Episode 9: Hot Topics w/ special guest: Chase Corry

CA Short All-In Employee Podcast

Nelsa and Scott discuss hot topics with special guest, Chase Corry, Account Manager here at CAS. Listen to the episode below or continue reading for a full transcript. 

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[00:00:41] Welcome to the All-in Employee podcast. I'm your host, R. Scott Russell, and I'm right here with my co-host, Nelsa Webber. And we're from CA Short company and you can find out more about us at cashort.com. [00:00:54][12.8]

[00:01:01] Nelsa it's time for us to chat yet again.

[00:01:05] Awesome.

[00:01:06] I always look forward to our talk, Scott, and it seems like we had a little break between our last one. We've been busy around here.

[00:01:13] Yes, we have. And some good stuff to lots of good stuff to kick off the fourth quarter. I've been so excited.

[00:01:20] Can you believe I can't really believe we're in the fourth quarter. It just seems, though, it seems like this year as being such an odd year. But what a crazy year it's flying by now that it'll be Christmas next week, right?

[00:01:33] I like it. I'm on it. My birthday's coming January 11 for all of you that are out there and want to send me presents. But it's not it's not what I'm looking forward to. So I'm really kind of wishing things would slow up.

[00:01:47] Just say, listen, well, listen, you got to have good, good energy look one eleven and that's good numbers. So I don't know what age you're going to be, but you look great. So it can't be anything but. So the five oh oh oh, that's such a good one. Yes. Now I'm going to definitely have to go and do something fun and exciting and celebrate that it's a momentous year.

[00:02:11] Oh, I'm gonna celebrate all year. But if I can go anywhere, if I can actually do anything in 2021, I'm going to celebrate.

[00:02:20] But it did change a lot for me. I will tell you, a lot of plans have changed and things I thought I was going to do have had to shift and but I'm not quite looking forward to it. I start fifties therapy in about a week.

[00:02:33] Oh no. Fifty therapy. What does that look like?

[00:02:36] That's I think that's the regular making sure that I'm OK with it before it gets here, that kind of stuff, because I am not looking forward to it my friend. But it's coming. It's not going well for me that's for sure.

[00:02:50] We're just going to have to make sure we get a pre fifties kit ready for yourself.

[00:02:54] We can make sure that's going to work out.

[00:03:00] Well, listen, we you know what? I'm really excited Nelsa, because for our next several episodes, we have some amazing guests. And you and I love guests. So we have coming up in the next few episodes, we're going to have the CEO of Apto Global who just happens to also be my songwriting partner.

[00:03:20] Is that not cool?

[00:03:22] You know everybody Scott I tell you what. I'm so glad you do.

[00:03:25] Yeah. Tracy Snow is going to come and talk to us. She's Tracy Snow on stage, and that's what I always call her. And she's going to talk to us about her amazing company coming up in November. And then we're also going to be visited by Ashley Green from Verizon and with incentives and engagement at Verizon, and she is an old business partner of mine. We work together for twelve years there.

[00:03:47] And she's going to talk to us about, you know, what it's looking like in the virtual world now that a lot of the Verizon employees have gone virtual. She's going to try to get in fact, I saw a post just this week and the old admin assistant that was in my call center where I was for eight years posted a photo that basically said how much she missed the office. She was packing up to move home to work from home, and they were no longer going to be there.

[00:04:16] So I thought that was that was just a moment even for me to take a look at. So it's going to be real interesting to talk with her about how they're shifting engagement.

[00:04:25] And then on today's episode, we have a very special guest who works right here with us at CA Short, and his name is Mr. Chase.

[00:04:37] Corry. Chase, are you on the other end over there? I am Scott Nelsa, how are you guys doing?

[00:04:42] All right. I'm glad to have you Chase.

[00:04:47] Thank you.

[00:04:48] Chase has been here a few years. How many now, Chase?

[00:04:52] I tell you, I actually celebrate my 10 year anniversary from full time in February, 10 years full time.

[00:05:00] I actually started back in 2007 when we still were in the store bargain hunt excuse me bargain station.

