Gas Station Work

As someone who works in a gas station, there are certain duties that you have to perform while you’re on your shift. These duties are often the same for each shift that you work as other people who are in the gas station have other tasks that they have to complete at different times during the day. There are a few tasks that are more common than others for a gas station services technician to complete so that you have a general idea for how to serve the customers and how to keep the building clean.

One of the things that you have to do is monitor the gas levels on the pumps. This is an essential component to your job as the owner of the gas station has to know when to order more gas during the week. You also need to maintain the cleanliness of the store. If it’s not clean, then it will be hard for customers to find the things that they are looking for, such as drinks, car accessories, and snacks. Keep the exterior of the building clean as well, especially the areas around the gas pumps. Make sure any window cleaner containers are full of fluid so that customers can use them to clean their windows while they are getting gas.

If you work during the day, then your job will likely consist of taking care of customers and making sure items are stocked on the shelves. You will likely answer phone calls and meet with some of the delivery drivers. The night shift of a gas service technician is often very different. The person will usually have to print a report of the amount of money that the store brought in during the day and make sure that the bathrooms are stocked before going home. The technician usually has to sweep and mop as well.

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Playing Online Poker with My Wife

Five card draw used to be my favorite hand of poker to play. Of course, it was the only kind of poker I knew how to play, so I guess that contributed to it being my favorite. My older brother is the one who taught me how to play, and that was the only game he knew. When I got older, I learned that there are so many other kinds of poker games to play. I also learned that you can play Poker Terbesar instead of sitting around a table with a group of friends.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy sitting with friends and playing. Some of those poker nights with my pals are some of my best memories. However, not all of us can get together on a regular basis. Continue reading

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Access to Electric Grid is Crucial in Africa

Most African families struggle to provide for their children, put food on their tables and electricity in their houses. One of the things that are in abundance in Africa is sunlight.
A brave African housewife dared to try and install one solar panel in her house. The price was hefty yet doable, and the children are ecstatic that they wouldn’t have to eat dinner in the dark, they can complete their schoolwork, and the mother can continue her housework after dark.

This is the story former president Barak Obama remembers after his visit to Kenya. However, this happy story is incomplete, the power that one installed panel provides is a bare minimum of what an average family in Africa would need, the rest is very expensive and there’re no payment plans to ask for.

The obstacle most Kenyan families face is lack of access to the national grid, and the US president also sat down to discuss how this problem could be solved as soon as possible.
In the developed countries, solar power already goes beyond and above its maximum capacity; the prices of solar cells are dropping because the production technology cost, e.g. the tools to monitor the deposition rate, is dropping. The West can help Africa find the balance between integrating both solar panel electricity and connecting people the grid. Right now there’s disparity, and the people of Africa have very limited access to the grid. When this problem is resolved, more and more families can enjoy the advantages of electricity.

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How You Can Fight Climate Change

Despite what you might have heard, climate change is very real and very serious. Scientific studies have proven the planet is getting warmer and warmer. Storms like hurricanes are getting more and more severe. We’re seeing normally warm weather events like tornadoes in the middle of winter. The polar ice caps are melting and as a result, sea levels are rising. If the trend continues, we face the very real possibility of several east coast cities eventually being partially or completely under water.

So what can you do? Plenty. Write to your representatives and senators to urge them to support climate change regulations. Donate to scientific organizations dedicated to fighting and educating about climate change. Talk to your friends and get them involved as well.

Other ways you can help include changing your commute. Cars contribute a tremendous carbon footprint, which contributes to climate change. Take public transportation, ride a bike, or get together with coworkers to create a carpool. Even better, see if you can work from home a few days a week.

Buy environmentally friendly products. Avoid those with excess or non-recyclable packaging. Avoid all types of Styrofoam, including packing peanuts. The manufacturing process contributes greatly to air pollution and the product itself is not biodegradable. Instead it sits in landfills for many years. Landfills are a huge contributor to climate change due to the massive amounts of methane gas they produce. To avoid adding to them, recycle as much as possible. Many cities encourage and even require recycling of paper, plastic, glass and metal. If you have a baby, consider using cloth diapers instead of disposable. Buy a steel or plastic water bottle that you can refill instead of buying packs of bottled water. Those plastic bottles build up in landfills and take many years to breakdown.

If you are really serious about fighting climate change, consider getting a degree in environmental science, meteorology or engineering and make climate change research your career. You can get started at online-engineering.case.edu. If you don’t want to make that kind of commitment, volunteer for non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental protection or climate change. Education is the strongest weapon of all.

Talk about climate change on social media. Direct people to solid, legit information sources and away from the plethora of fake news and propaganda sites. Don’t be afraid to correct misinformation or educate people.

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