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New Year, New Everything

Ok not everything is new, but a heck of a lot of things are new for me. I’m finally back this week from my holiday break. My office reopened Tuesday and I neglected you all because I hit the ground running in the new year. Ok, I hit the second floor moving, but that doesn’t sound as good.

When I arrived Tuesday, my ancient old work desktop was gone and was replaced by a snazzy, lime green laptop. Yes, you read that right, my work computer is lime green! I had no say in the selection of my computer, so that made my day. Then I moved down the hall… way down the hall. To a new office. I’m no longer the first office on the left, which means I will not be mistaken for the secretary as frequently or have to sign my very long last name on a little screen for the UPS and FedEx deliveries.

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My desk is messy already!

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Change is bad… very bad

Brad is king of all electronics in our home, including my computer and phone (thankfully not my meter though!).

He keeps them all running fairly smoothly and up-to-date. So up to date in fact that my computer is running on Windows 8. I wish I were kidding about having such an advanced operating system, but I’m not so I might as well supply you with a short review….

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Just the fax

We received a fax in the accounting office at the car dealership where I work.

It was an advertisement trying to get us to subscribe to an auto repair magazine and it was addressed to an employee who has not been with the dealership for almost two years.

This isn’t the first advertising fax that we’ve received. I don’t get it. Why solicit via fax?

Faxing is still a viable form of business to business communication for existing relationships but it’s not a normal channel for advertising messages.

But think about it, you print out individual ads for a business then fax it to us, using the paper and ink that our company pays for. Not only is that not environmentally friendly, it’s a waste of our supplies and it’s annoying.

The current existence of a fax machine in most offices is based on necessity for important paperwork to be transmitted; otherwise simple emails suffice for fast communication. I’m not so sure that faxing was even the best course of advertising before email either.

Oh and my other point, do your research. A simple visit to our website would have shown a new person in that position.