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Big Businesses Destroying Themselves With A Lack Of Respect For Their Staff!
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Big Businesses Destroying Themselves With A Lack Of Respect for Their Staff!

So here I was checking out the first page of WAU (Wealthy Affiliate University) and I noticed an article about how a business was forcing "right sizing" onto one of its outlets. The whole point of this article was that despite being highly profitable the company was under going "right sizing" in order to increase the bottom line.

If we take a closer look we soon discover that this is really just another term used by bullying bosses to try to achieve better and better profits with little or no regard for their staff, and the customer service aspect of their business. When we examine the real motives and the statistics it is obvious that business owners and senior management have caught the same disease as most of our governments. The whole "right sizing|" thing is an attempt to transfer blame for the businesses lack of profits to the low paid (usually minimum wage) workers.

My feeling is that this problem came along with the big discount stores that we all know. These businesses lack any feeling or respect for the ability of their minimum wage staff to actually make a reasonable living. What happened to the concepts of usury and the right to a reasonable wage? Often times large employers are making huge profits, but these stay with the senior managers as bonuses or are paid as dividends to shareholders. The workers however are not even getting full time hours often working permanent part-time positions for minimum wage and often having 2, 3 or more jobs in order to survive. This is slave labor!

I worked many years as an auditor of these big businesses and I think that this is really a way of the business avoiding paying full taxes, pensions and holiday entitlements. If there are 20 or more part-timers there is really a need for more permanent staff! The current practices are designed to keep the low paid workers under stress and struggling to survive, I have noticed that at least in North America this has gone so far that many of these low paid workers are now graduates and often more qualified than the bosses. Policies that do not allow people to keep their holiday and pension rights on changing jobs make this worse. Employees lose every way they turn.

At the same time Senior Managers and governments have increased their salaries showing absolutely no respect for their staff and their needs. When I started studying accountancy my lecturer stated that the number one rule of business and governments for that matter is NEVER sell anything for less than it cost you to make or purchase. WHY? because if you do you teach customers not to want to pay a fair price and they will not pay when you need to increase prices. However if you justify a higher price through service they will gladly pay for the convenience. Sales are used to clear old, obsolete and/or damaged stock, and customers should not expect new for less than cost period.

Such is the problem that today is actually Black Friday a term that indicates that for most North American Retailers this is the day that they go from loss makers to profitable for the year! They rely on Christmas Sales to achieve this, that is no way to run a business in the same way that running a large deficit is no way to run a government. These tactics are not sustainable in the medium term let alone the long term.

Fortunately we can all elect to run our own businesses Internet Marketing as Affiliates and making a constant percentage of our total turnover, which we can control by providing true added value and Customer service. If we do this with the attitude of respect for all we will all win in the end.


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