[00:05:08] We talked about the bargain hunt because that's like my favorite store. Exactly.

[00:05:16] And every time I go to Scott, we talk about something at that particular store.

[00:05:20] We do I'm wearing some Sketchers I got from there right now, I can't complain.

[00:05:23] Exactly, exactly.

[00:05:25] But yeah, I actually started there at the store and really enjoyed it. Really glad to do it. And when that came to an end, of course, I'm still in school at UNC Charlotte, but there was an opening in finance doing collections. So, you know, got the hang of that, started working in accounts receivable and you know, during that time simultaneously still going to school. And I graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2010 and started going full time here in February.

[00:05:56] Wow, so you've seen a lot of changes. Very much so. So what I took out of that Nelsa is that I'm old and chased right out of school was a lifetime away.

[00:06:16] But, you know, I know you're celebrating the big five oh this year. Yeah. January, right?

[00:06:23] Yeah.

[00:06:24] Well in 2021 I'll actually be thirty five. So it's something different now.

[00:06:33] So different. It hits a little different.

[00:06:37] Oh my thirty five, seems like a lifetime ago. I know that's what I just did.

[00:06:40] I just went back in my mind at thirty five.

[00:06:44] That was a good time. That was a good time. So. So you started OK so you started at the bargain store and then you went into finance you said. Right?

[00:06:52] Yes. And how long did you do that. I did collections right up until I think it was.

[00:07:02] It's probably, you know, 2009, 2010-ish, you know, the the my interest with CA Short was definitely on the sell side, but at that time, I was still doing the financing and, you know, going through school. But, yeah, that that's pretty much I think it was probably about 2010 when it kind of switched over. And I could start seeing some of us, some of our other side of our business, not just the finance side, but some of the marketing and sales function these days.

[00:07:32] So what so what about today? What have you? I know that when I joined CA Short you were working in the sales group and that's where you are today. So talk to us a little bit about like, you know, you migrated from finance over to sales, I would assume. And then what are you doing today?

[00:07:47] I did. I did.

[00:07:48] And it's been you know, as far as the sales journey has been very, you know, I'd say natural. It kind of made sense. The way it kind of started was with, you know, me kind of helping out on some of the current accounts, you know, supporting a lot of our outside reps. And it kind of went from that to me, managing several accounts and, you know, being like that conduit or that liaison or boots on the ground, if you will, for a lot of our clients.

[00:08:17] You know, the the same experience that I've had with CA Short when I was only doing finance. It was great.

[00:08:24] And, you know, since we've got me in the sales side of it it's been ten times better, I've got to learn to, like, get to see, you know, what all goes into what we do. And maybe it's been a really great experience.

[00:08:38] That's awesome. That's exciting and, you know, to go from the store, I always tell people training here it's such a good experience to see how the operation goes from start to finish and get a full, you know, a full picture of what we do here at CA Short. And it sounds like you've had some really great experiences doing that. So you kind of understand how all those pieces fit together Chase. So I think that's so invaluable.

[00:09:02] I agree. I agree. I think it gives you a perspective that you can only get with that experience of getting to see the companies, the different lenses. And, you know, I've been very appreciative of the opportunity. And, you know, the great thing about being a pretty considerable amount of time, I got to see it when we were on the cusp of changing to now. I mean, it's just been, you know, a great ride. It's been, you know, all of those things where every day it's something else.

[00:09:30] It's something new from the, you know, pre covid back, which is still travel and, you know, get to enjoy and learn more about our customers and actually meet their employees to you know, right now, a lot of it's virtual, a lot of the zoom video calls. But all in all, it's been a very, very great ride for me.

[00:09:48] So, Chase, can I ask you right there? And Scott, I'm sorry if I jumped in and you had a question, but I'm curious to know, like, how are you and maybe a sales team as a whole trying to make those connections? Because, you know, I really believe in a lot of sales is all about relationship and, you know, kind of meeting those needs of the customers. But, you know, some of that is is kind of intuitive a little bit, you know, not just the conversation, but being able to know when to say this or when to ask that or, you know, being able to feel the room, if you will. So the challenges that we've had with covid, how are you mitigating those challenges? And maybe that's helpful for some of our listeners to know, like how how are you making virtual work in order to to meet the needs of our customers?

