Posts made in October, 2011

A note on customer service…

My husband and I recently visited our local Men’s Wearhouse to look for a new suit for him to wear to two upcoming formal events. Our shopping experience was great — the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. This was the type of service that we had received during our last purchase for him and a big reason that we came back again. We found a suit that my husband liked and they were running a promotion (“get a second suit for $100”), so we ended up with a second suit. We also purchased two pairs of shoes, some shirts, ties, pocket squares and socks. Needless to say, this was quite an investment and the bill was costly. Thankfully, suits last a...

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Another way to support community organizations

¬†One of my friends¬†who is a super-woman marathon runner asked me to participate in a local 5K race that’s coming up in November in Frederick, MD. Knowing that I’m a sucker for a good cause, I signed up for the race. The race benefits the Frederick County chapter of the American Red Cross. Since I’m too much of a sissy to give blood, this is my little way of helping an organization that does so much for people in need in our community and across the country. I have to admit that I’m a little nervous about the event. I haven’t been running (or working out for that matter) for a little while because of a foot injury. I’m hoping that...

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Keep track of your online (and offline) life via an app

Thanks to the nice folks at Starbucks, I was able to try out the Memento app for free. It allows users to keep a journal via their iPhones or iPads, plus it logs social media posts from popular sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Now I have a quick and easy way to see what I was doing at this time last year. Check out my full review here.

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Not getting promoted? Here are some possible reasons why…

Here’s a newsflash: Employers can and do discriminate. A recent CareerBuilder survey listed some top reasons that could be hindering an employee’s ability to get promoted. On the list: Piercings Bad Breath Visible Tattoo Wrinkled Clothes Messy Hair Casual Dress Too much perfume or cologne Too much makeup Messy office or cubicle Chewed fingernails Too suntanned Here’s a link to the full article. I can attest to the fact that some of these items have prevented people from being hired at companies where I have worked. I’m not saying it’s fair, but it does...

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Going Out Guide

I’ve tried out a number of entertainment apps that list local events, restaurants, etc., but I hadn’t found one that I really loved…until now. The Going Out Guide app is a great resource for things to do and places to go in the entire metro D.C. area and into Maryland. Check out my full review here.

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