Series: Sales Mistakes - The Beachhead ⇒

March 18th, 2019 by Erin with tag Sales

A few months ago I signed up for Provide's Upmarket program, with intention of using it to really kill it at ZE PowerGroup. That plan was thrown into disarray when I was uncerimoniously laid-off; however I still had access to it, so I decided to dig in to prepare myself for my next gig.

As I don't have current opportunities to base it on, I'm going back in time and reviewing past decisions and opportunities, to see what I could have done better. I'm going to publish this as a series of...

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Frustration, The Job Search Version ⇒

March 11th, 2019 by Erin with tag Work

Last year was a tough one for me, job wise, as I got laid from EDP Software in March, then laid off again from ZE PowerGroup in Dec. This was a pretty huge knock on my self-esteem, as at both companies I was doing fairly well and ramping up revenue; it was a surprise, twice!

Getting laid off a few weeks before Christmas is particularly tough as no companies are ramping up their staffing at that time; not to mention you have the Christmas bills coming in.

So my job search begain in earnest...

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Lesson Learned on an EV Road Trip ⇒

August 5th, 2018 by Erin with tags ev & Travel

Some background on EV charging; there are 3 types of chargers, Levels 1-3. Level 1 is a trickle charge, like you'd get if you plugged the car into a standard 110V outlet. It takes ~30 hours to charge our car from one of these. Level 2 is a 240V outlet, like an oven or a dryer. This is what we have at home and it takes 9-10 hours to charge Leaf fully (from empty). Then there are Level 3 chargers. They charge the Leaf to 80% in only 30 mins. These are the types of chargers you want to use...

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New York, New York ⇒

July 14th, 2018 by Erin with tag Travel

We haven't really ever been on a big family trip; France when Elise was 7 months old, San Jose 5 or so years ago and Toronto with my family (parents, etc). Never a big trip with just us, with both kids, so last week we went to the Big 🍎!

We found a nice AirBnB in the Bed-Stuy Brooklyn neighbourhood; an area "in transition" but perfectly fine for us. Being near the C and J subway lines made it really easy to get in and out of Manhattan. And on our last night there, we ran into a block...

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