Improving Lives One Dirty Sock at a Time

organizing 2I am sitting here with a woman who works for a cleaning service Vancouver and I will start by asking her why do we even need to clean our homes?

 

CL : There are health reasons I suppose. If you are constantly breathing in dust and other air born pathogens your breathing and over all health will be negatively affected.

 

You sound like you don’t believe that is the most important reason for someone to have their house cleaned.

 

CL : That is highly perceptive of you. Yes, I believe the most important reason for a person to have their house cleaned is the psychological benefit.

 

Psychological benefit?

 

CL : Yes. When a person has their home cleaned especially by a maid service Vancouver he or she begins to achieve a certain peace of mind. I very much believe this.

 

How did you come to this belief? Was there a specific situation you experienced that revealed this to you?

 

CL : There was no one specific incident per se. I would just say that after many years of cleaning other people’s homes I have come to observe the effect it has on them. I sense more than anything that an aura of peace descend upon the person and their entire demeanor changes.

 

Why do you think this is?

 

CL : I think it has to do with the cleanliness but also with the fact that everything in their world has been put in its proper place. They know where to find things. They know that the burden of cleaning their world has been lifted from their shoulders.

 

That is pretty profound.

 

CL : It is profound and that is why I feel no shame in the work that I do. I know many people look down on house cleaning as menial labor. But I see it as a personal calling. I am improving the lives of people one discarded dirty sock and dust bunny at a time.

 

The Axiomatic Essence of Signs and Banners

It is axiomatic that signs and banners exist to convey information to the people who view the sign or banner. By the very nature of a sign or banner it will convey whatever information it contains to whoever happens to see it. It is in its essence non-discriminatory in other words. Now, a sign or banner can certainly be placed in a location where it is more likely to be seen by a specific audience, however, the exposure to this particular audience is only a statistical likelihood and by no means a certainty.

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It is also axiomatic that signs and banners are non-interactive modes of conveying information to an audience. Put another way the person who views the sign or banner can not derive additional information from the sign or banner over and above that which is displayed within the content of the sign or banner. Of course with technology it is possible to design a sign or even banner that is more interactive through the use of electronic touch screens, however, the traditional sign or banner does not generally possess this ability.

 

Finally, even though a sign or banner displays information and is positioned in such a way as to be available to a specific intend audience there is no guarantee that said intended audience will react in the way the designer of the sign or banner intended. The audience might not see the sign or banner, for example. Even if the intended audience sees the sign or banner they might choose not to react to it either because they misconstrued the information displayed or the information was not compelling to them for whatever reason. Because all people possess

Successful ASVAB Preparation

flowersEvery candidate for enlistment in the United States Armed Services must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test prior to enlistment. This is true for each and every branch of the United States Armed Services including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard as well as the U.S. National Guard. The ASVAB will test each candidate’s qualification for enlistment as well as determine which occupation within the United States Armed Services would be the best fit for the candidate.

 

Most successful candidates for enlistment prepared for the ASVAB by taking the ASVAB practice test. Taking the practice test will prepare the candidate for enlistment both by making them familiar with the test format as well as preparing them for the various subjects covered by the ASVAB test. The subject areas covered by the ASVAB test include (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects as well as (10) Verbal expression. The ASVAB test includes both a standardized, computer test format section and a written test format section.

 

When a candidate for enlistment into the United States Armed Services prepares for the ASVAB test by taking the ASVAB practice test he or she will likely substantially increase the probability of a successful outcome. It is possible for a candidate for enlistment into the United States Armed Services to preform well on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery without having taking a practice version of the test, however, it seems likely that most successful candidates do in fact take multiple versions of the practice version. For this reason and for this reason alone it is highly recommended that any candidate for enlistment prepare for the ASVAB by taking the practice ASVAB test.

Free Association with an Ogden Electrician

What is the first thing you think of when I say the word “electricity”?

 

E : I think of energy. Specifically I think of the famous Albert Einstein equation energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. Electricity is energy and there is a fundamental relationship between mass and energy.

 

I heard Stephan Hawking say that this equation means that energy and mass are essentially the same thing.

 

E : That’s right. Energy is equal to mass accelerated to the speed of light.

 

That is strange to think about. I commonly think of energy as a force or in the case of electricity as a stream of some sort. By contrast, I think of mass as something solid and stationary.

 

E : That’s certainly how it appears and because energy and specifically electricity behaves differently than mass according to a specific set of rules it is necessary to hire people who specialize in the behavior of this particular form of energy. That is why when you have electrical problems you need to call an electrician Ogden.

 

In our normal everyday experience energy and mass seem like two completely different things. What is the practical implication that they are essentially the same.

