Your Questions About Successful Trading Companies

Sandy asks…

Thanks for reading guys – this is upsetting me and i don’t know if this is workplace bullying?

First off thanks for reading, i know it’s quite long but today this has really gotten to me and i don’t know what to think, hence why i am turning to you lovely people 🙂

I have been working for a small but successful company for the past 4 years. It used to be really fun and i loved it – they brought me on as a new business person and said i would make meetings for the owners to go and win new clients. It was phone based but they said if i proved myself i could come to meetings.

4 years later and i am still on the phone. I have gotten some very good clients and made the company good money over the 4 years, about 300 grand’s worth of deals. I am 30 now and still on the same money as when i started. It is a Jewish company and i am not Jewish. I am very good at my job, i have always worked in sales.

I have asked time and time again to let me come to meetings and trade fairs as i get so bored just making calls all day but they say no. In my last job i was meeting clients.

They hired a new employee a year ago who is a son of a friend and he was meant to be doing the same job as me, but he got a laptop and gets to go to all the meetings and fairs and all the fun stuff. We are the same age.

They also hired a new office manager ( again, a friend of theirs) and he is awful. Most days he seems to have a problem with me. He seems to single me out for some reason.

Yesterday i took half a day’s holiday as i had to take my girlfriend to our baby scan. I came back to the office 10 minutes late ( 1.30pm rather than 1.15pm) and the manager shouted at me.

About 4pm i ran downstcolleagueget some grapes with my collegue as i hadn’t eaten and on the way back up the stairs i bumped into the manager. He had a go at me again asking why i was going out when i had taken half a day off. I said i was just grealizesome grapes and i didn’t realise it was a prison where we cannot leave.

I came into work today and he called me into the office again. He asked why i left at 5.30pm and i said that’s closing time. He said i should have stayed late as i was only in half a day. I told him i took half a day’s holiday it wasn’t like i was late and i cannot make calls after half past 5 as all the companies close. He said that was no excuse.

He then said my call quota has to go up from 40 calls a day to 100. I said this was unrealistic but he said he didn’t understand why i was trying to talk myself out of a job. what??

He then had the cheek to ask me to download some films for him, after talking to me like this.

This is just awful. I am the only one who gets treated like this. I am looking for another job but what can i do in the meantime?

Is this bad behaviour on their part or am i being silly? Other employees have noticed how i am treated too.

Any advice or experience would be great. It’s just getting me down. thank you

John answers:

I think I see what you mean about being bullied. The fact that your not related or jewish isn’t going to change. That might be a blessing, as an outsider you don’t have night and weekend obligations that require you to attend unpaid gatherings and religious services. But as long as you make them money, do your job, who cares.
In the world of work we rent ourselves to the employer. Not sell ourselves. If your in sales, you must sell. It’s more of a commission paid job than an hourly rate job. To change your quota better mean that your pay has gone up or a new computer is doing all the work or something is making your job so much easier.
If a sales man can meet his expected quota in 5 seconds , he is superman, and can fly home if he wants. If nothing has changed except your bosses expectations, he maybe looking for a raise for himself. Maybe just showing off to his superiors. “Look at me I make people work harder and stay longer. I am really good, don’t you think. ” He isn’t paid to ride you and he isn’t paid if he makes good workers quit.
Some times a manager will pick on someone to scare the others. Most times it’s a person that isn’t doing well and is going to leave one way or another anyway. It may be time to lay your cards on the table and make all the powers that be, aware of the issues you are not happy with. They may not know what you know and maybe unhappy with the situation too.
I would put together a review of the employer, to the employer. I would respectfully list item by item how their doing and suggest possible improvements. It’s easy to complain, so don’t complain. If you have to point out a weakness, be sure to offer a solution or alternative approach to correct or remove the weakness.
Rather than suggest that uncle louis is a slave driver and that you may quit if he doesn’t get off your back.. Suggest that his hands on approach is best applied to new, younger, less experienced workers, and his talents are wasted on seasoned mature workers like you. A really sharp boss will read between the lines and know what your really saying. Uncle Louis will think your complimenting him and might treat you better even if he isn’t move to manage other workers.
No job is perfect, so try to part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Laura asks…

history homework help and check?

i have 5 homework question, i don`t know 2 of them and the other 3 i need someone to check if i am right or wrong.
the question that i don`t know:
1) who is the founder of the mission system?

2) list the 4 presido and what city they are in.

the on that i need someone to check at:
1) Explain Headright system
introduced in Virginia, gave each head of household the right to fifty acres of land for himself and fifty additional acres for each adult family member of servant that he brought to American.

2) Important of Jamestown (also year established)
founded on May 14, 1607 in Virginia Colony
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement, it was supported by the Virginia trading company

3) 3 reason why Columbus kidnapped Native American and brought them back to Spain?
1) proof of “successful” voyage
2) Translators
3) Convert to Christianity (civilize)

John answers:

1,2,3 are correct. I studied all about this last year.
Sorry, I don’t have the energy to look back through my books for the other two questions

James asks…

What do you think of my piece or writing?? How can I improve?? DUE TOMMORROW HELP?

“What you see is what you get”

Do you think hard work pays of at the end? Of course, it does. People whole have a goal will only be achieved by desire. I’ve learnt about hard work through first hand experience and by observing others.

