Last year before Covid was a thing we booked a trip to Scotland with a number of B&B’s for the trip. This was myself my wife and her sister,then all hell broke loose with Covid. My sister in law contacted Hotels.com and got a refund for all the hotels she had booked with Hotels.com.
My wife had requested a refund for what we booked on the same dates, Hotels.com gave my wife the run around about the refund and after about a month Hotels.com gave us a Credit/Voucher for the cost of the hotel.
Move a year forward and we go to book the same hotel and use the voucher that Hotels.com gave us and it didn’t give us the credit at all. Knowing how hard it is to contact hotels.com I have been taking care of this for the last 15 days.
Hotels.com has been nothing but a pain in the ass, I have called multi times I have emailed and asked all you need to do is apply the credit to the booking we have. For whatever reason they can not do it, is what they say. They keep telling me we have sent it off to the main office to find out why it didn’t work. That was 11 days ago.
I get a hold of them on Twitter and this is what they said:
Apologies for the inconveniences this has caused you. As we further checked, our offline team already send you an email with regard your case. After researching, they can confirm that your covid coupon was not applied. As a result, we are not able to issue a refund. We certainly regret for being able to provide a more favorable resolution to this matter. ^JD
In my opinion NEVER USE HOTELS.COM they a shysters and should be arrested for FRAUD!
So I was looking for some memory for my computer I found some that I thought would work on this site. After days of giving me different due dates as to when it would get to me. I get it in the mail via USPS on I guess on the late truck.
Found out my computer didn’t like the memory so I contacted newegg about returning it and I got a return email with a $10.36 “restocking” fee and a $12.12 “shipping” label fee.
So after 2 weeks of looking for a job I found out no one ( companies ) seems to find their own employees. I have got so many calls from services that are looking to fill jobs. I of course signed up for every job service I knew of and more and they are posting the same job’s all at different pay rates.
Some of the the job service boards that I had old accounts on are looking at my old truck driving days and sending me jobs in that line of work. I updated my resume and it didn’t seem to make a difference. As I was typing this I had a person text my phone about a job I applied for, not the company I sent the resume into just someone else that saw I had applied.
I missed the days when could apply to the company itself and talk to a person.No middleman between you and what you would like to do.
Well, it’s that time of the year again to start renewing the hosting/publishing of my sites on WordPress.com. Now when I started this I had all the sites on GoDaddy and was paying about $120USD a year. Now that came with unlimited sites and email at no cost. Now with just 4 sites at the “personal plan” on Word Press, it’s $4.00 a month per site with no real email to speak of. That works out to be $192.USD a year. With any “experiment” in hosting, I tried the “premium” accounts on Word Press because after opening the account they gave you a “discount” for the upgrades for the rest of the year, Bad idea on my part. Now just realizing what I did when I did the comparison.
Now to get the email ( send and receive ) from the domain I use Microsoft Exchange, with 2 email addresses it’s $100.USD a year. To make it more complicated most of the domains are registered at Google Domains for the free “privacy protection”. So I’m having to deal with DNS and domain manual info input in 3 different hosting services ( and I wonder why I have a headache ).
Lets list things I like about Word press hosting…
I can get to the websites from anywhere in the world I might be visiting and they load fast
Ease of use
They deal with all the updating
Now what about Godaddy hosting
Not as easy to get to the service from anywhere
Pain in the ass system to deal with finding what you need
Updating my own software ( not a problem )
What I like about Google Domains
Ease of use
I will be keeping the Microsoft Exchange anyway
So I am rethinking Word Press and is it worth the cost…
So about 2 years ago I asked for a set of headphones for Christmas,and these were expensive headphones $150 or about if I remember correct. My daughter Alex was nice enough to get them for me. These were replacing another set of Denon headphones I had for 10 years. I loved those headphones.
So about 2 years after getting the ones for Christmas they started developing cracks in the arms that hold the speakers on you’re ears. I took a chance and emailed support at Denon about how they were cracking after only 2 years,let them know due to the cost I treated these things like gold.
With only 1 year warranty I explained how the last ones I had lasted 10 years and Denon support said I was shit out of luck. This pissed me the hell off so I contacted them on Twitter and they told me “to bad so sad” I was so disappointed. So I took to Twitter with another idea.
Every post Denon made on Twitter or reply from a customer that good things to say about what the bought from Denon I posted a reply with a picture of my broken headphones.
Needless to say Denon got tired of me posting that photo to Twitter and asked me for my home address, and these showed up a few days later. I saw they retail for $299 or more so I’m not going to complain. They work via Bluetooth and came with a wire to plug them in to the system I have now.