 

E : There probably is no real practical application to this knowledge as it relates to your every day experience. That is unless you think of philosophical applications as practical.

 

Philosophy is practical in the sense that I think all the time and philosophy impacts the way I think and perceive the world.

 

E : Well in that case there is a practical application. The fact that energy and mass are the same makes you think of them differently than you would if you considered them to be different. You will still need to call an electrician Davis County when you have an electrical problem, however.

An Interview with a Cleaning Lady

bathroomWhat’s the weirdest thing you have ever experienced while working for a cleaning service Vancouver?

 

CL : I do not feel comfortable answering that question. I feel like I am betraying the confidence of the people whose houses I clean.

 

Okay. No problem. I don’t want you to betray a confidence.

 

CL : That’s fine. Actually there is not that much to tell. Nothing exciting anyway.

 

Can you describe a typical day cleaning a house?

 

CL : Well, typically I clean between two and three houses a day. Usually the home owners are there when I arrive. A lot of the time however, once I get there they leave to run errands or some such. I think me being there makes them a little uncomfortable and that is the real reason why they choose to leave when I get there.

 

Have any of the home owners ever admitted this is the reason why they leave?

 

CL : No. That would be pretty awkward if they told me they were leaving because I made them feel uncomfortable, don’t you think?

 

Come to think of it, I guess you are right. Do the home owners trust you to lock up the house after you leave?

 

CL : Some do. Some conveniently arrive just when I am about to leave. Others tell me it is okay to close the door and leave it unlocked.

 

Do you think that working for a maid service Vancouver is difficult work?

 

CL : It can be at times but I got used to it. It is a little boring actually but I can get myself into a zone where it does not bother me most of the time.

 

Does the incentive of being paid deal with those types of issues most of the time?

 

CL : Yes. Of course. I know that I am being compensated for the work I do. This motivates me to get the job done and do a good job at that.

A Conversation with a Home Owner who’s House Suffered Water Damage

decorative gravelI understand your house suffered some water damage. Can you describe what happened and the damage it caused.

HO : Sure Jim. Yesterday it rained for ten hours straight. Now, our roof was in need of repair apparently and water leaked in. Some of my furniture and carpet got soaked. It is unclear whether there has been any structural damage. The room is smelling a little musty so there might be mold growing in there but I’m not certain about that.

What steps did you take to mitigate the water damage Utah?

HO : Well, we ripped out the carpet and cut out the section of dry wall that got soaked. We then put some fans in the room to dry them out. We will also have to get the roof looked at and see what kind of repairs will be needed there.

Did you call a contractor to come out and inspect the damage?

HO : We did. They have not gotten here yet but they claim they will come within twenty-four hours of the time the house suffers water damage Utah.

What will they do when they get here?

HO : Like I said, they will assess the damage and then take steps to fix the damage. We already did some of the work like ripping up the carpet, cutting out dry wall and setting up the fans. If we were not as handy as we are then I suppose they would have done all that. The next step is to find out whether there has been any structural damage. If there is then the cost of repair will be significantly higher.

You will probably have to get the insurance company involved if that is the case.

HO : Definitely. Not sure if the cost of repair will exceed the deductible without structural damage.

A Conversation with a Cleaning Lady

cleaning productsSo you are a cleaning lady? Is that correct?

 

CL : I am but I do not approve of that label.

 

What would you rather I call you?

 

CL : You could call me a house cleaner I suppose.

 

So you object to the term “lady”?

 

CL : It seems a little sexist or misogynist frankly.

 

I certainly did not mean it that way.

 

CL : I understand. We’re transitioning as a society in terms of values and sexual stereotypes. The language is lagging behind a bit so you cannot be blamed for using the wrong terminology during this time of transition. It is a fact that I work for a cleaning service Vancouver and it is also a fact that I am a lady. You said nothing untrue. There was no intentional falsehood or derogatory labeling I am sure.

 

Of course not. I was simply trying to establish the fact that the person with whom I am conversing is a woman who happens to work in a house cleaning Vancouver capacity.

 

CL : Well I think we have sufficiently established that fact. Did you happen to have a follow up question or are we done here?

 

I’m sensing some hostility here.

 

CL : Honestly, I feel a little hostile right now. I object to being labeled in general. I am a person and I have an independent existence which is separate from my occupation. My job does not define me as a person in other words.

 

I never said that.

 

CL : Yes, but you implied it.

I…

 

CL : I’m going to cut you off there. I know you’re going to deny trying to put me in the cleaning lady box. Maybe you did and maybe you didn’t. Maybe you did it unintentionally. If that’s the case what is the point of getting into an argument about it?

