Month: June 2018

Metal Tile Roofing Sheets: New Generation of Roofing Products

Metal Tile Roofing Sheets

Metal Tile roofing sheets are the new generation of roofing materials. Made of high quality roofing steel, the sheets are zinc coated, painted and polyester coated. They are strong, light weight, weather resistant, water-proof. They look so much like clay or concrete tiles, you may be surprised to learn it’s made of steel.

It is the best solution for any project big or small – any home addition or extension, carports, garages, patios, pergolas, gazebos, relocatable buildings, or re-roofing where you need to keep the “tilish” look of your house.

The weight of the steel tiles is around 3.5 – 4 Kg per 1 square meter which makes them one of the lightest roofing materials. Comparing with the concrete tiles (around 40 Kg per 1 square meter) there is a good chance that you could save a lot of money on the frame work. Because the tile sheets a so light in weight you can allow less roof trusses (rafters) to support the roof. Zinc coating class AZ150 is making the roofing sheets rust-proof. The coating is typically covers the steel inside as well as outside.

The installation of the tin tiles is very similar to any other sheet metal roofing like corrugated iron. The battens spacings are 350 mm and that makes the steel tiles strong and easy to install. The tile sheets are appropriate for all kinds of roofs with inclination from 6 deg. That makes them a perfect solution for the projects with a low pitched roof.

Some useful specifications:

  • Thickness: 0.42 mm
  • Width: 1160 mm
  • Cover: 1100 mm
  • Vertical Overlap: 60 mm
  • Horizontal Overlap: 120 mm
  • Corrugation: 24 mm
  • Battens: 350 mm centers
  • Coating: Zinc class AZ 150
  • Polyester coating top: 20 um,
  • Polyester coating bottom: 7 um
  • Minimum roof pitch: 6 Deg

The iron tiles are a fantastic product for any project big or small, new houses or re-roofing, any house additions and extensions, carports and pergolas, patios and gazebos.

New Generation Copiers

A good quality copier is a vital piece of equipment for any home business or office. You need to have a copier that provides documents both with quality and efficiency. Today, there are many new generation copiers available on the market providing more advanced features than ever before.

If you are looking for a superb color copier, consider the DocuCentre-III C3100. All basic office needs can be met with this copier with it being multifunctional, complete with a scanner, printer and fax. The copier prints quickly with high quality resolution and also has a security feature that blocks access to any confidential documents. This copier offers many advanced features that are, easy to use, enhance productivity and control the costs of color printing.

If you have a limited amount of work space, but need a printer, a good choice would be the DocuPrint C1190FS color printer. This printer is also multifunctional, can hold up to 50 pages at one time and has 384 MB of memory. With its fast printing capabilities, it can print up to 12 colour pages and up to 16 black and white pages in just one minute. Looking at this copier, it does look small but has a lot of big features, including competitive speeds, high performance and affordability.

There are times when all your needs can be met with a black and white copier; the DocuCentre 1085 multifunctional copier is a great choice. This copier has been made to withstand a lot of use and is the most durable copier available today. The feature of a touch screen interface makes this copier very easy to use. Administrators have the option of tracking the status of the copier and you can also email documents that have been scanned. The many options available with this copier save you both time and money.

The black and white WorkCentre 4150 copier is also an excellent choice for copiers. It not only provides users with a great coping experience but also provides a multifunctional work area to meet most office needs. This copier has the two-sided copying and two-sided printing capabilities. For your office or home business, this black and white copier provides many modern conveniences and at the same time meets all of today’s challenges of the fast-paced business world.

George Pettit is a journalist and technology researcher. He is often writing about new technology, such as copiers, printers and similar popular topics.

Honda Customers Seeing A Whole New Generation Of Vehicles

If you have been following what’s going on in the news these days, it’s easy to see that a lot of great things have been happening for Honda customers. It seems like Honda has been quite busy lately thinking up new ways to introduce some new high volume vehicles. For people who were looking for more fuel efficiency, the Honda Fit was introduced to North American not that long ago. This was Honda’s way of providing city dwellers with a fuel efficient commuter that also has plenty of cargo space.

With the arrival of the all-new 2008 Accord, there is cause for celebration. If we Look at the all new redesigned vehicle, we see that it is a very practical and unassuming car. For more than three decades, we baby boomers have matured, along with the Honda Accord. This shows us that these latest Hondas prove that maturity can also mean excellence. Equipped with a V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, and plenty of extras the Accord actually becomes fun to drive.

