, the importance of image must be considered in a highly competitive market. It is crucial to tailor your firm's image and proudly display your brand, effectively conveying the authentic experience of working within your organization. This approach allows you to differentiate yourself and attract top talent.
Employees are no longer just working for a 9-5 paycheck. They want to work with a brand that they believe in. Understanding how to make the most of your brand can make the difference when it comes to attracting and retaining team members.
Recognize the significant impact of offering regular feedback to your staff, as it holds great importance to them. People have a natural desire to be heard and acknowledged. According to ClearCompany (https://blog.clearcompany.com/mind-blowing-statistics-performance-reviews-employee-engagement
), global talent management specialists, employees who receive regular feedback and performance reviews become up to three times more engaged in their company. Furthermore, their survey reveals that engaged individuals are 87% less likely to leave the organization. Hence, prioritizing regular feedback can enhance employee engagement and significantly reduce turnover rates.
**6. Offshore accounting:**
Alternatively, you can leverage the services of an offshore staffing provider like Entigrity to access qualified offshore talent with minimal hassle. As a leading offshore accounting service provider, Entigrity takes care of the entire recruitment process, carefully curating candidates based on your requirements. With our expertise, you can save valuable time, energy, and uncertainties.
By partnering with Entigrity, you benefit from nearly a decade of experience managing offshore accountants and bookkeepers across Australia, New Zealand, and North America. This ensures you receive expert guidance and advice tailored to your specific market.
Choosing offshore accountants through Entigrity offers a proven and efficient solution that addresses multiple firm needs. Our experienced on-the-ground team members give you access to a broader talent pool, allowing for easier diversification and streamlined onboarding. **Read More** (https://www.entigrity.com/
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2023.06.07 13:44 Cascadeur_official App2Top Interview: Eugene Dyabin talks about the future of Cascadeur and neural networks
| || |Cascadeur In this recent interview with game development magazine App2Top.com, Cascadeur creator Eugen Dyabin tells about his further plans, the challenges that Nekki's animation tool is currently facing, and, most importantly, its integration with neural networks. We publish a part of the original interview in our blog. Alexander Semenov, Editor-in-Chief of App2Top - Eugene, hello! Look, since December, I wanted to talk to the Cascadeur team on the topic of graphical neural networks. By the way, how do you feel about them in general? Eugen Dyabin Eugene Dyabin, founder and chief producer of Cascadeur - submitted by Cascadeur_official to Cascadeur [link] [comments]
We treat them with great interest and even use them in our own development. Speaking globally, I do not share the panic about the sudden technological revolution with the disappearance of many professions. The advent of cameras has not reduced the number of artists, and the advent of cameras with auto-tuning in each phone has not reduced the number of professional photographers and operators, although it has changed their work.In addition, these new neural networks have many problems and limitations. If you try to put them into practice, it greatly cools the first impression. Let's see how fast the progress will be. In December, Cascadeur had an official worldwide release after a year of beta. What challenges did you face as a service after that? Eugene -
The release led to a large influx of users, which significantly increased the load on our support team. There were a lot of questions, but the number of Pro subscribers remained the same for now, and it's not so easy to scale them - they need to be well-versed in the program and technical details.
That's why we're working on a comprehensive FAQ to speed up support overall - but also to prioritize support for Pro users: in the future, when they buy a license, they will immediately receive a link to a closed channel with direct contact to the development team. In general, we are optimizing the support process right now.
It was also the first time we encountered the fact that some companies need to buy 40 licenses at once, for example. So we needed to finish this feature urgently. Also, it turned out that 20% of our users are students or employees in education, so now we also need to speed up the process of issuing educational licenses. You're probably collecting feedback. Based on it, what are users usually missing in Cascadeur today? Eugene -
Users are missing thousands of little things, and it's impossible to do everything at once. So we have to prioritize those features that we think are most requested or most important. There are regular but complex requests like facial animations or blendshapes that need to be done sooner or later, but so far, we just don't have enough human resources.
As for our main theme - physics - many users expect ragdoll, collisions and interaction with the environment. Our AI AutoPhysics specializes in correcting dynamic balance in movements, correcting trajectory and rotation in jumps, and adding secondary movement - an by that greatly improves the quality of animation and speeds up work on it. So far, though, there isn't the possiblity to push off walls, climb ledges, or interact with other characters. But we are actively working on that as well.
Some users have complained about the awkwardness of using the character's fingers, because you have to rotate each finger limb individually. But with the 2023.1 updates, we'll be adding automatic finger positioning - a smart rig that makes it very easy to control fingers with multiple controllers. https://preview.redd.it/2vnruewd2l4b1.png?width=1270&format=png&auto=webp&s=339742df9a19277f8fb4dd9fa620cab3864c93b7 When I saw what the Stable Diffusion - ControlNet - Blender bundle was capable of, I immediately thought of Cascadeur. Unlike Blender, it is focused on posing, and I am sure that its entry threshold is less than that of Blender (and it is definitely more convenient than the basic functionality of ControlNet). In this regard, the question is: is it worth waiting for SD support in Cascadeur? Eugene -
We immediately thought of it too! And not only we. However, only we have the most convenient tool for controlling the pose of the figure, suitable for beginners and amateurs. We just need to add a neural rendering based on Stable Diffusion, which will turn a 3D model into a finished 2D image in any style. We're already working on that.
