Ashton Deroy, Chit-chat from North York.

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Hey everyone it is Ashton Deroy from North York posting from Seneca College. The protest is still happening with the teachers. Read more here: 

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I also am promoting a dog walking service on Kijiji again. I want to manage my own clients on weekends and after 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Rates are up for negotiation but I am looking for at least a minimum wage compensation.

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I also ordered some new boxing gloves on Amazon.ca , despite my disinterest with the website related to their “Pay to sell” format. I just needed to acquire the gloves for my Tuesday Kickboxing classes at Seneca Newnham Campus.

I am moving my return to Facebook back until after the Seneca Teacher strike is completed since I really haven’t had any work on social media in quite some time. However readers, friends & family can still reach out to me through Whatsapp. My phone number is 647-850-6802.

3 things that are a waste of money for under motivated people.

Shared from AshtonDeroy.ca 

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Written by Ashton Deroy: The worst thing I hear people express is “I am too lazy to do that.” It is especially concerning when these people move in to commitments, spending money & setting up goals. If you are one of those people who think it is a miracle just because you got out of bed this morning, then this blog probably can save you a lot of pains in the A**. Here are some things for you to avoid spending your $$$ on dumb***! 

 

Gym Memberships

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The nature of a gym membership is you pay a bi-weekly fee to gain access to a gym, their services and exercise equipment. Anyone who works in this industry will tell you the fitness life style starts in their facilities! “What a load of crap!?!” You don’t pay for the gym membership and magically become motivated to workout. 

Deadly Appeal: Sales reps act like a gym membership is a cure for obesity & laziness.

When I had one of these memberships it was literally because working out at home after work would wake my entire house up. Exercise begins with self-management. Doing push ups, sit ups, squats and yoga. All of which you can do aided by a video, not expensive gym equipment. If you can’t even hit play on an exercise video though… Don’t bother with the gym membership!

Avoiding this will save you about $70 a month or a $100 cancellation fee. 

 

Home businesses 

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It doesn’t matter if you are starting an E-Commerce shop from home or signing to work with Avon. Selling takes a lot of work, rejection & motivation! So maybe a home business is not for you… The facts are most of them do not break even, create web presence & connect with contacts. 

Deadly appeal: It is appealing to think you can make $$$ from home before you even get in your morning shower. 

Sadly though if you don’t intend to create an aggressive sales or marketing strategy you are better off not doing this. So much for opportunity, when it comes to sales based businesses. You are way better off sticking to needs based products like Insurance, Web design & graphics. 

Avoiding this could save you $30 a month minimum. 

 

Sedentary

Why does smoking come in this list? Well what this doesn’t share with the others is this is one thing you don’t usually approach to make your life better! However the deadly appeal greatly targets sedentary people. 

Deadly appeal: Smoking does not require a lot of effort & comes with social acceptance. 

The really bad downside is,

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25150976

According to the open U.S. Medical journal smoking & a sedentary lifestyle is linked to cognitive deterioration as well as a great deal of medical issues. However there are no long term benefits to smoking so why start? Or why continue? This is the one thing on the list you rarely approach in an effort to make your life better. Unless you are one of those idiots that believe they are treating their mental health with a bong! 

(despite evidence piling up that smoking adversely affect cognitive function.

Quitting smoking could save you $1,500 a year. 

 

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Ashton’s Re-introduction

Check out the latest Businessphere project. AshtonDeroy.ca

Before anyone can expect to do business you must get to know someone first & understand their title. So what is a Community Manager? 

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Google sums up that I manage brands social media networks & connect with potential customers then advocate accordingly. 

But what is Ashton’s Persona? 

To answer that here are three things about Ashton that are pretty cool! 

  1. He has a passion for Mixed Martial Arts – From watching UFC, to taking Kickboxing lessons at Seneca College. Ashton Deroy has a flair for the martial arts and hopes to one-day study Chute Boxing in Brazil & Muay Thai in Thailand. 
  2. He broke in Community Management through LGBTQ projects – Currently, he is managing Seneca Pride’s LGBTQ page. Click here for more
  3. Dog person – Ashton loves to take care of family dogs in his spare time. Refer to Instagram! Click the dog below

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Ashton & Tracy at a Blue Jays game August 30th 2017.

Check out our newest project Ashtonderoy.ca

Hey Readers,

I know this will be the first blog on my personal website but it won’t be the official introduction to this page!

On September 8th I turn 24, and to celebrate on August 30th 2017, I went to a Blue Jays game at Rogers Center with aunt Tracy. 

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This was my first time going to a Blue Jays game and I thought it was so cool! 

Rogers Center opening up. 

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Thank you for checking out my first blog, I will be upgrading this blog to include business services, connections to my other social media channels & I will also showcase some of my other clients’ work. 

