Amazon Channels? Anybody?

Anybody using Amazon Channels?

Here's the info about Amazon Channels from the Amazon site
Amazon Prime and Prime Video members can purchase third-party channel subscriptions (like Showtime, Starz) and other streaming entertainment channels directly through Prime Video.

Channel subscriptions from Prime Video are paid monthly subscriptions to third-party premium networks and other streaming entertainment channels. Eligible Prime members have the option to purchase these subscriptions directly through Prime Video.

All of the movies and TV programming included with the subscription are then available to watch on demand, on all compatible Prime Video devices.




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Orange Is The New Black Friday? Orange Friday #NYC Parking Reminder

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, but don't sleep in on Friday.  Your offices may be closed but parking enforcement is in effect! Feed the meter, move the car--or you may have an "Orange Friday."

Orange Friday refers to those bright orange envelopes used by the City of New York Parking Enforcement that accompany parking violations.  Check alternate side parking, meter rules, and enjoy Orange Friday!


The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24, is not a holiday. Alternate side parking regulations, parking meters, and all other parking regulations will be in effect.
You can always check NYC 311 for parking updates at http://www1.nyc.gov/311/  or on Twitter @NYCASP



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Amazon warehouse deals


Heard of Amazon Warehouse?

At the Amazon Warehouse, you can get deep discounts on used and open box merchandise http://amzn.to/2y9K6wW. And in true Amazon style, they have a zillion products. Everything from Wireless Karaoke Microphone to Xenon HID Headlight bulbs to a Fossil Q Wander Gen 2 Smartwatch.

Yes, Amazon sells these open-box and refurbished items with the same return policy as their normal products.

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Amazon's digital music. Download tons for free!


Did you know Amazon has a bunch of free downloads for the taking?
A few genres with free tunes: BluesClassic RockJazz, and Reggae. Look around, sort by price and the free songs pop up first.

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Jellyfish stings and what to do if stung


If you get stung by a jellyfish...
The key is to deactivate the jellyfish stingers, called nematocysts, as well as the jellyfish venom. This video explains how, the right way.


Why aren't they hiring (or rejecting) you yet?

So you've crafted your cover letter, tweaked your resume, aced the interviews, sent great follow-up letters. Weeks have passed. Not a word.

As frustrating as the wait is, don't give up on those long forgotten interviews and applications. As an example, today I received an email regarding a job I applied to in mid-November 2016! I read that I've been in the running for the position for the last 4 and a half months. I didn't get the job, but my application has been moving around in the system.


Just because time has lapsed, don't think you are out of the race. Remember that it's not uncommon for companies to have a process where applications get backed up for weeks before the hiring manager gets a list of candidates, and there's another delay after the interviews

If you must send a second follow-up letter, don't make it about you, be topical and mentioned something you've read in the news about the company's latest movements or success story. Most of all, hang in there.

Online Applications and the Required Salary Field

Don't sell yourself short, but don't price yourself out of a great job either.  Have you heard you are "over qualified" for jobs? This is a euphemism for they can't afford the salary requirements entered on your application.

More and more, software screening tools are kicking out applications before it reaches a human being. Between computerized resume scanners and online applications requiring a valid salary to be processed, many qualified applicants never stand a chance.  The salary field is a tough one, we can't leave it blank and it must be numeric. Putting $1 in the field puts your application at risk of being filtered before a human even sees it.

Career coaches suggest to do a bit of research and use the average salary for the position in the geographic area you are searching. This won't trigger any flags by the screening software. If you get the interview, mention the number and you are seeking a competitive salary and it is negotiable with company perks and great benefits.

You can find salary information on glassdoor.com/Salaries

Steve is a Digital Product Manager based in New York City. Most recently implementing Content Management Systems with customized features for entertainment publishing. He known for solving problems, optimizing product features and creating happy users. Steve is actively interviewing and would like to join an Agile team as a Business Analyst / Product Manager. You can learn more about Steve's skill set and background at http://linkedin.com/in/steveapple​

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