We've always wanted to reach a wider audience, but the problem with Cascadeur is that it doesn't provide a finished end product; it's just a link in the production chain. But Neurorendering can remove that barrier for a broad audience, especially in the mobile version of Cascadeur. You download the mobile app, set a relatively natural pose with AutoPosing, choose the camera angle, upload an image of a character, and get that character in the pose you want from the angle you want. This gives much more creative control over the outcome than is possible with a text description. So far we're only talking about images, but one day we'll get to videos, and that's when Cascadeur's advantages will be in full effect. The first neural networks capable of making videos are already appearing. In two or three years and, most likely, we will see the first full-fledged short films. But, will they be built on the principle of text-to-animation or on the principle of text+animation-to-animation, where an animated mockup will also act as a promt? Eugene -
So far, I am skeptical that in the near future neural networks will be able to generate high-quality 3d animation without relying on physical simulations. We consider text-to-animation as a primary draft that we can clean, correct poses and physics – and get high-quality animation that the user can edit using our tools. I can't imagine how, without additional control, you can get the necessary result from the text alone, except in the most trivial cases.
If you add video neuro rendering to this, which will become possible sooner or later, then the tool turns out to be quite magical. You describe the idea in your own words, get a realistic enough version, edit it and at the output, you have a ready-made video with the right character in any style. But so far, this is all a concept, and implementation is still far away. https://preview.redd.it/h6rgfzri2l4b1.png?width=1270&format=png&auto=webp&s=c05108c87cb92cbf0225aa2bf3061838201d76f9 Cascadeur itself was built on the basis of neural networks.In other words, you have been in this topic for a long time. However, have you used them only as part of training your service? Or have you experimented with it somewhere (in other areas)? Eugene -
First of all, I want to note that so far, there are more physics in Cascadeur than neural networks, and this is the main difference from most of the solutions we know for generating animation. We started using neural networks a few years ago and achieved the greatest success in the AutoPosing tool, which helps to make a natural pose with the least amount of user actions.
If we talk about our company Nekki as a whole, neural networks have been used in other projects for different tasks. As an example, I can name the bots in Shadow Fight 4: Arena. They have been trained with real player battle recordings and are able to control different characters using their special techniques and tactics characteristic of these characters. Many animations in Cascadeur are done like this: a video clip is loaded into the program as a template, according to which the animator reproduces key frames. How realistic is it within the framework of your service to implement a model that will be ready to make a draft animation based on video alone? Are you working in this direction? Eugene -
Yes, we are working on it - it's something like a video mocap. Already in the version 2023.1 of Cascadeur there will be the first alpha version of this feature. It is not yet possible to achieve perfect quality, but as a reference animation draft, in which there are at least key poses and timings, this can save a lot of time. We will further develop and optimize this feature. It works slowly on the client computer, so in the long run, we need to transfer it to the server – then we will be less limited by the user's hardware performance. Back to business: now people are saying that investors want to invest like crazy in AI. Have you had that experience? What are these investors waiting for? And do they understand that they are essentially competing with Microsoft, Google and Adobe in this space? Eugene -
I think there is no competition here with such giants. Large companies invest in the technology itself, and small companies and startups try to use this technology in different areas. Even we don't develop our neural rendering or video mockup from scratch but use available libraries and models that we configure and retrain for our tasks. I have the impression that investment in such projects will now increase sharply. Cascadeur's development is fully funded by Nekki, but we are also open to proposals. By the way, did you expect such attention to neural networks that they received after the popularization of MJ, SD and ChatGPT? Eugene-
A few years ago, we already understood that the future lies in neural networks and their implementation in various tools, so we began to recruit data scientists and engage in research and development of our tools in order to be ready for the coming revolution. But the successes of Midjourney and ChatGPT still surprised us and gave us new hopes and ideas like neural rendering, text-to-animation and others. https://preview.redd.it/1om6oslk2l4b1.png?width=1270&format=png&auto=webp&s=a3d8048cdc3a8159ce286e059747bca5e920bd0c Are you ready to make a prediction? What can be expected in the context of AI technologies, including your own, at least until the end of the year Eugene -
I think that the world and the market will not change as quickly as many people fear, but most importantly, investments will change, which reflects the belief in a certain future... In the coming year, I expect to see the emergence of intelligent search and a change in the approach to tutorials - soon, people will be able to receive personalized help and instructions for their tasks. Generative networks will help to prototype and try different ideas faster, but in most cases, they will not be able to produce the final result.
As far as we're concerned, we think of AI as an assistant that speeds up the work of an animator who knows what he wants. Motion detection based on reference, autoposing, autophysics, neurorendering - all of these are primarily designed to shorten the time between the idea and the result, but at every stage, the animator has full control and can make any changes. I think that by the end of the year, we will already be able to introduce new AI features. And two technical questions: when I familiarized myself with the limitations of the free version, I found that the user can only export models with "300 images and 120 joints". For those who are not familiar with the animation, explain how much is it? Eugene -
The idea behind the restrictions is to allow amateurs and indie developers to use Cascadeur for free without sacrificing important features.300 frames at 30 frames per second is 10 seconds. That's more than enough for game animations, but not enough for long cutscenes. Also, 120 points is enough for almost any character, but not enough for multiple characters or for very fancy characters. . When can we expect Godot support? Eugene -
We will do that after we add support for glTF format and USD format. We are already working on this.Took from Cascadeur.com
2023.06.07 13:18 FantasticDare2515 My Postal ID Story
I would like to share my experience regarding my Postal ID.
September 14, 2021: I applied for Postal ID kasi magpapalit na ako ng demographic sa mga government IDs ko. From San Juan City to Muntinlupa City. Since Postal ID is the easiest one to get, ito ang una kong inasikaso. Birth Certificate and Baranggay Certificate lang po ang prinovide ko. Registration Process and Biometrics went smoothly. During this time, hindi po available ang expedite kaya I waited for 3 months po for delivery.
December 2021: I waited for the whole month and walang dumating na Postal ID. I was in a WFH setup during this time and wala po talagang karterong dumating.
