Like many women, I’m a nosy person. I like to check in on everybody, spy on them if you will. I don’t see it as a bad thing, for the most part. Manager Center can be a useful tool for this “spying.” You can watch your agents, watch your lists, and listen in on your agents’ calls. But first you have to get Manager Center installed.
Where do you get the install file for Manager Center?
When IAT started in 1986, there was a lot of convincing to do about the “new technology on the block.” Many would ask, “Can you really call people and get them to pay their debts with automated voices?” or, “Can this crazy technology really increase our collectors’ productivity by 200-300%?” Well, 28 years later that is exactly what we are still doing—helping our customers with this crazy-good technology.
I recently saw a cartoon image of the card game UNO talking to the board game Scrabble. UNO says, “I ruined like 11 friendships today!” Scrabble replies, “Cool! I ruined 12 friendships and 3 perfect marriages.” Then Monopoly jumps in bragging, “You guys are cute. Talk to me when you are in the thousands.”
I remember when the “electronic banking” edition of Monopoly came out in 2006. It seemed like the coolest edition yet with debit cards instead of 240 loose bills that make a mess and get lost. However, upon actually playing the game I felt it was less fun without bills stacked neatly in front of each player and strewn in heap in the middle of the board. No longer could you tell with once glance who was rolling in dough and who barely made it back to “Go” to collect $200.
Jeff Foxworthy isn’t the only comedian to get mileage off of the “you might be (fill in the blank here), if …” jokes, but he is probably the best known. The phrase comes in lots of variations, but joking aside it can be a good way to determine whether to give extra consideration to a choice.
One of the buzzwords of the day is “the Cloud.” It seems like nearly everything is moving to the cloud, sometimes without much thought of whether or not cloud features would be beneficial or even necessary. I’m not against being connected to the Cloud or even Cloud-based—far from it. It just shouldn’t be a check box requirement unless it will add a real value to your purchase.
Most people I know enjoy taking some vacation time. I have mixed feelings about taking vacation. I enjoy the break from work and spending the time with my family. However, I recognize there’s a Dark Side to vacations. When I get back, I have to catch up on things that piled up while I was gone.
This time off “problem” isn’t exclusive to the vacationer, either. Issues or tasks might get put “on hold” until the person returns. Everyone on the team is impacted. The vacationer feels the impact when he or she returns; everyone else while they’re gone.