Employers are from Mars. Employees are from Venus

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  1. Skull Pilot
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    I swear I have an alien working for me.

    The short version of the back story:

    I have an employee that we took on one day a week to man the front desk. It worked well, this person was organized and competent. After a year, the spouse of said employee was not making any money as the business he/she was in dried up in the recession.

    We took the one day a week person on full time. We needed the help and all worked well except there was a constant complaint about the 2 Saturdays a month that everyone has to work (a 6 hour shift from 8 AM to 2 PM). We basically said too bad, everyone works 2 saturdays but everyone also gets one weekend a month with Fri, Sat, Sunday or Sat Sun Monday off. Not a bad deal right?

    So not 3 months after going full time said alien asks to go back to one day a week because the alien's spouse is getting more work. We said no if you can't work at least 16 hours a week we'll have to hire a full time person and let two part time people go. So now the alien works Mon (10 hrs) Thur (6 hrs) and one Sat a month.


    So we sat down with the E.T. to do a review. We have no problem with this employees skills. and we informed said alien that it would be getting a 3.5% raise which made this alien our highest paid support person. And what did we get?

    "Oh gee, I was hoping for a bigger raise. Part time people should be paid more because they get no benefits"

    What? We bent over backwards for a year to accommodate this aliens schedule and it's not happy with a generous raise. Oh BTW we also match said aliens retirement contribution even though it is only a part time employee

    And "I would really like to not work that one Saturday a month. It's such a hardship"

    My question is, "What fucking planet are you from?"

    So I think we'll start interviewing and send this alien back to whatever planet from which it spawned.
     
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    a. No one wants to work saturdays.

    b. Sounds like a crappy factory job.

    c. How much was he makiing and what was the raise? $10 hr?
     
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    ...besides people who work at the millions of businesses that're open on Saturdays.

    Wasn't so "crappy" that said employee asked to go on full time.

    Obviously making enough to ask to be put back on part-time status.
     
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    I found over the years in business part time employees for a day or two a week are much harder to find than full time employees. Normally they are not vested in making their employer happy with their work like a full time employee will be.
     
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    Wasn't so good that he wanted to stay full time.

    Yea, $16 an hour part time. He's rolling in dough. :lol:

    Actually, not a bad gig to be honest.

    Good job Skull. Maybe you aren't a complete asshole after all. JK.
     
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    The day you put out a product and meet a payroll is the day you're opinion is worth two shits.

    But it ain't today.
     
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    Oh, so now the right wingers realize the value of manufacturing? A little late, don't you think?

    No wonder the GOP turned the US into a service economy. Now that we don't "put out a product", we don't mean shit.

    I told you so. :lol:

    McCain never put out a product or met a payroll yet you value his opinion.
     
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    I'd take that job in a heartbeat. $16/hr on a regular basis is a hell of a lot more than I'm getting paid now, which is not fucking much since the pharama. industry has been laying off Sales Reps for quite awhile now. BTW, what the hell is a raise? Didn't think they existed anymore.
     

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