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Not a good idea. Trust me on this one... A couple long lunches turns into haphazard conformity in which a level of comfortability sets in. This is not good for the environment of your business.Maybe a couple long lunches isn’t that big of a deal in the long run?
I agree with this..the very definition of salaried is that you are not hourly. You aren't being held to a requirement to be in during a set period of time scheduled. This usually means you work more than an hourly employee, but some weeks you may work less. My policy is this: if you can get everything you need to get done at a high standard of quality, consider that extra time a bonus. Otherwise, it's just finding something to complain about. Now, if quality of work is the actual issue, then that needs to be vocalized.@Real Deal Denver, very cool stories man.
I'm salaried but even when I wasn't and to this day, if any superior confronts me about time/hours worked, it's a good reason to walk on the spot. Nothing good every comes from having bosses/working at a place that is watching the clock instead of the value/work that has/is being produced.
I can usually produce the work of 3 individuals in my field and my superiors know it and let me set my own hours, if they didn't know it or balk at my hours I don't want to work there anyway if they are that stupid to not see that I am producing for 3 individuals. This clock watching comes from a scarcity mindset instead of an abundance mindset, if they are a good worker and a producer everyone else will see it and there will little to no complaining. I don't make it a point to rub my hours on people's faces either, nothing needs to be said, they understand.
If this lady is a producer/good worker I would give her raise and find more challenging work for her and tell her to be mindful of the impressions she may be giving, if she is a bad worker get rid of her not because of the hours/time thing but because she isn't producing.
This doesn't sound like a terribly big deal. Maybe it was traffic. If that is your reason for firing her, you owe it to yourself to at least have a conversation with her about it to see what she says. When employers fire employees over fairly minor things, it is really easy for a plaintiff's lawyer to make the case that the proffered reason was a pretext and that the REAL reason was that she was a woman (or whatever). Then your lawyer says "this doesn't look good and you probably should pay her X thousand to go away because otherwise a jury could find you should pay her XX thousand"She's over the last few years gone on office supply runs that should take less than an hour but take 2 hours.
And if it was your Mom? And she came up with the lame excuse of she needed to buy medicine for your Dad and was too ashamed to ask anyone for money, so she's been padding her hours at work so she can afford the medicine?There's no emotion with money. Have a conversation with her. If she doesn't change right there and then set an example and fire her.
Well I've learned the hard way to never involve family in business. So I would never be in that situation.And if it was your Mom? And she came up with the lame excuse of she needed to buy medicine for your Dad and was too ashamed to ask anyone for money, so she's been padding her hours at work so she can afford the medicine?
Then what do you say?
You say nothing. You fire him/her on the spot.
Thanks for making my day. I feel so much better about who I am today.
If and when I have a staff, my employees would never be in that situation. That's because I'd pay them what I would want to be paid if I was in their position. I want happy people, and I want people to like and respect me as a boss. Some bosses are like that. Not many, but some.
Never say never.Well I've learned the hard way to never involve family in business. So I would never be in that situation.
Now, If an employee needs more money then they should be straight up and ask for more hours. Not intentionally steal.
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