With the introduction of the all new CR-Z concept car, Honda is pushing the limits on bringing true sport and the latest technology together. This new breed of vejicle is poised to set Honda apart from it’s competitors in the Hybrid market. Honda calls the CR-Z a lightweight sports car, indicating that it will have the performance to backup its sporty looks. The interior design of the CR-Z has the look and feel of a Hi-tech and Sporty vehicle, which has been achieved by a very futuristic instrument panel. Honda also designed the interior to seem very airy and spacious by using mesh material on a simple framework.

Next we see the Honda SUT Concept which is a next-generation truck concept that takes a clean slate approach to the light-duty truck segment. It combines a roomy and practical SUV-style interior and a pickup-style cargo bed with traditional Honda strengths. This includes refined styling, superior ergonomics, innovative design and world-class build quality.

The truck market is evolving to meet the changing tastes of a new generation of truck buyers, so the Honda SUT Concept takes this evolution to the next level with higher levels of refinement and sophistication in a sporty and socially responsible package with Honda durability, quality and reliability.

And finally, Honda has recently confirmed it’s plans to bring the exciting “green” cars into production. The FCX hydrogen fuel cell car and a lightweight, hybrid sportscar will both be built – with a production version of the FCX making its debut next month. ear And next, based on the FCX concept, the all-new FCV will be marketed to fleet and retail customers in both the U.S. and Japan. The Honda FCV will provide all the creature comforts and safety most expect while the undisclosed specifications of the Honda V Flow fuel cell stack will provide performance equivalent to most modern day sedans while producing zero emissions other than water and heat.

So as you can see, Honda customers have a lot to look forward to as Honda continues to look at the future of vehicle engineering for a whole new generation of drivers.

The New Generation of Australian Employees

The new generation of young people entering the workforce, have starkly different attitudes and desires than employees over the past few decades and to be honest its the tip of the iceberg.
The next 10 to 15 years will bring significant changes to expectations of what employers need to provide.

Workers born since the early 1980s, the generation Y, crave a more collaborative work environment and detest drudgery. Workplace analysts have stated clearly that the new generation of employees want a work-life balance, which is often at odds with the values of the corporate world. It’s a mindset that most companies haven’t yet faced and that older business concept enthusiasts have not yet grasped. But as retention is becoming a greater challenge than recruiting because as most companies tend to see entry-level employees move out rather than up.

An online survey of 320 graduates by Experience, Inc., which provides career services to university students and alumni, found a similar pattern, with an average tenure of 1.6 years at a first full-time job. More than one-third (36%) stayed less than a year. Another survey by recruitment group office team revealed that over half of employees who have been in their current position for two years are thinking about moving, or have already started looking for another job. The results indicate that about 56% of generation Y employees who have been in the current job for less than two years are thinking of leaving, or have already started looking for new work, while 53% of those say they are moving for higher pay, a better workplace culture and more responsibility.

The results yielded a strong statement. “They crave stimulation and fear boredom,Their ultimate obscenity is to be in a boring job.” So it seems that in today’s dynamic Generation Y workplace, two years in one position may as well be an eternity.

Take for a second now to imagine the long term population projections that suggest a plethora of young workers will replace an aging workforce and the inevitable concern about who is going to fill those management positions that the baby boomers will vacate. Even with economic slowdown rates your company still needs to groom its next generation of managers and if the current trend of generation Yers is to up and leave in under two years then you need a strategy to retain at least the strong leadership types whom your companies future could rely on.

Some companies have already made overtures to appeal to this new sensibility. Two of the Big Four accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, in 2006 revamped recruiting and retention programs to appeal to the work-life balance, mentoring environment and collaboration that generation Y workers want. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, about 20% of its 30,000 U.S. employees are generation Yers. In 2006, it launched a campaign supporting a balance between work and outside interests. The company stresses job flexibility and says there are “no standard hours” because “work isn’t the same day to day.”

Deloitte Australia has recently been voted one of Australia’s top places to work in 2010 by the Great Place to Work Institute Australia. The only Australian organisation with more than 1200 employees in the 50 top Australian companies. A deloitte spokesman said that the reason they believe they are considered a great place to work is that in these volatile times they believe the best way to value employees is to run the business in such a way that most people will remain employed.

More and more companies are incorporating work/life options and health and well-being options into the work/place to secure the best employees and make sure the current employees are happy, healthy and productive.

Old Family Traditions And The New Generation

Carried forward through the years by each new generation, old family traditions are a powerful means of strengthening the bonds that hold families together. Old family traditions often serve to connect the older generation with the new Generation, encouraging interaction through shared activities, and can also offer a way for families separated by distance to feel close.

Many of the most meaningful old family traditions revolve around food, with families gathering to eat and celebrate together. Often the foods served at the meal are determined by tradition, with recipes passed down from generation to generation or specific family members preparing their specialties year after year.

