If you left a survey for burglars to fill out the next time they ransacked your home, how would they rate the experience?
How did you learn about us?Rumors about rural houses having little Security.Location: 5/10Location was alright. Around 500 meters to the nearest neighbor. But unfortunately an hour away from any sizable population (20,000 plus being a sizable population.)Transportation: 10/10Transportation was top notch. The owners of the property never lock their Minivan or Pick-up truck. The keys are always left in the vehicles. Both are moderately new and somewhat non-descriptive so a perfect getaway vehicle. Not only did they provide vehicles they also kept trailers in a easily accessible unlocked shed.Security: 9/10Security was lax. There is a gate but it isn’t locked. Doors aren’t locked unless the house is left unoccupied for more than 2 weeks. No cameras made it really easy. They did have a dog which made it a bit of a pain. He was easily disposed of as he was just a Labrador Retriever puppy. Owners are very light sleepers don’t rob if they’re around.Products: 10/10No place has better selection. The place had 3 DSLR cameras, 3 Workstation class desktops, 3 tablets, 4 drones, 6 Smartphones, 9 external monitors and 11 laptops. All of the items were of premium design and value (aka Apples or equivalent). The freezers and shelves were well stocked the rest of the property was much more appealing though.They also had a shop on the property with many tools ranging from mechanics to carpentry to fabrication. The tools were of medium quality. The shop also stored 2 ATV for added convenience. The shop wasn’t the jackpot though.The shed was the real treasure trove. This drive in shed held heavy equipment all with the keys in the ignition for easy accessibility. The average equipment’s value was around $100,000, with a combined value of around $1.5 Million. Unfortunately the heavy equipment is hard to transport and the market is too small to get away with it.The products all seemed gift wrapped for the taking. Everything was easy to find as it looked organized.Laws in the area: 10/10Owners aren’t allowed to use lethal force or even have a premeditated weapon for self defense. A robber in the area once accidentally locked himself into the garage place he was robbing. As the owners did not come home for a couple days he resorted to eating dog food. The end result was the owners were charged for negligence of the robber. Laws almost protect us. Owners are not supposed to attack us in any way or they may be charged.Would you recommend to your friends?If everybody is gone a resounding yes. Unfortunately that’s not very often as the house is occupied by Home-schooling kids, a Writer and the owner is a farmer who mostly works on property. Also if you intend to use brute force, bring a weapon. All the occupants are big. The average height is around 6 feet.BTW bring friends to help loot. It really requires a team of people to loot the place.
Will you fill out a survey about nuclear energy?
Some of the questions are odd to me.I do not believe we has a sustainable nuclear fusion reactor yet. You may be confusing “fusion” and “fission”. We have established “fission” nuclear reactors.There are concerns with fission energy production that are less of a problem if fusion become sustainable. Have you researched that?The question about best energy source presumes only one choice. Should we not use all methods and distribute as needed for each location and need? Why only one method? Not every location can use wind energy.The survey is based upon fusion based energy. I suggest that you read this page and learn all that you can about fusion and why it is much harder than fission to do. Yes, fusion would be a very cool breakthrough once we are able to produce more energy than used to make it.Fusion power - Wikipedia
Why do auto dealers ask you to fill out a survey where the only acceptable answer is a perfect score?
This is something devised by the manufacturers and imposed on the dealers. The dealers have a lot riding on these surveys including bonus money and sometimes the number of popular models they get allocated is adjusted based on their scores. A bad enough cumulative score on these things and there may be a new franchise of that brand opening up not too far away.Years ago I worked for a dealer that was totally without scruples, [an unscrupulous car dealer? Shocking!!] and at delivery we had a script that went like “you’ll get a survey on your experience in a week or so, and it’s so important to us that we know how well we treated you that if you bring in your completed survey we’ll give you this great car care kit! [containing an assortment of Armor-All knockoff products] Customers bring in surveys, get swag, surveys get reviewed, negative comments get tossed, positive ones get re-sealed and mailed as they were supposed to be.Years later, I’m supposed to pick up a new car at 1:00 PM. The appointment is critical because I have other commitments later that day. At 12:30 I call to make sure things are on schedule and I get told “I can’t check for you now, we’re having a sales meeting.” Remembering how proud they were of their “5 star” dealership status [which was awarded based on customer satisfaction], I tell the minion: “Try to imagine how little I care about your meeting, and what a shitty mood I’m going to be in when the survey arrives.” Many blustering apologies and a prompt check to confirm that the delivery will take place as scheduled. That survey works better than a gun to their heads.
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.
Product development - How do we reach developers to fill out a survey?
Are you able to build a feedback loop into a trial/demo version and offer the demo to the market to try out?
In an interview process, they have asked me to fill out a survey asking how much my current base salary is. What should I consider as I fill it?
I will give you advice from my personal experience. It may or may not work for somebody else, but it does work for me. This is a tricky question, I know. You put a number too small, you risk appearing to not value yourself enough and may get less salary than the employer had initially considered. You put your number too high and you risk scaring off the potential employer as having unreasonable expectations. I usually tell them that salary is just a number and it not a top priority, that I do not want to miss out an opportunity because of a number, and if both parties are very enthusiastic, we can find a reasonable amount (this is an honest opinion, for me salary is not the decisive factor). But many headhunters/recruiters are very insistent on knowing your "expectations". If you are asked directly about your current salary, you can top it off with a few grands ,) No harm in that, but not too much. If asked about your expected salary, I recommend doing a little market research. Visit several websites and find a reasonable number adequate to your new title/responsibilities. If you think you are better than the average (and there's 50% chance you are), you can top it off with a few grands as well.In your situation, since there is no negotiator, only you and the paper, I would recommend putting your salary, or if you find it too low, you can find an average salary on the market for people with similar experience, and put that number.