 

Related News Article:

Boston Red Sox extend dominance over Toronto Blue Jays by rolling to 7-1 victory – National Post.

It is kind of sad that all I hear about José Bautista in my Marketing class at Seneca College was what a legend this guy is!

Then you see him on the field and it seems like every time he stepped up to bat against the Red Sox he chokes like a b**** on a hot dog.

What does his salary look like again? 

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Disappointing as a fan to see someone make so much to play like crap!

Are you disappointed by the Blue Jays Performance August 30th 2017? Send us an email below and you might get featured on the website!

(If you provide more to sports commentary than just satire it would be greatly appreciated)

 


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Message: Connect with Tracy Gerhardt, Love Winx Sales rep. 

3 Steps to deal with Admirers you do not want? How to deal with being an unrequited Admirer?

3 Steps to deal with Admirers you do not want

 

Ashton Deroy Writes: So a few years ago when I was attending Loyalist College in 2014. I had a girl from my old high school bugging me on Facebook about her admiration for me.

 

This got pretty bad to the point where the clingy admirer named Ashleigh started claiming things such as “If you don’t love me I will kill myself, Ashton.”

 

What is my background with this woman? I danced with her at an MVD Dance while I was attending ENSS in Brighton Ontario.

 

So we went from innocent dancing to obsession! Something that, of course, terrifies me not only as an uninterested person but as a gay man.

 

My 3 steps to dealing with an unwanted admirer.

  1. Be Direct, Tell them you just are not interested
  2. Create distance, Only execute this step after you have told the party you are not interested. Blocking someone for no reason is both cruel and confusing for the other person involved.
  3. Call the police, If someone is needy, batshit crazy or stunned like Ashleigh. You should call the police to make sure they are not dangerous to themselves or anybody else. “Yes this is a huge pain in the ass for you, but so is someone interfering with your intimate relationships.”

How to deal with being an unrequited Admirer

 

 

As I said I do sympathize with the admirers in this situation, in 2015-2016 I was head over heels for a red headed Agender person in Belleville, Ontario, Canada named Steph.

 

I mean I was head over heels for this person, I used to walk to their house in the winter just to spend time with them when I thought they were lonely.

 

Back during this time I really thought time, friendship and favors would win me their heart. What I didn’t count on was the plain & simple fact that Steph was just an ugly, messed up and sad person who I could not help.

 

How did I get over my crush which leads to nothing but pain?

 

  • Dating, Start seeing people who I find attractive and who find me attractive. I’ve met all sorts of interesting guys in the pursuit of letting go of Steph. Honestly, I would not trade these experiences for anything!
  • Moving out of their area, Distance was a must in getting over Steph. As long as I was in Belleville I was going to follow them like a lost dog. So I moved back home to Brighton then moved to Toronto.

 

  1. Blocking them on Facebook, They don’t need to see what I am doing, and I don’t need to see them. The fact that they were on Facebook and I couldn’t simply talk to them was too painful so I blocked them and just let them go.

 

Facing rejection isn’t easy, but with a fresh dose of space and new intimate relationships. I think you will find an easy answer to freedom for your mind and heart!


 

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Message: Connect with Tracy Gerhardt, Love Winx Sales rep. 

Jenny & the driver, 40 pages read.

Hyper link index

Ashton Deroy – This links to my Instagram page where I welcome readers to connect with me.

Jenny & the Driver – This links to the book I am reading on Amazon. I highly recommend buying it for $13.31 as the Amazon listed price. Sharron paints a picture of words with her writing. I personally enjoyed reading this book during times of high anxiety or before bed.

 

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Written by Ashton Deroy: Hey guys so I have to admit I lost this book Jenny & the driver. My dad always says to me, “don’t take things places you don’t need them.” This was another example of me ignoring that wise advice.

Currently the book is in Alana Skye’s Car.

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Ashton Deroy & Alana Skye at Canada’s Wonderland.

What happened to the book? I took the book to Canada’s Wonderland with Alana knowing most of the day we would stand in line waiting for rides so that I could read the book. I forgot I don’t do things like read when I am around Alana. Mostly we spent the day wandering, looking for a vegetarian food place & becoming delusional from low blood sugar.

However now that I have covered the book is missing! I did manage to read 40 pages and here is what I think of the book so far.

Review of the book: David is a very relate-able character for the reader. He grew up poor with nothing, went to college and got educated as an auto mechanic. He got a really good job as a driver where he got to live in mansion.

Jenny is a beautiful woman who is married to a man who is in a coma. David instantly becomes infatuated with her and the story progresses from there. Other than that in the book so far David has been bitten by a dog & has listened to the family he serves with/for sing terrible folk music.