That food should serve as a centerpiece for so many of the old family traditions that are passed to the new generation comes as no surprise. Food is essential to survival, and being grateful for the success of its production, whether through agriculture or the hunt, is at the base of not only many old family traditions, but also many of the world’s ancient religions.

Celebrating the abundance of the harvest is done throughout the world, with each culture giving rise to a particular set of old family traditions. However, as different as these cultures may be, the foundation of these celebrations is the gathering together of families to feast, to share food, to break bread.

There are many old family traditions designed specifically to celebrate the new generation. Some are as lighthearted and fun as the yearly birthday gathering for cake, ice cream and gifts. Others are built upon meaningful, often symbolic, rituals marking the milestones along the path to maturity. In each, it is the older generation celebrating the progress of the new generation, as one day that generation will do for its own children.

Even when families cannot gather together, which is increasingly common today as families find their members scattered throughout the nation and even the world, old family traditions can help to maintain family ties. Knowing that thousands of miles away, other family members are engaged in the same activities can help keep that feeling of closeness among family members.

Often the new generation uses old family traditions to honor those who have passed before them. Many children learn the history of their families in this way, listening as family members share memories of those who are no longer with them and of their own childhood remembrances. Sometimes it is the old family traditions that hold a family together, the adult siblings continuing to gather with their children after their parents have died.

Participating in the old family traditions builds memories that will last a lifetime, and serves to build relationships, not only between the old and new generations, but also amongst those that will be continuing the families as the elder members pass away. Teaching the new generation to honor old family traditions can help to preserve the family through the years, even through the times when its members cannot gather together, fostering a sense of belonging that will be a source of joy for years to come.

3 Product Creation Tips For the New Generation of Internet Buyers

A new generation of consumers and buyers is taking over the market. These buyers are not averse to making their needs and demands known and thus in terms of product creation, you know exactly what they want and can cater to their needs and requirements. Here are a few aspects of catering to their product demands.

1. Addressing the Demographics

It’s important to know where you consumers are going to come from. Moreover, you have to look at their income levels as well as age. The income levels usually dictate the kind of product that somebody goes for and so does the age of a person. Product creation that targets a particular demographic target is usually successful.

2. Addressing Tastes and Interests

For e.g. these days, most people regularly access the internet. Therefore, you can understand their tastes and interests, by finding out about the kind of sites they access for buying products. You can configure product creation around the kind of product that they usually go for. This will mean that your product will have a better chance of being tried and selected.

3. Customers Evolve

The new generation of buyers and customers evolve very quickly. What they wanted to do, could be at the end of their list tomorrow. Thus products get redundant at a faster rate. Thus it’s also necessary to keep pace with the evolution of demands and configure the product creation accordingly. Success of a product is never constant. New improvements need to be made, for the consistent popularity of the product.

Fabian Tan is a well-known Internet Marketing expert and the author of the popular 45-page Report:

“Murder Your Job: How To Build Cash Sucking Autopilot Businesses In 30 Days Or Less!”

Product Creation Tips – What Do the ‘New Generation’ of Buyers Want?

Many new small business owners overlook the process that surrounds product creation and dismiss it as too scientific or otherwise technical for their abilities. The truth is that a major part of the process has nothing to do with technical skill and everything to do with the way the product appears to the consumer. With a new generation of consumers beginning to make their needs and desires known to the marketplace, it is high time that we understand those needs and address them or risk missing the boat and a large potential customer base as well.

What Do They Need? What Do They Want?

These two questions are at the foundation of understanding the target customer. When your product can address either question effectively, you have a potential success on your hands. When it can address both, whether tangibly or subconsciously, you are miles ahead of your competition.

It has never been more important to understand your target demographic. This new generation of consumers has grown up with the Internet. They aren’t impressed by the same things that caught their parents’ eye. They need more flash and more bang for their buck and they need it fast.

During the product creation process you need to address the needs and desires of the target audience. If that target is part of the new generation consumer then your earning potential is tremendous but only if you meet the needs of a rapidly evolving market. Consumers can get nearly anything at any time these days and unless your product speaks directly to them, they’re going to go with someone else who does.

Fabian Tan is a well-known Internet Marketing expert and the author of the popular 45-page Report:

“Murder Your Job: How To Build Cash Sucking Autopilot Businesses In 30 Days Or Less!”

The Difference Between The Old And The New Generation

It is pretty clear that there is a difference between the old and the new generation. Everyone has their own view which changes radically from one generation to another. Some changes actually help us move forward while others make our world regress by their impact. So what is happening?

What is the difference between my generation and the current one? Is the impact creating a gap? What has changed in a good or bad way?

