Monthly Archives: June 2010

I don’t always want the Jaguar.

Continuing from my post, dated January 10th 2010 (http://frantik-web.co.uk/blog/?p=315)

I believe I am growing old, I am listening to Radio 2 driving to and from work, and I have decided that there is too much choice when it comes to buying a damn mobile phone.

Since the release of the iPhone every phone needs look like or act like an iPhone with a touchscreen and smartphone-esque features without being a smartphone, and also I don’t want to have something that costs four hundred pounds all the time.

If I wanted a camera I would buy a camera, not want to have a phone with a 12Mpx camera, or GPS. The iPhone is nice, but it costs to have it.

Today, I put my SIM card in a battered up Nokia I found in Lost Property – the battery still held a charge and the phone then rang when I called my number. Simple!

Self respect, what happened to that?

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.  ~Frederick Douglass

In these busy times, many people seem to have forgotten the meaning of ‘self respect’ – odd isn’t it.

I am a big hypocrite, but we all learn from our mistakes, and I intend to better myself.

It doesn’t take a lot but I aim to be true to myself and look after what I’ve been given.

Body Language

So few people realise what it’s like to speak to anyone properly anymore, or interpret emotion.

I was born in 1990 but does that make me one of the last generation that got taught how to communicate effectively?

When you go for an interview you need to be able to interpret body language, facial emotion, tone of voice etc – by communicating in text form using SMS, E-Mail or IM you are unable to do this and will misinterpret what someone means mistakenly.

If you want to work in a Customer Service position you need to be able to do this well.

Half the people I know don’t know how to speak to a stranger on the phone correctly.

What’s happening with the world!