Chris J Powell

New Beginnings – Well Sort Of

And so I begin life again as a gainfully employed person.  Funny thing is, this time around it is actually more of a restart than a refresh.  On Saturday I made the trek across the city on Public Transit (yes the Pedestrian Commuter is now using the bus), to interview for an interesting opportunity doing what I was doing in my last job. This time around though, I will need to bring out more of my technical skill set and work to build a brighter tomorrow for the company that I am working for as they have not been doing the Customer Service side of things quite as frequently as they used to.  Helping customers maintain their vehicles is an interesting gig and the Infographic included here shows that there is some challenges for car owners today and when I was driving…I was in that mix as well.   There are 22.5 million vehicles on the road today in Canada and the reality is, drivers today will delay, postpone or defer many recommended maintenance services.  Look to your manufacturers maintenance … Read more

A New Dawn, A New Day

The adventure that is the life of Krispy continues to unravel before me.  It is interesting to see how the amount that things have changed in the past 5 years the more they stay the same and that I am making an unceremonious return to Call Center life (not what I thought would happen).  This is becoming one of those moments in my life that while it is not what I wanted, it is what I got and hey…4 1/2 years at Call Centers before making the leap to Sales for 5 years…it is the combination of both of these worlds. Training will be interesting as I take 5 years of Sales Experience and apply it to this new world that I will be living in.  One thing is for sure though…a Job is definitely not a Career and I will continue to explore my options as I plug away at making my “metrics” and focus on being productive and hopefully make some money as well. What will the future hold?  Well it is too early to tell but I … Read more