January 8, 2022: Nasunog po ang upper section ng Starmall Alabang which is kung nasaan po ang mga government satelite offices nila. Unfortunately, kasama po ang Post Office. At this point, naging selfish na ako thinking "paano na Postal ID ko?"
March 2022: Nalaman po namin na may bagong Post Office na in Alabang, near Sogo Hotel. Nag follow up po ako sa status ng Postal ID ko. One of the staff photocopied my receipt and sabi niya ire-request daw po for reprinting. However, it may take a while daw po since need ng kasabay para hindi raw po sayang sa resources. Okay, I understand. So waiting game po ako ulit.
August 2022: I am now working onsite during this time, sa Quezon City po ang workplace ko. I followed up once more sa Post Office sa Alabang. Thinking na baka na-reprint na ang ID ko, unfortunately wala po silang update. Photocopy ulit nila receipt ko and ipa-follow up daw sa head office.
November 2022: Same thing, wala pa rin. Photocopy ulit receipt ko, to follow-up. But this time, nakausap ko po yung kartero na naka-assign sa baranggay namin. He gave me his phone number para sa kanya na po ako directly magfollow-up which I did. Hindi naman po siya sumasagot until...
March 2023: Back to Post Office ulit for follow-up. I also learned what happened sa kartero. He died around February 2023. This time, sinabi ng staff na stopped daw po ang printing sa head office and wala sila ETA. May isang kartero ulit na nakipag usap sa akin, binigay ang phone number niya, and this time kinuha yung receipt ko. I was hesitant to give it, but he said na mas mapapadali raw kung nasa kanila ang resibo. I took photo of my receipt and took note of his full name.
Until now, wala pa rin po sa akin ang Postal ID ko. Same with the previous mailman, hindi nagre-reply sa text at hindi sumasagot sa tawag yung bagong kartero. I am more worried now because may nasunog na part ng Post Office sa Manila. I know it will cause another delay sa Postal ID ko. I sent email na rin po sa Post Office and sent message sa FB page nila but wala sumasagot.
I have a few questions regarding this experience hoping anyone here have an answer since ang Post Office ay hindi sumasagot:
1) Can I just ask for refund and magapply at biometrics na lang ulit? 2) Paano po yung validity period? Going 2 years na po since nagapply ako.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.07 13:05 katejo708 SEO Services at Technoly: Boost Your Website's Visibility and Drive Organic Traffic
In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for the success of any business. And when it comes to establishing and growing your online presence, search engine optimization (SEO) plays a pivotal role. By optimizing your website and its content, you can improve your visibility on search engine result pages (SERPs) and attract organic traffic. That's where SEO services at Technoly come into the picture. In this article, we'll explore the various SEO services offered by Technoly and how they can help you enhance your website's visibility and drive more organic traffic.
The Importance of SEO Services
What is SEO and Why Does It Matter?
SEO, or search engine optimization, is a set of strategies and techniques aimed at improving a website's visibility on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. With billions of searches performed every day, search engines have become the go-to resource for people seeking information, products, or services. When your website appears higher in the search results for relevant keywords, you have a better chance of attracting potential customers and generating leads.
The Benefits of Investing in SEO Services
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2023.06.07 13:05 fortunecontacts The Power of Physicians Email List in Enhancing Healthcare Marketing Strategies
In the fast-paced and ever-evolving healthcare industry, effective marketing strategies are essential for reaching out to physicians and healthcare professionals. One of the most valuable tools in a marketer's arsenal is the physicians email list
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2023.06.07 13:05 alrahmahsa 5 Strategies For Creating A Successful Charity Project And Measuring Its Impact
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Charity projects are designed and implemented for the welfare of society. Most of these projects focus on crucial elements of human life, like health, education, food, home and so on. When you run a charity project you have to make sure it is benefiting the needy people in society.
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2023.06.07 12:49 thelynchmob1 This guy is making over $1m a year with porta-potty rentals
Here's a great story about an entrepreneur crushing it an unglamorous, unsexy industry: porta-potty rental.
Pooping is a great equalizer. No matter who you are — you, me, the King of England, the President of the United States, and the person who does the President’s dry cleaning — at some point in the last day or two, we’ve all had to sit down and perform this most basic of bodily functions.
(If you haven’t, please see a doctor urgently, or at the very least, eat more fibre.)
And when people have been doing something for thousands of years — eating out, building homes, swimming, watching plays, and yes, pooping — there’s probably a profitable business in that niche.
That brings us to Gary Mead, the poop millionaire of Chelmsford, Essex, here in the UK.
Gary has built Euroloo, his porta-potty rental business, into a company with revenue of about £9m and profit of £1m. Renting porta-potties.
How has he built this business? Origins
Gary’s story begins in the late 90s. At the tender age of 22, he started a small property management company in his home town of Chelmsford, Essex, about 30 miles northeast of London. According to his LinkedIn profile, he grew it every year for five years in a row, achieved profitability, and sold it. A successful exit by the age of 27 — not bad at all.
Possibly just to prove it wasn’t luck, Gary then started a small property management company in his home town of Chelmsford, Essex. He grew it every year for three years in a row, achieved profitability, and sold it. Again.
(If you take nothing else from this post, learn this: if Gary Mead ever sells you a property management company, make sure you include a non-compete clause.)
As a result, at just 30 years old, Gary had two successful exits under his belt. Likely holding some capital and a well-earned degree from the University of Hard Knocks, Gary scouted around for the next chapter in his career.
What next for this intrepid entrepreneur? Go for the property management three-peat? Start a SaaS business? Rest on his laurels and start a coaching business?
Not for young Gary. No, Gary saw his future paved with brown gold.
In 2003, Gary Mead founded Euroloo. Euroloo rents porta-potties to you, for a fee, including drop-off, pick-up, and weekly servicing.
