Monday, November 29, 2010

Admin Issues & 16 Days Posts

Spent most of the day doing admin related tasks, which I don't like so much. The business banking consultant at the First National Bank branch near me was very efficient, patient and friendly. Sorted out most of the banking issues I had and the only outstanding problem is something that is outside her province.

It was nice to feel that a bank, which I normally see it as a disinterested bureacracy, is making an effort to treat its customers as individuals. Or least, thing consultant did. My only complaint, and it is a big one, is that the online banking service centre makes you wait for ages if you call then. Even if the call is being made by a banking employee. Having to hold for close to 20 minutes is not good use of one's time.

Day 5: 16 Days of Activism

Meanwhile, here are today's posts for the blog party for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender violence:

1. School Sexual Bullying - Where do we begin by Jennifer Thorpe

2. Revenge Attacks by Moira Richards

3. The Female Role in Violence against Females & Children by Corinna Turner

Take part in a chat event

Also note that Gaynor Paynter and Alison Fourie, founders of TAVASA will host a chat event on their blog at on the 01 December, at 15:00 - 16:00. The aim of the chat event is to talk to women who may be in abusive relationships, or maybe just women who want financial independence, about how to start a virtual assistant/transcription business. Nope, they're not going to try to sell anyone anything:-)

They just want to help, offer women who feel trapped by circumstance an option they can use to fight for their financial independence, which may contribute towards freedom from an abusive relationship.

Register for the chat event.

And please keep the posts coming. The more ordinary men and women have a say on this issue, the better.


po said...

Hi Damaria, I am so sorry I didn't contribute to your 16 days of activism! When I got back from holiday I just couldn't gear my brain to anything worthy like that and I didn't want to do a half hearted job. I'm really useless in that regard at the moment.

Damaria Senne said...

Hey Po
don't worry about it. I hope the holiday was good? It sounded like you really needed a break.

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