Your Questions About List Building Service

David asks…

Should I list this community service on my resume?

Ever since I became unemployed, I’ve been going into Habitat for Humanity to help build a house. I’ve been doing this for a couple Saturdays (their dedicated build days) a month, for 4 months. Should I list this experience on my future resumes/job applications? Who should I list under the “manger section” in a job application? One of the building supervisors, or someone from their office? Should I ask them for permission first? Or have I not worked there enough to merit a reference?
This wasn’t court ordered community service, but it is a requirement as I am living in government subsidized housing.

admin answers:

Sure. Volunteer work shows a good work ethic. Be sure whatever you list can be verified, because they will likely call the Habitat for Humanity people. (of course, if this was court ordered community service, I’d be a little more hesitant, but in your case, of course you could list it!)

George asks…

Can I cancel my Broadband service?

Basically, I moved into a student flat last September, and took out a contract with Virgin for internet in October.
I’ve now moved out and I am looking to move into a new flat in June, however it’s a grade 2 listed building and they have a BT line, meaning that I cannot transfer my Virgin broadband service over to the flat.

Would they allow me to cancel it?

admin answers:

I can’t believe the amount of rubbish posted in most of these answers, by people that can’t actually be bothered to do the research.

1) Find out about the new building. Just because it’s Grade 2, does not necessarily mean you can or can’t have Virgin. There may be specific issues detailed in the owner/landlords Freehold/Leasehold or other contracts and documents.
2) If you absolutely cannot have Virgin where you are moving to, then you may cancel the Virgin contract as you like; though will likely be liable to up to 1 month (usually the current month) before and during the move.
3) If you can have Virgin, then they are entitled to hold you to the contract, but as mentioned elsewhere it is unlikely they will. After all, if they did, not old would you never likely go back to them in the future but you’d probably tell a lot of people how bad they’ve been. Word of mouth gets around. Bad for business.

However, there is more to discuss since you gave incomplete information in your question (as so many people do for flips sake).

If you have cable with Virgin now, it may be that you can’t in the new place; but since it has a BT line Virgin may push you to transfer to the ADSL service. You do not have to if you do not wish to.

If your current internet contract with Virgin is ADSL, that could be stickier.

Regarding BT being a crap provide, I beg to differ. Though only in so much as being a large company with millions of customers (can’t be that bad then!) they will *bleep* it up sometimes. I had BT in the early days of the internet, and they were fine. When their value-for-money went crap (the service itself was fine for me) I moved to Sky for some years (great bundle deals). After moving house and Sky messing me about, I moved (except for TV stuff) back to BT. That was two months ago, and as far as Internet is concerned they’ve been good. The home hub/router is certrainly better, that’s for sure.

My personal view on some of the main providers:-
Virgin: top. If you can get full fibre-optic service to your property. Not so hot otherwise.
BT: good for internet access and telephone. TV service is not great unless you have a lot of bandwidth.
Sky: probably have the best all-in-one bundles and deals. They don’t have cable fiber-optic internet, but other than that they tend to offer best value.

Sandy asks…

Baccalaureate Service at a public school: should it be on the official list of events?

A group of students at the local public high school organizes a Baccalaureate (prayer) Service a few days before graduation. They are part of the leadership group at school, but organize this through a local church coalition. It is held on school grounds, is advertised on posters in the school, and is on the school calendar. They pay for the rental of the building like any other group.

The school maintains that this is NOT a school sponsored event, only an event organized by students, yet it is the only non school-sponsored event on the school’s calendar.

While I seriously doubt being on the school calendar and the hallway advertising (no one else gets to advertise there unless it’s a school event) are constitutional/legal, the event itself appears wholly legal and NOT school sponsored.

My problem is I am putting together a public calendar of end-of-school-year events, and am only including school sponsored events,
everything from end of year BBQs to the graduation ceremony and last day of school. I am NOT including anything non-school sponsored, such as a graduate trip to Disneyland that most seniors are going on but isn’t officially school sponsored.

I KNOW I am going to hear about this “community” event being left off of the list. Should I avoid the headache and just list it (which would identify it as a school event, even though it is not), or should I stick to simply telling people the calendar lists only official school sponsored events?

admin answers:

You should stick to telling people the calendar lists only official school sponsored events. No, you should not include it on your listing.

You have stated that other non-school events are not being listed. Making an exception to avoid a headache is inviting legal challenge.

Unfortunately yes, you will probably hear about it if you are in a litigious and/or vocally conservative area. I understand this from personal experience.

That said, it is not a violation of the Equal Access Act or Supreme Court interpretations of constitutional precedent to advertise a private event in the same way the school would advertise any other event, provided the rules are applied equally. If the school is a Limited Public Forum under the Equal Access Act, it would actually be UNconstitutional to deny the organizers of the baccalaureate to advertise in the same ways other groups do.

However, were I in the position in which you find yourself, I would NOT include the event on the list, and would stick ardently to the statement you made: “The calendar is for OFFICIAL school sponsored events only.” This would, in my professional estimation, stand harder on the line established by the EAA.

By removing anything not officially sponsored, including the baccalaureate, you are far closer to the current conventions of constitutional interpretation than if you included any. Why? The rule of thumb under the Equal Access Act is simple:

“You may admit none, but if you admit one, you must admit all.”

The official “yes” and “no” rules of thumb as specifically pertain to Baccalaureate Services have not been addressed in district courts, circuit courts of appeals, or the Supreme Court. However, there are ample precedents regarding religiosity and prayer, and all of them point to fairly bright line tests that any aspect that intimates official school sponsorship should (and in many cases must) be avoided.

You think an annoyed parent is a headache? Try an ACLU lawsuit. I would not include the service on your list.

Helen asks…

What is an estimated good price to charge for building a website?

I’ve been getting asked to build many different webpages however I’m still a student and still learning. There is a possibility that I could be getting a job building the site for a major concert lighting company out of state. I’m not sure what to ask for my services. I plan on doing this as a career but I am still starting out and am still in school so how much should I charge for my services. If you feel I should break it down to a detailed list let me know.

admin answers:

From 10$ to unlimited amount!
Pricing a website is extremely difficult: you need first to establish detailed specifications. Each part of the spec can then be quoted.
On average (World-Wide):
Static sites (HTML-CSS): 10-15$/page
Semi-static sites HTML-CSS-Javascript: 25-30$/page
Dynamically generated sites (server-side scripts): from 500$
Interactive sites: from 1200$
Small e-commerce (catalogue, CMS, payment gateway): from 1500$
Fully blown interactive application: from 3000$
A concert lighting company would be an e-commerce and would require a fair bit of work, probably above your head, as it would intail a lot of server-side scripts, database and more. If it were to show plans and automated quotes, it would become a fully blown application.

Daniel asks…

am building a web page for buisness,i reach as far as making the front but cannot click on any links to open?

example,about us, contact us, customer service, mailling list, etc,,, can u help

admin answers:

You need to “hyperlink” the images or words to link them to a new page. Highlight the area you want to hyperlink and then look for the words “hyperlink” or “link” in your HTML editor.

By the way, you don’t have to publish the site to have the links work. The links will just go to the pages that you have locally on your hard drive.

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