I’ve had some of the same employees for the past 5 years.
When I started my business, I hired two guys to work with me. One was another person that worked at the previous company where I was employed and another was a friend of my brothers. Both of those guys have been with me for a long time. I also hired two additional guys a couple of years ago. Last year I hired one more woman to work with us. I’ve had the same crew for a while, but recently I decided to shake things up and hire two new employees. The employees that I have have been slacking off and going slow. They have been taking their jobs for granted and I want them to know that I am looking for an employee that will work hard and put the company first. I think the new employees will definitely drive up morale. I decided to hire two people that are right out of school. Both are extremely smart and will need to ride around with one of my HVAC service technicians for a while. That will definitely cause a little bit of a stir. If the new HVAC service technicians learn their job quickly, I’m going to need to find a place for them on the payroll and that means that I’m only going to be giving hours to the people that are working hard. I really hope my employees were paying attention when I told them that things were going to change around here in the future. Everyone is too comfortable.