Well, each of us is entitled to their opinion. The current generation is not like any other generation I have seen in history. Due to the rise in technology, the world is evolving fast and changing the way most of us do things. Today’s young generation is so used to the technology which they learn very quickly. It could be considered as a benediction, but there are times when it is not appropriate.

The way things worked in my generation, which was the 80’s, has changed drastically. And I do not believe that the ways some things have progressed are for the better. But that is my point of view. If I decided to write this post, it is because of young people laughing at the way a man my age did things.

Today’s generation believes that they are entitled to everything without the need of lifting a single finger. This generation thinks it has the right to being spoon fed all of its desires while those before them worked hard for everything that they do have. And yes, there are pros and cons in all generations.

The Old and New Generation
Some young people were throwing stuff on the ground while there was a trash bin just ten feet away. An older man around my age told them to pick their garbage. One girl picked it all up while the others were laughing and said to the man: “Your generation did also not care about saving the environment.

I am living in Austria, and I admire this country, so I knew this situation would not degenerate into unfortunate circumstances. As I listened to this while I passed by, I realized that even if bio-products did not exist in stores yet, we lived more naturally. These young people were mistaken.

In My Generation
In my generation, we were already recycling. We returned all glass bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the factory to be washed and sterilized and refilled so that it could use the same containers over and over.

Mothers washed diapers made of old clothing because they did not have the throw-away kind we have today. They dried clothes on a line with for only power the wind and sun and not a dryer. Most children, in my homeland, got the old clothes from their older relatives, not new or brand clothing each time.

We had to push a mower with the strength of our arms to make the blades spin instead of firing up a motor that runs on electricity or gasoline just to cut the lawn. In my generation, we were outside all day and exercised by playing sports with others children rather than going to a health club. We did not want to stay inside the house.

More of My Generation
In school, my generation refilled writing pens with ink cartridges instead of getting a new pen. Many of us took a tram or a bus; others used their bicycles to go to school while some of us walked instead of turning their parents into a permanent taxi service.

The old generation met friends face to face to have real conversations rather than texting each other all the time. We walked everywhere, to the store or up the stairs instead of climbing into our car or on a motored skateboard each time we had to go two or three blocks away.

At home, we had only one TV, or radio, not a television in our room. And we had no color or a massive size of today’s TV screen but rather a black and white which could get only three or four channels. When we packed a fragile item to send by post mail, we used an old newspaper to wrap it, which I still do.

Yet, the current generation cries and weeps of how we people of the old generation are. I have nothing against progress, but I am against unbalance in a world where we have everything.

Some Difference about the Old and New Generation
Most of the new generation expects things to be done for them. If something requires some extra effort or focus, they are easily discouraged. But if we want to reach success in this day and age, it is expected us to work to achieve our dreams.

The old generation knows that the world does not owe them squat. It understands that no one else than them can do it and that is their responsibility to make something of themselves. It was a more independent generation.

A Generation of Always Wanting More
The new generation seems always to want more which is not bad. But many do not appreciate the simple things around them. They are very careless and are still trying to get more, rather than being happy with what they have.

The old generation knows that resources are limited and that they have to be more resourceful with what they have. They remember the old times, and it helps them appreciate all that they are given.

No More Punishments
The new generation knows timeout is a small slap on the wrist. In older times, we actually got a beating. The generation of today understands the full advantage of these light punishments. That is why they are tending not to listen after all.

The old generation had it rough when it came to punishment. Just like in the army, through a sports coach or a mentor, there is nothing quite like tough love. It actually beat them into shape and made stepping out of line very frightening, as there were consequences for their actions.

Technology and Generation
What shows that the new generation is less trusting and more reliant on technology is that even after they decide to meet somewhere at a particular time, they still text each other numerous times to confirm or follow-up. Using technology often hinders intuition and instinct like using a calculator instead of mentally counting.

Since mobile phones did not exist yet, it was imperative for the old generation to trust each other. When they agreed upon a time and a meeting at a specific location, they relied on the other person to be there as well.

The New Generation and Social Networks
Nowadays, there is no longer a sense of honor, because most people hide behind a computer screen. In the new generation, there is a considerable amount of haters using social networks to actually handle small or significant issues which I consider to be a weakness.

When you handle issues or hate for no reason over Facebook or Twitter, it just proves that you are a weak person. I just put an ad in one of my groups for teaching Kung Fu, and one hater wrote “Kung Fu clown.” And this for no reason as I have never seen or met the guy before.

Back in the old days, when someone had an issue with you, they would either keep to themselves or personally have the balls to come and confront you. It was the proper way of dealing with stuff. I am not talking about violence which sadly enough, is shown more and more on social media these days.

