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  •  of course, they are not at work (9+ / 0-)

    no excuses

    makes it easy to be a boss

    come up with rules and no exceptions

    last year they worked people hard and they finished a segment early

    the boss got a bonus

    the employees got time off without pay

    •  When you are in a Fire For Cause jurisdiction (1+ / 0-)
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      it has to be that way.

      of course, they are not at work (3+ / 0-)
      no excuses

      makes it easy to be a boss

      come up with rules and no exceptions

      You can only fire people when they break the written rules and if they can prove that you are selectively enforcing the rules you may not be able to fire them even then.
    •  Yep management has gotten lazy very lazy (2+ / 0-)

      This is why, a hard working manager hires and trains enough people to accomplish the needed tasks taking into consideration human beings actually are human and get sick and has replacements ready, the lazy manger hires and trains least amount of employees as possible , so as soon as an employee becomes ill it creates a crisis for which a lazy manager then blames the employee instead of realizing his/her laziness created the crisis, of course they have vested interest in not realizing their laziness, because to realize it would mean they could no longer be lazy.                                - I would also submit business has become so cheap as to not maintain proper staffing that accounts for the awful human behavior of getting sick, thus creating its own crisis for which the only possible answer is to fire the employee that exhibits human behavior.

      •  How many extra staff do you think companies (0+ / 0-)

        can afford to hire?

        An extra 10% so you've always got an 11th person there if one of 10 decides to take off?

        How many companies do you think have high enough margins to afford that?

        Are you willing to pay more for every product you buy and service you consume so people can take off time when they feel like it and companies still have capacity to cover for them?

        •  You know what? We used to have that very (0+ / 0-)

          situation in this country during periods of tremendous economic growth.  That was the situation pretty much up until the 1970s.  Tax rates on top earners were much higher then too.  Didn't stop people from getting rich and staying rich.  Didn't stop people from buying and selling.

          That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

          by concernedamerican on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 08:07:08 PM PDT

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