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How do you treat your employees

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ChadsLawn, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Alot of you know who I am and know my situation..Im still working for a auto parts store, but have recently started my lawn business back up..
    My question Im going to ask is a comparasion(sp), through examples..
    This is for the owners,bosses,formen
    here goes:
    1 If your employee makes a mistake..
    a) Do you blow up in his face, and make him feel stupid..Then for the rest of the day make remarks of that mistake..
    b) Explain to he\she what he\she did wrong and show them the proper way, so they may not make that mistake the next time..
    c) If maybe the workload is too much(but hes good at what he does) slow him down one way or another till he can take on more..

    2. Send a trusty employee to the bank to collect on a bounced check..
    a) make this remark " if you dont come back with a check Ill kill ya"
    b) "Call me from the bank if they wont issue a check"

    3. You get a new customer and he only call once in awhile for service(in my case parts) and says he will call more if he gets prompt service..He calls a month later for parts but doesnt get them right away cause you forgot to get them right out..
    a) you and the salesman reams out the person who made the mistake.
    b) Maybe remind him and put a stickynote on his wheel to remind him for promt service..

    would any of you bosses say this to your employee..
    " ever call in sick, Ill fire ya" ??

    anything I can do leagelly about this??

    this is some of the garbage I have gone through the past 6 months since I got transfered to this new store.. I want to quit soo bad and go full speed on my lawn business..The only thing stopping me is my mother in law..She wants me to keep this job cause of benefits(eventhough I havent signed up for insurance at all)..I know I can get more lawn accounts, but I have no time to do them with this job..

    Should I quit or stay??

  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    1. verbal warning

    2. written reprimand in personnel file

    3. termination

    thats what we doo at the F.D. and it seems to work well
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i mis-read your question. if you are not happy then you need to move on. by waiting you are lettingit gt late in the year to start picking up accounts. i left a job that i was dis-satisfied with and went to another dept. you will be surprised about how much better you feel about yourself and you will actually enjoy getting up and going to work--take you a portable radio to work and blast "take this job and shove it" lol

    ADLAWNCUTTERS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    Don't be a jerk treat him like you would want to be treated.
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That is awful to be treated like that. I would try and talk with the manager to see if they could be a little more understanding and kind in the way they deal with you. The sure thing "the auto parts job" is always a hard thing to leave and move on to something of the unknown (restarting your lawn business).

  6. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    connect a battery charger to his man area and plug it in :D

    then go do lawn business fulltime. don't waste your time there. i'm stuck with my fulltime job for now because
    a.) i make more at it than I can right now doing LC
    b.) my company treats me good

    if i didn't have a AND b above, i would be gone in a second.
  7. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    sounds like your Boss is a real A**hole I would move on and not look back there are plenty of other auto parts places you could work part time till you get your LCO going full time
  8. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 925

    Give his e-mail address to Lawrence Stone that ought to fix him.:D
  9. lugnut#6

    lugnut#6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    contact your local office of the dept of labor.its very hard to do anything about a bad employer.unless you live in a "right to work" state,its concidered a privalidge to have a job,not your right,hence the term "right to work".most states are "employ at will"states.witch means you can be terminated for any reason other than articale 7;race ,color,religion,sex,etc. an employer can not legaly threatin you with termination.termination is a "do or dont" propositon.but,there isnt a whole lot you can do.its all about the wording an employer uses.you can be warned that your current action"could"lead to possable termination. but for an employer to say u "will" be terminated is harrasment under some states guidlines.odds are in any state you would have a hard time getting an attorney to take a case regarding such things. generally the damages are small and we all know attornies want large settlement cases. hope this helps some

    honestly:get another job

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