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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Or, I could just give them two ****ing days off a year so they won't get pissed off and form a union.

    Back to work, Cratchit.
    You think this is about holidays?

    Once the employees know they have you over a barrel, they will demand many more things that hurt the business.

    What will you do then?

    Where will your red line be?

    Most of us business owners have long ago crossed our red lines when we have been screwed over by employees that we have bent over backwards to help.

    At some point you realize that an employee is the same as a desk or whatever else you have in the office. If you get involved in their personal lives, you lose.

    You may think that is harsh, but you will learn that if you ever open your own business.

    What you do for employees is never enough, so put away some cash to cover what the bad employees will cost you. It will happen.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    No way. I would be shocked if it's not policy to have schedules posted two weeks out, and more shocked if they didn't tell at least the GM much sooner than that.
    That is why I was asking the other poster. He said something about the employee having travel plans and the business springing this on the employee at the last minute.

    If he thinks that is what happened here, I would like to see a link that states that, otherwise it was a silly question.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    they can go on strike and picket their employers place of business.
    And I can fire them all and hire replacements.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    When I was working for my fathers company, he went on vacation leaving me in charge.

    All of the front office girls would come in at 8:30 or 9:00 and sit at their desks and do their nails or pay bills, I was watching all this on the cameras, and about an hour later they would start working.

    The company was paying them from the time they clocked in.

    When I confronted them about it, they ignored me.

    I fired the whole lot and brought in people that wanted to work and productivity went way up.

    Once an employee is spoiled, they are no good and they must be fired. There is no bringing them back.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    When I was working for my fathers company, he went on vacation leaving me in charge.

    All of the front office girls would come in at 8:30 or 9:00 and sit at their desks and do their nails or pay bills, I was watching all this on the cameras, and about an hour later they would start working.

    The company was paying them from the time they clocked in.

    When I confronted them about it, they ignored me.

    I fired the whole lot and brought in people that wanted to work and productivity went way up.

    Once an employee is spoiled, they are no good and they must be fired. There is no bringing them back.
    It's like a cancer, as well. Fail to do so, and they will corrupt any new hire within weeks.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Another story.

    When I had my own business I was invited to one of my employees house for a party.

    As I was sitting on the couch, the men of the family sat around the dining room table drinking beer and complaining about their bosses. Do I need to mention they were Mexican?

    That is when I realized the difference between and employee and an employer. An employer can be an employee but an employee can never be an employer. The mindset is hugely different and it would just never work.

    Employees do not know the work it takes to open a business and are not willing to put in that work to make a business successful.

    They complain all day long, leave at 5 and collect their paycheck (welfare) at the end of the day while the owner works until 8 or 9 every night and takes home nothing, at least for the first couple years of a new business.

    Employees will never understand that part of a business.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    It's like a cancer, as well. Fail to do so, and they will corrupt any new hire within weeks.
    Exactly. That is why the whole lot of them went.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You think this is about holidays?

    Once the employees know they have you over a barrel, they will demand many more things that hurt the business.

    What will you do then?

    Where will your red line be?

    Most of us business owners have long ago crossed our red lines when we have been screwed over by employees that we have bent over backwards to help.

    At some point you realize that an employee is the same as a desk or whatever else you have in the office. If you get involved in their personal lives, you lose.

    You may think that is harsh, but you will learn that if you ever open your own business.

    What you do for employees is never enough, so put away some cash to cover what the bad employees will cost you. It will happen.

    Yeah, it is about the holidays.

    Force your employees to miss holidays with their families if you want. I'm pretty sure I can keep one going and still close two days a year.

    Oh, and lol @ the "employee is a desk" thing. Really? That is pretty awesome.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Yeah, it is about the holidays.

    Force your employees to miss holidays with their families if you want. I'm pretty sure I can keep one going and still close two days a year.

    Oh, and lol @ the "employee is a desk" thing. Really? That is pretty awesome.
    You will see when you have your own business.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And I can fire them all and hire replacements.
    if the replacements cannot get to their place of employment because of the picket line, i imagine that might force the employer to come to the negotiating table
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