“Some people seem to think I can’t work well with others. I actually excel at Communications work and don’t settle for poor quality. When I can no longer work I want my portfolio to be memories of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. Anything in my professional life the jeopardizes my body of work, integrity or self-esteem deserves nothing less than complete abandonment.” Ashton Deroy
Call 647-850-6802 or Email Ashtonderoy@gmail.com for a marketing consultation.
Forward Finances Social media plan
Digital Marketing Consultant 2019
For my Business Community Projects class me and a few other students played a crucial role in helping to develop Forward Finances Social Media Marketing Plan. My Digital Marketing background played a key role in making recommendations, suggesting engaging content and knowing what to boost & what to post. We helped clients that otherwise did not understand social media & we got them connected to resources that would help them market their brand with expertise. To Jeanette Ramnarine and Richard Ramnarine, I am grateful I got the opportunity to work on your project.
Swan Whispers ASMR
YouTube Channel design & Consulting. 2017-2019
For this project, I managed the artist N.L. in creating the background. We created merchandise in the form of a T-Shirt to promote the project & created the logo using Vista Print Logo Maker. This project shows my ability to collaborate and lead projects. Of course, Diana Skye created a really cool channel to promote and work with as well.
Hawkins Cheezies Sustainability Proposal
Had a bit of a struggle in my academic pursuit of a Social Responsibility & Sustainability assignment to include in my portfolio. This is the year of the Climate Emergency in Canada. I want to show that I am someone who takes the ramifications of the issue seriously. I struggled, I had a fit, & I didn’t want to go in this direction for my proposal. Just because my personal feelings are that Hawkins Cheezies respects their employees way more than any employer I have ever served in Telecommunications. However, I did write about some Sustainability issues surrounding Hawkin’s Cheezies. Please click the link below to read.
I am back and ready to re-boot this project with a solo sales effort. I actually pitched this website management service in my Entrepreneur’s class at Loyalist College & got a 94%. Unfortunately, I don’t let myself feel pride for much other than making money & selling stuff. Here is my 4 step plan to make sure this incarnation takes off for this project.
Find new portfolio clients. I need to get in the habit of finding these motivated clients & really growing their projects from sales, to advocacy and public relations.
Investing in Fiverr partners. In 2018 I had tried to partner with Soundcloud stations, designers & PR companies.
Write or sell every day. My current job at a factory already tires me out physically. There is no reason not to sit at my computer once a day and hunt for contacts or write an article. I am going to make a lot more impact by dedicating to this process than I will focus on anything else right now.
Try Facebook & Instagram advertising again. On one hand, some of the changes on these platforms bum me out. On the other hand, it is still the only platform where I have had success bringing in a client.
What we have achieved so far?
- 109 WordPress followers
- One client
- 94% pitching this idea in Entrepreneurs class
- Buying back the AshtonDeroy.com web domain. (I let it go a few years ago)
Ashton Deroy Belleville Ontario
Ashton Deroy Writes: Hey readers I have the opportunity to seek employment again after leaving HGS for being a bad fit. I am releasing my resume again to allow for me to be indexed and for me to be head hunted. I have always maintained I am a talent in the workplace and I deserve to have employers competing for me. Even though I was at a call center I was a bad fit for. I want to continue on the success of 2018 when I was working at 10 Fitness and continue to build my employment success.
If you can think of employment I am a good fit for. You are welcome to grab my resume link above and forward it to employers seeking talent. If you have any questions, please contact me at 647-850-6802 or email me below. Again I consent for viewing parties to send my resume to potential employers.
Ashton Deroy writes: Hey guys, so the last review I wrote on Google was for HGS where I was employed from May 6th 2019 – June 17th 2019. Unlike the review which focused on problems with the employer & company that outsources customer care. This article is going to focus on the issues with Fido as a company. This article will not reveal confidential client information, aim to hurt operations of the telecom company or be used to make HGS seem like an unappealing vendor to other organizations.