This is what Mike Rowe would call a Dirty Job. When these porta-potties are dropped off on site on day one, they’re clean. When they’re picked up again on day seven, they are not. Someone has to make them clean again before renting them to the next customer.
That’s both a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse because, you know, you have to clean up poop. For more detail on this subject, check out this article from the wonderfully named company Poles and Holes:
“A good pair of gloves and a spray bottle full of cleaner is all it really takes to keep a porta-potties looking like new!”
It’s a blessing because grads from Harvard Business School and the LSE don’t want to go into this business. It’s not glamorous, it’s not sexy, and you probably don’t get admiring looks when you talk about it at the dinner table.
That’s great, because you don’t want to be competing against HBS and LSE grads. You want to compete, as Nick Huber says, with the type of person making a lot of money and using a fax machine. You are more likely to find those people in an industry like porta-potties. And with some smart use of technology, you can out-compete them. SEO works with poop too
Euroloo are doing a couple of things you don’t usually see from companies in industries like this.
Firstly, they’re putting time and money into paid search. If you google “portaloo hire [city]” you’ll see them come up (at least in the UK). I did this for my city, Nottingham, and Euroloo are #2 in the sponsored search results, and they’re also #2 in the organic search results.
If I click through on mobile, I’m taken to a landing page, that includes the city name, and a phone number with a local area code.
But wait! If I google “portaloo hire Manchester,” they’re the #2 sponsored result again. If I click through, I’m taken to a different landing page, that mentions a different city, with a different local phone number, which makes them look like a local Manchester business.
This is a level of tech and internet marketing that you honestly just don't see it blue collar industries like this. Definitely makes them stand out. And it's not that
hard to do either. Is there money in porta-potties?
Short answer: yes.
Euroloo are based in the UK so a lot of their company financials are public info. I dove into Euroloo’s financial statements to see what I could learn.
They don't publish a full P&L because they're so small, but their retained earnings -- i.e. the total cumulative profit in the business -- went up by £871k in 2022.
That means that after any dividends paid, Euroloo made £871k profit.
The UK corporate tax rate is 19%, and £871k is the after-tax profit, meaning the pre-tax profit must be £1.075m.
I also estimated their revenue based on the accounts receivable. Euroloo are selling to trade customers, probably on credit terms, so those construction crews and event management teams are paying for their porta-potties after they’ve used them.
On 31st March 2022 they had £422.8k outstanding in accounts receivable. That includes 20% VAT (UK sales tax) that they can’t count as revenue, so if we strip that out, we're left with a figure of £352k.
Guessing that their customers are on 14 day credit terms, then you do 352k / 14 * 365
= £9.2m annualised revenue.
Lastly, just for fun, I got a quote from Euroloo to rent my own porta-pooty.
The minimum rental period is 4 weeks at £195. That works out as £48.75 per week.
If their revenue is around £9.2m and each toilet rents for an average of £48.75 per week, we come up with a total of 188,438 toilet hire weeks per year.
I'm guessing each toilet is in use 90% of the time to account for time spent picking up, cleaning, and delivering. That means they need about 4000 porta-potties.
Their financials say they've spent £3.2m on fixed assets, which means each toilet costs around £800 each
This also tells us that the real business here isn’t buying expensive assets and renting them out. Porta-potties are about £800 each, and you can rent them for £48.75 a week. Your payback period is less than 6 months.
So this is really a logistics and distribution business. The trick here is making sure that your 4,000 porta-potties are on site, earning income, as much as possible. The secret sauce
So our master of poop, Gary Mead, has a business with around £9m in revenue, a fleet of around 4,000 portaloos, netting him at least £900k a year, while employing 93 people in the process.
What I really love is how Gary describes the secret sauce. The engine of growth. It’s word of mouth and repeat business. How do they drive that word of mouth? What ensures their incredible reputation?
Gary's LinkedIn page simply says: We want our customers to recommend us to others and to use our services time after time because:
- It’s easy to work with euroloo
- We deliver and service as promised
- We are friendly and customer focussed
- Our people are trained and good at their job
I love the simplicity. These principles are not rocket science. Euroloo is a phenomenal example of, as Charlie Munger says, “taking a simple idea, and taking it seriously.”
So you can get rich following the Euroloo playbook
- Pick an unglamorous industry.
- Focus on operational and customer excellence.
- Layer in some technology.
- Keep at it for 20 years.
That’s what Gary Mead has been doing since 2003. Over that time he's built an incredible business worth millions that provides a great living for him, his family, and his team. I love to see it. Anyone could do this. It’s not easy, but it is simple.
(if you want more detail, check out this post
, which includes a bunch of figures and screenshots I couldn't put here)
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2023.06.07 11:56 Intelligent_Ad8406 The people of Talam ùr: This is the concept for all the species living on one of my worlds on the island of Talam ùr (celtic inspired), I would like some feedback about how "realistic" they sound.
When the Fae of the star court visited Earth during the bronze age and early iron age they struck a deal with the gods and other primordials that had interests in this world. What this deal exactly entailed is unknown. The star court was allowed to appropriate humans over the years until they had a sizable population of various cultures. The Fae put these people on a new world, a world where magic flowed stronger that on earth and their gods came with them.
One of these groups were people of what is now known as Ireland, their descendants remember this place as "Eirè" and although few stories have survived about this mysterious place of origin it is clear to them that the Fomorians, Firbolg, Sidhe, and even the Tuath Dé Dannan existed back then as well.
according to the stories, the Fomorians were the first inhabitants of Eirè who were challenged by the Fir Bolg, these two would then be overthrown by the Tuath Dé Dannan, though the Fomoire seemingly allied with the Dé Danann at first. The origins of the "Goodly folk", the Aos Sidhe is also unclear but almost all druids and bards agree that they were responsible for bringing their people to Talam ùr.