My Final Word on Generation
The new generation relies too much on the internet and social media for their lives and doing things. It is okay to use it but not to abuse it. My final word is that each generation has its own advantages and downsides, but the most important in all of this is that each generation, old or new, has to give lessons which are valuable for future generation.

New Tech Products for Seniors

If you are elderly, you might not exactly be on top of the most current trends in technology. This doesn’t mean that you cannot benefit from the latest advances, however. Tech companies know that the senior market is one of the fastest growing marketplaces around the world and they are looking to cash in by creating products with a specific appeal to the senior population. A recent expo in Europe highlighted a lot of the recent products that have been created.

Some of these new products include smart phones with larger buttons, back ache-free vacuum cleaners, and more advanced hearing aids. One of the important features that these devices have is to make sure that they do not closely resemble medical devices. If they did, this would only remind the elderly of their problems. Products are being designed to look sleek and attractive in order to fight this previous marketing flaw.

The market for products for the elderly has a wide array of diversity because this is a very diverse demographic. Retirees have a large set of interests and product developers are trying to take this fact into account. For example, many elderly folk that use mobile cell phones rely upon the alarm clock feature pretty heavily. This is a very basic use, but modifying this to more closely fit the needs of senior citizens can make a big difference. Other features, like a GPS function that can locate the user, also can be very useful for seniors. Still, other cell phone users value simplicity over gadgets. Finding a phone in the traditional market that is not overloaded with fancy bells and whistles might be tough, but there are units designed especially for senior citizens, too.

The Berlin tech expo offered tours to senior citizens intermittently. The goal was not to sell them products, but rather to educate them and explain how they can use technology to better their lives. The senior citizen population is expanding rapidly because of advances in medicine and technology, and it is important that seniors be made more aware of the simple things that they can do to help themselves.

There are many safety features being produced, as well. For example, a new generation of emergency call buttons has been established. This button will call a pre-programmed number, ranging from emergency services to family members-but that is not all it does. This device, which is worn around the neck, can also detect if the wearer has not moved for an extended period of time and can alert the emergency numbers if this were to occur.

New technology has improved our lives and the senior population is no different. Designing products that can specifically help this population is only a smart marketing idea.

Matthew G. Young is a freelance writer who specializes in financial, sports, and health-related topics. To learn more about in home health care visit Paradise In Home Care

The New Generation of Marketing

I am going to get right to the point. The new generation of marketing is internet marketing. If you are an entrepreneur just starting an online business or maybe thinking about it then you must know this. The internet is the biggest thing to ever sweep technology and is getting bigger every day. More and more people are going online every day and will continue for a very long time. Which is why it has never been a better idea to start an online business than right now.

There are so many options of making money online that if you simply type online business you will be swarmed with all these different programs promising you wealth. The truth is that most of those programs may not work well with you and could be scams. Behind most of them there is somebody or a group who have already achieved success with their online business by selling products to people like you every day. But you must ask yourself how can you get on the other end of the deal and start selling products and start money making websites.

What you may not know is how valuable you are with the knowledge you already have about what I just told you. Many internet marketers today are so far behind that do not even know the basics and are struggling with their worthless online business while the rich are just getting richer and doing less work themselves.

The first thing you must do is to start your own website that can be about anything you want. Think of it as your own store where you can get people to go to and buy products off of you. Let me guess you are wondering where to get these products. Well you can either sign up for affiliate programs like clickbank.com or you can make your own simply by writing eBooks about information you already know. It can be about anything like how to garden.

Once you have started a website and designed it the way you wanted. You must get people to go to your website and build you overall reputation online. You must get as much exposure as possible and there are many ways that you can do this. But this is just the beginning. You can make more websites once you already mastered the first one. But that is just internet marketing in a nutshell.

There is so much to learn about online business and how you can build a website into a multimillion dollar company. But to help get you started with a free website and a lot of information on the matter click the link below.

Yet, I’m Servicing a New Generation

What do you mean … “yet?”

“I am a product of my generation,” was to let you think about where you were born, in what kind of an environment and under what kind of condition. What if I was born in the nineteenth century somewhere in 1860?

If you turn this up-side-down you get another statement: although I am a product of my time; I am servicing a new generation.

Things have changed between the time you were raised and the time you have gained your experience. The current time has its own demands in sense of what is important.

As parents have conflicts with their children in raising them this is often about different values. What was important when we were young and what is important NOW. Those parents that stick too much to the tradition of their own times cannot live in peace with their children.

In business this is not very different.

Of course a manager should contribute with what he has learned in his professional life, yet he should also open up and consider what is the difference in the time he lived and NOW. What is currently important?

This requires some flexibility. Most of all because what is important continuously changes. In 2007 performance management was still fashionable, now it is risk management. And those who cannot capture these changes will fail as a manager. They will fail to connect with their environment, team, organization… with the people around.

