My EV - One Year In ⇒

June 2nd, 2019 by Erin

We've owned our Nissan Leaf for almost a full year, and it is, without a doubt, the best car I've ever owned (note, I've only owned 5 cars and this is the first truly new car). Note we "only" got the old $5k provincial credit, not the new, additional $5k federal one nor the $6k Scrap It one.

It now has 25K kms on it. If that had been my previous car (a 2005 Kia Spectra), it would have cost ~$3,500 on gas (~9.4L/100K @ $1.5/L) and ~$3000 in maintenance.

Instead it's cost ~$700 in...

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Selling Like (The Best) Car Salesperson ⇒

May 1st, 2019 by Erin

The takeaways are simple but powerful; don’t prescribe until you’ve diagnosed, the best referrals come from great experiences, and build real, long lasting relationships.

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Doing It By Feel ⇒

April 15th, 2019 by Erin

As I start a new role at a cool new company, I'm struck by how immediately comfortable I feel there; it's like I'm "home". Contrast that with my previous company, where I felt out of place almost the whole time.

I really should have paid attention to the (now obvious signs):

  • couldn't use my own iPhone X, had to use an old iPhone 6S
  • couldn't use my Macbook, had to use a Windows machine (!!)
  • no corporate chat
  • no cloud files, have to use a VPN to access files
  • CRM is MS Dynamics,...

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What The Heck is a Keboola? ⇒

April 11th, 2019 by Erin

I first heard of Keboola over a year ago, right after I was laid off from EDP. As usual I reached out to my friends, and Marcus said I should talk to Milan, one of the partners.

I hit it off with him right away and learned that they were contemplating adding a west coast presence to their sales team. They have a very collaborative, methodical hiring process, which culminates in a short term work "trial" and I was nearing this part of the journey when I ended up getting my offer...

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