We’re Hiring for Product Marketing | Website Update | Sanitizer and Dispenser Combo | Prayer Update
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Did you hear that the zip lock bag broke up with the Saran wrap? Too clingy.
I make up and say dumb jokes all the time. Sometimes I get lucky and find a funny one. Me and the family went to Chili’s for dinner tonight. The server took my order – a steak with salad. I asked for balsamic vinaigrette dressing. She said “how do you want that cooked?”. I said “you cook the vinaigrette?” She laughed. My wife just stared at me. She said I was like Burt in Mary Poppins with the entire band of instruments on his back – I can make the jokes, say the jokes, and laugh at the jokes and I don’t even need anyone else. Haha … she’s right. As long as I have fun telling the joke I don’t think I care if anyone else laughs :-D.
I think I find the greatest joy in finding the humor in everything, and I mean everything. My mind instantly goes to a movie scene, a comedy routine, or just the irony or pun hiding in everything. I do everything else because I have to – haha. I think in another life I would have been a writer in a comedy series or an actor in an ensemble group like Seinfeld. I would have been Kramer … maybe Jerry but let’s not get too big headed.
Sometimes I encounter people and I think “Why so serious? You’re gonna blow a gasket. Ease up … find something to laugh about”. I cannot imagine a life where there wasn’t comedy. I cannot go a day without making a joke or a movie reference or observing a pun. Ask anyone around me. In fact (here comes a movie reference), in meetings, if I observe or think of something funny I will almost always interrupt the meeting to make the joke. Sometimes I have to contain myself but it’s a lot like this if I do ….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDsgkRW2hDA
“No toon can resist the old shave and a haircut”. I cannot resist telling a joke or pointing out a pun. If I worked in corporate America I am sure I would have been fired 10 times by now. I’m sure my leadership team fantasizes about firing me all the time, or worse.
I think we have to lighten up in life. There is so much to be uptight about but let’s leave that to others. “Ain’t nobody got time for that“. I am not saying there is not a time to be serious, but let’s enjoy this one life we have to live.
Website update from Jason:
Hey everyone, just wanted to drop a note in here to update you on a few things going on here at CK over the next few months.
Over the past year, we have been working on a brand spanking new website for all of you. While this has been a crazy (LONG) adventure, we know it will be worth it for our customers. There will be a lot of new bells and whistles on the site and a lot of things that many of you have asked for. Some things will be very different but for the most part we have tried to keep things as close as possible to the look and feel of the current site (for now). We are very excited about this!
One area that will be getting a major upgrade and overhaul is our CK Learning Center. Even though this area of the site is still relatively new, it has quickly become one of the most visited areas on our whole site. (This does my heart good!) Actually one of our articles has absolutely taken off like wildfire, “What is a Cat8 Ethernet Cable and How is it Different?“, but we have several other articles that have received some notoriety lately, “Best Cities for IT Graduates” & “5 Uses for Cables in the Zombie Apocalypse“.
SO, I would like to ask…what topics would you like for us to write about or that you think would be helpful for our customers or just IT folks everywhere? If you have any ideas or thoughts for article topics, please feel free to shoot an email to me at [email protected].
Thanks in advance!
From Joe, our friendly Safety Supplies Product Marketer:
We have a new bundle I’m very excited to tell you guys about! Save over $40 on two of our very popular products! Our top of the line Sanitizer Dispenser (HSDFLT) is being accompanied by our a case of gallon hand sanitizer! This is perfect for placing in front of your business to ensure employees and customers maintain cleanliness. With 4 gallons of hand sanitizer, you don’t have to worry about restocking again for a while!
Also, we’re coming towards the end of our stock of Progressive wipes which you guys seemed to love! We do have another very small quantity waiting to arrive at the warehouse but after that, they’ll be gone. The market for wipes is crazy so act fast! Seriously, one second we have a bunch of stock and before you know it I’m scratching my head saying “We need more wipes again!”.
We’re Hiring! We have an opening, as detailed by Rerun (AKA Rebecca), below. Is this you or someone you know?
Product Marketing Specialist – Fiber Cables
Have you been reading these CEO emails thinking “Wow, CK sure sounds like a fun place to work! Wish I could be a part of the team and contribute to the CEO daily email like Joe the friendly Safety Supplies Product Marketer does!”? Do you love product marketing? Do you revel in the recurring nature of processes and relish accountability? If so, listen up! We are looking to expand our Product Team by bringing on a Product Marketer for Fiber Cables. This is a very process driven role in which the goal is to grow Gross Profit $ and increase inventory effectiveness by effectively marketing the products. We are looking for someone who is exactly like Joe… err… I mean, we are looking for someone who is hard-working, dedicated, diligent, organized, analytical, a great written communicator, and has a GREAT attitude and “can do” spirit! If you are still intrigued, please review the job post (and pay extra attention to the part about the CK Way – We take culture seriously here and are looking for team members who truly “fit”). If you think you do fit and are interested in the position, please send us your resume at [email protected] along with a written note telling us the character attributes, values, and interests that describe you and influence how you approach life and work. Who knows, you could be our next friendly Product Marketer!
Monica Prayer Update:
I heard from Wallace today. He said Monica is out of rehab and home which is a big praise. However, they both have some challenging times ahead on the continued road to recovery. Please continue to keep them both in your prayers!
I hope you are enjoying these emails. If you are, I appreciate it when you let me know! If not, or if you have ideas for how to improve, by all means, please let me know! Sometimes I “can’t see the forest for the trees”.
As always, please let me know how I can be of service to you. If you need assistance with something, advice, or even if you just need someone to pray for you, I am here and listening.
Craig Haynie – CEO
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COVID-19 / Business News for Today:
- Over 15,328,000 people worldwide have recovered and over 3,063,000 people in the US have recovered! The death toll in the US stands at 176,377.
- While Ohio’s fourth straight day of fewer than 1,000 newly reported coronavirus cases marks the first time that has occurred in more than a month, longer term trends offer even more encouraging news. On 17 out of the last 19 days, the number of cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health has been lower than the 21-day average.
- The union representing New York City’s public school teachers said its members would not return to classrooms if the city fails to meet their safety demands. In Detroit, teachers voted to authorize a potential strike over safety concerns.
- New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) finally acknowledged that he should have instituted a mask mandate earlier and that doing so would have made a “dramatic difference.”
- President Trump’s top adviser overseeing coronavirus vaccine efforts told Business Insider that he expects a vaccine to be widely available by next spring.
- Australian flag carrier Qantas reported a nearly $2 billion annual loss on Thursday, as travel restrictions and lockdowns continue to keep many planes grounded around the world.
- A research letter by M. Emmanuel Bhaskar, MD, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, on August 17, 2020, found no SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections were detected among community health workers after the addition of face shields to their personal protective equipment.