The real challenge remains not to completely turn to wherever the wind blows, but knowing from what direction will certainly help the sailor (manager).

Ergo New Generation Baby Carrier

Looking for an Ergo New Generation Baby Carrier? I can help you locate a large selection of these carriers at a good price.

Between the time I had my first baby and the time I had my second, I was amazed at how popular these carriers had become. Moms and dad both like the look and feel of the carriers and find that they can be used for several years with each child.

Benefits of Ergo New Generation Baby Carriers

The Ergo New Generation Baby Carriers offer the following benefits:

  • Bonding with your baby. Using the Ergo baby carrier, you have a continuous connection with your baby while they sleep or snuggle
  • Supports baby’s natural growth of spine, hips, and shoulders
  • Ergonomic design helps prevent back and leg strain as you carry baby
  • Multiple position options (front, back and hip), so you can continue to use the carrier as your baby grows
  • Hands-free movement! This is critical when you are trying to go shopping, do household chores, or if you have older children to take care of as well your infant

How Do You Find Ergo New Generation Carriers?

Ergo carriers are not found in the larger chain baby stores. And the smaller specialty retail stores often have a hard time keeping these high-demand carriers in stock. There are several stores online that sell Ergo products, and some have discounts and special offers, including free shipping.

So you need to know how how to pick the online retailer that will give you the best selection of Ergo carriers at the best price.

Check out Ergo Baby Carriers for the best online purchasing option.

New Generation of Workers – Better Educated, Mobile and Ambitious

Demand for higher wages and better conditions put the spotlight on China’s young labor pool. Despite concessions, many believe they deserve more and move from one factory to the next.

At first blush, China’s current crop of blue-collar employees seems to have it better than predecessors. Monthly salaries are being raised, the living and working environment is being improved, and some companies are even providing facilities such as Internet access.

Not so, according to the young production staff.

Migrant hands are considered to be in the lowest socioeconomic level. Although monthly salaries have been raised to as much as 2,000 yuan ($295) in recent months, factories are cutting overtime hours drastically while boosting the daily yield requirement. This is resulting in lower take home pay that is often just enough to cover day-to-day expenses.

In many cases, 10 people share one dormitory room, resulting in little or no privacy especially for couples. Hot water is available, but only for a limited period of time.

The Institute for Contemporary Observation director Liu Kaiming agrees it is not easy being a young worker today. Although conditions were worse 20 years ago, workers then were better compensated and had higher than average annual income. A university professor, for instance earned between 200 and 500 yuan ($29.50 to $73.80) per month, while a civil servant received roughly 500 yuan. The minimum wage of a factory worker in Shenzhen or Dongguan, Guangdong province, was at least 200 yuan. Including overtime, take home pay reached 500 yuan each month.

The younger set, however, is much more mobile and less willing to just bite the bullet. They quit their current positions and move as soon as they find factories offering better compensation and benefits, even if these are just free dinners, Internet access or basketball courts. Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association chairman Danny Lau said at his production facility, almost one-third or more than a hundred personnel fit the bill, a typical young worker who does not stay long at one plant and moves from one factory to another.

Not only are these employees quick to take advantage of better opportunities, they are also much more flexible in terms of where to go. They do not limit themselves to a certain city or province and relocate to wherever the higher-paying jobs are.

Many of the skilled hands at Ningbo Boda Bags Co. Ltd, for instance, came from Guangdong. They moved to Zhejiang because living expenses in the province are 10 to 25 percent lower than in the southern coast. Public security in Ningbo is said to be better than in Guangzhou or Dongguan.

Less savory reasons

Bad pay and conditions are not the only factors driving workers away from their posts. Sometimes, personality issues come into play. Unlike the older generation, the new breed is not as even-tempered and is more prone to engage in fights and raise objections.

“You do not know when you will hear about premarital pregnancies and then you have to deal with that,” said David Wang, sales manager of Topkin Intl Enterprises Co. Ltd. Wang used to run a factory for tiffany lamps and bronze sculptures, but found it tiresome and energy consuming. He has since sold the plant and now focuses on trading.

Lau said some workers quit their jobs because their boyfriends and girlfriends did so.

In addition, China Center for Labor and Environment project manager David Abrahamson believes the younger set is impatient. Although most render overtime, it is hard for many to focus on assembly work all the time. Boredom alone may be sufficient reason for some to look for newer opportunities. For others, being constantly monitored and reprimanded for mistakes can send them packing.

“I could not stand being watched by the QC inspector and yelled at for a small mistake,” said Huang Yemei, a former factory worker in Dongguan.

It is now common for a plant to be 10 to 30 percent short of hands all the time because of the constant high turnover of young employees.

