Resigned to the Great Resignation?

We’ve all been reading about the “Great Resignation” for the past few months now, and likely there are as many opinions about the situation as there are people who either work or who employ others. Having heard horror stories about organizations’ bad behavior during (and before) the pandemic, we seem to be more sympathetic to the mistreated employees, who are reacting to treatment ranging from benign neglect to illegal practices. Not every employer is a “greedy,” abusive harridan or lech, taking advantage of unsuspecting and naïve employees. Some of us employers hold our positions in honor and responsibility, going above…

Here’s a Holiday Bonus

It’s that time of year again, the time for giving to others. Did you know that your brain reacts more favorably and rewards you more when you GIVE rather than RECEIVE? Crazy, I know, but true! As a business owner, I give and receive all year long. I give paychecks, benefits, food, and praise to my team and in return I receive a work product that I can sell. By its very nature, there is a symbiotic relationship between business owner and employee. When that relationship is not in balance, the employee can leave, or the business owner can fire…

Don’t Like it? Make a Change. Everyone Else Is.

Not every workday is sunshine and unicorns. On the contrary, work isn’t meant to be like recess; they do call it WORK for a reason. However, that doesn’t mean you should not experience strong positive feelings at your job. Are you challenged? Do you have the right tools you need to do a good job? Are your coworkers respectful, competent, hardworking? Do you find the work meaningful and enjoyable? Are you compensated fairly? Is there enough time to recharge when you’re feeling frazzled (it happens to everyone)? Do you feel valued and appreciated by ownership/managers? Are problems at work resolved…