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    Bulk Purchase versus Small Frequent Purchase

    Re: Bulk Purchase versus Small Frequent Purchase I agree with most of the writers. One thing that people often don't consider is the transaction costs. It is easier to receive a delivery of 10,000 widgets than to receive ten different deliveries of 1,000. So I think the bias should be...
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    Truck Bans

    Re: Truck Bans I don't think there are any truck bans of that nature in the USA that go by time. There are plenty of roads that ban trucks, but nothing that depends on time. We also have limits on driving hours that are intended to reinforce safety, but it's pretty difficult to stop truck...
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    TV in workplace lieu of wage increase

    Re: TV in workplace lieu of wage increase Non-monetary benefits like a flexible schedule, relaxed atmosphere, etc., are simply not nearly as important as the paycheck which is literally the reason employees work the job in the first place. Even if employees love the job, they won't stay long...
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    Choosing Warehouse Location

    Re: Choosing Warehouse Location In the USA, companies normally locate their warehouses in newer buildings with very close highway access. One problem is that this typically puts them in relatively expensive and less dense suburban areas, which may be far from where the majority of their...
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    The cost of a Mc Donald's franchise

    Re: The cost of a Mc Donald's franchise McDonald's is definitely one of the more expensive and difficult franchises to get. It seems well worth the investment though - McDonald's says the average franchise makes between $500,000 and $1 million in profits per year on sales of $2.6 million...
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    Subsidized housing near the place of work

    Re: Subsidized housing near the place of work I would really worry about work/life balance with company-provided housing. It's nice to have some separation, rather than the company controlling every aspect of one's life.
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    Internet Marketing

    Re: Internet Marketing In certain industries, it can be helpful to give products to influential bloggers to review. I know this is commonly done in fashion. In addition to the exposure, people who will not trust an unknown site will often trust the writer of a blog they regularly read.
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    No overtime pay

    Re: No overtime pay Almost no business has a constant flow of work for 12 months a year. More hours are needed at certain times. Department stores here in the USA avoid paying overtime near the holidays by hiring a bunch of seasonal employees. However, I would think for most jobs, it is more...
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    Vehicular accident - the driver is co-responsible

    Re: Vehicular accident - the driver is co-responsible The company should take responsibility for their own driver, if the accident was in the course of doing business. The company can insure its drivers much more cheaply than forcing each driver to buy their own insurance.
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    The Cargo shipping industry is in crisis

    Re: The Cargo shipping industry is in crisis I think more of these firms will have to go out of business before we get to an environment where the remaining firms could make money. Another struggling industry is the tanker industry, which has an oversupply of ships and spot rates that mean...
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