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    What is the best retirement age?

    Re: What is the best retirement age? 60 sounds desireable, but not really all that realistic these days. It is a personal thing though, and when you feel that you are secure in your finances without work, then by all means.
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    When products are gamaged during shipment

    Re: When products are gamaged during shipment If the product is something that is affected by this, I would absolutely look for something relating to this in the description, if it is frmo a reputable company. If you are buying from a person, though, then you are probably on your own and we...
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    Important of background check.

    Re: Important of background check. When you have a company dealing with drivers it does tend to bring a new focus into the background check. It is a little more difficult when you are thinking of your average desk job though, at least that is what I would think. Drivers and pilots though, I...
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    Income Tax and Value Added Tax

    Re: Income Tax and Value Added Tax Well everyone certainly loves taxes, but they are an important tool that we should all probably understand more. I myself do not really know all that much about the different levels of taxation, which makes me a little worried now and maybe I should go do a...
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    What are your biggest IT frustrations?

    Re: What are your biggest IT frustrations? I can second the frustrations around getting people who are supposedly the best of the best and then figuring out that each system is a little unique and skills may not really translate. This happened a lot when I used to work in government, where it...
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    Inflating Figures

    Re: Inflating Figures Transparency is a must, unless you happen to have the most moral and ethical and kind-hearted leaders ever imagined, and we all know that power corrupts too easily for that to ever happen. Inflated figures can have those drastic effects that trickle thoughout all sorts of...
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    Finding Good Outsourced Workers

    Re: Finding Good Outsourced Workers I know that there is a reason why IT outsourcing is the industry that you usually hear of, but I would be interested to see how it functions in some other industries. The training would seem to be the biggest tool that a company would use, though.
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    Are you scared of competition?

    Re: Are you scared of competition? Well I bet that it is completely natural to be scared of a little competition, but hopefully you can also realize that it can absolutely be a good thing if you let it motivate you to do better. A little fire under the belt never hurt anyone's work ethic.
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    Factory fire due to accidental igniting of raw materials

    Re: Factory fire due to accidental igniting of raw materials There is a reason why places like that have regulations and make it clear how to avoid situations like this, especially in a warehouse where a fire can spread so quickly. I just hope that if it does happen, those people are learning...
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    Finding Good Outsourced Workers

    Re: Finding Good Outsourced Workers Communication skills jump out right away as critical here, especially when you are dealing with different cultures and work environments. Ideally these things were thought about in detail before any such decision was made, but I guess you cannot always count...
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    Your thougts on merging businesses

    Re: Your thougts on merging businesses Well I would beed a bit more back story, because certainly there are examples of both good and bad instances, but at first might usually result in job losses and things of that nature. In that sense maybe it is not really always the best thing to have happen.
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    Franchise business

    Re: Franchise business I have heard some horror stories, and I have experienced some horror stories, on a strange side though. The one thing that a lot of people do not think about is local laws and policies which can change things quite a bit. I used to work for a licensing agency and would...
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    Buying products directly from Farmers

    Re: Buying products directly from Farmers I think the closest that you might fight here in some sort of farmer's market, but even those seem a little washed down through several channels, at least they are here. I wish it were more practical, but these days to have a sustainable farm you need...
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    Granting emergency leaves

    Re: Granting emergency leaves I have had several different types of employment and have never really gotten any clear answer on the policy towards any sort of emergency planning. I am pretty sure that this means that there is nothing really offered and would just depend on a whole lot of other...
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    What Do You Look For In A Supplier?

    Re: What Do You Look For In A Supplier? I agree with @tallulah with those two, and I would say that reliability really stems from that communication, at least once the relationship has been established. Probably even more important for the larger suppliers, too.
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