Posted by: admin on July 22nd, 2008
There are three great mysteries involving codes: Is there really a Di Vinci Code? Are bar codes a government conspiracy? And why aren’t there any famous dudes named Cody?–it’s a fairly popular name, I’d think one would attain celebrity status.
Government conspiracy or not, bar codes are immeasurably valuable. Anyone who was ever in line when a store’s scanning system went down knows how much longer it takes to arrive at a total by hand–even with a calculator. Contrary to what I thought as a kid, bar codes are not placed on products in a warehouse in some obscure city by someone working directly for the devil himself (at least not the Devil part anyway). Anyone with the right machine can label and code their own products and they don’t, as far as I can tell, have to put a number, computer chip or any other identifying mark anywhere in their bodies.
Bar codes save huge amounts of time. Our machines allow the user to easily type and print labels as well as create bar codes that are just as easily read as they are made. Check out Office Zone’s Ksun Label And Bar Code Printer and let me know what you think. Maybe someone can even tell me why they’re called bar codes. I mean, one of the only places where you don’t use them is in a bar. Please enlighten me if you have responses to my profound observations.
Posted by: admin on July 16th, 2008
Disasters don’t wait for victims to get off work before they strike. Employers should treat the potential for an emergency in the office like they would in their own homes. I have compiled some good ideas and bad ideas for office preparedness.
Good idea: Take preventative action where you can. Require identification tags for anyone in any restricted area. Have cameras and recorders installed in high-risk or vulnerable areas.
Bad idea: Make everyone wear cameras and place identification tags on all vulnerable areas.
Good idea: Keep enough 72-hour kits on hand for an emergency shut-in situation.
Bad idea: Replace 72-hour kits with 72′, model Corvette kits.
Good idea: Encourage employees to receive first-aid training so they can use a 72-hour kit on someone else if they need to.
Bad idea: Encourage employees to receive combat training so they can take a 72-hour kit from someone else if they need to.
Good idea: Try to anticipate and be prepared for every possible scenario; plan for the worst.
Bad idea: Purchase harpoons, missiles, or similar items to defend yourself against colossal lizards, gorillas, and/or Cloverfields. (If any of these kinds of creatures turn out to be real and destroy your business, send the bill to Office Zone, Attn:
Good idea: Employ a professional to advise colleagues about emergency signs, procedures, exits and all safety protocol.
Bad idea: Employ a psychic to advise colleagues about apocalyptic obliteration, alien invasions, unstoppable biochemical outbreaks, and all world-ending devastations. Our emergency 72-hour kits are top-of-the-line, but still not equipped to handle things of this nature. In the event of such an occurrence, emergency preparedness is futile, and bystanders are encouraged to panic hysterically; it might be the only time that this course of action is just as good as anything else.
Be ready; not just for insurance purposes, but because your employees and their families deserve it. Disasters happen everywhere. What the employer does to prepare can make all the difference in the world–just ask the families of the trapped coal miners from Utah.