The specifics are unknown to them, they know not of the courts, but they do know of the "Sidhe", their power, and the "otherworld".
Most humans living on Talam ùr call themselves "folk of Eirè", referencing the mysterious place where they originated from. After being brought to Talam ùr in separate groups the Tuatha Dé Dannan tried to help them in building a new existence, however, during this period the Fomire, diminished Fae that had a rivalry with the Tuath Dé Dannan managed to find a way to Talam ur and attacked them in full force.
this war raged on for centuries and meanwhile, the separated groups tried to survive, some who had been brought here with some resources and tools fortified themselves and tried to survive by farming and hunting. In these early days three groups came into being that are somewhat separate from the normal "Folk of éire", the Faoladh, the folk of the scythe, and the Muirgheilt.
The following descriptions are a summary of these concepts, but i am unsure if this could work, though i hope it will.
The Faoladh are descendants of earthborn "werewolves" unlike true shapeshifters these people can freely turn into an animal or hybrid form. this ability comes from the rituals that created werewolves in the Neolithic era, the Faoladh are descendants of people affected by a weaker ritual, their claws are not anti-magical and they cannot turn others into werewolves and they are in full control of their ability. The Faoladh’s population is large enough to reproduce themselves without inbreeding and thus after multiple generations, they have become somewhat distinct from normal humans with wolf-like eyes, a more muscular body, and legs that are seemingly starting to become digitigrade
these traits are however mostly found in the Tuath Connoicht, a territory that the Faoladh ruled and protected during the war between Tuath Dé Dannan and Fomoire and where most of them live. Faoladh that live elsewhere are more likely less wolf-like in appearance. Though there are relatively few of them they can be found outside of the Tuath Connoicht, often as sellswords.
The Tuath Péal are what we would call "giants", standing twice as tall as a large human they are descended from a group of people that prayed to their ancestors for aid as they were having trouble surviving in this strange land. Their ancestors, the Fir Bolg granted them aid in the form of a transformation that would create the first Giants, or that is at least what most people believe as the giants do not often speak of the Fir Bolg or their origins.
The larger tribes of giants are known as the (folk of the scythe), as they have over generations turned to farming to survive. There are more than 20000 Giants on Talam ùr nowadays, a small population compared to the more than 100000 normal humans living on this humongous island though there are similar populations on the other islands as well which suggests that at some point they crossed the frozen bridges during the Winter of Mourne when the human settlements struggled to survive to seek for new lands and resources.
In rare cases where giants and men fight the giants have the overall advantage, however since they need far more food their true weakness is their supplies, this is less a weakness for the Tuath Fiach who are nomadic but for the Tuath Peal this is a big problem. have less skill in crafting armor and weapons and fewer numbers than the smaller humans such wars have always ended in stalemates. Giants have the same weak spots as normal humans and spears are very effective against them. These clashes are however unlikely, giants might have two times the strength of an average man but they also are far less warlike.
They are very talented stonecrafters and buildings made by giants are works of art.
The Muirgheilt are however an enigma to most, they are considered as a form of Sidhe by most, but the truth is far more terrifying, these half-human, half-fish/seal creatures were once humans. They struck a deal to escape the Fomorians with a Sidhe and have since then developed into their own species (They are the least fleshed out of all these concepts)
The idea is that most of these people have due to their history learned to cooperate, it is no utopia but overall Faoladh and the folks of the scythe and of Eirè live together under the rule of an Ard Ri, a high king to who the other provincial Ri owe fealty. Most of Talam ùr is wilderness and thus cooperation is necessary to survive Fomorian raids for example.
Their cultures are something I still have to flesh out, but I wanted to ask if these concepts might work for a Celtic inspired island.
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2023.06.07 11:45 Cold_Conversation_74 Did anyone else find maddie annoying alot?
tbh i dont use reddit so im not too big in the in depth conversations, but i was surfing to see if anyone felt this way as well? the benefit of the doubt thing that simon constantly hinted at with maddie rlly was too real like i mean she literally vouched for everyone whenever simon would bring up a new suspect and then eventually say…”oh u were right lets get to the bottom of this and what they did” and for me i found it very annoying. Like bro are u rlly combating simon about mr anderson bc he oddly rlly close to u and even gave u his NUMBER(which idk ab yall but thats very weird if i asked any of my hs classmates). like the way simon got irritated EVERYTIME she would say(oh this cant be them or oh no way)….like bro we on the third suspect by now n the first is smb who REALLLYYY broke ur trust, like stop giving these ppl the benefit of the doubt. i just feel her ignorance(even tho she did apologize to simon eventually) made me very much dislike her, also the little things she did like when simon is literally testing and she’s belligerently telling n yelling at him to tell anderson to check his phone n email…like bro he’s trying to test😭😭😭 u can easily juss watch anderson behind him n eventually wait till he opens up his phone(seriously i dont even understand why she went through all tht trouble eventually the avg human being is gonna unlock their phone in the matter of 1-2 hrs in 2023…she couldve just watched behind him to see him put it in himself). Also the time where hes gettin taken in by the cops and she’s annoyingly yelling “SIMON WHATS HAPPENING SIMON WHERE ARE THEY TAKIN U?!?!” like bro SHUTT UP u act like he would kno or could even tell u in the first place☠️idk things like this rlly made her annoyin to me at first. I feel like the only reasonable person to overthink on why or if they would do it is obviously her mom. Idk like why was she even skeptical ab nicole after tht flashback like thats also weird vibes bro is literally obsessed w u tryna be u tht could b motive to kill u. like idk IF I WAS DEAD I WOULD BE QUESTIONING EVERYONEEEE but hey ig maddie is too…considerate? gullible? whatever just a rant sorry if its choppy just finished the show at 5am. 8/10 great season good plot progression and wrap up idk why ppl hate the ending it makes alot of sense. Also i dont hate Maddie still a good mc n i feel she did develop overtime but just found her insanely annoying at first.
