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AUGUST 2011  PAGE 3 FOR YOUR INFORMATION More cell-phone-only households W Y


ho needs a land line when you’ve got a cell phone? Fewer and fewer of us, as it turns out.


According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 26.6 percent of U.S. households are now cell phone only, almost double the rate in 2007 (13.6 percent). In Mississippi and Arkansas, the rate is over 33 percent.


One side effect to the growth of cell phone-only consumers: the cost of a telephone survey


Workplace lessons for Gen Y’s If you want respect, you’ll have to earn it.


ou’re young and ambitious, a perfect representative of Generation Y. Your energy may take you far, but fair or not, you’ve


got to prove yourself to your boss and your colleagues. Here’s how to earn their respect.


◆Be authentic. On your resume’ and face to face, resist the urge to embellish your accomplishments or brag about your talent. Let your personality and achievements speak for themselves.


◆ Handle the stress. Show that you can keep your cool when things don’t go according to plan. If you wilt under pressure, managers and co- workers won’t trust you with responsibility.


◆ Cultivate the right relationships. Don’t just kiss up to the boss (but don’t ignore him or her either). Identify people who can help you, and whom you can help, and establish long-term relationships with the potential to benefit both of you.


◆Learn to communicate. Your email, reports, and notes should be grammatically correct and free of buzzwords. Read


everything over carefully to be sure you’re making the point you intend, in appropriate language. Leave out the jokes, and concentrate on content that’s clear and easy to follow.


◆Don’t complain. You may be disappointed or angered by a manager’s decision. Live with it. If you get a reputation for whining, you’ll have a much harder time convincing people that they should give you their attention and trust.


◆Show some humility. You may have gotten straight A’s in college, and you may have the greatest idea for a new product ever. But if you insist on telling people how smart you are, you’ll alienate co-workers and managers who would otherwise be willing to


help you. Show some maturity, and listen to the people around you with


respect.


◆Work hard. The key to success in any career isn’t brilliance alone, but the ability to show results. Be ready to put in the time and effort to get things done even when the work isn’t exciting or glamorous. People will notice.


increases by 25 percent for every 10 percent rise in cell- exclusive households.


Increased cell phone use as


well as other devices that must be charged with electricity is also contributing to the global demand for electricity and the need to build more power plants.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY Tip of the Month


Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.


—US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


your CO-OP


Convenient payment


locations Choctaw Electric Cooperative provides several authorized payment locations. Drop your payment by any of the following businesses during regular office hours:


IDABEL • First Bank & Trust • McCurtain County National Bank • Choctaw Electric Cooperative • Idabel National Bank


ANTLERS • First Bank • Ameri State Bank • Choctaw Electric Cooperative


BROKEN BOW • First National Bank • First Bank & Trust


CLAYTON • Shamrock Bank


HUGO • Choctaw Electric Cooperative


HOCHATOWN • First Bank & Trust


VALLIANT • First State Bank


WRIGHT CITY • First Bank & Trust


CEC


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