Windstream: Not suitable for emergencies.

Windstream, Not suitable for emergenciesAshton Deroy writes: In Arkansas, Windstream is not suitable for emergencies. What do you when a company offers a home phone service, which is legally supposed to provide a home phone suitable for emergencies but they are not? I am an ex technical support representative through Teleperformance.

I had to quit the company because I got tired of letting down our customers the same way every day. When your phone is down? Fix the things! Now, of course, there are major problems that contributed to the issues. 1. We do not have enough technicians. Probably because the job is complete crap. 2. Windstream really does not have anyone holding the company accountable. 3. Most of the customers have no other options for ISP providers.

 

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It is time to stop using the “S” word so freely. Politics with Ashton Deroy.

Stop saying the S word

Ashton Deroy writes: Does this sound familiar? “Liberals & New Democrats are socialists. It is not the job of the state to look after the needs of the people!” Liberals & New Democrats are not socialists. What is socialism? Google defines socialism as, “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.” We still live in a society where ownership mostly controls means employment & achieves the majority of wealth. In other words, Ontario is still Capitalist. 

How do I prove we are not socialist or even toying with it politically at this time? Well first off neither of our major left-wing parties in Canada is socialist, social programs are not the main symptom of socialism & if we attack the left as socialist, we are setting up a kind of revolution. The deep thought I want to set you up for if we call them socialist do they become socialists? I think as we go on your will realize the answer might become yes.

Why is it time to stop using the “S” word? Conservatives and Alt-Right people are throwing around the word socialism to describe anyone on the left? I am a Liberal. What does that mean? It means I am open to new behaviors that disregard traditional values. In Canada, I also consider Liberalism’s backbone is that we don’t oppress the working class anymore than is necessary to have a functional working economy while caring for the welfare of our vulnerable population. In the case of our New Democrats, they are more left-wing, but still not socialist because they do have a primary focus on job creation

Social programs are not the main features of socialism. The increased use of them has far more to do with health epidemics, no-accommodation in the workplace & an inability to complete High School education. What happens in a socialist society? Usually, the government puts out so much in social aide that it no longer makes sense to work in Canada. Our income assistance programs are quite intent on getting people into long term employment, I can testify as someone who was on assistance recently. 

Now it is time for the “R” word. No, it is not the one disparage people with autism. It is the word revolution. In the past, I have made reference to the revolution as a positive thing. It is not a positive thing that left-wing people are going “hmmm, socialism that doesn’t sound bad!” It does not help that Ontario’s premiere is being largely accused of political warfare on the lower class. This only serves to enhance the problem. Add to that the right-wing Conservative/Libertarian males who treat anyone who can’t work for their own income as less than a person. Yes, these are things that will lead to a revolution and the scary part is poor people commit the most violent crimes, poor people have organized themselves in prior decades to have some of the most violent human rights protests in our history! Take for example Stonewall. They treat LGBTQ2s people like outsiders of society and they fought back! Not good, not good at all! If you abandon the lowest class of society are low-income immigrants, refugees and disabled Canadians they will not hesitate to steal, kill & possibly organize an aggressive socialist movement.

Are you using the “S” word to provoke arguments with the left-wing Canadians? You need to think twice about this. A violent socialist revolution is being provoked in our country by the growth of our Progressive Conservatives, class warfare and simply telling the lowest class of people that helping them survive in difficult economic times is simply too much! Accommodation in the workforce, workplace Unions and or an emergency income is by no means not too much to ask for. Continued exploitation and aggravating an aggravated class of people is a dangerous road to explore, so put the “S” word away and be cautious. 

3 reasons I love Green Grass Oasis

Oasis

Ashton Deroy Writes: I love Tyendinaga Cannabis. I think yesterday on Instagram I may have triggered people who think, “He hates First Nations cannabis. He is an a**.” No, I am being honest and upfront with the current state of the legally defined illegal cannabis market. The honesty is at the end of the day is my social tribe needs to be in constant communication with each other to make sure cannabis is safe, accessible & we all agree on where we spend our money. That is it, I am not big enough to commit Libel which then amounts damage to Legacy 420. I am not the moral police! Check out the marijuana black list

Now I love Green Grass Oasis. I truly believe they are one of the kindest and fairest dispensaries in Tyendinaga. What do I love about this unlicensed dispensary? Here are 3 things I really love about Green Grass Oasis

  1. Friendly staff– They have a friendly & knowledgeable staff who can answer your questions on products.
  2. Never been short – We have never been shorted at Green Grass Oasis. There is a reputation of certain locations on the Res shorting people when they buy something like an ounce. 
  3. Close to but not quite medical quality – I am not going to pretend Res weed comes close to the quality of medical marijuana. Oasis comes pretty close though. However they don’t give you percentage estimates on your containers, I don’t think anything is scientifically verified with their strains & you don’t really know much about how they ensure they grow safe cannabis for your consumption. However great quality so far. Top shelf cannabis is amazing & for lower shelf items you get what you pay for which is not all bad either. 

