Monthly Archives: December 2014
Spent the morning at a buddhist temple, although I am not quite sure if it is Buddhist shrine or a temple. I never quite figured it out. I would not really know the difference either way. At any rate my meeting got pushed for a t least a couple of days and so I had to find a way to kill time while I am waiting. I got a rental car from a place called Big Thumb car rental and I went on the tour. You can see the tiny thing here at their site, http://bigthumbcarrental.my/. It is something that is made here in Malaysia apparently. I was not sure that I wanted it, but it was really cheap. In the local currency it was 80 RM (Malaysian Ringgits) and that comes out to less than 23 dollars when you convert the currency. In fact I came here at the perfect time.
The local money is pegged to the value of oil it seems and since Oil is trading at a five year low. I think it is still going down. So when the oil price goes down, so does the value of a currency which depends on the price of oil. So you could have a really nice vacation here for a very affordable price at this point in time. It seems as though the place is packed, but that is not a surprise. Penang is one of the biggest holiday destinations in this part of the world. The island has a lot of these temples and they are a great tourist site. It is hard to describe them, I guess they are a lot like Hindu temples, but I can not explain what they look like. So I am taking a lot of pictures to send back home.
I run an up-and-coming marketing agency in New Jersey. It has always been my goal to run my own business, and I have been more than pleased with the fact that business is booming, and we are gaining new clients every day. I recently began working with a limousine service in Bergen County NJ so that we would have one at our disposal when we want to pick up important clients.
When I worked as an intern at a well known company long ago, I quickly realized just how important it is for clients to see that you do quality work. It is also important to recognize that first impressions matter as well. Employees need to look neatly groomed at all times, and this included their hair, nails, clothes and much more. Now that I run my own company, I always stress to my employees that they need to look their best at all times.
When we found ourselves needing to pick up a client who flew in to do work with us, one of my employees offered to go pick him up. When I asked her what type of car she would be using, she pointed out that she had a newer car but that the window was broken on the passenger side. She had covered the broken window with plastic as a temporary measure until she could get it fixed. This would just not do! As mentioned previously, first impressions matter.
My secretary suggested that I contact a limo company to go pick up our client. This was an excellent idea, and she began calling a number of them right away. We found one to our liking, and the price fits well into our budget. Our client was surprised that a limo came to pick him up, and I could also tell that he was very pleased about it as well. We will be working with this company from here on out.