2014 San Diego County Fires Safety Tips and Alerts

Updated photo of San Marcos Fire from 3:07pm today (Thursday) from heresagem on Instagram:

Fire Map from 10news.com:

2014 San Diego Fire Map
With scorching temperatures, we are seeing fires in several areas across San Diego County. These fires have been unexpected as we are not yet in summer season. We live and work in Southern California (headquartered right here in Oceanside, CA). Our CEO, Mike Glanz’s wife and their kids were evacuated just yesterday from Legoland after it lost power due to the nearby fires. Governor Brown even declared a state of emergency in San Diego County. We’re seeing the smoke and want to help our neighbors be ready.

Here are some useful resources for you and your family:

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Duda Loses, Mets Fans Win!

Hire A Helper Goes to Bat in a Pinch

Lucas Duda heads home. (via New York Daily News)

Lucas Duda heads home. (via New York Daily News)

Here at HireAHelper we are always looking for ways to beat back the negative stories about our industry by providing professional service, earning positive customer feedback and spreading goodwill all around. A few days ago we found the perfect opportunity to do something extra special in this regard, timed perfectly to honor May as National Moving Month.

According to the New York Daily News it seems Mets power-hitting first baseman (and…ahem…fellow USC alum) Lucas Duda was the target of a rob-job while the team was on the road. Before leaving town on April 6th Lucas handed his apartment keys to a representative of the moving company the Mets hired to move Duda while he was away. When he arrived at his new apartment on April 17th he found his door open and $1600 worth of stuff missing.

While this doesn’t shine a positive light on the movers no official statements have been made as to their possible involvement. Still, for someone fully involved in the moving industry and deeply committed to its success, this kind of story is tough to digest. But hey! I’m part of this country’s greatest marketplace for movers and I can do something about it! So even though we can’t do anything to help our friend Lucas (until his next move), we can jump in and help out his fans!

For the entire month of May we’ll be offering a free move* for each home run that Lucas Duda hits, home or away, win or lose, left field right field or deep to center. Here’s how it works: Continue reading

 

How Do I Apply For Jobs I Really Want?

At HireAHelper, we’re always looking for quality candidates to fill our Customer Service Rep positions. Every spring, in the ramp up to the busy moving season, we start hiring in earnest. This year we have received dozens of resumes, some good and some not so great.

While sorting through resumes, we thought to ourselves, “What a great opportunity to help others help themselves!” So, here are our thoughts on how you can better apply for jobs you’re desperate to land.

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Mike’s Super Secret Breakfast of Energy, Wealth, Knowledge, and Power*

(*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA)

Our CEO, Mike Glanz (pictured below) is a pretty driven guy. None of us are sure how he gets so much done while pulling so many pranks.

Photo of HireAHelper CEO Mike Glanz Pulling a WheelieWell, his secret is finally out – and we decided to share it with the world. In an email sent out early this morning with the subject of, “FOOD – The secret to a marginally better day…” Glanz revealed that the secret to his superhuman work ethic is breakfast. Not just any breakfast, but a secret blend of just the right superfoods he calls, “Mike’s Super Secret Breakfast of Energy, Wealth, Knowledge, and Power.” Here are two variations that give the CEO of a multi-thousand dollar web startup his gusto.

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Helper Spotlight: NES Movers of Auburn, Mass.

Nick Ramos’s Winding Road to Success

Nick Ramos is the owner of NES Movers, one of HireAHelper’s many bright stars. Originally from Chile, Nick immigrated to the US when he became old enough to qualify for military service under then-dictator Augusto Pinochet. He landed in New Orleans, where he began a career in retail – a career that was blown apart by Hurricane Katrina. After living out of a temporary shelter Nick was transported to Massachusetts where he began a new career, as the owner of a video game shop. When a national retail chain bought him out he fell into the moving industry where he seems to have finally found a home.

We had the opportunity to chat with Nick Ramos, to get some insights into his moving business success, which he graciously shares with us in the following interview. Continue reading