I like profit-sharing plans, and I am in good company. Our Founding Fathers saw America as a country that would prosper because every worker is a capitalist.
Remove the hype, histrionics and hubris from the minimum wage debate, bring in some hard numbers and a touch of humility.
Remove the hype, histrionics and hubris from the minimum wage debate, bring in some hard numbers and a touch of humility — keep in mind that we are all human — and maybe something good will happen.
To everything there is a season. A time to plant, a time to reap. A time to gain, a time to lose. A time to build up, a time to break down. After a long season of loss and tearing down it is time to build up, reap and share the gain. The economy is turning and we are in a season of growth. The pleas for an increase in wages and a share of the financial gain has devolved into a debate on the minimum wage.
As a long-time advocate of paying employees a living wage I should be happy that Seattle’s new mayor, Ed Murray, has issued an executive order to “begin the process of raising the minimum wage of the city’s employees to $15 an hour.”
It’s the least we can do.” I appreciate the honesty, but why tell me you could have done more? What was the more generous option you rejected? That’s what I want to know when I hear those words.
Some people step into the job of supervisor and instinctively know how to manage people. But most of us find our way by trial and error. Last w
Your new boss has no experience as a supervisor. She may not have any experience with the kind of work you do. She is friendly — but close to clueless. You are sure she is going to be a pain to work for.
’Tis the month before Christmas, and all through the house the employees are scurrying — to please their new boss. Good results are achieved and reported with flair in hopes of big profits — and they’d each have a share. But instead, they each received tiny cheeseboards. And that’s just one of the many reasons I would like to untangle Christmas and the workplace.
Given a choice, I would prefer to work for a moderately capable but honest, hard-working boss than a smart weasel of a boss. And I am not alone in my preference. The top reason people leave a job voluntarily isn’t for pay or a promotion; it’s because of a dishonest or incompetent boss. A few hundred years of literature followed by decades of employee attitude surveys provide the proof.