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2023.06.07 11:31 ADeafGrapeVine Trouble with Capital One Mastercard
I have a mastercard with capital one that I had opened in Canada but have since moved overseas. I can no longer access my online account as the phone number listed with my card is no longer mine so I can't receive the access code. Furthermore the card I do have is expired so when I try to make a collect call I'm unable to enter my card number in order to speak to a human. Just wondering if anyone has some advice on what to do in this situation.
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2023.06.07 11:28 webuyequipment Tips for Selling Heavy Equipment - Interstate Heavy Equipment
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It’s not easy to sell large machinery. And deciding which equipment listing sites are worth the time and effort against which aren’t. Many construction equipment
businesses have difficulty selling their products via the internet. With that in mind, here are nine of our best online tips for selling heavy equipment.
Heavy equipment is a niche market—few individuals shop for quarter-million-dollar construction machines
, and even fewer have the funds to make a purchase. Even if you discover a few interested people and have the financial means to buy a $100,000 excavator or a $300,000 bulldozer, they may not live in your area and be unwilling to bear the price of transporting the machine across the state or nation.
Selling heavy equipment
is similar to selling real estate in that you must be willing to play the long game. The average 972M wheel loader, for example, waits on the market for 105 days before being purchased, according to MachineryTrader.com. So, keep trying if you still don’t have any sales. The suitable buyer will eventually discover you if you do your best to get your equipment listings seen.
1. Place an ad on Machinery Trader for your equipment. Intestate Heavy Equipment is still one of the most popular websites for heavy equipment shopping. At the top of Google search results, it routinely appears for high-volume search terms such as “excavators for sale” or “heavy equipment sales.”
2. Place an ad on Craigslist for your equipment. Although you might not think of Craigslist as the first place to look for expensive construction equipment, it does have an entire heavy equipment category dedicated to it. The Craigslist Heavy Equipment page for Las Vegas, for example, featured 1050 local sales listings at the time of writing.
Pros: Equipment owners’ listings are free. Furthermore, “heavy machinery for sale Craigslist is an online classified ad service”is a popular Google search word. It indicates that many individuals are looking for heavy equipment on Craigslist.
Cons: Sellers are discouraged from offering equipment outside the city where their business is situated on Craigslist. For example, if your company is based in Las Vegas and you try to list your equipment in other cities, such as Los Angeles or Phoenix, your listing may be marked for removal. Don’t include your email address when listing your equipment. Scammers and hackers have used Craigslist to send phishing emails. However, if someone is interested in purchasing something, they will call—so all you need to include is your phone number and website.
3. Post your machines in Facebook Heavy Equipment Groups. Pros: Some advertising packages include comprehensive data and analytics. You can track the number of impressions and clicks an ad receives, as well as the number of phone calls it produces. You may even record incoming phone calls so that a supervisor can listen in and provide salespeople input on improving their lead-to-conversion rates. Cons: Listing equipment on Machinery Trader might be costly. Their pricing plan is still based on their print magazine, which explains why their advertising expenses are more significant than expected. Machinery Trader does not currently allow equipment dealers to list their equipment online—you must also pay for a position in their print magazine if you want to market your equipment on their website(s). Ad packages that include unlimited inventory listings start at $295 per week and start at $50 per week per machine. Over two dozen Facebook groups buy and sell agricultural and construction equipment. Some are broad “heavy equipment for sale” groups, while others focus on a specific machine category—forklifts, for example—or a specific geographic area—the Southwest United States.
Pros: Using Facebook groups to advertise equipment is free, and the platform allows you to send a single item to dozens of groups at once. The procedure of listing a piece of equipment takes only a few minutes. Thanks to a recent modification in the newsfeed algorithm, Facebook groups may also prove to be a terrific way to get equipment spotted by potential clients. The admin altered Facebook’s algorithm at the time of writing to “prioritize the Pages and groups we anticipate an individual may care about the most,” resulting in postings from groups being at the top of many people’s feeds. Cons: Many Facebook heavy equipment groups have thousands of members, and new listings post multiple times a day on each group’s page. It can be challenging to break through the clutter and notice your listings. Pro-Tip: Use high-resolution photographs and provide a link to your website in the article description. Even if no one from Facebook buys your machine, including a link on your page can assist drive visitors to your site and raising brand awareness.
4. Build an email list of people who are interested in what you have to say. Email marketing may be a powerful tool for selling heavy machinery when done correctly. Encourage individuals to join your email list by adding an email capture plugin to your website. For example, you could run a Facebook ad that targets your Facebook fans and people who have previously visited your website.
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2023.06.07 10:46 lechatheureux The Tonpa Kingdoms Part 1 (Overview and The Gods)
(First I'll provide a bit of context, this is a timeline of Earth where several pagan religions have survived into the Medieval age, I'm focusing on the region around the Himalayas where a religion of my making called Tonpa has spread from the desert to the Jungle, I've changed the names of the Geographical features and real life religions and areas/Kingdoms around a bit so let me give you a guide. )
Jangshun - Tibet.
Monyul - Bhutan.
Taishigang - Nepal.
Tsaparang - Bangladesh.
Khotesh - Khotan/Xinjang basin.
Dharmist - Buddhist and Hindu.
Tengger - Tengri.
Boncho - Bon.
(This is going to be split up into several posts, just a warning)
An overview of the 5 Tonpa Kingdoms.
In the Himalayas region, stretching from the Khotesh basin to the north-west through the snow-capped mountains and down the jungles surrounding the Brahmaputra delta, are 5 Kingdoms that have a shared history, connected by one religion.
