What do you like most about your work? When corporations survey their employees, they are often surprised as to the overwhelming answer regarding this question. Most employees choose job satisfaction over money, perks and benefits. Further studies find that job satisfaction is directly related to...
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Remove all the used forms and the completed location grid and place them in a safe place. These will be used as your first backup.
If your camera or recorder is full, download the information to the computer. Confirm the information properly downloaded before reformatting the camera or recorder.
Once completed, proceed to the area of your next location grid.
As a rule of thumb, you will spend a quarter of your time at the temporary office and three-quarters of your time actually performing door surveys.
What to do after all the information has been surveyed
Confirm that everything got into the spreadsheet.
Package your "hard copies," the used forms and location grids. This is your first form of backup.
If your computer has a CD burner, make a copy of the spreadsheet, images, and voice records. Also do the same by making similar copies of all media data onto your USB thumb-drive. A CD or thumb-drive acts as your second form of backup. Store the backups in different locations.
Later edit the voice recordings and save each record in an MP3 format. Rename the MP3 files to refer to the tag number (i.e. 10054.mp3). Rename pictures to refer to the tag number (i.e. 10054a.jpg, 10054b.jpg, 10054c.jpg, etc)
Store all the pertinent files into a single folder.
If you get good at Excel, you will learn that you can retrieve all the images and voice recordings relating to a specific survey point.
Learn how to write a button that will open the pictures and voice files.