To start Fido is a company with a lot of issues. This is a company Trust Pilot rates as a 1-star bad company. As an ex-employee of an outsourcer, my remark is, “No kidding.” The company has been poorly handling customer communications, it blatantly disregards ethics in both call center operations and at sales vendors & lastly the automation practices of the company come off as inconsiderate cash grabs.
First off let us talk about Fido poorly handling customer communications. Say you are with Fido & you happen to be a senior. You have become used to receiving and paying a paper bill. Now you just stop receiving a bill. You don’t know how much you owe, you don’t really understand what happened & now all the sudden you are being made to register Fido.ca to view your bill. The Fido.ca point will be touched on later in this article as well because it is apart of their automation problem. This practice is nothing more than negligence and as a customer service rep, I think Fido shares the blame with certain delinquent customers for using poor business communications practices and being sneaky in their executions.
Secondly, Fido is blatantly disregarding ethics. What is the overage rate for Fido Pulse plans? $10 for 100mb. National Post goes as far as to claim 47% of Canadians go over their data cap. Cellphone bills are also generally criticized as being 24%- 27% cheaper in the United States. Want to know the real kicker? Fido has no ethical way to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt to a reasonable person that you used the data we claimed on a bill. It is the truth because in order to prove your data overages we would need permission to see what applications, browser pages &, etc use what data. That means we would need to totally surveil your phone. Data usage is an inexact science and it needs to be thrown out of use by cellphone companies! Fido, in particular, deserves the blame in this case for continuing to use outdated practices after the introduction of Shock free Data by Koodo & Unlimited Data by Bell Mobility and Rogers Communications.
Lastly, let us talk about harmful and disgusting automation practices. What is wrong with this company? Now just for taking a bill payment over the phone customers have to pay a $10 account handling fee. It is disgusting! Why does Fido do this? So they can encourage customers to make payments on Fido.ca or the interactive voice system. Therefore not requiring the interaction of any kind to accept payment. Here is the gross part. I speculate they want this practice to work because Fido wants to eliminate customer checks and balances which lead to conversations like usage disputes. It is my feeling Fido is acting in such a way to punish customers for not simply laying down and agreeing to pay over inflated bills.
I want to conclude by also stating there is plenty more wrong with Fido. They still continue to practice high-pressure sales tactics by enforcing agent stats such as MRC (Monthly recurring costs.) They also force agents to make sales offers with their Telli system and make customers wait hellish amounts of time to speak with supervisors for consistent billing issues. There was also an incident where I worked for Fido where a man scammed his mother by having his device balance placed on her account. The sales representative also participated in this. Never the less to conclude Fido was terrible to work for & it is terrible to be a customer of. They poorly communicate with their customers, they disregard ethics & they are automating payment practices to selfishly eliminate cost disputes and fair billing practices. If you ask me I hope this company goes out of business before 2030.
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Ashton Deroy writes: In a town that struggles with obesity, high social assistance use & lack of healthcare. What is our town government doing? If you feel like Quinte West lacks community participation there might be good reason. While beer & fast food are sadly a staple of our town’s culture. We have to ask, “Should we be changing this?”
Should our town really celebrate the people most capable of over stuffing themselves with food? Meanwhile we have people struggling to take care of themselves in town. It really stands to reason we need more celebrations of athleticism & less emphasis on gluttony. What is there to celebrate about a food consumption contest?
The Bay of Quinte culture requires a lot of change. The first thing we can do is criticize what is happening. The next steps are to have public discussions, engage public figures & continuous research. Do you think this spectacle is needless? Leave a comment or email me at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com
Ashton Deroy Writes: Have you ever met someone so pig headed, they would let you criticize our public banking system before they let you criticize them for having, for example $8,000 in debt? That would be the case for me in dealing with one of my family’s narcissists. What is a narcissist?
Some people think I qualify as a narcissist because I write blogs. However I don’t think the world runs around me & as I will point out to anyone who spends enough time with me, I hate myself. However I am talking about someone who is so truly delusional in narcissistic behaviors, I could at times buy in to what they said. Although that has faded over time. Now I am mesmerized by the display of constantly unhealthy behavior, while keeping a healthy distance and doing some healthy introspection on top of it.