Dreaming The Unlimited Dream

Mouldy_ClementineWhat does it mean to dream an unlimited dream? To answer this question we must first define the type of dream we are speaking about. If we are talking about the vivid workings of our imagination that occurs when we fall asleep and achieve rapid eye movement that would be one thing. An unlimited dream of this type typically would not involve a choice to join Scentsy. No, dreams of this sort involve flights of fancy and other bizarre twists on what we normally consider to be reality.

 

However, if we are talking about the dreams which take the forms of aspirational achievements this is another thing entirely. This type of dream may very well involve a choice to join Scentsy. For when a person joins the ranks of Scentsy’s sales force they are making the choice to take control of their lives and achieve financial independence. This is true because Scentsy sales consultants are in fact independent contractors who make their own hours and limit their income only by the amount of sales they can make.

 

Moreover, a Scentsy sales consultant works in close proximity to the dazzling array of Scentsy’s products. The scents alone are legion and luscious. But there are also many products designed to deliver these scents unto the noses of the customers who purchase these products as well as those other ancillary people who happen to be in the vicinity of a Scentsy product that was purchased by a Scentsy customer. As is painfully obvious to even the most dim witted of readers, when one person choses to dream an unlimited dream in the form of becoming a Scentsy sales consultant both their choice to dream as well as dream itself have wide raging and fragrant impacts upon the world in which they ultimately become manifest.

Is working from home to good to be true?

 

 

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Working from home is most peoples dream come true.  But is working from home really a dream come true or is it going to be a waking nightmare.  Working from home scams can be found on the news all the time.  However there are many reasons why working from home could be the greatest thing to happen to you, that is if you do it through a legitimate company.

One in five Americans work from home at least once a week.  Most of those people are happier with their home and work life balance.  They find that being at home lets them be part of the fun that is going on at home.  Working from home appeals to certain groups of people more then others. Parents would rather work from home so that they can be part of daily workings of the family.  Military spouses prefer working at home, this could be because it is easier to work at home with all the moving around.  Retirees like working at home.  This allows them to bring in some extra money if they are unable to drive into work.  The last group are those with disabilities for pretty apparent reasons.

What are some motives for working at home?  Well the first reason is avoiding a commute.  This for lots of people is the biggest reason to work from home. This allows people to work at a great job and also live where they  want.  Working from home gives people more flexibility within their schedules. This allows parents especially to be apart of kids extra activities.   Studies have found that working from home increases productivity.  This could be a good selling point if you want to talk to your boss about working from home.   Working from home saves families money.  From gas in the car to paying for daycare money spent decreases.

Now with all this information that you have, you may be ready to talk to your boss about working from home.  Before you do that thought there are certain fields that have more working at home positions.   Healthcare is first on our list.  There is always a need for healthcare professionals. Medical transcribers work from home and some medical billing specialist work from home.  Education is the second field.  It really doesn’t matter what aspect of education you are in.  Lessons or tutoring most often takes place in the home.  The final field is sales and marketing.  This should be pretty easy to figure out why.

So with all this how do you if a business is real or not?  Start by doing tons of research into the company.  Look for reviews on the company or ask people that may have worked in the company. If it is a real company you should be able find things about it on Google or Yelp.  If you are looking for a company that allows  people work from home right off the bat then you could always join Scentsy or another company like it.

BRAZILIAN GRAPES SCENTSY BAR

soilEveryone wants to cloak themselves within the protective embrace of a group identity. This is why so many people choose to join Scentsy. Once a member of the Scentsy organization an initiate quickly learns that the protective embrace that Scentsy provides does not come without a price. Indeed the price of membership into Scentsy requires the new member to expose themselves to all manner of scents and fragrances.  

 

A fairly common fragrance that an initiate must expose themselves to is the Brazilian Grapes Scentsy Bar. This particular scent is composed of a unique blend of constituent fragrances. The first constituent scent is bergamot zest. On top of this is layered grapevine and sugared lemon. This combination of scents will weave what has been described as a softly sweet fragrance which is then deepened by the tiniest hint of aged oak.

 

After ritually exposing themselves to the Brazilian Grapes Scentsy Bar, the initiate who has pledged himself to join Scentsy then embarks upon an olfactory hero’s journey. The initiate must first cross the threshold from the ordinary world into the special world. Once in the special world he will meet allies who will help him on his quest. The initiate will be tested by skirmishes with enemies. These skirmishes prepare the initiate to face his greatest fear which will occur in the ordeal phase of the journey. Once the initiate faces his greatest fear in the ordeal he emerges on the other side a changed person. Sometimes he will not realized he has changed immediately at that point in the journey. However, this change is what allows him to endure his symbolic death and rebirth which in turn allows him to re-cross the threshold from the special world back into the ordinary world. Now back in the ordinary world the Scentsy initiate becomes a fully fledged member of Scentsy.