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I am not a business owner, but my boss sure treats me like one. I have a vested interest in the success of bowlingball.com.
That being said, I was raised in such a way that says working is a privilege and not a right. You should value your job and work hard. You are being paid for your time that is spent on the job, so your time and needs are secondary to that of the business.
Why do employees today feel that it is their right to surf the Internet, take personal phone calls, text message, etc… Why do we see more and more news stories telling us that employees are only productive 40-60% of the time they are being paid. Does this mean employers should only pay them 40-60% of their pay?
Employees seem to get outraged when they are told what they can and can not do. “How dare you tell me that I can’t take a phone call”.
Vacation and time off appears to be expected. It used to be that as an employee you asked for permission to take time off. Now it seem that you tell your boss when you will not be there. And they are expected to say ok.
On top of all of this I often see customers complaining about where their bowling balls are made. “You should have stated on your website that those Brunswick Bowling Balls were made in Mexico and not the US”. Did they ever stop to think that employees work cheaper and harder outside the US. I am sure that if the unions allowed their members to work somewhere close to even 90% productive hours, then Brunswick would not have found the need to move their plant to Mexico.
The integration has been very simple so far. They do make it easy.
From a technical point of view, here are the sticking points for me.
1) They request the customer’s username and password for their bank.
2) Mazooma acts as an agent on behalf of the customer
3) The customer never sees their bank’s website
So Mazooma must create a payee (if necessary) and then schedule a payment. So the question is can the customer then cancel the payment within their bank’s interface?
I am still gathering more information, and I am not 100% positive that we actually offer this payment option at this point.