Saturday, December 25, 2010

Update 25/12/2010

Well, I am glad to say that I am still unemployed after Two (2) Weeks search for a decent job. I have to say that securing a job is not something that everybody finds in the list of their likings. But, at this moment I am still waiting for some response, whether from government or the private sector - whichever comes first.

I am not so frustrated being at this position as yesterday I learned from one recruitment consultant that it is normal at the end of year, employers are not looking for admission of new employees but rather to attend to other matters such as closing of account, giving of bonuses, and many other affairs of a company.

It is also not a bad news, now not being able to get a job, I work on my own as a computer specialist, dealing primarily into repairs of computers and laptops, formatting, and many other related services. I find myself happy doing this business as although I am fresh, I have began to have my own frequent customers who continues to give me more business opportunities.

Maybe one of the reason that why, customers are coming fast is that because I offer a very cheap price for repairs and formatting. Recently I went to a computer repair shop and inquire about how much they charge for workmanship alone - it's RM 45-00, excluding the percentage that they will take from the hardware replacement and other charges. I said to myself, fuck - it's damn expensive. As for me, my price is far below market price, for computer repairs I only charge RM 30-00 for all kinds of repairs no matter how difficult it is. Please look below to have a clear comparison of my price and market price:


format & drivers - RM 60.00;
repairs                - RM 45.00 (workmanship);
hardware            - (hardware original price + percentage); &
transportation     - customers' own initiative.


format & drivers - RM 40.00;
repairs                - RM 30.00;
hardware            - only hardware original price (even original receipt is given to customer!); &
transportation      - RM 10.00.

So, maybe from what I offer above, no wonder why I receive customers so fast and at a constant and increased rate. I am quite satisfied that I am able to sell something below market price!

Aside from above, right now, I have just had a meeting with the father of one of my friend concerning being an insurance agent. After the meeting, I am quite surprised that insurance agent do make good money - depending on how hardworking they are.

From that moment, I thought I should take this insurance business to be my part time jobs. If we look into this matter, insurance is something where you buy - those who has an insurance will benefit. Look at the world today, cost are rising, government hospitals are offering below par standard service and most important is today is the day where to secure some saving is extremely difficult.

To look at it, given these problems, insurance is a good way to secure any man living in today's world. If one finds it difficult to save - they can save through insurance as more personal financial discipline can be imposed. If one jumps into mischief - trouble, insurance is there to cover for hospital bills and even give you daily allowance by staying at hospital alone as you are not working. I something bad happened to you - no worries, insurance is there to back you up.

I myself will take an insurance next months, a bit on savings and investment - I am still young I may not opt for medical insurance - maybe there's no need for it, right now - I guess...

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