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    Burned warehouse due to negligence

    Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence Appears that some insurance companies are quite lenient. Some provisions I've seen "exercising reasonable care" to avoid the damage of goods would make it quite easy for many insurance companies to reject insurance claims even if they can't cite...
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    Delivery of delicate and fragile items

    Re: Delivery of delicate and fragile items Some shipping companies to force their drivers to be more careful by forcing them to pay for anything that is broken in transit. It is unfair sure but if this is what it takes to ensure that no losses result from reckless driving it is for the best IMHO.
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    When the bosses quarrel

    Re: When the bosses quarrel When bosses quarrel and they want you take support either of them, don't. Since they most likely will have their issues resolved no matter how long it take, if you took sides in the quarrel then you'll have to pay for it eventually. So best to be as neutral as you...
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    Buying harvest in advance

    Re: Buying harvest in advance It is risky to buy produce before harvest time. Thing though is if your competitors are buying produce before it is harvested you might be compelled by circumstances to do what they do as if you wait too long then you'd have to pay more for the produce. If you can...
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    Replacing unproductive workers

    Re: Replacing unproductive workers Unproductive workers should be fired. This is why it is important that promotions are given to workers who'll enforce company policy and ensure that unproductive workers get some negative motivation to force them to be more productive because if I must be...
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    What mode of transport system aside from trucks?

    Re: What mode of transport system aside from trucks? One must also take into account the distance goods have to be moved. If you are moving goods short distances in a city then freight bycycle or cargo bike could be used. They should be cheaper than other modes of transport and it's possible to...
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    Contraband in warehouse

    Re: Contraband in warehouse In most scenarios, reporting the matter to the authorities would be the right move. However when you'll be getting no protection from the police or expect reprisals of any kind then the wise thing to do would be to quit your job. Maybe it might even be safer to...
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    Burned warehouse due to negligence

    Re: Burned warehouse due to negligence If the burning of the warehouse was preplanned and it actually looks that way then maybe the insurance company can prove it and the business owner who intended to defraud them might find themselves in trouble. That said, I think fires in warehouses can...
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    Foreign products with literature in bad English

    Re: Foreign products with literature in bad English I think if you intend to sell products in another country you should make the effort to actually hire a translator to write the product description and how it will be used. If a product description is wrong or doesn't make sense then there is...
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    Creating farm to market roads

    Re: Creating farm to market roads I've heard that there are times when companies strike a deal with governments. They'll build a factory or build some business premises in a remote area. This will create a number of jobs for the people who live in that place but the government has to build...
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    Paying for lost or damaged property of the company

    Re: Paying for lost or damaged property of the company I think making workers pay for lost or damaged property will most certainly force them (the workers) to be more careful and that would result in fewer losses. However when something is damaged and it's not the workers fault it wouldn't be...
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    Reviving obsolete products

    Re: Reviving obsolete products It can be a risky undertaking reviving obsolete products. Before attempting it you need to study the market, find out if you'll have enough customers to make the business profitable. I suppose though it's how you market the products that will determine whether...
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    Being chum with the boss

    Re: Being chum with the boss I think that being friends with the boss might also cut both ways. Friends of the boss might not get promoted fast because other workers may not like it. So though there certainly are a few advantages of having your boss as a friend, there also are numerous...
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    Outside the box: Is there room for an 'Uber' for trucks?

    Re: Outside the box: Is there room for an 'Uber' for trucks? Since people will not be willing to ride in self-driving vehicles until they are certain that it's 100% safe to do so, we should expect to see self-driving delivery vans and trucks on the roads first. If these trucks and vans aren't...
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    When cost of supplies suddenly increase unreasonably

    Re: When cost of supplies suddenly increase unreasonably When the cost of supplies goes up you need to find out if your customers will be willing to pay more for the product. There are some who won't mind spending a little more money to get something they really like. And from there on start...
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    Clearance sale discounts

    Re: Clearance sale discounts It depends on how fast you want to sell the items. Huge discounts often get customers to buy something they may not have intended to because they see a good deal and don't want to miss out. That is why I believe discounts of up to 60% will probably get you the...
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    When a supplier has a monopoly of a particular supplies

    Re: When a supplier has a monopoly of a particular supplies If it's something you could probably obtain elsewhere then you should take the risk and try importing the product you sell from another country. Or if you can, you could try getting into the business of making the products you sell...
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    The suggestion box

    Re: The suggestion box I've been in some banks and malls which still have suggestion boxes. I think retailers need these suggestion boxes because some unsatisfied customers can instantly leave anonymous feedback which could be useful as you'll know what needs to be improved. p.s Even in the...
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    Pains of retrenchment

    Re: Pains of retrenchment It can be more than superstition at times that makes employers wary of hiring someone who worked for a company which went bankrupt. One reason a business could go bankrupt is poor leadership/managememt. While yes you may have no control over some things (like economic...
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    Bribing the sanitary inspector

    Re: Bribing the sanitary inspector Where I live you an attempt to bribe someone would swiftly land in your trouble. People are way because should they take a bribe then it could be used against them so they don't. Knowing that you can bribe someone will make you complacent and that in the end...
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