We like for all things to be
upfront. The employee should know all that we offer and also know what
we need from the employee to have a relationship that is mutually
beneficial to both management and the employee.
Our state has a law commonly referred to as "Employment at Will",
meaning basically either party can walk away at any time without
consequences. If management feels the need they may sever the ties "at
will", and vice versa.
Some disciplines not as grievous as to cause firing are covered, for
example when a man takes a day off without notifying ahead of time or
that is sickness related, we give him another day off without pay in
return. Amazingly many painters feel that it is perfectly fine to stick
management with having to deal with a job that is one man short; but, do
not feel it is fair to respond with the same to them. We do feel that is
just and equal.
It seems as though each New Year brings new concerns. Issues which we
now cover would not have been in our thoughts, even as long as 5 years
ago: things like, cell phone use on the job, smoking, dress code, and
drug use policies.
employee manual should take care of many problems before they
happen. Also the employee manual tells the painters the good side of our
relationship. This is a simple tool to create that will save time.
Patrick E Cavanaugh