Archive for June, 2006

First Class Hospital, Third World Elevators

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Recently, we have found ourselves going to the new Medical City for our medical needs. It is conveniently located, parking is a breeze, and it has new facilities and reputable doctors. When you go to the doctors’ clinics though, it is quite frustrating to wait for the elevators. We are told that new and additional [...]

Blogging with GreyMatter and WordPress

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

If you do not know or are not familiar with the technical aspect of building a website, you can ask individuals who are familiar with that aspect to build you a site that uses either GreyMatter or WordPress. I write for several blogs and I use both. Grey Matter is more simple to use (less [...]

Credit Ratings vs. Credit Scores

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

What is the difference between a credit rating and a credit score? A credit rating is an opinion as to an entity’s capability and willingness to pay its obligations upon maturity. A credit rating is typically prospective. A rating agency usually has a particular rating methodology that it follows but it is rare that specific [...]

Media and Text Messages

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Last Mother’s Day, I received several text messages to greet me Happy Mother’s Day. There were a few greetings which really showed how pervasive the influence of media and advertising is on our daily lives. Here are two: “God could not be everywhere so He created mothers. Wa-is talaga si God! Happy Mother’s Day, ulirang [...]

Headhunters and Executive Search

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Are you looking around for career alternatives? Do you want to see what opportunities are available in the market without applying directly given every interesting career opening ad that you see? Headhunters and executive search firms may be the answer to your problem. If you consider yourself as part of middle to upper-management, making use [...]

Customer Service Tips (Part 2)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

(continuation) 4. Do not argue with an irate client. – No matter what you say to an angry client, you are sure to lose. As they say, the customer is always right. Just find a way to help the client out instead of making statements like “you can put all the blame on me.” Such [...]