Our cleaner at work has had to take up double duty and work five 14 hour shifts in a row. What a heavy work load he has and I feel for him. If it was up to me I would pay him handsomely but it is not up to me. I don’t like seeing him in that situation. Sadly it is mainly the fact that he is from Mexico and knows very little English but man what a worker. Faithful, loyal, devoted, hard working, positive, excellent at what he does. Here recently he has shown weariness and then informed me that he is not getting overtime. I dislike not being a business owner. I would hire him in a second. Wednesday, he sliced the crap out of his hand on the slicer just, in my opinion, due to too many hours.
How should a person handle this? I have found a replacement cutter but my boss said that I should talk to him about it. I am kinda like huh? It’s not my business or my place to recruit for him and I’m in no position to make the decisions. Alot I would do differently if I were. Sad and heartbreaking to see him have to work this hard. I cannot commute an hour each way just to take his cleaning spot and change with him to cut. I would make 48 dollars a day doing that. It costs me 19 in gas, food and my one pop per day. So what should I do to help this guy?
My boss said something I was very unimpressed by the other day. The one guy running the band saw is most excellent at what he does so I told the owner that he deserves a raise. Especially because he has worked so hard and is always there early, works his butt off and is awesome to work with. My boss said well no need to I got immigration on speed dial. Why would a person go there? why the need to even go there? Terrible. I am not impressed and not proud of that.
So change is coming and I was trying to nudge them in a fitting path. The owners are worried about money and they say its tight but then they just dropped cash on a brand new thirty thousand dollar vehicle and put in a brand new kitchen. I thought that was very foolish and ignorant. Now, mind you, I’m not judging but venting. I can’t stand it when people are hypocrites or make terrible decisions in a leadership role. I can’t wait to have my own entrepreneurial ideas flowing the dough and helping me to survive.
My previous boss did something similar also. He said that I made more money than him and then went and bought a brand new house? huh? but long story short. I’m dissatisfied with not being in a position to hire these good workers I’ve worked with and am working to change that. I wish those businesses the best but good employees don’t stick around forever if they feel slighted. The golden rule.