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5 Life Pro Tips of the Week – Part 138

Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.

1. Modems are the biggest racket in the cable business. Don’t opt for theirs, you pay $12/month for life, as opposed to the one time cost of $30 – $100.

Only set up required is giving the ISP the Mac address on the box, and you don’t have to wait for the installer to come “between 8 am and 2 pm”.

2. If there are no chances for job growth or improvement, it’s time to move on.

You are worth more the more you learn. Otherwise, you are getting paid less the more you know.

3. Rather than shushing someone who’s speaking too loudly, try just talking to them in a much quieter voice. They often pick up on the contrast in volume and self-correct without feeling attacked.

4. Most countries require your passport to be valid for 3-6 months after your scheduled return date (US).

Most countries require that your passports expiration date is at least 3 months after your scheduled return date. Make sure you renew it before you travel even if you have a few months before it expires.

Eg. If you are traveling to France and returning July 21st, your passport has to be valid until October 21st.


5. When applying for a new job take a note/screenshot of the key responsibilities so if you ever need to leave you can copy it and add those to your CV.


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  • I work for a ISP Yes you can use your own modem and save money. No it will not save you money if your modem does NOT work with the speed you are subscribed to or upgrade to and obviously you cannot replace it as easily as a ISP modem can.

    if your modem breaks, then you either have to buy a brand new one or just rent. there are no scams here. please dont make it look like we are scamming folks.


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