Ever met a couple where one of the people in the couple has a sole purpose of making sure the other doesn’t crash the car well drunk? This reminds me of this narcissist’s girlfriend or sometimes the “enabler”. The thin line of co-existence & codependency is met by the fact he has interfered with her ability to keep a job, take care of her daughter & function. Meanwhile when she had a job and he didn’t he have no problem asking her for the money for weed. I repeat, “enabler”. I said, I use them to introspect and this is partially why I don’t want my boyfriend to buy me weed.
How to distance yourself from the narcissist?
- Lie– When they call? Say you have stuff to do.
- Tell Harsh truths- Just as effective as lying because when the narcissist has taken too big a blow on their ego they will back off. (If they are not violent)
- Don’t let them control the schedule– They always want to suck you back in to their world. Always state why you are busy or indifferent to their plans.
I use all of these tips to deal with the family narcissist because getting sucked in is not an option.
Three things we can’t really say to this family narcissist:
- You need a job – You are behind on your bills and can’t afford food half the time. Again you have $8,000 in debt.
- Go get medical help – You have serious mental health and addictions issues. Yet you do not address them
- Treat your mother & sister with respect – How is it you have slut shamed one & called the other a whore?
Anyways I saw this narcissist last night in Stirling Ontario & as of now at Loyalist College. I am glad it is over.
Check out the Narcissist’s Dilemma written by Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. Published October 12th 2011.
Ashton Deroy Writes: I used to be one of the most Libertarian pro-tech people you would ever meet. I thought kids needed to learn computer proficiency fast as possible, schools needed to bend the curriculum to be more computer & mobile oriented and lastly we need to make sure all kids have access to a computer. I don’t think think that anymore… My views have changed with the exposure of people legally recognized as minors exposure to sex apps, drug culture & child predators.
The first reason my views began changing was because of something that happened on GrindR in 2015. I had realized someone I was talking to was 16 years of age and they were on an app whose primary purpose was trolling for sex. Well I suppose I was on Plenty Of Fish doing the exact same thing at 17. It still worries me because Plenty Of Fish was like a casual dating site & GrindR was more like a “f*** me in a bathroom stall kind of place.” I encouraged the kid to leave the site as it wasn’t safe for them to use. This was when my opinion first began changing and it only gets worse. Someone really should be looking at their teenager’s phone and saying, “What is Grindr?” Or they should know, because it clearly isn’t educational.
The second part that began shifting my brain on children needing monitoring on technology happened in 2015 as well. My younger cousin used a phrase for smoking weed everyday (SWED) . To my knowledge this kid has never even seen me & my brother smoke weed. However he had exposure to YouTube and it was enough for him to use the expression. Frig I’d rather kids imitate Sponge Bob than Imitate stoners! Which made me only further change my opinion on kids and tech. If you don’t smoke weed around your kids. Why do you expose them to the adult culture of it?
The last part that really bugs me is the mix of child predators & even under aged nudity you are seeing online. FYI Instagram moderators could really use to clean things up! I am pretty sure kids are being exploited on Instagram and some of them getting paid for it via apps such as Only Fans. This kind of stuff just really grosses me out… Parents should really be catching & preventing these things from happening.
Just in my opinion I am getting to a point now where I am pro-monitoring minors on the internet. What we are seeing now? Is getting a bit gross. Kids are being exposed to an over sexualized culture, with drugs & predators. Unfortunately it hard to monitor these things with mobile media & computers. However I think it is necessary.
About the writer
Ashton Deroy is a Business student at Loyalist College & a modest donor to the Liberal Party of Canada. In the past he has been criticized as an arm chair activist & applauded as a pro-marijuana advocate. They are a graduate of Loyalist’s Advertising program & have a graduate certificate from St. Lawrence college in Digital Marketing.
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