[00:10:34] I think one of the biggest things with me, especially with this this whole virtual connection kind of thing, you know, it's me being present, mindful, you know, try to, you know, a lot of times in the past, you know, you're rushing through so much to try and get a lot more into less time. And I think since the pandemic and everything started, it's been a learning experience where, you know, if you want a lasting or meaningful conversation, you have to be there, got to be interactive.

[00:11:03] You got to, you know, wait on their answer, let them, you know, express what they want to get across.

[00:11:10] And I think that's probably the most one of the most valuable lessons that have come out of this for me is to, you know, kind of take a step back and actually listen a lot more than, you know, just trying to sell or get my point across.

[00:11:25] And that's great. Great point. Like, really listening. I think that's something we probably all you know, Scott and I talked about things that we want to let go or things that covid has helped us to let go.

[00:11:34] And really focusing in on the present moment has been one of those things for me as well. So it's funny that you say that was translated for you in virtual sales now. So it's a great point.

[00:11:47] Thank you. Is a great point. It is that is a great point. And something else I want to ask you to Chase today is, of course, this is the All-in Employee podcast. 

[00:11:57] So we try to ask all of our guests, what does when you think about the all in employee, what does that mean to you, Chase? 

[00:12:06] And I think for me personally, I think it starts at one of those things where, you know, of course, all of those if you're looking at the hierarchy of needs, the basic things are taken care of.

[00:12:21] To be that always employ, you know, all your needs and, you know, you could work anywhere, but you would rather be wherever that is usually all employed.

[00:12:33] You see what I mean? Because, you know, even if you had an opportunity where you could make fifty thousand more dollars, you are so connected and so binded to the organization that, you know, it's not the money or the title or any of that other stuff. You're grounded. Your needs are met. And you're all in as a result of all that. So I guess that's kind of the way I perceive them now.

[00:12:59] I like to say that I would just tell you that and I know it's hard for people out there to really take this in, but money is not everything.

[00:13:10] And you can be in a situation where you may make more than you ever thought you did or ever could and could be the best, but I promise you that in most cases that comes with an enormous amount of responsibility or with pressure. And so I think even in my own career, you have to make decisions that are the best for yourself in finding a company that that you balance with. To me, is is the best. No matter whether you feel like, you're in the perfect financial- and nobody's ever in a perfect financial spot. Right. I've never, ever met anyone who said, I'm just good.

[00:13:55] Right. 

[00:13:56] But the truth is, we find we find the spots that that that were the most comfortable. And and you balance you have to balance what's important in your life. I think so.

[00:14:08] I love that. So you guys want to talk some current topics? Definitely. Let's get into it. I have several for us today, so let's dove into this one. So this little topic here is about investment in space. 

[00:14:25] And I don't mean like office space, I mean like, you know, the cosmos. Oh, outer space. 

[00:14:32] Outer space. So that here I says that let's see let's see the space infrastructure, which includes companies that build rockets and other spacecraft. Had three point six billion dollars of investment in the third quarter, the largest single investment quarter on record.

[00:14:58] Now, that comes after pretty much being frozen through most of the pandemic and what I what I want to say, any time I see like investment, I know that means jobs. That means people. That means employment. I mean, I'm just curious with my guest today and Nelsa, like, what are your feelings there? Are you on the side of we should be adventurers in into space or are you on the side of we should be spending that money here at home on the planet.

[00:15:26] Question. Details. 

[00:15:30] Well, I know all of the things that I can't remember the publication, but one of the things we talked about a lot was how I think Microsoft is trying to, you know, one up what's going on right now with Amazon and that race to be a competitor in that arena. 

[00:15:49] I think there's a lot of value in it. You know, you can't ignore a lot of the things that are going on here won't happen.

[00:15:56] But I think it's, you know, forever going to advance and make that something viable. You know, of course, that's going to require a lot of investment, a lot of thought, a lot of time. So, you know, I see it as a positive.

