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Recently I started using a Google Chrome App called Meeting King. It is a great tool to organize meetings and agendas, tasks and projects. Well, about three weeks in,Meeting King ask me for a review. I gave them a sterling review and commented that I was amazed that the service was free. To my surprise, I received this response from the owner, Edwin Siebesma:
I just noticed your review on the Chrome webstore. Thank you for that.
Just a clarification the organizer of meetings does need a Pro account (30 day free trial), participants can participate with a free account. I hope that is not confusing because we do try to make that clear, as I don’t like to play games with that.
Can you let me know what you are using it for and if it is still helpful?
Thanks and kind regards,
A few days later I received the notification from Meeting King requesting my renewal at $9.99 monthly. Well, I appreciated the letter but was disgusted with the tendency of app providers to advertise free instead of free trial. As I pondered the advantages of the app against the monthly cost to my Non-Profit, my phone rang. Surprised again, It was Edwin, he said he was concerned that I had gotten the wrong impression and wanted to reach out to me. He also checked the MomsHouse website and said he liked our mission.
This is what differentiates good companies from great ones. I appreciate Edwin taking the time to talk to me, to check out my company and to make it right. This is above and beyond behavior. Edwin and Meeting King have earned my loyalty. Please check out this amazing Google Chrome app @ https://app.meetingking.com. You will love it.
Hello Mr. President,
Congratulations on all your accomplishments and thanks for your attempts to assist the struggling middle classed Americans. I write you today to express an opinion and hope that at least you can understand my irritation with the American way as it stands today. I have worked since I was 16 and never received any government or state assistance other than financial aid for school. You see, my mother taught me to work hard for what you want and that’s what I have always tried to do. I have made some mistakes along the way but I own those and see them as God strengthening me for challenges to come.
In April 2013, I was laid off by Staples after 7+ years. No problem, I thought as with 36 years of experience and a bachelors degree, I would be back to work at in no time. I didn’t realize that at 52, I was no longer viable in today’s workforce (or that’s was they say). No problem, I thought again as I enrolled in Lasell College to get my Masters in Management, Eldercare administration (I graduate in summer 2014) and started my own business called MomsHouse which empowers elders to age actively. While I still look for work, attend school, work at my small business and patiently wait for my 501C3 approval (Yes, I claim the victory), I find my unemployment insurance extension no longer valid.
Some say, unemployment insurance enables the lazy while others claim it drains the national budget. What I wonder is who decided that my 36 years of loyal , honest work was worth only 10 months of partial compensation. I can appreciate the need to keep programs in line, however to do so by depriving those who work or have worked all their lives to support the America we love is just “Dirty”.
Now, I don’t blame you and I believe God has a plan for us all but as I am an American, I have the right to an opinion and this is it. Please do something about unemployment and while you’re at it don’t forget the seniors.
Donna L. Dennis-Hill