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2/22/2017 3:16:31 PM
  Ordering Your Burger At A Kiosk
By srpatterson


Dublin based burger chain Wendy's has discovered that customers like to use kiosks to order their food. After experimenting with kiosks last year, the company plans to have them in place in up to 1,000 restaurants later this year, about ten percent at company owned restaurants.

The average store will be given three kiosks, which save on staffing costs and provide younger customers with a more interactive dining experience. Customers who prefer to order at the counter can still do so, pointed out Wendy's chief information officer David Trimm.

Wendy's, along with the rest of the fast food industry, have realized that automated ordering of food is the way of the future, partly to offset 5 percent wage inflation from last year. Ordering food from kiosks also guarantees that orders are always accurate; the use of kiosks also means that lines at Wendy's restaurants move more quickly, especially during the busy lunch time and dinner periods.

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2/13/2017 2:16:32 PM
  Results Of 2017 Most Hated Companies Lists
By srpatterson


The 2017 List of Most Hated Companies in the U.S.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of hate out there, and the top 11 of the most hated companies in America this year are the recipients of a whopping 23 percent of global hatred felt toward corporations. It isn't possible to post something about one of these companies on an online forum without a barrage of hate-filled replies calling you evil and saying you are part of their over-priced, lousy service, kitten-hating corporations.

Customer service is probably one of the biggest players in a customer's perception of a company and whether they grow to hate that company. Nothing can make a customer more hateful than being put on hold for twenty minutes listening to music they also hate. This leads to why cable companies are so well represented in the top most hated companies in America in 2017. These are the companies almost everyone has to call up sometime.

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The New MBA Student and the One-Year Course Goal Outline

May 11 2011

1. Simple Steps

A familiar Chinese proverb declares that the longest journey begins with a single step. For someone considering earning the treasured MBA, that first step is followed by another and repeated until the degree is in hand. The steps are simple ones—more simple than many believe: Make the decision. Don't think about it. Don't dream about having it. Simply decide that this is the year to do it.

2. Research Parameters 

Determine what time frame is available for classes and study time. Would a nightly class be more convenient than one on the weekend? Is an online course more favorable than a traditional classroom? Is independent study preferred or is a group setting better?

3. Research Options

 Based on Step 2, learn what schools are available, financing options, course delivery possibilities, and class schedules.

4. Submit Applications

Submit applications to any and all found to meet the basic requirements and options in Steps 2 and 3. If accepted to more than one, choose the best for the individual situation.

5. Arrange Financing

Determine if any employer contribution plan will reimburse course costs, and if so, will it be before or after course completion and at what percentage? Can savings cover the remainder of the course cost? Will a loan or grant be required? If so, contact the student advocate at the university or college for assistance.

Be sure to include the costs of books and required supplies and not just the cost of the learning experience.

6. Obtain Materials

Once accepted into a chosen school, allow time to find and purchase the required materials. If ordered online, allow sufficient time for delivery prior to the start of the class.


While waiting, organize time and space for studying. If using the kitchen or dining room table, make sufficient room and dedicate the space if possible. Block out the time on calendars; turn off distractions, such as the TV, radio, and telephones.

8. Pre-Study

If the books and other material arrive early, spend some time scanning textbooks and references. If using a computer with Internet access, search for reference sites and save them for later use. Ensure the word processing program works as it should. Design a template for papers and later save each submitted paper as a separate document.

9. Journey's End

As the course formally starts and progresses, remember what the time and effort will accomplish and concentrate on getting there—learning all there is to earn that coveted MBA at the journey's end, reached one step at a time.

About the Author

JC Ryan is a freelance writer for My Colleges and Careers helps people determine if an online education is right for them and helps them search for online degrees that can help them reach their goals.

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