makes her living as a temporary worker. ďHave skills, will
travel Ė thatís my motto,Ē says Irene. ďI love the challenge of
coming into a different workplace every few days or weeks and figuring
out how to make things work for them. What I didnít love, though, was
figuring out how to let people get hold of me with the next
Office solved that problem for me once and for all. Now I only have
to give people one number to reach me, no matter where I am or what
Iím doing. No more having someone guess whether to use my home
number, my cell phone, or call some office where I happened to be
working last week.
ďThe best thing
about it is that I can change how it works whenever I want. Some
businesses where Iím working are OK with me getting calls on my cell
phone. Others donít want personal calls at all. And some of course
are in Ďdead zonesí where I couldnít get a call if I wanted to.
problem, with my Universal Office. Before I go to wherever Iím
working that day, I just hop on the system and set the call follow-me
service however I want it. Itís that same with message notification.
I like to do it on the web, because Iím a fast typist. But itís just
as easy to do over the phone. As long as I can get to a phone or a
browser, Iím in control!Ē
"Don't kid yourself though - I may be a great organizer and I love what I do, but frankly I'm a mercenary, just like my TV hero Paladin was - I expect to get paid. And Genie helps me with that too, with my GenieCard. Pretty much everyone pays me with a direct deposit straight into my GenieCard account. The best part for me though, is that's a one-way thing. Last year, some crook found a copy of a check from a traditional checking account I had with the bank - and before I knew what was going on they'd used the numbers on that check to drain my account of hundreds of dollars. That can't happen with my GenieCard!"
Irene knows why
the temporary agencies and past employers she works with have moved
her to the top of their lists of people to call. ďOf course Iím a
great worker. But Iím no good to anyone if they canít get me. With
Genie and my Universal Office, they know that they can either talk to
me right away, or that Iíll get back to them faster than anyone else.
That means assignments come my way, and that means INCOME!Ē