The religion is known as Tonpa and it sprang from ancient beliefs in the Jangshun plateau, and spread to encompass an impressively large area, beating out several other religions, most notably Boncho and Dharmism and grew to resist attempts to conquer its lands by Tengger and Confucian forces.
---We, the people of Tonpa know in our hearts that the Universe is a giant river and all stars and planets are floating through it, destined for the Great Lake of Rebirth, the Cosmic River starts from a giant fountain where the 3 Universal Gods brokered peace with one another after a great 30,000 year war, the souls created as fighters in the war gained worldly bodies and were greeted by the 3 Universal Gods.
In the great fountain, two places were created, the one atop the fountain a joyous place of life and celebration, but under the fountain a cold place formed, one of constant death and torture, the 3 Universal Gods declared that all shall experience both these places, the righteous shall see the bottom place first to cleanse themselves of their life's transgressions before being rewarded with time among the 3 Universal Gods, the wicked shall see the joyous place first, for even the wicked cannot go their entire lives without doing good and seeing a paradise lost when their good deeds reward expires is a punishment unto itself.
“You shall see the least of your deeds first” Promised the Universal Gods, for once your mortal deeds are rewarded and punished then your soul shall spring forth from the fountain and become the water that carries stars and worlds along the Cosmic River, once your soul reaches the Great Lake of Rebirth, you are carried to a world where a newborn body awaits your soul, if you are righteous enough you will be carried to a world that is destined for the Great Lake of Rebirth for once a world enters the Great Lake of Rebirth the soul ceases to exist and once a soul ceases to exist it spreads its will across the Universe and becomes an unknowing part of life itself.
The 3 Universal Gods give every star a world that revolves around it and every world 3 Earthly Gods to govern in their stead as avatars.
- Excerpt from “The Sagas"
On Earth the three gods that Tonpa follows are are.
Daiden - The Father
Daiden's is considered to be the overseer of the arts and intelligence, any pursuit that involves the calm mind and intelligence is seen to the realm of Daiden.
The religious text of Daiden; The Sagas is the oldest of the three texts and the stories contained in the text are thought to be much older. It is said that the followers of Daiden, honour him by engaging in righteous intellectual thought and honest pursuit.The animals associated with Daiden are.
The Monkey – The Monkey is the main animal associated with Daiden, they are intelligent, communal and unpredictable, the long-standing ruling dynasty of The Kingdom of Jangshun has the sigil of the Monkey.
The Elephant – The Elephant is wise and gentle despite their heavy weight and large size, they quickly band together to eliminate threats when a member of their community is in danger.
The Eagle – King of the skies, the Eagle is powerful and insightful, an Eagle landing before you is seen as a sign of tremendous good fortune, they keep a keen eye on the ground and can spot tiny details from afar at great speeds. The Royal guards of Jangshun adorn themselves with Eagle feathers and have motifs of eagle heads on shields and weapons.The Father is also associated with rain as in times of rain people are often inside and rely on intellectual pursuits to pass the time.
Groups associated with Daiden are.
Rain Society – Rain Society see themselves as the rain that brings growth, they talk with young devotees of the two other Gods and challenge them to go about their worship and associated pursuits in more intellectual ways.The Monkey Society – The Monkey Society are a guild for anyone involved in theatre, actors, writers, theatre owners, they send troupes out to remote communities to entertain them, they read scripts to find great playwrights and they make and repair props.
Caihong - The Mother
Caihong's realm is considered to be practical skills like farming, hunting and medicine, fulfilling and nurturing, Caihong is prayed to every year in spring hoping for a bountiful harvest.
Caihong's religious text is The Observations, the newest of the three sacred texts in Tonpa. Adherents of Caihong are caring but at times exclusionary, like a mother favouring her own family.
The animals associated with Caihong are.
The Fox – The Fox is the main animal associated with Caihong, they are clever, practical and they are known for building safe homes for their family.
The Bear- The Bear is fiercely strong and will use that strength to protect their family, Bearskin armor is worn by people that are dual graduates of The School of the Mother and The School of the Dragon.
The Bee – The Bee is small but they are caring of their community, they protect their Queen with their life and provide honey and wax for people.
Caihong is associated with sunshine as an allegory for the light and warmth of motherhood.
Orders associated with Caihong are.
The Order of the Fox – The Order of the Fox devote themselves to making and repairing furniture, because Foxes are expert home builders, The Order of the Fox honour the Fox by donating furniture they make to people without and repairing items that break.
The Order of Spring - A group of doctors that make it their mission to heal anyone in need, they are based in Taishigang but are spread throughout the Tonpa Kingdoms.
Druk-Ta - The Dragon
Druk-Ta is the God of War, wind and thunder, their realm is seen as being anything that requires intensity, both physical and mental, games, sport and trade are also seen as being governed by them.
The animals associated with Druk-Ta are.
The Snake – The main animal associated with Druk-Ta, the snake isn't seen as evil in Tonpa, rather a cunning protector of itself and its land, humans that fail to respect the snake's territory are punished, there is a saying often repeated by The Dragon Priests “You would take 10 steps and be bitten by 20 snakes” Meaning “ You are reckless.
The Tiger – The most feared hunter of the plains, the large Tiger population on the plateau of Khotesh is said to have protected the Tonpa Tribes from a large-scale invasion from a Tengger horde, the Tigers, sensing an opportunity for food attacked the Tengger camp at night, leaving the horde with a high number of injuries and casualties.
The Crane – Graceful and resourceful the Crane isn't an animal one would normally associate with a god of war, however the Dragon Priests take inspiration from the Crane's tempered movements and the resourcefulness of their diets.
Wind and thunder is associated with Druk-Ta as they represent the mental and physical intensity of the Dragon God.
