Wait, Just a Minute, Which Watch Has More Value?

Is it really a tough decision?  Would you take an Apple Watch over a Rolex?

The Apple Watch sells for several hundred dollars.  A Rolex sells for several thousand dollars.  In 10 years, a Rolex will likely sell for several thousand dollars (at least if you bought one 10 years ago, it would still have value), or may even increase in value.  In a year or so, your Apple Watch is worth maybe $50, if that.

It is interesting how electronics drop in value so quickly, however items of high quality and demand keep their value.

What will happen to the value of the high-end watch in coming years?  No one is sure. However, we already know an Apple Series one watch is nearly worthless. How much is that first iPad we bought worth now?  Not as much as your Rolex, Omega, Cartier, or even Fossil no doubt.

We all probably need to be better stewards with what we have.  Buying things that really matter but more importantly spending time on things that count.

Rafting In Tokyo

Believe it or not, this video is in ‘Tokyo’.  We operate Japan’s best cloud phone service for companies, so if the phone number isn’t 03, then ‘Tokyo’ is a bit of a stretch.. It was still fun.

Several of us from the office went out for some rafting.  Great to get out and enjoy the Tama River.

Isn’t this the kind of person companies want to hire?

Fired for working through a lunch break?  I think HR departments are looking for this type of person.

Sharon Smiley had worked for 10 years as a receptionist and administrative assistant at a Chicago real estate company until she was fired for skipping lunch one day. After a two-year battle, an appeals court in Illinois has found that denial of her unemployment benefits was “clearly erroneous.”

Smiley, 48, punched out of work for lunch Jan. 28, 2010, but remained at her desk to finish a project assigned by a manager because she did not plan to eat that day, she said.

Smiley, who had passed her 10-year anniversary with the company more than a month before, said another manager told her it was time for her to go to lunch and step away from her desk, but she refused. That manager observed Smiley working on a spreadsheet on her computer, answering the phone and responding to questions by people who approached her desk, according to a filing from the appellate court of Illinois.

You can read the whole story here.  Sharon, send in your resume!