Do not get me wrong. I sometimes buy legal Cannabis from OCS and Aphria. However, I am still a supporter of the illegal market. We just have to be open and honest about what the illegal market is like. If you are a friend or a family member in my tribe you have to tell people when you suspect foul play at illegal dispensaries. 

If you work with Legacy 420. Contact me @ Ashtonderoy@gmail.com . I have just heard some really evil things from people in regards to Legacy 420 hence why we keep you on the Black List. Prove me wrong! Just prove me wrong and do some good. I also read the release on habitat for humanity. However, the accusations I heard were that the operation was gang owned  & that you watered down CBD products. As a person with autism, I need places to grab reliable CBD. 


Ashton Deroy & Kaylib

About author 

Ashton Deroy is an LGBTQ Liberal with strong Libertarian convictions for Cannabis consumption in Ontario. Ashton Deroy first discovered the beautiful Tyendinaga’s marijuana scene 2018. Prior to that Ashton Deroy was a medical cannabis user in North York Canada. Ashton Deroy treats autism with CBD products and their sleep disorder with THC heavy indicas. 

Ashton Deroy maintains while there is a place for the illegal market. There is to a place for the legal market. Ashton Deroy has gone on record saying that he has lost friends to tainted Cannabis.

\”The legal cannabis shops will clean up Belleville Ontario & drive dangerous standalone drug dealers out of the pot business. That is the beauty of these shops.” Ashton Deroy

 

Tyendinaga & Marijuana safe shop index. Also the Marijuana Blacklist.

Tyendinaga & Marijuana safe shop index

Ashton Deroy Writes: This index is for my tribe of stoners to let them know about safe & unsafe cannabis purchasing locations. Click my name to check out my Facebook page. Please like and Subscribe for the update. This is my Tyendinaga & Marijuana safe shop index. Thank you for clicking on to my website. Just a reminder that marijuana from the reservation is considered purchasing illegal cannabis. I very much recommend purchasing legal containers to store your illegal cannabis.  

The reason for creating this safe shop index is so that family & friends have access to information on acquiring marijuana safely from different available resources. 

Oasis

My step Brother Matt recommended Green Grass Oasis. While I wouldn’t say much on the Res comes close to medicinal quality. Green Grass Oasis comes pretty close. I have been able to successfully use their THC and CBD products when in need. 

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Organic Green Dispensary was recommended by my uncle. Name is omitted. They gave us free joints on 4/20 and they have the best selection of edible products in Tyendinaga. 

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Better Buds is recommended by a friend Ryan. He says he likes the variety. Thank you Ryan for letting other people know the safe places to shop on the Res. I am sure the readers and close social circle will appreciate this information.

Ontario Cannabis Store

No shame in buying legal!

I understand people in my stoner tribe might have a few objections to buying legal Marijuana. However, the OCS is used by healthcare providers in the tribe, colleagues & I used it myself to buy Tangerine Dream. That is a high-quality Cannabis Cup 2010 winning strain. Also the quality is higher & the taste is better for those of us stoners who love a clean marijuana strain for a mid-afternoon high tea time.

 

Spark Medical Cannabis

Do you know the pros of medical cannabis? 

  1. Tax Deductible as a medical expense
  2. Social stigma is often removed as a medical user who consulted with healthcare providers. 
  3. You can travel anywhere in Canada with medical cannabis. 

“However, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows for medical cannabis to be claimed as a “medical expense” deduction on your federal income taxes, the same way you can claim the cost of hearing aids, insulin, or a wheelchair. Here’s how it works.” RateHub, 2019

Black List

Legacy 420

Legacy 420 Is blacklisted. Unnamed sources from my stoner tribe put out rumors that range from product tampering to the store being gang-affiliated. It is a shame, they had these cool radio ads I used to hear from Rock 107. My favorite Quinte West radio station. 

Pot Shoppe

The Pot Shoppe is now blacklisted due to the fact a cashier attempted to give my roommate improper change to pocket a lot of extra cash. We are talking they used to do big business with the shop. Then they decided to blacklist them because of one attempt at an unethical behavior. The shop also runs a radio station with music I am sure they do not have the rights to. I am not sure how copyright law is executed on Tyendinaga but I imagine if caught they could land themselves in some hot water! 

Marijuana news

Brock University’s Dan Malleck, an expert in drug and alcohol regulation, says the government “should have created a mechanism that allowed illegal producers to move quickly into the legal producing system.” Read more on Toronto SUN

 

Portfolio Work

“Some people seem to think I can’t work well with others. I actually excel at Communications work and don’t settle for poor quality. When I can no longer work I want my portfolio to be memories of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. Anything in my professsional life the jeprodizes my body of work, integrity or self-esteem deserves nothing less than complete abandonment.” Ashton Deroy

Call 647-850-6802 or Email Ashtonderoy@gmail.com for a marketing consultation. 

