Archive for March, 2009

03/31/2009

Women: Jobs, War, Crime and Lisbians

by James Jett

Females outnumber male, in this country, by more than 4 millions and in some colleges enroll in greater number, in courses like accountant, medicine and law.  In field like real estate, teachers and nursing the numbers of women exceed 50%. The number of females serving in the military, the number of women in the government, including the President’s cabinet, the state, county and city governments, is slowly approaching the number of men. Women are Generals, Police Chiefs and combat fighters and firemen. Their income is moving up and their contributions are measuring up, closing in on par with men. Adding to the family’s bottom line and self esteem to the income producer. But, are they lasting benefits that increase the standard of living for others in society? Many say no, pointing out the increase in the number of jobs held by women is a decrease in the jobs held by men. Women, they point out White women in particular are taking jobs away from men. I respectfully disagree, white women maybe taking jobs that Black men dose not want, or is not qualified to hold. Remember, Black men got the right to vote FIFTY YEARS before white women did. Black women are working in the jobs that they went to school and trained for, by applying themselves in both high school and college. White men are working in jobs on wall street and main streets in companies that employ very few Women and no Black men. Why?  It could be because Blacks fail to finish high school, and avoid college if they complete high school. Or it could be.  Blacks like to work 50 or fewer miles away from home. Our society is renewing itself.  The newcomers will tend to stay in their own social groups away from both blacks and whites. No. It is not because they dislike us, rather it that the other groups prefer to own their own businesses and use their own professionals when they are available. Blacks, on the other hand, avoid black owned businesses in their neighborhood, although, I am told that is changing slowly.
As they said in my neighborhood, the newcomers get the help and the lip. Meaning, There is always someone to help the newcomer, advices them to stay in school and away from the troubled sections of town! , And I argue it’s because the newcomers always help himself. If someone sees you trying to make progress and become a success in the community, they will help you: raise your barn, put in your lawn and paint your house. Why is this not true, among some segments of our citizens? For instance, why can’t I find a neighborhood where women live in a greater number and it is the best community in the city. The same with blacks, I am looking for a community that is predominantly black and is the safest, cleanest, best care for in the city. And where is that town that hired a female police chief, black or white, and she cleaned up the town, and got rid of all the criminals? Now show me the section of town where all the unwed mothers live and the children are above average and the neighborhood is safe, because it is crime free and very clean. For the last 50 years I have been looking for areas that meet the above requirements, so far, I have not located one as yet. I was told that I should go back to Messachusetts  and someone can direct me to a section of town where Lesbians live and I will see my first section of homes that is occupied by mostly females, yet is crime free, peaceful and quite.

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03/19/2009

Call Center:Use the Phone, Earn Money

by James Jett

When, I published this Post promising to create jobs or an income by answering phone calls for pay and profits. At the far front of my thinking was a Call Center, Because, I believe that is the best way to earn an income, by receiving and answering phone calls for people ordering goods and services via the phone. There are needs for it and it’s growing each day, we order almost everything we use in our daily life by making a phone call. Or we answered the phone and said, no, I do not need anything right now, I have not rototilled the garden yet, (or whatever) but since you got me on the phone send me two packages of the early mustard seeds. On the other hand, If you call to buy an item and have it shipped, the person answering the phone could be working for a call center. The function of that person’s job is just to take your order and enter it into the computer so the store stocking the item can ship it to you.

When I published this post, I had in mind a business that would provide a total range of services and products that can be drop-shipped so you would not stock any inventory. By planning to provide every service and a good inventory of personal and household products, you will be able to grow your business operating out of your home when possible. You could have something to sell to anyone and everyone that call the Call Center. An example, every two years I order one of each color wool socks, over the calf and one size fits all! I order them when they are on-sale by looking in the catalog and calling the phone number to place my order. These socks are in service from October the first year to May the next year. If I fail to order these socks in any two-year period, the older pairs start to wear thin. Another example, When looking thru the stack of catalogs I saw a black raincoat with a matching hat, I ordered the set only to be called and told that the hat was out of stock, but they can ship the coat and I could try to get the hat if and when they restock it. The last example, my grandchildren gave me a Parka, (well their parents did!) very expensive, no lining was in the box, when I opened it. I call immediately and they told me I could not get the lining until the next season, so I put it on back order and waited until the next season. The next season, no lining, I called immediately and they said “it is not in stock, it is discontinued, but we will check at some of the stores, maybe we can find one for you. No luck! And I went for four seasons without the lining for my Parka. I went on line and printed a return slip, filled it out and packed the parka with the return slip and shipped it to the store. Six days later, I received my new Parka, at No charge to me, and it’s a delight to wear.

Any call center, worth its standing in the business world could have handled the three cases above for me and I would benefit because I would have things;  needed in life because someone was at work earning a living while providing a service to me. At the same time, providing service too others while creating jobs that provide a living wage for the employees! It takes just one person to start a call center and it can grow to as many as you develop work for and supervise. Just call the stores that use answering services, call centers and individuals to answer the phone and take the orders.

A Call Center is not something we are planning to do, only you can determine if it will work for you!