I was in a store down the street recently and I ran across a person, who was a manager at a fast food joint I visit like 3–4 times per week. I hadn’t seen them in years and wondered what they were up to lately. So I approached the person and asked them what they were up to. Their reply went something like this. “I left fast food because I couldn’t keep employees…Now, I do maintenance work.”
LESS THAN A WEEK LATER
I was in the same store when I bumped into a customer I had met a few months earlier. They had mentioned to me they were a District Manager for a popular restaurant company. Since it was in the middle of the week, I automatically assumed she was on vacation. Her exact words, “I retired after 35 years with the company.” Her reasons why: “Tired of employees not showing up and I got tired of answering phone calls in the middle of the night [location issues].”
RECRUITERS NEEDS TO TELL THE NITTY GRITTY
As I mentioned in previous posts, hiring ads is the problem. Management recruiters need to tell it like it is. Below how a real conversation should take place:
Recruiter (to applicant):
Workers come and go like a drop of a hat. Most will suck. Most hate their dad. They have issues. Plus, they think they are too good to work here and the company is wasting their time. They need their weekends and holidays off — not to mention they don’t like working past 3 in the afternoon. Topping it all off, the clowns in the corporate office are absolutely lost. You’re hired. Just give us three years out of your career before you move on, okay.
I HAD MY CHANCES FOR PROMOTION
I’ve been approached by my superiors for promotion to management. But like I’ve told the big wigs in the company, plainly, “If I can’t fire the workers who need to be fired, I don’t want the position. All the documentation, to fire outright bums, is ridiculous.” All I will be doing would be just continuing the corporate hamster wheel for everyone else. The fat cats don’t want any new concepts to jeopardize their bonuses and severance pay.
SO WHAT’S UP?
So getting a promotion are you really making a difference or are you just moving the needle for your…