Jacklyn Bell A day at the beach

Forward Finances Social media plan

Digital Marketing Consultant 2019

For my Business Community Projects class me and a few other students played a crucial role in helping to develop Forward Finances Social Media Marketing Plan. My Digital Marketing background played a key role in making recommendations, suggesting engaging content and knowing what to boost & what to post. We helped clients that otherwise did not understand social media & we got them connected to resources that would help them market their brand with expertise. To Jeanette Ramnarine and Richard Ramnarine, I am grateful I got the opportunity to work on your project.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yyXISt7m9zLw0775uYMp_JKgHIPk1EEILTEfdberD0k/edit?usp=sharing

Dignity Repairs

Dignity Repairs

Setup, design and ad sales 2016-2019

This was my first client back when I used the name Digi-Connex. Now I self-Market. This website is the most popular site I have ever managed and through it, I have learned about automotive repair. Something I otherwise knew nothing about. This website demonstrates my ability to canvas online for sales and I sold this website back within the first three months of starting my business.

https://dignityrepairs.com/

swan whispers public relations

Swan Whispers Public Relations

Business Planning, website management & advocacy 2018-2019

This was the Business plan I created for Entrepreneur’s class along with Diana Skye that earned a 94% at Loyalist College. Then in a conversation with Kaylib 2019-07-14, it was talking about what I was good at, it made me realize I had to start trying to do digital marketing again. The result of submitting the Business plan & that conversation made me realize this is the thing I am great at. I need to go back to using the time to work on the skill again.

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Swan Whispers ASMR

YouTube Channel design & Consulting. 2017-2019

For this project, I managed the artist N.L. in creating the background. We created merchandise in the form of a T-Shirt to promote the project & created the logo using Vista Print Logo Maker. This project shows my ability to collaborate and lead projects. Of course, Diana Skye created a really cool channel to promote and work with as well.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFpNkHkuazVOL-XJqgwCjhA

 

 

The WordPress Manager, I’m back with merit

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Hey guys, 

I am back and ready to re-boot this project with a solo sales effort. I actually pitched this website management service in my Entrepreneur’s class at Loyalist College & got a 94%. Unfortunately, I don’t let myself feel pride for much other than making money & selling stuff. Here is my 4 step plan to make sure this incarnation takes off for this project. 

Step 1: 

Find new portfolio clients. I need to get in the habit of finding these motivated clients & really growing their projects from sales, to advocacy and public relations. 

Step 2: 

Investing in Fiverr partners. In 2018 I had tried to partner with Soundcloud stations, designers & PR companies. 

Step 3

Write or sell every day. My current job at a factory already tires me out physically. There is no reason not to sit at my computer once a day and hunt for contacts or write an article. I am going to make a lot more impact by dedicating to this process than I will focus on anything else right now. 

Step 4: 

Try Facebook & Instagram advertising again. On one hand, some of the changes on these platforms bum me out. On the other hand, it is still the only platform where I have had success bringing in a client. 

What we have achieved so far? 

  • 109 WordPress followers
  • One client
  • 94% pitching this idea in Entrepreneurs class 
  • Buying back the AshtonDeroy.com web domain. (I let it go a few years ago

Ashton Deroy Resume Release

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Ashton Deroy Belleville Ontario

Ashton Deroy Writes: Hey readers I have the opportunity to seek employment again after leaving HGS for being a bad fit. I am releasing my resume again to allow for me to be indexed and for me to be head hunted. I have always maintained I am a talent in the workplace and I deserve to have employers competing for me. Even though I was at a call center I was a bad fit for. I want to continue on the success of 2018 when I was working at 10 Fitness and continue to build my employment success. 

If you can think of employment I am a good fit for. You are welcome to grab my resume link above and forward it to employers seeking talent. If you have any questions, please contact me at 647-850-6802 or email me below. Again I consent for viewing parties to send my resume to potential employers. 

3 major problems with the Fido Contract at HGS.

3 Major Problems in the Fido contract at HGS

Ashton Deroy writes: Hey guys, so the last review I wrote on Google was for HGS where I was employed from May 6th 2019 – June 17th 2019. Unlike the review which focused on problems with the employer & company that outsources customer care. This article is going to focus on the issues with Fido as a company. This article will not reveal confidential client information, aim to hurt operations of the telecom company or be used to make HGS seem like an unappealing vendor to other organizations.

To start Fido is a company with a lot of issues. This is a company Trust Pilot rates as a 1-star bad company. As an ex-employee of an outsourcer, my remark is, “No kidding.” The company has been poorly handling customer communications, it blatantly disregards ethics in both call center operations and at sales vendors & lastly the automation practices of the company come off as inconsiderate cash grabs.