I am really looking forward to reading this book more however in order for me to do that I will likely have to re-purchase the book. Unfortunately I kind of screwed up my plan to read & promote the book during this summer before my school workload comes in! Hopefully I remember not to lose things moving forward!

 

 

3 points on Liberal Party of Canada’s 29 Steps forward content.

 

Written by Ashton Deroy: Well for those who don’t know I follow the Liberal Party of Canada’s website. https://go.liberal.ca/  This is where I saw the 29 steps forward video that says 29 amazing things that have been achieved under the current Canadian government administration. Here I will highlight on three important and significant steps being made in 2017 that greatly benefit Canada historically, socially & economically.

Pricing carbon pollution – While the United States has pulled out the G20 and not pledged to reduce carbon emissions. Canada is still taking action for a cleaner & better environment. More can be done, but Canada is on the right track. Stimulation to clean environmental initiatives is both beneficial historically and economically. As green business creates more jobs & historically this is when Canada chose to align with much of Europe when the United States chose to be contrarian to this.

Prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression – When the United States President announced bans on Transgendered people serving in the army, Canada has been protecting transgendered persons rights to employment, income and recognition. Canada is also not as deeply involved with the great “Transgender bathroom debate!” Given there should be no real debate here. “Let them take a shit!”

Introduced a bill to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana – This is an essential movement as well and the backbone of the Liberal campaign. The new laws around marijuana will make access easier, get money out of drug dealer hands & introduce a new stream of government revenue. Not to mention attract 420 loving tourists, once the recreational system is in place.

Three minutes with Trump, The good the bad & the ugly with Ashton Deroy.

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Ashton Deroy Writes: For those who don’t know I do follow Donald Trump on Social media. I think from a historical standpoint people are going to be fascinated in this president. The other reason I follow him is because the News continues to show views of Trump with a Liberal bias without ever listening to Trump’s defense. So what can you take from this his weekly Twitter address featured in the picture above?

  1. Bad: He is doing too many favors for the coal industry. According to Mining.com McKinsey can outsource 45% of their jobs to automation. So the jobs he says he is re-creating in this sector are dead! At this point he is just doing favors for management involved in coal trade and no one else. It is very unlikely these choices are going to benefit Americans or the next administration in the long run. It may however benefit the GDP!

2.  UglyHe is creating regulations that enforce & almost guarantee poverty! The average American can hold a job for 3.2 years.   However If you immigrate to the country for the job you take & it inevitably falls through. I guess you have 2 years where you could be starving! This is made worse when it is included employers can legally discriminate against race, religion & etc in the country in most states.

3. Good News, Robotics Engineers & operators are now becoming more employable.  Not everything that has been done has been bad under the Trump administration. With Manufacturing returning to the United States if you have a trade in Robotics engineering you are by far more employable now than you were before. The Robotics industry should be expected to book under the current administration. 

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Top 5 lame business ideas & why.

 

Ashton Deroy writes: As a marketer I am constantly told about business ideas from friends, relatives & classmates. Some of these ideas were good, & some were so funny that I had to mention them on this forum.

In this post I will not analyze them on the merit of the idea. Rather I will judge them on their affordability and likely low revenue generation.

 

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This is actually an idea I hear a lot of, people saying they will start a YouTube channel and sell advertising space. This idea tends to fall apart when you ask questions such as, What is your content Strategy? What will you do index your page? How will you deal with your own possible negative publicity?

Sure start a YouTube channel, why not? Just don’t expect miracles. Really, don’t be surprised if you turn on the camera and you achieve nothing spectacular! Personally I tried discussing business on YouTube for years but I am not rich so no one really cares. People have gone on record getting higher views on their homemade porn than on their YouTube channels. 😉

Realistically a YouTube channel will not likely make ad revenue unless they have 1000 subscribers, an authority in content & their own external website for proper channel indexing.

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In 2016 my brother decided he wanted to start a security business. He did not put much thought in to this business though… As he thought it would be an easy business he could freelance and start. What did he not know? He needs a business license, insurance, a valid security license & contacts for business leads.

In one meeting in regards to setting up this business my other brother suggested just operating without licenses and trained security, however I spoke up and warned them that this would very likely get them sued for securities fraud at the very least…

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Recent Marijuana News:

Ever since Justin Trudeau announced the intention of legalizing marijuana in 2015. Every other person in business school and my own brother has wanted to to get in the marijuana business. Why this is a bad idea? The market is too crowded, most successful vendors are not specialized & buyers do not purchase anything other than specialized accessories online.

Unless you are a pot dealer who already has customers coming to them illegally! Who gives a flying F$#*& about your idea to start this business?

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Any excuse to rip on this incredibly glitchy project that seems to be the pride of Helix at Seneca College. What is this business? It is an app, Well it is supposed to be an indexing business for beauticians such as Hair stylists, makeup artists & nail designers. They want to be the Kijiji on beauty essentially!

