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Celerity, Inc.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Celerity, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been around and available lately because I've been working my ASS OFF trying to land some contracts so I had some "extra" money to expand.

    So, without further ado: My new office.

    It's in the war-torn city of Bridgeport CT. It's in the redlight district.

    1,250 sqft of panic, anxiety and chaos. I have an area (Over the 6 foot kneewall) where I'm setting up a copy shop (Doing legal copying) and then the area photographed is my workbench and desk area.
     

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  2. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    so what will be done out of said office?
     
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I joined forces with a copier service company. I'm Director of I.T. for a small "start-up" out of bridgeport.

    I do the sys-analysis stuffs. I came out of retirement to hire a few guys and scrape off their hard work instead of the other way around.
     
  4. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Is the rent cheap out there?
     
  5. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    In this one building, yeah. $700 a month.

    Now in my town in PA there is a shop available at $600 a month, 2 lifts and an office. 3 bays. Next to a gas station.

    But this, this is a goddam room. When I sell this portion of the business, I plan on jumping into a shop in PA.
     
  6. Bob Vila

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    I'm confused, is the startup a copier service business?
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Wouldn't that be a dead industry to go into
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    No not really - there is still a need for small short run print shops. Especially when you can go straight to plate for fairly cheap these days. I make some pretty good money for my yearbook staff simply from printing larger format photographs on a 24 inch photo printer. For a 1-3 person shop you can keep the margins pretty low and do a better job than Kinkos.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ricoh is out here weekly servicing one of our 6 copiers, so certainly not dead ;)
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    One day, everyone will have a computer that fits inside a cubicle and no one will need paper for anything.
     
  11. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Just a cord to hang myself with...
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    It won't be too long until the majority of jobs are either phased out or shipped overseas and the middle class will be non existent. It will be the ultra wealthy and the ultra poor.

    That's the American fuckin' dream right there for you.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i'm pretty sure thats already happened
     
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    That's why I work for an out sourcing company... technically i can't be outsourced to india when i already work for the indian company :)
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    They could always insource your job though.
     
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    I am the in-source'ee of the outsource services company. :D

    i'm basically the on-site American liason to the Indian work force
     
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    I hope that communicating with India is better than when we call outsourced customer service line. I don't have anything against Indian people but I can not stand their customer service lines.
     
  18. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I actually prefer talk to India. They seem to actually give a shit. And they have exactly zero reason to, unlike their American counterparts who talk to me like I'm a telemarketer that called them during dinner.
     
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    They are smart people, but they lack the ability to think on their own. They need to be spoon-fed each and every detail. if you can out line it, they can build it. but you had better have thought about everything first.
     
  20. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    We just started an india based IT group to support our IT division through various works.

    We're "branded" as a technology company that is a heavy duty manufacturer and win a lot of awards for the technology in our products but our own propietary systems for admin/dealernetwork/etc is complete garbage. Hopefully the india based group can help add new blood to our company man style we have now.
     
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