First off let us talk about Fido poorly handling customer communications. Say you are with Fido & you happen to be a senior. You have become used to receiving and paying a paper bill. Now you just stop receiving a bill. You don’t know how much you owe, you don’t really understand what happened & now all the sudden you are being made to register Fido.ca to view your bill. The Fido.ca point will be touched on later in this article as well because it is apart of their automation problem. This practice is nothing more than negligence and as a customer service rep, I think Fido shares the blame with certain delinquent customers for using poor business communications practices and being sneaky in their executions.

Secondly, Fido is blatantly disregarding ethics. What is the overage rate for Fido Pulse plans? $10 for 100mb. National Post goes as far as to claim 47% of Canadians go over their data cap. Cellphone bills are also generally criticized as being 24%- 27% cheaper in the United States. Want to know the real kicker? Fido has no ethical way to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt to a reasonable person that you used the data we claimed on a bill. It is the truth because in order to prove your data overages we would need permission to see what applications, browser pages &, etc use what data. That means we would need to totally surveil your phone. Data usage is an inexact science and it needs to be thrown out of use by cellphone companies! Fido, in particular, deserves the blame in this case for continuing to use outdated practices after the introduction of Shock free Data by Koodo & Unlimited Data by Bell Mobility and Rogers Communications.

Lastly, let us talk about harmful and disgusting automation practices. What is wrong with this company? Now just for taking a bill payment over the phone customers have to pay a $10 account handling fee. It is disgusting! Why does Fido do this? So they can encourage customers to make payments on Fido.ca or the interactive voice system. Therefore not requiring the interaction of any kind to accept payment. Here is the gross part. I speculate they want this practice to work because Fido wants to eliminate customer checks and balances which lead to conversations like usage disputes. It is my feeling Fido is acting in such a way to punish customers for not simply laying down and agreeing to pay over inflated bills.

I want to conclude by also stating there is plenty more wrong with Fido. They still continue to practice high-pressure sales tactics by enforcing agent stats such as MRC (Monthly recurring costs.) They also force agents to make sales offers with their Telli system and make customers wait hellish amounts of time to speak with supervisors for consistent billing issues. There was also an incident where I worked for Fido where a man scammed his mother by having his device balance placed on her account. The sales representative also participated in this. Never the less to conclude Fido was terrible to work for & it is terrible to be a customer of. They poorly communicate with their customers, they disregard ethics & they are automating payment practices to selfishly eliminate cost disputes and fair billing practices. If you ask me I hope this company goes out of business before 2030.

Have a concern with this post? SMS Ashton Deroy at 647-850-6802. I take your concerns seriously while maintaining this article is an execution of my own free speech.

 

Hot Dog Eating Contest? Why does Quinte West embrace this culture?

Why are we doing this

Ashton Deroy writes: In a town that struggles with obesity, high social assistance use & lack of healthcare. What is our town government doing? If you feel like Quinte West lacks community participation there might be good reason. While beer & fast food are sadly a staple of our town’s culture. We have to ask, “Should we be changing this?” 

Should our town really celebrate the people most capable of over stuffing themselves with food? Meanwhile we have people struggling to take care of themselves in town. It really stands to reason we need more celebrations of athleticism  & less emphasis on gluttony. What is there to celebrate about a food consumption contest? 

The Bay of Quinte culture requires a lot of change. The first thing we can do is criticize what is happening. The next steps are to have public discussions, engage public figures & continuous research. Do you think this spectacle is needless? Leave a comment or email me at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com 

 

 

High Functioning crazy

 

Ashton Deroy an Autistic citizen in Belleville Ontario shares their past & the current happenings in their life. High Functioning crazy is an identifier I am using to express how my brain functions at certain times. I figure this explanation for poorly thought out rational actions beats the excuse I once heard about autistic people seeming drunk. Also I have always felt the term crazy got an unfair ear due to an overly wide translation. 

Crazy definition

Crazy is anything from extremely enthusiastic to aggressive & dangerous. Apparently I should of been terrified when I met my overly enthusiastic friend Alana. It seemed like an eager smile and a chatty attitude that won me over. However maybe it is was a convincing act for mentally deranged and aggressive behavior. 

High functioning is obviously code for the social behavior classes took. They seem normal enough to engage with everyone else now. I have relatives that understand sensible boundaries less than I do… Honestly high functioning crazy is less exhausting and more ambiguous than telling people your mental disorder. I think honestly if you could just act weird like Pheobe in Friends & just have people expect odd things. That probably beats the constant identification with your own mental illness label. 

Also there is a reckless part of some of us. That scoffs at the labels”BiPolar” , “Autistic” , “ADHD. I can do better than that!!!” Like a personal challenge of self-destruction. Ultimately the general term crazy being vague and therefore also less intimidating. 

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