Re: Employee raises


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Posted by M.R. Daniels on October 23, 2001 at 18:22:47:

In Reply to: Re: Employee raises posted by Deborah Enos on October 23, 2001 at 15:29:43:

I am coming to some sort of conclusion about all this, thanks to all of you who have responded.

1. The job isn't worth more. When I think about finding others to do the job, it's a no brainer. The "training" required is a drag, yes, but no more than an hour or two a day of my time for the first week or less.....add up all that time even at my rate ;) and it doesn't cost what a small raise would cost over several months. And there are people out there who would need even less of my time.
2. These two don't want challenges. I have tried giving them extra stuff to do. One is just horrible, the other flat out told me thanks, but she was happy just doing the varnish coat. In short, they like diddling away at this mindless endeavor while they chat it up and don't have to think much. That's fine with me. They get the work done, they do it well, that's all I need from them.

I think part of my problem is that I *like* these two people, just as people, and I guess I can show that with a little bonus at Christmas.

In short: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
MR


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