36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details It’s nice to be trusted. When you’re a reliable person, you become the person people depend on. Whether friends or coworkers, you want to be able to count on the people in your life. Here are four ways you can be seen as more reliable.Keep your word: When you make a promise, you should come through. Being reliable doesn’t mean you have to say ‘yes’ all the time. There comes a point when you can overcommit, so it’s fine to say ‘no’ when you don’t feel like you’re up for it. Just make sure, if you say you’re going to do something, you get the job done.Hold yourself accountable: Nobody’s perfect. Every once in a while, we all mess up. The key to screwing up is to admit that it happened. Accountability makes you appear trustworthy, and as long as it’s not happening all the time, and you’re not blaming others, you won’t destroy your reputation for being reliable.Change your bad habits: Are you casually late all the time? Do you leave the house around the time you’re supposed to be at your destination? Do you pass gossip around the office? Think about not only your reputation at work, but your reputation with your close friends. Do you have any bad habits that might be holding you back from being seen as a reliable friend or coworker?Communicate: Sometimes things fall through because we’re not communicating well. Did you get a flat tire on your way to meet a friend for lunch? Before you call roadside assistance, send your buddy a text and let them know you’re not going to make it. There’s a big difference between having to change your destination and having to eat lunch alone.
The reopening of toy stores is also helping sales, with Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz telling Reuters that only 4 percent of retail outlets, which normally account for about 8 percent of the company’s sales, were closed at the end of June. About 30 percent of Mattel’s retail stores were shut at the end of March.Mattel’s gross sales in North America rose 3 percent in the second quarter, mainly driven by an increase in demand for the various avatars of the company’s iconic Barbie dolls and playsets, Uno playing cards, as well as “Baby Yoda” plush toys.Overall gross Barbie sales increased 7 percent to US$199.3 million in the second quarter.However, Mattel’s net sales fell nearly 15 percent to $732.1 million, as the economic fallout of the health crisis hammered demand in overseas markets.That still beat analysts’ average estimate of $678.5 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Net loss widened to $109.2 million in the quarter ended June 30, from $108 million a year earlier.On an adjusted basis, the company’s loss was 26 cents per share, smaller than the 34 cents per share loss analysts on average had expected.Topics : Mattel Inc beat quarterly sales expectations on Thursday, as its North Americans customers splurged on Barbie dolls and Uno playing cards to keep their kids entertained during coronavirus-induced lockdowns.The toymaker said it was expecting its sales to improve in the coming months, compared with the first half of the year, as concerns grow that schools in many parts of the United States would remain shut, with new virus cases spiking across the country.Mattel’s shares rose about 4 percent in extended trading.