I am really inspired by hard workers because when ever they do something they put in a lot of effort. When ever I do something I make sure that I’ve tried my best. Even if I’m not good at it I won’t be disheartened as I know I have other talents in life.

An example of hard work paying off is Alan Sugar. During his child hood he lived in a council flat because his parents were relatively poor. As a young boy he tried to make money by selling ginger beer and other types of scraps of material. Sometimes he earned more than his father. Back in the 50’s underneath the roads were wooden blocks covered in tar. Alan sugar use to cut them up and sell them so that it would be a competition with the hardware store. When Alan did this he was only 11 years old. He also sold aerials from a back of a van.

Alan then decided to set up an electrical goods company in 1968, aged 21. This company was named AMSTRAD is named after Alan’s initials and the Trad stands for trading. This company made him a millionaire.

“I had no idea I would be so rich and successful. When I first started out my priority was to be self-sufficient and independent,” this is what Alan Sugar said about his successful career. This is really inspirational quote for me because he’s telling us that we can thrive to achieve the best if we put our heart and soul into it.

“Never underestimate me because you will be making a fatal error.” I adore the personality of Alan as he is honest and out spoken. From this quote you can see that he is confident with who he is. That inspires me a lot to be a person full of self-belief. When I’ve been underestimated it just makes me stronger. I use to care about the things said about me. I use to cry and moan about how I can change myself to make others think differently about me. I stopped caring when I realized that I need to be strong and pleased with who I am.
Is my paragraphing okay???

John answers:

You should run a spell check on the whole thing. “hard work pays of ” should be “hard work pays off”. That’s just one example. There are others. Check your punctutation–commas, etc. You can merge paragraphs 1 and 2 and paragraphs 4 and 5. Good luck.

Jenny asks…

How can I turn this into a short 2 -3 minute speech?

“What you see is what you get”

Do you think hard work pays off at the end? Of course, it does. People who have a goal in mind will only achieve this through desire. I’ve learnt about hard work through first hand experience and by observing others.

I am really inspired by hard workers when ever they do something they put in a lot of effort. Whenever I do something, I make sure that I’ve tried my best. Even if I’m not good at it I won’t be disheartened as I know I have other talents in life.

An example of hard work paying off is Alan Sugar. During his child hood he lived in a council flat because his parents were relatively poor. As a young boy he tried to make money by selling ginger beer and other types of scraps of material. Sometimes he earned more than his father. Back in the 50’s underneath the roads were wooden blocks covered in tar. Alan sugar use to cut them up and sell them so that it would be a competition with the hardware store. When Alan did this he was only 11 years old, and he sold aerials from a back of a van.

“I had no idea I would be so rich and successful. When I first started out my priority was to be self-sufficient and independent,” this is what Alan Sugar said about his successful career. This is really inspirational quote, for me because he’s telling us that we can thrive to achieve the best if we put our heart and soul into it.

Just because Alan didn’t come from a rich family, it did not mean that he could not achieve his high goals. So no one should be underestimated. Alan then decided to set up an electrical goods company in 1968, aged 21. This company was named AMSTRAD is named after Alan’s initials and the Trad stands for trading. This company made him a millionaire. Since, his business started Alan has been busy like a bee.

John answers:

This is 2 – 3 minutes girl and very good. Maybe if you want to bulk it out fo for statistic or personal opinion and experience. You will do great hun x

Carol asks…

Youths recruited as spies as part of an Anti-Internet Piracy Campaign, opinions ?

The government has recruited 200 000 members of youth groups to spy on Internet activity and report illegal file transfers as part of an anti-Internet piracy campaign launched yesterday.
Senior Superintendent Tam Yiu-Kueng, of Customs Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau, said the involvement of youth groups provided his department with extra monitoring capabilities. ‘Initially we used 700 cadets from the Civil Aid Service for a three-month period,’ he said. ‘In that time we received over 800 reports of people illegally uploading. We were then able to inform the copyright holder and subsequently ask the website to remove the illegal content. If only 700 youths brought us such good results in three months, I think we will be very successful when the full 200 000 start helping us on July 19.’The campaign, jointly organised by the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau, the Customs and Excise Department, and the Intellectual Property Department, includes two television and radio ads to encourage parents to monitor their children’s Internet activities. Intellectual Property Department director Stephen Selby stressed the need for parental involvement.
‘We can’t do this by ourselves; it is important for parents to watch what their kids are doing on the Net,’ he said. At the launch, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Joseph Wong Wing-Ping said the government is considering releasing a public consultation paper on Internet privacy this year. The document would also cover copyright protection in the digital world, he told the launch ceremony. ‘We will study how to facilitate copyright owners to take civil action against infringing activities on the Internet, as well as the role of Internet service providers. Because it involves privacy we must be very careful— but we will study the examples set by other countries fi rst,’ he said.
‘The important thing is that it is not just enforcement and prosecution which matter. The important thing is that we really need to continue to convey the message to members of the public, in particular to our younger generation, that it is wrong to commit such an act.’ Customs will trial an intellectual property protection scheme, called the Fast Action Scheme, at an electronic products exhibition in October. It aims to protect companies at trade fairs by allowing them to register products and copyright in advance. If an infringement occurs, it is hoped customs offi cers will be able to identify the culprit by checking the product records.

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I am after general opinions on this topic, In my opinion it has many flaws and would not be overly successful. Would ever volunteer to be part of this campaign ?

John answers:

Wow! This Question is great, I also waiting for best answer

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