[00:16:09] OK, now, and I agree with that, but I guess looking at a situation we're in currently.

[00:16:17] It kind of makes you feel like how do you miss the big elephant that's right in front of us? You know, there's so many issues that need to be solved here on Earth that it feels like you're you know, you're going so far out in space when there are things right now that those investments could be, you know, well utilized.

[00:16:38] I guess my point of view on that, I guess, you know, I think that makes a lot of sense.

[00:16:44] One of the things that I've kind of I think that make me, you know, fair to to kind of see in that a little bit with a lot of the new storm patterns or, you know, how currently, you know, we're seeing earthquakes in places that we've never seen before. You know, on record, they're all these hurricanes or tropical storms that are grown in size so much that there's not even a category to put them in. So I guess that, you know, one of the things that that kind of makes me think of as we advance the space now, I'm not taking anything away from what you definitely said, Nelsa. I'm definitely not doing that. But I do see that there could be, you know, potentially will save lives and some, you know, investment in, you know, our weather patterns and what what we can kind of get from space or what of the knowledge we can build. 

[00:17:37] How much of that three point six billion take is Elon Musk, 5.5 million, by the way.

[00:17:49] The other thing I heard on that story, actually, the reason it brought me to mind today was that I'm not sure who it is, but the government is already contracting with someone to set up a cellular network on the moon.

[00:18:03] Yeah, yeah, they're going to get to work on it so that you can, you know, maybe if I live for that day, I could travel up there and make a phone call right now.

[00:18:13] How much that plan will cost you back on? I'm gonna get you back on a plane or something.

[00:18:20] So, you know, in my opinion of that, I actually I'm a lover of everything universe. Right? I watch I watch Cosmos. Actually, I watch a lot of the how the universe was made. And I often think that we are such a small speck on such a large canvas and that the only way we'll ever really know what that painting really looks like is if we get out in it. And that we just that we are out there. And and, you know, I'm a firm believer.

[00:18:49] I do not believe we- we are not the center of the universe. I just think there's more than us out there somewhere. And one day somebody is going to run up on something.

[00:18:58] So I agree with that. I that you guys have kind of made me want to change my answer a little bit.

[00:19:03] But, you know, I think the exploration is important. I just hope, like with all things that we don't go and make a mess of it.

[00:19:14] Yeah, yeah. Movies, you know what I mean?

[00:19:18] Like, pictures are always respect respecters of the new frontiers. 

[00:19:24] So that's just always my hope that, you know, it don't just make a mess here on Earth and then go somewhere else looking for a fresh start and mess it up to be there. 

[00:19:36] But that's really how I feel.

[00:19:39] That makes a lot of sense.

[00:19:40] Let's let's change tracks all together because Chase we jump around on our hot topic. So we like to go in different spots. OK, now we're going to talk a little bit about the upcoming seasonal. We're we're going into the holiday season in a couple of nice things that I read. Actually, this is really shaping up. The seasonal hiring saw a couple of things.

[00:20:03] One, Target has decided to award a fourth bonus to its front line workers this year. And it's another it's a two hundred dollar perk. It's going to be paid out to three hundred and fifty thousand employees in November. Then these are the front line workers. So these aren't the office management workers. These are the folks pushing the carts and checking you out and all of that stuff. And it says it will bring their total investment, which include included a July wage increase to one billion dollars. So I give Target an A plus some really great things for the workers that are that are out there, the ones who have worked through all of these things. And I think they did a really great job there. I want to give them a little bit of a heads up. And then for us to talk about is holiday shopping is kicking off earlier, obviously, because the pandemic and partially because of lead times, times to get items in. Right. There are a lot of things out of stock today. They're going to be out of stock till next year, but says that they're shifting the approach to seasonal hiring and that companies are looking for more warehouse and call center workers versus the workers in the store. And this is reflective of Wal-Mart. So Wal-Mart is going to curb the number of customers inside its stores on Black Friday to just 20 percent of its usual capacity.

[00:21:30] Wow. Wow.

[00:21:33] Are you going to be down there? Are you all one of those 20 percent? Are you Black Friday shoppers and how about you?

