Ed-vise Episode 269

A Batty GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, my Newbie has a pet bat. I have yet to see it. Same for my Spousal Support Unit. But, Newbie is convinced she has a pet bat named Batty.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I love WEDNESDAY!

OK. Was planning to lay out about dealing with knuckle heads that believe stupid shit they hear out of Republican Senator’s mouths.

Instead, I will talk to business owners and employees. Especially in this time of alleged “nobody wants to work.”

This one from Linkedin.

You pull into the Dunkin Donuts drive thru (or any for that matter). Huge line. Moving super slow.

Slight detour here. If you find yourself starting to get pissed, sitting in a drive thru, YOU are the problem. Not the place of business…YOU. You saw the line. You got in it. Be pissed at YOUR lack of foresight and not the teenager working the drive thru.

Anyway. Line moving slow. Very slow. You have to hold a stick up to see if it’s moving.

You manage to escape the line and go inside. You see a single person working the entire store. One. That is what a person posted on Linkedin about an experience they had on their morning commute.

Listen up employees. If your job makes you breaks you down into tears IT IS NOT WORTH IT! The owners of the business place ZERO value in your ability, your health, your intelligence, you as a human being. NONE. If a job is needed, you can find another that quickly. Leave. You are better than that and I don’t care who you are. Unless you are a Republican Senator from Texas. Then, you are not.

For business owners LISTEN UP! You need to check your policies and procedures. A single employee working the entire store is, and I cannot emphasize this enough, IS A TARGET FOR BEING ROBBED! It is a serious workplace violence issue and YOU, as the OWNER, ARE allowing this to happen. NEVER ALLOW AN EMPLOYEE TO WORK ALONE IN A FAST FOOD OR CONVENIENCE STORE! If you do…YOU SUCK! Unless you are a Republican Senator from Texas. Because then it is expected, because YOU SUCK!

Second, for you business owners, if your employees fall back on the statement of “it’s against company policy” you have a problem. Company policy should dictate baseline stuff. Baseline in how the company expects employees to perform. Basic stuff. Like “be nice.” Not something like “It is against company policy to accept tips from customers.” If your policies say something to this effect, you need to have an explanation. Because for me, as a customer, I like to tip when I receive service worth tipping (take note Buffalo Wild).

Last, as a customer, if you see an employee struggling like that, don’t be afraid to offer to help. Just ask them “How Can I Help You?” As one person replied on Linkedin: “They might just need a bathroom break.” So, give them the time. Hold up the line thinking about what you want and let them take a bathroom break. Unless the employee is a Republican Senator from Texas, then they can stand there and shit themselves for all I care.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember fried eggs and fried chicken are literally the same thing only at different stages of development. Oooooh. That’s deep.


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