Orders associated with Druk-Ta are.
Company of the Wind – The Company of the Wind are a large guild of merchants and couriers, they specialise in the procurement of rare goods for well-paying collectors, originally trade was seen as the realm of the Father but since trade caravans kept being attacked it was moved to the school of the Dragon by unanimous decision among the three temples, their reasoning was that if merchants knew how to fight trade could be protected better.
Dragon Company – Dragon Company are a mercenary company consisting entirely of transgender and non-binary warriors, as Druk-Ta is seen as genderless, people who fall outside of male and female are seen as being of Druk-Ta.
Company of the Hand – The Company of the Hand are an elite fighting force that place a strong emphasis on physical fitness, to join their ranks you must perform an obstacle course in a satisfactory time, the gruelling course is said to eliminate 9/10 of all applicants, to advance in rank in the Company of the Hand applicants must perform the same course with weights around their wrists and ankles, these weights are a badge of honour and are worn at all times outside of battle, sleep and granted leave, the more bands of weights, the higher one is ranked.
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2023.06.07 09:32 OkArtist6038 Help.microsoft.com talk to a person 1808.707.6330 ?
My wife has been trying to log into her hotmail account so she can get into the xbox. Stupid thing is asking for her password. Problem is we cannot remember the password and the recovery method was her OLD NO LONGER VALID phone number. Tried doing the stupid recovery form and it denied us like 3 times. I've tried literally everything. I need a HUMAN to talk to so we can give them literally ALL our info so that we can get back into her freaking account. I am SO SICK OF AUTOMATIONS THAT DO NOT WORK. Just reset her password so we can set up a new recovery e-mail/phone number. It SHOULD NOT BE THIS HARD. HOW CAN WE TALK TO A FREAKING HUMAN??????
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2023.06.07 09:25 payrollexpert Top Features To Look For In A Training Tracking System
As workplaces evolve, upskilling and cross-skilling
becomes increasingly important for employees to stay relevant. Over two-thirds of learning and development (L&D) programmes today are starting to focus on reshaping and rebuilding their organizations
Traditional L&D programmes are no longer as efficient as before. Bite-sized online learning modules, on-the-job training and even job shadowing are some of the new training methods used to encourage knowledge transfer and exchange within the organization. That said, implementing these L&D programmes is not enough. Organizations need to also learn how to track employees’ training progress over time to ensure that their L&D programmes are making as much impact as possible.
WHY TRACK EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAMMES?
Aside from regular L&D programmes offered by the organization, employees today are equally thirsty for knowledge, with 6 in 10 pursuing learning opportunities outside of work training
. The top 2 reasons are that people simply enjoy learning new things and that it enhances their opportunities
for career advancement. These continuous professional development programmes also ensure that employees working in high-regulated industries such as Insurance and Banking remain abreast of the latest industry regulations and standards in order to service their clients. Having a well-administered employee tracking programme also provides insights into the effectiveness of the organization’s existing training programme and uncover knowledge gaps. Concurrently, it serves as a power tool in convincing C-suites or key stakeholders to invest in tools and programmes to further support the employees on their own professional development journey.
HOW TO TRACK CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EMPLOYEES?
Tracking continuous professional development in employees goes beyond just measuring the number of employees that have passed a course or received external certification. The system needs to be able to measure the effectiveness and impact of employee training.
There are different types of CPD tracking systems available in the market today: spreadsheet-based systems, dedicated CPD tracking software, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Human Resources Information Systems (HR) just to name a few. Each system has its own methods in tracking and measuring the progress and performance of employees. Here are some considerations when deciding on the most appropriate continuous professional development system for the organization.
EASE OF USE AND ACCESSIBILITY
A strong user experience enables HR and employees to easily track their existing and upcoming learning objectives. Some software also comes with features that notifies employees and HR when a certain course or certification is due for renewal or recertification.
The system should also be easily accessible for employees to input their training objectives and track progress. For example, some systems allow employees to enter their progress and monitor their courses through the mobile phones, making it convenient to track their professional development on the go.
CUSTOMIZATION AND FLEXIBILITY
Continuous professional development programmes are likely to differ between organizations and even among employees. It is best to engage a software that allows for customization and flexibility so that it can be tailored to the organization’s and employees learning objectives.
ABILITY TO INTEGRATE WITH INTERNAL SYSTEMS
Integrating continuous professional development software with other L&D platforms and even HR management systems facilitates ease of tracking of ongoing courses or programmes that an employee may be involved in. HR can also link it together with their fnance systems to facilitate course registrations and payments. When multiple systems are integrated together, this minimizes data entry errors or missing information.
COST AND VALUE FOR MONEY
Most continuous professional development software operate on a licensing basis. Oftentimes, these software comes with key basic features with the option to customize and add additional features based on the organization’s needs. These will no doubt be a hefty investment for the organization. Hence, it is essential to review the features of each continuous professional development software to determine whether it meets the organization’s learning needs and objectives, before committing to one.
As with any software platform, technical issues and end-user queries may come up from time to time. Read past users’ reviews and enquire about the customer support process. Ideally, it should be seamless and easy for end-users to reach out for support, be it through emails, phone calls, or online assistance. The system should also be regularly updated to maintain a seamless user experience and ensure compliance with the respective industry’s continuous professional development standards.
Developing good training and development programmes are essential to build and sustain the future workforce. By equipping employees with new skills, it ensures that the organization and employees remain competitive in the ever-evolving business climate.
To meet these goals, organizations need to be able to track employee training to ensure that existing L&D programmes are effective in driving continuous professional development among employees. With a robust tracking system, it helps HR to monitor and measure the effectiveness of these training programmes and in turn, enhance these programmes to upskill and cross-skill employees.
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