AT&T Causes More Headaches

I was on my way back to my dorm when I noticed at our newsstand a copy of USA Today with the headline AT&T buys T-Mobile. I have T-Mobile and I like it.  It’s cheaper than AT&T I’ve never really wanted an Iphone and I’ve heard the horror stories of the terrible network that AT&T has. I basically can’t complain about my coverage and now the nausea that accompanies the AT&T coverage now gets dumped on us loyal T-Mobile customers. So what can I expect higher rates? Yup. More dropped calls? More than likely… Oh Boy I Can’t Wait! Apparently this is also a sign of things to come because Verizon will more than likely buy out Sprint to constrict our choices even more.  I’m not excited about this at all. So I’m sure our bill will skyrocket very soon and I’m not looking forward to it so thanks AT&T for somehow managing to tick me off without even having you as a provider.

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Cut ‘that’ out!

Last Tuesday Jess Manocchio, a communication specialist for Rich Products, visited us and she told us about a typical day in the corporate sector of the industry. Her side of the industry doesn’t particularly interest me, but it was good to see how that works. Her job seems pretty stressful, but fulfilling at the same time so I can’t fault her for doing something she enjoys.

However even though her job doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, there was a lesson reinforced in her presentation. Now I have three different sources that mentioned taking the word ‘that’ out of your writing. My teacher, Jess, and PR daily has an article also lobbying for the removal of the word from your writing. So, what does this mean? PR people are obsessing over grammar, and why not your writing represents you so shouldn’t you sound educated.