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Disposable friendships

Disposable friendships

 Is your friendship treated like a switch
– where it can be flicked on and off?

In the last week, I have realised that you won’t know someone until they hear the truth about themselves and what they do with that information. I had a friend of around 15 years and she has finally shown me how much she values our friendships. How she dealt with it was completely uncalled for but it looks like there is no turning back for her.

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Crazy supplier I had to work with

Crazy supplier I had to work with

It’s been a while since I have posted due to crazy amounts of work I have on my plate and also a crazy supplier of one of my businesses that I had to deal with. In a nutshell, some people just shouldn’t run businesses at all.

We went into an agreement to dropship her products more than a year ago and she was fine with it, and she turned around and decided that her company policy has changed and didn’t even tell me, and tried to lie to me that the product has been despatched.

Here is her email trail just for my readers to laugh about – also to share with you what no-nos when you are conducting a business. The only modification to the email trail is the removal of email addresses and the signatures. If you are wondering what products she sells, it is Impact Eco Tableware.

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Customers can be absolutely painful. ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL.

Customers can be absolutely painful. ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL.

What a pain in the bottom!

Recently, I had a customer who purchased two Wesco products from my Homeware Secrets business. She was an absolutely painful person.

What happened? – you may ask.

On 27 April 2017, Angela (name changed for privacy purposes) emailed indicating that there was a scratch on the lid of the orange Wesco Spaceboy XL 35L Waste Bin that she received that afternoon. She demanded for a lid replacement. As a business person, we do think about the customers, but also think about the cost it will be for us to send another one, especially if it was found to be a damage that was done by the customer. Customer may be right, but there are seriously some arseholes out there who will take advantage of the system.

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Domestic violence should never be tolerated

Domestic violence should never be tolerated

I have been thinking about this for a while and have kept it in for a good four months now. I think it is high time I get it off my chest. Yes, this is about domestic violence, but it is not about me. It is what I have seen and the hurt that it has inflicted the person in focus. This one is very close to my heart and I have been thinking about it since it happened. We are talking about my bestie.

Over the New Year period of 2016/2017, Cam and I invited my bestie and his partner to Geelong (Vic) to stay with us to celebrate the New Year period with us and other friends of ours, and friends who also flew down from Sydney for it. My bestie flew over from Sydney a few days before his partner did. We offered the spare room for him and also for his partner when he arrived a few days later.

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Murray Case Photography / View360 is a bit of a fluff

Murray Case Photography / View360 is a bit of a fluff

OMG! Some business owners have no idea how to do business or get a sale!

Today, I contacted Murray Case Photography through a Google search for 360-degree product photography. The page that came up within his website was View360. His View360 page states that they specialise in product photography including 360-degree product photography, and I was asking him how much he will charge to take a 360-degree product image for my business. The man who picked up the phone was Murray Case, the business owner himself. Without listening to all that I was going to say, he immediately recommended that I go to “one of the cheap guys” as he won’t do it. He started to explain how good his work is and at the same time critiquing the other businesses (that doesn’t look that bad), about how they do their photography. He didn’t even try to understand what I was after and he just told me to go elsewhere.

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