Monthly Archives: November 2019
Nov 18 2019
Ford Mach-E 2021 #MustangMachE
 

Ford Motor Company with the announcement of the Mach-E is attempting to change the game. Funny thing is that they are trying to copy Tesla in many aspects. Tesla is the leader and all the big auto companies are playing catch up, The big auto companies have the distribution and manufacturing capacity to crank out the volume. Tesla is far behind in the ability to meet demand. Ford has a name and it will be interesting to see how the public reacts and if it accepts the Mustang brand as an EV. 300 mile range is certainly increasing the game and others will soon follow. Expect to see 300+ as a standard range in the next year. Nissan Leaf will be left in the dust.

All new Mach E was announced on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Jim Hackett CEO of Ford. Fast 4G modems. When will test drives be offered? When will we be able to test drive? Made in Mexico.

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Nov 17 2019
Big Chicken Glendale Opening Jobs Cashiers, Cooks, Supervisor @BigChickenShaq
 

JOB FAIR

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We are excited to be bringing Big Chicken to The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California! Before we can open the doors to California’s first Big Chicken, we need to find the hardest working and most talented people to join our team! Please join us November 19 – 22 at our Job Fair where we will be hiring for Cashiers, Cooks, and Supervisors.

LOCATION

Community Room inside The Grand Lobby
(between Apple and H&M)
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendade, CA 91210

DATE/TIME

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday, November 22, 2019 · 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

ARRIVAL

Please check-in at the Concierge Desk upon arrival. You will then be directed to the Community Room where interviews will be held. Interested candidates should bring their resume, work cards, be prepared to complete an application and possible interview on-site.

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Nov 13 2019
Disney+ Streaming Service Free? @verizon @disneyplus
 

Verizon is offering new and existing customers of certain plans a free 12 mo subscription to Disney+, this move should prove to move Verizon and Disney into a partnership of content and bandwidth providers. You can sign-up here, the rate of 12 mo is $6.99 per month. Disney advertises the service as

The best stories in the world, all in one place.

Only Disney+ gives you endless access to your favorite movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.With Disney+, you get:

  • Classic films, the latest movies, and your favorite TV shows.
  • Exclusive new Originals from master storytellers at Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
  • Unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices- take Disney+ with you.
  • Streaming on up to 4 devices simultaneously.
  • Select titles in stunning 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos Sound.
https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/disneyplus/

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Nov 5 2019
Spectrum Charter Billing Practices @ask_spectrum #bait&switch
 

Being a long time Charter Spectrum customer I have experienced all the bait and switch tactics used by these companies all in an effort to raise their revenue per subscriber. There is much debate as to the harm long term they are doing to the “relationship” many believe they have with their customers. One thing for sure, is that Spectrum is one of the worse companies at “bill creep”, they tout no “monthly contract” but that means basically they can raise their rates as the please, although they claim to lock rates, but according to an online chat yesterday their “policy” is that there is real “lock” , which is really deceptive.

The customer service representatives must really take a lashing from irate customers with the way Spectrum handles business, why doesn’t Spectrum honor current promotions for existing customers? It is all about the margin and bottom line. These companies don’t care about long term. It is really unfortunate but you see it time and time again. My bill went from $49.99 to $79.99 within 6 months, that is for basic internet and phone. There are customers who are paying double to triple that when you factor in video service.

Spectrum has a customer retention department, which is basically the cancellation department, the chat function online is not very effective.

I was able to chat with a representative who basically knocked $10 off my monthly bill, but get this. Since you pay in advance with Spectrum, if you adjust services, they do not prorate your service adjustment! That is their policy. Really! So if you pay for a full tank of gas at the gas station and only fill up half way, you don’t get your money back with Spectrum, imagine how many gas stations would disappear if they did that to customers.

Spectrum has a lot to learn, spending millions on advertising and churning customers, is a long term disaster waiting to happen. AT&T and even SpaceX with their internet offerings will gradually eat away at Spectrum and with 5G looming, internet will be ubiquitous, and inexpensive, under $50 for 1GB will be standard, this will blow Spectrum out of the water. AT&T is lagging with their fiber services, otherwise Spectrum feels like they have no competition, and that becomes a FCC and government oversight issue. Surely Spectrum is paying millions in lobby PAC donations to protect their interests. But Apple, Amazon, Google can all swing the access game very quickly, just look at what has happened with digital content. Although many traditional media companies are still in business, you now have Netflix, Amazon, Apple, etc all producing content and garnering a respectable market share of subscribers of content, Spectrum is not even a player when it comes to content and they are getting slaughtered with carrier fees and royalties.

Spectrum can turn the tide, but it starts with treating customers with care. And so far that’s not happening. The number of lawsuits will continue to plague Spectrum including class-actions.

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Nov 1 2019
Klatch Coffee Coming to Pasadena/San Marino @KlatchRoasting
 

Klatch Coffee Roasting

Klatch Coffee is scheduled to be opening a location in Pasadena, near San Marino, on San Gabriel and Huntington Drive. Slated for a Spring 2020 opening.

In the same location previously occupied by Starbucks and home to Trader Joe’s. The location at 3007 Huntington Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107

https://goo.gl/maps/p73S8QRdXnbn7jSL9

Learn more about Klatch a local roaster to Southern California.

Locations: SAN DIMAS | ONTARIO | RANCHO CUCAMONGA | REDONDO BEACH | FONTANA

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