Desire for growth

Ding Zhihing, a lecturer at the Central University of Finance and Economics’ sociology department, did his own research on China’s rural migrant workers. Published in the Lanzhou Academic Journal in 2009, the study revealed that more than 70 percent of the country’s 229 million migrants have at least finished junior high school. More than two-thirds of the labor pool is between the ages of 16 and 30 years old.

Because the majority has a higher educational attainment, they are often deemed more knowledgeable than the previous generation. Lau of Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association said such employees also learn faster, need much less time to master required skills, understand training manuals easily and can learn new technologies on their own.

Moreover, they are better-versed in obtaining information via mobile phones and the Internet.

These strengths make them more attractive to companies. “The older guys come with too many bad practices and they refuse to change,” said Gordon Styles, managing director of Star Prototype China Ltd. “Also, their techniques are poor.”

The reverse is true, however, for some mature industries such as garments and crafts, where older workers are much more appreciated for their time-honed skills.

But better educational attainment comes with a caveat. Now, the younger set is pursuing opportunities and responsibilities that can help in achieving long-term goals, which go beyond sending money back to their families. An e-commerce student, Huang left her assembly line job in Dongguan to look for sales-related positions in Shenzhen.

Abrahamson said these talented younger workers have greater ambitions. They usually will not work in the same factory for more than two years. Instead, they will try to take advantage of the skills and experience they have gained to look for other promising occupations, including secretarial and sales positions. Some even open their own business.

Moreover, China Labour Bulletin editor Geoffrey Crothall believes the new generation of migrants wants to settle down in the cities where they hold jobs and not in their hometowns. Many are hoping to earn enough money to be able to afford a house, send their children to school and have a comfortable life.

Unlike in previous years, career-oriented workers can find factory jobs that offer internal and external training. Although there is a slim chance those that undergo training will be promoted to a management position, giving employees hope that they can climb up the career ladder is important.

But such opportunities are not as widespread. “Employers see no value in training people only to lose them,” Styles said. He does not subscribe to this view though, and gives English lessons to his personnel twice a week. Star Prototype also has foreign specialists providing technical training and supervision on site.

A young worker’s perspective

Born in 1988 in the city of Yangjiang in southwest Guangdong province, Huang Yemei is but one of the many young denizens at the Luohu Job Market in Shenzhen. Despite the heat, she braved the crowded hall in the hopes of finding work from the roughly 100 booths, a position that would at least match her credentials. Huang is, after all, an e-commerce graduate from the Yangjiang Technical School.

Wearing a light yellow T-shirt, she sat with a couple of young women of similar age, chatting with them, a PVC file containing a few copies of her CV on the table.

“Unless I have to, I think I will not work as an assembler again,” Huang said, having held similar jobs in Huizhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen in the past. She found working in the factories depressing and did not like being berated by the line leaders even for small mistakes.

Living and hanging out with coworkers of the same age, however, proved to be an enjoyable experience. “We chatted, played poker, went shopping and surfed the Internet in our spare time,” Huang said. She was not thinking too much about the future then, quitting her first job assembling TV sets in a Huizhou factory simply because of friction with some colleagues.

Now, Huang feels being an assembly-line worker is not something she can do on a long-term basis, especially since doing so would not secure for her a good and comfortable life.

“Most employers are more or less the same,” she said. Some factories might offer higher wages but no board and lodging. Those that provide food and dormitories usually pay less. Others deduct the cost of meals from monthly salaries.

Huang has some friends in Shenzhen, which is why she decided to try her luck finding suitable work in the city. But Huang really has not decided where to settle down, as this depends on whether she can land a proper job.

For her, the ideal position would not require too much overtime work, and pay her enough to cover her daily expenses and still have enough to spend on other things such as clothes or travel.

But competition is tight in the job market. She believes younger workers such as herself have an edge over the older ones, as they are better educated and more eager to learn new things. Since there are a lot of them, however, her age is not necessarily an advantage.

This article was written by managing editor Aimee Ocampo originally for Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

Can I Build a Home Power Generation Product With Just A Pair Of Pliers?

My name is Jim and I write an online home power generation product review website. I do that in order to try and bring some order into a vast and confusing industry.

Today I would like to discuss some of the simple skills you need in order to build such products. Whether or not an alternative energy resource like home power generation would benefit you or your family is another matter. Your ability to build such a thing is my subject.

There is a striking abundance of alternative energy resources on the market. In fact, I found an absolute swarm of alternative energy companies selling alternative energy home generation programs. I am happy to find that so many are taking home power generation seriously. I am less than happy to see so many who have no idea what they need in order to succeed in the project.