[00:21:42] I am usually and, you know, I'm so glad that they're going back to this Black Friday, not Black Wednesday, Black Thursday, Black Friday, Black Saturday, just like what happened to the one day, it was so special back in the day.

[00:21:56] But I'm kind of glad to hear that, though. I think that's really showing a lot of responsibility by corporations that are looking for number one, you know, how many people really want to go out in all of that with covid still being a real issue. And then, two, you're looking at protecting the safety of your workers, which really says that you're about your stat, your your people, which, you know, I'm always one of those people. Like, I try to to shop local. I try to shop with a conscience. You know, I really like companies like Ben and Jerry's that do good. And, you know, Bob's they put back into into the world something positive. And so that makes a difference to me between that and Target's bonuses.

[00:22:40] You know, those are companies that I want to do business with because they seem to be invested in their people. So I think there might be other companies would be interesting to see how many are going down that path. As you know, you start looking at Black Friday, how many are going to close for Thanksgiving, how many are going to use call centers and warehouses and ship as opposed to, you know, having so many people in the store, especially when you have maximum capacity now. So they're going to have to do something different because you can't allow that. So many people based on the state you live in only so much, you know, so maximum capacity with covid guidelines now can be allowed anyway.

[00:23:21] I like I kind of like the fact that, you know, these are shifting to, like you said, the warehouse and the call center jobs, because I find, you know, definitely coming from a call center environment, there's a pretty consistent work environment, you know, versus standing in a store lifting things. That guy is not like you're not in an apron, you're not in there like you're you're behind the scenes. But but something I'm curious about it. And if you guys know. But do you know anybody who, let's say, has been like laid off from their job or they lost their job and covid that it's going to take a seasonal job? Would they consider taking the seasonal job? I sometimes think that there's a a disparity between like. You know, people, if you've had a career or you've been in a certain situation and now you don't have that, you do you do you think of a seasonal job as a negative? Is that an insult to you or is or do you really look at it as I appreciate the fact that I can work and bring some funding into my household situation? I've seen both in my and I'm frustrated because I will tell you what I've done seasonal work. I was the Bacardi guy at one time, but I was like, I don't remember, maybe 20 and went to grocery stores.

[00:24:46] And I stood there trying to get people to buy Bacardi Mix. I swear we've lived parallel lives.

[00:24:52] I sold golf balls.

[00:24:55] You know, I know that but but I also know that I think sometimes there's that stigma with people that think, oh, that's low pay and that's menial. That's not this or that. But, you know, in today's environment, I just don't see it that way. I see that the seasonal work could very well be the new form of what we're going to be doing moving forward. But it can open doors and get people in. And it says that some of the retailers are boosting pay and offering perks such as flexible hours and child care to attract the virus weary worker.

[00:25:31] Oh, you know, it almost kind of parallels that whole gigging culture where you have your Uber drivers or your Lyft or, you know, some of these other app based things where, you know, a gig, a side job, side hustle kind of thing to me that they're kind of like into that whole seasonal thing.

[00:25:54] To me, it looks very similar to that.

[00:25:59] Well, and I think two people are having to get really creative about the needs, especially with schools still operating at hybrid levels, if at best part time and and part time virtual. So it to me, I'm really glad to see the level of creativity in it. You know, a lot of people are getting off the grid, Scott, like there are a lot of people who don't want to work full time now that they've had this time away and time to reconnect with their families and readjust their priorities. So, you know, part time work for some people is is better is plausible because they have other things they want to do. So I think we're really just seeing work evolve, which is kind of nice, in my opinion, to meet the needs of the worker. It's not just about what the company needs, but it's about what the workers now need to stay balanced in life, like you were talking about earlier. You know, balance is so important to people now that I think it's great to see corporations knowing that they've got to do something different to be able to meet those needs differently.

[00:27:05] Yeah, I mean, it's a big change.

