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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Just A Reminder ... 

I handle a lot of the day-to-day affairs for our business, with the larger matters being directed to our C.P.A./Business Advisor.     I pay all of the business expenses (sales tax, vendors, utilities, business credit cards, etc.), bill the outstanding fleet account invoices each month, and miscellaneous correspondence.     One of the "correspondence" that is regularly sent is items known as "reminder mail cards."

Reminder mail are postcards that are generated from the computer system on a weekly basis that print information for all the customers who were in forty-five days (give or take) prior "reminding" them that their 3-month service is coming due.     The computer prints out the date of their last service, and other pertinent information about their service, and also offers two discounts that they can use for their next service.     The "fun" part comes when I get to process them for mailing ...

The postcards have to be separated, not only from each other, but from the tracker-feed strips on both edges.     Each address has to be checked to make sure that it is a valid address and not just a partial or missing address (sometimes the greeter fails to get all of the customer's information when they initially enter them into the computer).     Once all of that is done, they have to be posted through the postage meter.

If you want to talk about an exciting way to spend your day . . . this isn't it!     But, what can you do?     Not every aspect of every job can be exciting and glamorous, can it?     There are often times when I'm facing a deadline on an article or column and I'm totally overcome with writer's block.     Exciting, in a scary sort of way, but not very glamorous.     Or, when I'm trudging through mud and muck just to find the 'perfect' photograph of some abandoned structure that someone told me existed just a small hike back into the woods, and I'm wondering if I will ever find it.     Definitely not glamorous, but usually always worth it.

So, today may not be the day I get to don my Carrie Bradshaw or Annie Liebowitz personas and be the tres chic writer/photographer that defines my world, but ... I do get to slide over into the administrative role for our business and, while posting cards is a mundane task, it does generate a nice revenue on repeat business!

Time to get posting before my mail-lady arrives . . .

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