Internet providers are run like the mafia and they have us all right where they want us. But now is the time to upgrade from that basic package.
Tiers of wi-fi speed pricing are steep with no middle-ground. If an upgrade is necessary, you must go on the offensive. The trick is simple but requires patience and using techniques perfected by the Karens of the world.
Step 1: Call your internet provider. Go through the purposely long and repeating security verifications. Avoid small talk. Push for a cancellation for the lack of an affordable high-speed option.
Step 2: Now, the employee on the line will read you the company's price points and may offer a discount. Do not take this. Carry on and do not waver. Ask to speak to a manager about cancelling so you can move to an alternative provider.
Step 3: The tables have turned. They will send an offer at a lower price than advertised. Remember, providers do not lose money giving you the boosted power. It's all about keeping the payments coming in. Thank them and proceed with a new contract. Make sure your current modem can handle the updated speed.
MASTER THE TECHNOLOGY
The sheer madness of additions to our vocabulary is overwhelming. Zoom, Trello, Slack, Trept, and Skype to name a few. The fourth one is fake...but did you notice? New apps and technologies are springing up everyday. The designs support remote working, organization and more.
Sure, video conferences can be awkward but are they worse than sitting in a stuffy conference room with too many people for two hours? Conference calls will always suck but at least you can play with your dog at home.