By Gary – From Laktawan, it takes 20 minutes to the Concordia. Beside the intersection in Concordia, there is a shop called RTW store.
I am very nervous about meeting a business in the beginning, although I know it is the purpose of the whole course, that is, try to help a local business with the knowledge learning in the school. I wonder if I really have the ability to help them. I also wonder if the three weeks is too short to give some constructive advice. Furthermore, we didn’t meet her on the meeting day. She seemed very busy. We tried to meet her the next day, but she was still not available. We sat on the bench and waited for 5 hours. Maybe it is ridiculous, I still come up with the idea that she is going to hide from us and I have nothing to do until the end of the program.
Despite the good sales record, her inventory system is not complete. Because she needs lots of time to write down every inventory by hand without the assistance of computer, it is difficult to track different kinds of items and products and easy to miss some small gadgets without notice. Furthermore, because she has another occupation as an insurance agent in Iloilo, she is too busy to record the inventory regularly. As a result, she delegates this job to her helper, Den Den. It makes especially trust critical in sustaining the business system because she needs to spend much spare efforts and time to check all the inventory record by herself again if any incidents appear. Just now, Den Den forgot to write down one entry of cellphone and it hurt the relationship between Berna and Den Den even it is just an accident.