ELDER’S PROBLEMS, By Jim Dearman

 Doctors tell us that more and more business men are afflicted with ulcers. Several causes are to blame such as labor problems, keen competition, high overhead, and other expenses. While sympathy is extended to business men bothered by these situations, I wonder what would happen if some of these men worked under the circumstances of some elders I know. Just suppose…

That you were never able to see all your workers on the job at the same time.

That a slight headache or “company coming” justified a worker in taking the day off.

That rain and threatening weather kept 30 to 40% of your workers away.

That your workers worked only if they felt like it and when questioned about phases of their work, would immediately show their tempers and threaten to quit.

That when slightly dissatisfied with some minor thing in the company they would threaten to quit and become part of another company.

That after you have committed yourself for several thousand dollars worth of work during the year, only a faithful few helped you succeed.

That week after week your employees would misappropriate funds belonging to the owner of the company, which would have gone into the working capital of the company.

That most of your employees thought that just showing up was working.

That your workers felt no obligation to explain where they had been when they were absent. 

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