[00:27:08] A big change, because you think about it, the Wal-Marts of the world would always be hiring to be in their store. And they did say they're going to bring back greeters just to help manage that crowd, but that now they're not hiring for the store. They're going to be hiring for their distribution, hiring for their warehousing, hiring for their call centers to take the online orders. So it's a different I mean, what a giant switch, right? In one year to think to think of what Black Friday and what this holiday season is going to look like. Now we're talking holiday. Before we get to our next hot topic, I do want to share a little something and then even Chase and talk about that. But here at CA Short one of the things we've put together this year, we've called them the covid kits. They're called covid care packages. But what they truly are are different versions of small packages, of branded items that we have put together, and one of which I think is really PPE focused. Another one is more like a welcome back to work kit and another is focused on just well well being right. And so they come with several items. And I was going to read you just a little bit about those, if you don't mind. So I'm going to do that for you. Now, you guys get so much like this thing. Tough times bring out true friends. This unprecedented season has put the spotlight on your most valuable assets, your dedicated employees. They're the ones who work longer, harder, who may have worn masks and taken their temp every day and who have remained agile in the face of uncertainty. Expressing your appreciation has never been more important as we collectively navigate the pandemic to keep our teams healthy and safe and contribute to an ever changing world. So these kits can be used for thank you dedication. Keep up the great work. We appreciate you.

[00:29:01] Whether you're returning from a furlough, transitioning to remote, or if you've just got people on your team or people out there that you want to send these to, they're really great. You send them right to the home. You can have the branded with your logo and they're really cool. And I think Chase, you can tell me, but I think they're all around twenty five dollars somewhere in that space.

[00:29:23] That's right. That's right. They're all right around that. The contents, just like you were saying, range from, I think somewhat tissue, a few of the disposable masks, water bottle. The others have pins, utensils, so eating utensils, a reusable metal straw.

[00:29:41] Really cool container for your hand sanitizer or your wipes the really well thought out and really well executed. And, you know, right around twenty. It just I think it's a really nice touch for those that are returning. Getting back to the office is a really nice gesture to to come back and have something like this greet you, because it's not only, you know, a nice thing to have and its got your logo on it, but it's also protective wear. So, you know, it's definitely useful.

[00:30:14] And you can get these shipped. They can do bulk. Or they can ship them directly to an employee's home. Correct. Home or office.

[00:30:23] And then I think the lead times about four weeks. So the reason that's why we're talking about them today show because if you want to try to get something like that. So what, what number can they reach out to Chase.

[00:30:36] They could give us a call 800-535-5690.

[00:30:44] You'll get our front desk, they'll they'll put you in touch with us if there are any other questions or anything like that. You can also visit the website and make inquiries through there.

[00:30:57] That is cashort.com. There you go.

[00:31:01] I just have to throw this. And I think these are great when you're talking about trying to reach those virtual workers as well. Yeah. You're saying what a great thing to make people feel like they're still a part of the office space when they're remote workers and maybe indefinitely. So just want to say not just for those returning, but for those who may not be, you know, what a great idea.

[00:31:20] Yeah, I think this day these have these have the I care message, you know what I mean? Like we care about. Yes. About safety. And here you go. So I've got.

[00:31:30] Yeah, I'm sorry. I just had to mention this thing because it's so cool to me. The no contact key chain. I actually had one of those. And I mean, that thing is amazing.

[00:31:43] And those are, you know, one of the if you don't want the whole covid kit, you could choose to only get your employees the no contact key chain. And what that does, you put it right on your keyring and you can use it to open doors, to press the buttons on, you know, an ATM machine or when you're at one of the stores or what have you. It's a really cool, really neat thing that it goes, like I said, right on your keychain.

[00:32:11] Oh, that's cool. Yeah, I've got one of those, too, that I'd like to use at the ATM. That's my favorite spot because everybody touches the ATM. Exactly. Everybody, alright so I've got one last topic for us today. Just totally different random topic. But I read this and I thought it was very interesting. So there's been a study recently and that study says on average, they have found that students find reading on a screen to be very distracting. On average, students switch tasks three times during a single 15 minute E book study session. So in 15 minutes, you have walked away three different times for something. When we read on screens, we tend to take shortcuts by browsing for keywords and by selecting passages.

