I continued on. With that said I am pleased to announce that after months of patience, agony and what have you's, (curtsy The Big Lebowski) I have finally gotten a new job. An amazing one in fact! Last November I took a position with company X and was unaware of its miserable working conditions. Its a wonder the labor board doesn't shut the shit hole down. Let me just list the basic necessities an employer should provide its employees that are giving their creativity, their time and their livelihood towards someone else's profit!!!
1) A Parking Space: WTF you mean not enough parking and I have to take a shuttle? I already graduated college. You mean to tell me that after an hour of stop and go to get 12 miles on the freeway that I have to drive from lot to lot to find a parking space and then wait in an unpaved lot for a van to pick me up. Think again.
2) Clean Bathrooms: When the smell of shit doesn't leave, the cracks in the door are curtained with toilet paper, an old vaseline lotion pump is the watered down soap dispenser, there is no hot running water, Only one sink works while the others dribble and there is a sign posted that says "don't flush with your feet" RUN, RUN AND DON"T TURN BACK!
3) 2 Weeks Vacation: And if I want to take them all at once, that is my right. And if I want to take them past a particular "window period" then that too is my right.
4) A raise. Inflation is at an all time high. Cost of living has gone up significantly. If I hear the words "The company is growing" one more time with out seeing another penny of it then I am moving on.
5) A Place to Eat: When lunch comes from the option of two trucks, we have a problem.
Companies should learn that their competition goes beyond that of their market. Its exists inside the work place amongst each other. Employees will no longer give loyalty to companies who do not have enticing benefit packages, incentives, bonuses, as well as sanitary environments. The lack of loyalty costs businesses money, talent, and much much more. Every-time one quits you must take another step back in the other direction. This might work for you temporarily, but in the long run its more detrimental to your business. Top employees will leave to seek more desirable companies and compensation. The word will eventually get out and spread about the state of your company among other potential employees. I urge employers to keep such details in mind when organizing your company or you can bet the best of the best employees will be right out the door!