According to TIME article, a father surprised his son, Baron Brooke, a 48-year old bachelor living in Salt Lake City, by featuring a dating ad to source for a wife for him, without his permission of course. It costs $900 for a full-page ad on newspaper. Brooke's father stated some interesting criteria of the potential wife:
- She must be politically conservative. It's a no-no to have voted for Obama or she is planning to vote for Hillary.
- Height requirements include not being taller than 5'5" with heels.
Brooke is certainly "infuriated" by his father but still allowed him to get on with interviewing potential candidates.
Well, it's a common trend for PMETs to get married later these days but parents are just panicking for their children, as they are getting older and they yearn for grandchildren.
But what would you do if you are single and realised that your parents have done something similar to match-make you? What would you do to prevent this from happening? Some inter...
Referring to CNA's article, "Singapore is fifth-best city for female entrepreneurs" and according to findings by Dell, Singapore is ranked no. 5, behind New York, Bay Area, London and Stockholm. Being the only Asian city in the top 5 to foster growth of women-owned firms, we should be so grateful that we are at the right place where women are presented with opportunities and options to be entrepreneurial, just like their male counterparts. Setting up a firm, selling products, forming a team, etc is constant for a male or female here. We are never too sure about the systems in other Asian countries but one factor may differ: Social stigma of being a female entrepreneur.
In Singapore, equality and meritocracy are spread across the board with no divides between races, religions or gender, so it's natural for people to think that education and entrepreneurship alike are for everyone. This may not be...
There might not be research done about spanking employees due to low performance as spanking is unheard of in the corporate world when there are more professional tactics to deal with poor performance. Training, mentoring and motivating employees are common ways to improve their performance.
However, there is research being done on spanking as a form of parenting. The latest research from Dr. Murray Strauss at the Family Research Laboratory affirms that spanking teaches and encourages children to use acts of aggression and violence to solve their problems. This research further shows that children who have been spanked are more prone to low self-esteem, depression and accept lower paying jobs as adults.
Imagine spanking done on an adult in front of their colleagues on stage, what impact will it bring? Imagine these employees accepting spanking as a form of punishment for poor performance, will they do the same to their children and subordinates? Imagine the entire...
As a service provider, we should always provide our very best service to our customers. However, how should unreasonable requests and fiery comments from customers be dealt with?
To minimise damage in customer relationship, the service personnel should apologise to the customers if they are unhappy, however, if it is a company policy that you are unable to concede to the customer's request, it is imperative to explain clearly why, and present the customers with alternatives.
In cases where the service personnel is unable to communicate with the customers effectively due to him/her being handicapped, the personnel should present a note to the customers to indicate that he/she is disabled when approached. This is so that customers are aware and be more able to react accordingly. However, extremely unreasonable customers may still exist and they refuse to accept any apologies and present no sympathy with the personnel.