Things are lagging and getting sloppy. Although I have a company policy manual that spells out some performance and job issues I'm rethinking just going over this stuff again as same old same old and freshen things up a bit. My office and shop are about 120' apart. My guys come in and don't let me know they are there and just start on things they think needs to be done or stock trucks or what ever or maybe talk football on monday morning etc. I'm just gonna verbally put a stop to that. Call me on the radio or come in the office every day. Since plans can change at night or early in the morning setting things up a day ahead is not the answer all the time. Prep for the days work takes too long. I've read of lights & bells on timers that go off at certain times which means that 5they don't have to watch the clock and aim to beat the buzzer. Warning or timing ones go off before the final buzzer. They are supposed to come to work with lunch in hand. I haven't enforced it as it can be nice to hit a bathroom in your travels and catch a break. A lot of our work is moving job to job anyhow and we go by lots of stores. I've heard of lunch allowances for coming prepared in the morning and not stopping at stores. There are also training issues for lesser employees and productivity organization things that are not thought out. My job is secure if the other guy is the grunt and I know it all. Nothought about if I take a day off or company growth and my future in that growth etc. Or lets put both aerators to work, 1 big, 1 small and then we can dog the touch up seed work because there is only one power rake for little areas and one drop spreader and one broadcast for seed. I want to spice things up a little, maybe get some training tapes or something and get some movement here rather just just do everything because this is my idea and I said so and I'm the boss. Comments and ideas please.