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    Irritating April

    I don't know how everyone else is going, but April is proving to be quite irritating. With only 17 normal working weekdays, it is proving to be a test.

    And this week everyone seems to be waiting on the election.

    How are you finding things this month?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    definitely an air of election fever. I saw possibly the most amazing advertisement for "vote ANC." or at least the place. postcard sized on the front window of a taxi. considering the numbers that will see that, pretty effective.

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    postcard sized on the front window of a taxi
    Truly amazing!
    Even during the inevitable accident report "VOTE ANC" marketing continues!

    April is a shocker at the moment Dave, really depressing. Even in good times April is always challenging with all the holidays, holiday fever in estate agency. Our light this month is that we may close a decent amount of rentals... or else!
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    Terrible month so far, but have done a lot of scanning which kept us busy. Also just delivered some "kopyguard" certificates for an academy which has copy hidden in the background plus numbered. So I will try other universities etc. now.
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    hmmm, well don't know how business overall is going for the co, but as the programmer, I've been optimising queries and deleting/optimising unnecessary code. and that will bring some smiles hopefully ^^

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    Agree, April has always been a bit of a pain in the@ss! Not only do we loose business, but you have to have a budget, for the outings, meals etc. You know, April/Easter is a "mini Xmas!"
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    I'm in the Petroleum Industry, and this month has been absolutely horrendous. Also, we are currently in the midst of a transport strike, so deliveries are also affected. Just hope it blows over quickly.

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    Here is a thought? Why not get rid of all the holidays and all religious holidays. And force your employees to work 16 hours a day instead of the just the normal 13 hours. Then you can cut their pay by half! Also why allow them to have fun? Rather put it into contract that if your employee smiles they will be fired and will be taken to court for disrupting the work force. Also limited there lunch break to only 7 seconds’ and 30 second toilet breaks between every 10 hours of work. That will optimise profit! Also you have the joy to watch your employees committing family suicides. Now that sounds like real fun now doesn’t it! And you as the boss can take bets on who will crack first! Fun all around!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgafc View Post
    You know, April/Easter is a "mini Xmas!"
    ...without the retail therapy
    But maybe the holiday market did OK then

    What's irritating me is there is no rhythm, no sense of momentum. Looking at my numbers it would have been a great month - now it's just going to be mediocre. Which given all the effort that has gone into it feels a trifle unsatisfying.

    I'm pretty pleased with my staff though - they've given it full tilt to do what they have done despite all the "interruptions."
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insulin View Post
    Here is a thought? Why not get rid of all the holidays and all religious holidays. And force your employees to work 16 hours a day instead of the just the normal 13 hours.
    You really need to find another job, mate. That's simply not normal
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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