What are the problems with this idea?

Idealistic thinking, out of beta and government funding, this idea will not work. Why is this? Beauticians have every interest of working under a salon and not so much as self-employed freelancers. Further than that many beauticians I talked to choose not to self-advertise as they think that will make it harder to join a big salon. This business Beaut is trying to interrupt the hair styling industry the same way Uber did with cars & Air BnB did with lodging.

However unless they become a solid vendor that sends beauticians hundreds of clients. It is likely that rather than interrupt the industry they will likely be ignored by it.

What is the problem with everyone? It seems like everyone is in the application development business. I must get 10 emails a day of Indian companies wanting to develop apps for my .com clients. Personally I only am interested in carrying exercise applications on my phone and I am not eager to try every new application anymore. It is dead… 

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This is a very stupid business idea, T-Shirt design is a hobby not a business! Besides that without having your own equipment you will likely rely on someone else’s printers to run this kind of business & that creates an issue with a markup cost that is much too high to make a profit at this kind of business. Actually in the past I have refused T-Shirt design business partnerships for having an under developed business, no fashion design experience & poor web layout. Again most times this is more of a hobby than a viable business option…

To conclude maybe you read this forum because you are dead set on starting a business. I always tell people a business is like a job, you need to do something that is such a pain in the ass people want to pay you to do it. The best business ideas I would love to get behind are tech support, Sales based & or in the food service industry. However this idea of having fun jobs is idealistic and incredibly stupid.

The problems with off shoring & outsourcing call centers.

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Ashton Deroy writes: Off shoring & outsourcing are legitimate business practices used frequent by fortune companies especially in the practice of setting up call centers. This allows the company to focus on their stock price, product development & Public image. However this has been mentioned to be a practice that economically annoys the public, antagonizes business customers and even shatters customer relationships with companies in some cases. What is wrong with the practice of outsourcing? Why is it damaging companies instead of bringing in benefits & furthering the companies?

Honesty & Transparency– Why is outsourcing perceived as dishonest? Think about it the representative is not working really to satisfy the customers. They are working to satisfy the needs or goals of the “Client”. In fact frequently when I was in call centers I struggled with seeing the line between “Doing the right thing” & “Pleasing the client”. What is created here is an environment where you try to please everyone and end up pleasing no one! The customer feels like they have no idea where your interests are at, then the client is mad because they have low customer satisfaction in some cases lower than their internal customer service teams!

(In call centers clients & company representatives rely on multiple sometimes contradicting key performance indicators to evaluate business success.)

They also randomize representatives to customers. Rather than provide direct lines which would establish connection and ensure customer resolution.  This process has frequently made me think the customer & representative relationship was much too unfamiliar.

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What is the better way to do this? The Employees should work directly with the client & customers. Why do it this way? The vendor has you work with company administrators who just become too many people. With a direct line to the employee/employees they can communicate common issues, trade negotiate concerns directly with the company reps & become self-empowered to resolve any customer issues. 

Customer perspective “I have my favorite StarBucks Barista on Facebook! Why can’t I have a direct line to a call center rep I like?”

Over estimation of external tools – Ever supported a 24/7 call center from the cubicle position? Then you know what I am talking about! You cannot run computers, software &other machines all day every day without the systems starting to go to shit. Call centers should NOT be making a 24/7 service promise. For reasons of business limitations, human limitations and tech limitations. Besides this a 24/7 call center requires employees to often work longer hours which wears employees down & increases company churn. If you want a 24/7 operation you should be sorting it out with many call centers taking a chunk of time. Not a bunch of call centers taking 24/7. Customer relationship management software, servers & dialers also start to fail after so much time in use. Which can make it feel like you are helping people with your arms tied behind your back. 

Over promising the employees We tried addressing this issues with meetings at my last job but an over promise is an over promise if no resolution is made. So what do I mean by over promising employees? Service contracts are negotiated between clients & call center companies. It is no wonder so many service terms on these contracts are violated as some of the promises have nothing to do with company infrastructure and everything to do with how many call center employees that show up for that day! Call center employees really try to make employers aware when things aren’t working but often it isn’t enough with their personal interests contradicting the interests of the business. Often this results in the business booking employee hours that employees are not willing to complete. Which can result in employee churn & schedule non-compliance.

What could resolve this? Democratically elected employee representatives. The Union is dead in North America and it is really a shame! If someone was writing down legitimate employee concerns & taking them to an admin they might just fix some of the employee issues. 

Honestly though despite the challenges of the job, call centers are the job of the future. No matter what line of business you work in you will have to provide customer support & resolution. If a center was able to meet my economic needs, or my scheduling needs. It may be the long term job for me. 

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