February 17, 2015 Issue

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5 Responses to “February 17, 2015 Issue”

  1. Scott Says:

    I am quite blessed to be working for an agency that I truly love. This relationship is based upon the integrity of the people that run the agency. Although I’ve been doing this type of work (helping those with various disabilities) for nearly 33 years, I’ve been here 8 years.

    Our CEO retired recently, and we had a chance to sit and chat. I was asked why I never complained about my work schedule. I am the only person scheduled for 6 days a week, week in and week out. My answer was rather simple (I am a simple person). I told him that I was hired knowing that I would work 6 days, while others worked 5, and I accepted. Trying to change the deal later would not serve the best interest of the agency, and to try to change it would not be honest. I accepted, and that is that.

  2. john knuth Says:

    Thanks ! What am I going to do with this information ? USE IT ! Thanks for all again !!!
    John Knuth Midwest Sound and Lighting

  3. James English Says:

    Although in principle I agree, any employer I have ever worked for, known, or associated with, who has expected 100% of time on the job be devoted to the employer, has had astronomical turn over rates. In addition, the employees hated the job.

    It’s been my experience over the course of 20 something years in the work force as a line level employee, leader, and manager that happier employees tend to be far more productive as well. If I may “oversimplify” a comparison… If I go to a restaurant and my experience isn’t 100% perfect, but I can see the server is trying and doing a decent job, I’m still going to treat them well, tip them well, and even pay the bill.

    Likewise, if my employees are giving me 95%, but are not only getting their jobs done, but smashing my competition and exceeding expectations, I’m going to happily pay them 100% and even grant well deserved raises. I might raise the expectations for the next year/month/week/goal, but I’m going to allow them to reply to their texts, check Facebook, and joke around the water cooler a little in order to promote a happier more productive environment where I spend less time training new employees and more time dominating my market.

    In summary, I pay my employees to do a job, not for their time. In my experience, employers who expect employees to devote 100% of their time at work, to work, have been tyrants and hated by their employees.

  4. Linda Norris Says:

    Boy, did this bring back some memories. Many years ago several fellow employees and myself went to your seminar in Morristown, TN. You made the point if any of us had office pens, paper etc we were theives. WOW!!! Of course we all had company pens and paper. Even though we were there on behalf of the company this made a huge impact on me. It was so true, but had never thought of it in this manner. I love your weekely newsletters and seminars. Thanks for getting the knowledge out there and preparing us to be the leaders that our companies need!

    Linda

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