[00:33:07] We'd look at a digital document only once and we spend less time reading in depth. In contrast, ninety two percent of Americans said they found it easier to read and concentrate when reading on paper.

[00:33:25] So I wanted to kind of ask you guys that today we're all educated folks. We like to read. We go through quite a bit of content.

[00:33:34] What's your preference? Do you do you agree with that information? Do you think that that digital reading is easier for you? 

[00:33:43] Is that the way you go? Do you think any of these numbers hold true? Are you an old school? Hand me a book and a highlighter and I'm good to go.

[00:33:53] Most schools got to give you a book at a highlighter. Yes, I agree with those stats.

[00:34:00] But I think I've become spoiled by the audio books on either on your iPhone or I've become spoiled and you know, I actually had a talk with one of my friends who, you know, I think already at one hundred and twenty books read for the year and one of the things he was telling me, you know, he was worried that he wouldn't retain the information or be able to, you know, really keep what he's read if he's not physically sitting and reading. But it's quite the opposite because it's even better if he remembered even more. And, you know, it kind of registered better. To me I kind of likened it to, you know, a song you hear that you liked. You don't even really sometimes know that, you know, all the words to the song and playing or, you know, listening to a book via the Audible app, it's that same emotion, same time experience.

[00:34:56] That's auditory learners. Yeah.

[00:34:58] Yeah. Well, that's interesting because this data did look at that. But, you know, this data was looking at the digital versus paper, but it didn't take into account the audio side me and for me.

[00:35:10] I will agree, though, that when I read a true book, I am far less distracted. I sit down, I put a goal. I'm going to read a chapter, I'm going to read a chapter tonight. And I just I, I find myself more apt to get in depth into the the book, whatever that is when I go digital.

[00:35:32] It is very much like what they say for me. I'm scouring. I'm looking for certain things I don't. I find it harder for me to focus.

[00:35:41] Now I did have a oh gosh, the Kindle and I read the great books on my Kindle, but I kind of count that as a book. I know it's digital, but it's not the same digital to be right. You're not all over the place. You're just reading your book. But but I am.

[00:35:57] But now that you say that I need to try some books, I think on audio, because I think for me that's probably a really great option because I'm always into the news in my car. So I guess with that, I listen to the news in the car,

[00:36:10] Then I go home and turn on the news, acting like it's going to be something different.

[00:36:17] I must have FOMO, right, I have fear of missing out and so, I want to know, is there breaking news?

[00:36:23] And so I, I need to try some audio, I think, and try to see how that how that does for me.

[00:36:33] Hey Chase it's been great having you on today's show. I mean, we're about to wrap up our time and Nelsa and I always enjoy this time together. Always. And we have a good time together, we we've enjoyed having you with us there today, Chase, and looking forward to the things you and I will get to work on together soon. And you got any last words for the listeners today, Chase? Any words of wisdom?

[00:36:54] Well, first off, go listen to every single one of these podcasts, because I tell you, Scott and Nelsa does such a great job and the topics are really spot on and I think they fit right now. Thank you both for having me and I'd love to do it again. Oh, we love to have you back.

[00:37:13] Yes, I would love to have everybody back too. Isn't that right Scott? We love a guest.

[00:37:18] We love guests because then we don't have to talk the whole time. It's great.

[00:37:22] It's great. Awesome. Well Nelsa, I will see you again on the next show. Chase, thanks for joining us today and our listeners. We appreciate you.

[00:37:29] Thank you. Thanks. Goodbye. Bye now.

[00:37:37] Hi, this is Nelsa reminding you the holidays are just around the corner, look us up at cashort.com so we can help you find those perfect gifts for your employees to thank them for being all in all year long. It's not too late. Hurry before time runs out.

[00:38:03] Thank you for joining us on this CA Short All-in Employee podcast. Scott and I will see you next time.


Topics: wellness

R Scott Russell, CRP, CEP

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R Scott Russell, CRP, CEP

R Scott Russell is a video host, public speaker, and a sought-after thought leader in the world of employee engagement and recognition. At C.A. Short Company, he is responsible for producing engaging content, helping clients maximize the effectiveness of their programs, and providing ongoing training and education.

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