Manage Devices Amazon Flat Tire – Didn’t Show Up to Work

I was recently asked to call a potential client at his office. When the day came for me to reach out to this person, I made the phone call. His secretary, Carmen, answered the phone on the second ring, and I asked for Dan.CARMEN: “I’m sorry Dan is not in the office.”ME: “Oh! He told me to call him at 10:00 a.m.”CARMEN: “He called early this morning, and said that he had a flat tire on the way to work, so he decided to get it fixed today. My guess is that he’ll make it to work tomorrow.”ME: “Must have been a terrible flat tire to keep someone from coming to work all day. I hope he wasn’t hurt.”CARMEN: “He’s fine! This is the second flat tire he’s had in the past month. The last time he was out a couple of days because it took time to get the car up-and-running.”


ME: “It seems like Dan is having some bad luck this summer. Okay, please let him know that I called.”CARMEN: “I have your number, and will put the note on his desk. You can also email him, but he’s way behind checking his Inbox.”ME: “Sure, Carmen! I do appreciate your help. Thanks!”CARMEN: “Bye!”My Take on this SituationFrom what I could observe, I think Dan is not very happy with this employment. It would seem to me that a flat tire can be fixed in a matter of hours. In fact, it’s weird that someone would fail to show up merely because the tire has lost its air. Even if the tire needed replacement, that can’t take a too long. The worst-case scenario is a half-day to get the problem resolved.Call with DanI called a few days later, and I was surprised when Carmen informed me that Dan was at work. She was going to transfer the call right away. I mentioned to Dan that I was sorry to hear about the flat tire, and that I hoped all was well now. He apologized for not returning my calls and emails, and we continued our discussion.Dan mentioned that he would run my proposal by his supervisor. He was happy with the bundle of services that we offered, and he noted our price was competitive. He was adamant I would hear from him in about a week.A Week LaterThe next week came and went, and I didn’t hear from Dan. After giving him another few days, I called his office, and Carmen promptly answered the phone.


ME: “Hi, Carmen! I’m looking for Dan.”CARMEN: “He’s not here today… sorry.”ME: “What happened? Flat tire?”CARMEN: “Nope… he called and said his headlights are out.”ME: “Can’t he drive during the day?”CARMEN: “I also think he’s driver’s license has expired.”ME: “Okay! Got it! I’ll wait to hear from him.”CARMEN: “Sure… bye.”I found out later that Dan left this company. I’m unsure what he’s doing now, but I do hope that his car has four working tires, the headlights are nice and bright, and that his driver’s license is current.

Key Factors to Consider When Buying a Travel and Tour Franchise

If you are considering investing in a travel and tour franchise, it is likely that you have many questions. For many people, the idea of setting their own business can be incredibly daunting experience, but also one of the most liberating experiences of their lives. In this article, we will look at some of key considerations which you should factor in when making this decision.

The travel and tourism industry is literally booming globally – now contributing over two trillion pounds to the economy. More and more people are thinking about how they can get involved in the travel and tourism industry, recognising the explosive and exponential growth. Starting your own travel business from scratch is one option that people often consider, however starting without a network of contacts or even a base starting point can be extremely tricky. A huge number of start ups will fail within 12 months, so always try to avoid this pitfall.

The more popular market to success within the travel industry is the travel, or tour franchise market. What this essentially means is instead of setting up a travel business from the beginning, you can buy a travel franchise which actually gives you a firm starting point to begin your business. There are quite a few travel franchise businesses online, however there are probably only a couple of established businesses. If you do choose to purchase a tour franchise, make sure to do your research and pick the franchise company which is the best fit for you.

So what can you expect in terms of support when you buy a travel franchise? When buying a franchise, there are always different levels of support. Think of this a three-tiered membership: platinum, silver and gold. The more initial investment that you are willing to put up, means the greater level of support and guidance that you are likely to receive. Nonetheless, there are some common levels of support which you should expect from all travel franchises.

The first thing you should expect is a fully comprehensive training or induction programme. Lots of franchise operators will actually offer a residential training course, so this is likely to be an intensive course over a number of days or weeks. This can be a great opportunity to spend significant time with the franchise tour operators and really pick their brains, whilst trying to soak up an incredible amount of information.

It is also likely that they will be inducting a number of other new franchisees at the same time. This is also a fantastic opportunity to meet some like minded people who are also at the beginning of the same journey that you are on. If you can take the opportunity to spend time with them and get to know their motivations behind setting up a new franchise, you can increase your knowledge but also begin to build up your travel network. In the travel industry in particular, your network and who you know can really be a determining factor in how well you do.

You can also expect some of the more practical tools for setting up a new franchise. This might include a laptop, hopefully pre-loaded with any specialist software and templates that you might need. This may not always be included as a standard support tool, so you should always try to make sure that you fully understand everything that is being provided. A functional website, which is branded towards your company name and logo, is also something which you expect.

Finally, you might also receive some branding materials, such as leaflets, tri-folds and business cards. Remember when you meet potential clients, handing them a business card can be a great way to exchange your details with them and keep in touch.