I was totally inundated with lots of hype and lots and lots and lots of slick advertising. Any thinking person must wonder if any of these sellers are really sincere in wanting to provide real alternative energy solutions.

I realize that this has been a really fine hobby for a number of years but now what is striking is the large number of people wanting serious products for serious uses. More and more people are understanding that the energy transition is coming and coming soon.

We’re not building model cars here; this is a serious subject with serious needs. Let’s get into it:

Most of the advertising I found seemed to promote the idea that you could build a project such as this with just a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. It doesn’t take a lot of technical skill and knowledge but you do need some basic skills along with a few tools.

OK, put the beer away and get serious as this is a serious subject with serious consequences for foolishness.

Let’s start with diagrams. Your should be able to simply and with understanding read a device blueprint and an electrical diagram. If you don’t, you can get this knowledge fairly quickly and easily as this is not rocket science (though your friends will probably think so when you build a successful project).

You are going to be putting together electrical components. You are going to need to be able to solder together electrical connections on things like:

1. switches

2. diodes

3. transistors

4. resistors.

We’re not talking about just being able to stick things together. I mean a really good, solid electrical connection.

I know you’re probably thinking that this is just junior high stuff. But think, how long has it been since you have soldered a good, competent connection. If it’s been awhile, get a new solder gun and practice, practice, practice. A good solid connection is important. Then again, maybe you never did anything like this. Don’t worry. Just remember: Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes habit, not perfect. If you practice a hundred times and get it wrong each time, it’s still wrong. Lots of people have the ability to know a good solder joint when they see one. Have someone grade your work. And test.

This is not something to just blow off, saying it will be ok. It’s not. Do it right. Knowledge and competency can come in a fairly short. time. Do it. It is for your family’s welfare. Do it right. The first time.

Your will need to be able to read a multi-meter precisely. Again, it’s not rocket science. The person at Radio Shack can show you and they are not expensive. A little practice and you will be ready for the door.

I realize that some people will actually buy a project and not do it correctly and then it will not operate successfully. Then these same people will blame the seller of the project. I understand that. It also could happen that the buyer will not obtain the simple skills I mentioned earlier. I understand that also. I also understand that the buyer and his buddies might build with the aid and support of a few cases of beer. I get that also. I really do. But I also understand that the web is absolutely filled with scams. Some of which the sellers know perfectly well that their products do not function and lose all interest once they get your money. I know that for sure.

I try to balance all that out. I write what I find. If you buy some of these products, I would like to hear from you and have your views of the products difficulty, complexity, value, etc.

Try to chose well and take advantage of any warrantee period. Most people do not as they are not sure if it is them, or if the project would not have worked with an engineer doing it. it really doesn’t matter. If the project does not accomplish what you are trying to do, get your money back.

The energy transition is coming and will not be pleasant for those who wait for some government to babysit them.

An Overview Of The New Generation Of Microsoft Certifications

Do you know why there exists Microsoft Certifications for new generation and what these certifications are? Let us discuss each of these certifications in detail in the coming paragraphs.

These new generation Microsoft Certification programs are designed in such a way that they not only improve the primary technical skill but also emphasizes on the individual’s job role. These new certification programs offer shorter certification path, which helps the professionals to acquire the required skill sets quickly. These certifications are cost effective.

Some of the New Generation Microsoft Certifications include the following:

a) Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

b) Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

c) Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)

With MCTS certification, you acquire core technology and product skills. MCTIP provides you with job specific skills such as operational processes, operational procedures, and analyzing business problems. Similarly, MCA certification offers you the required skills to validate a business successfully such as technical breadth and depth, strategy, organizational politics, etc.

We saw the various new generation Microsoft Certification programs. Let us find out why these Microsoft Certification program exists. Many IT managers faced problems in choosing the right candidate for the job they offer. This is the main reason for the introduction of new generation of Microsoft Certifications. These new generation Microsoft Certification programs help the IT managers to distinguish candidates who best suit their requirement. These programs are flexible, relevant to the job, simple to learn, and provides credibility to professionals who get the certifications.

Even if you have old certifications, you can still add more credentials to your résumé by getting the new certifications. This doesn’t mean your old certifications will not be recognized. It’s just that these new certifications add more value. You will have to re certify yourself every three years to ensure that you keep in touch with the current IT scenario.

Start learning the new generation of Microsoft Certification today and stand unique in the job market. All the best to get a good job!

Caitlina Fuller is a freelance writer. With MCTS certification, you acquire core technology and product skills. MCITP provides you with job specific skills such as operational processes, operational procedures, and analyzing business problems. Online course is a convenient way to prepare the certification. Even if you have old certifications, you can still add more credentials to your resume by getting the new certifications. This doesn’t mean your old certifications will not be recognized.

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