There was recently a post on I Love Fourways about a staff member being mistreated at work which got many mixed opinions from various people. It made me think quite a lot and I felt it was important to put out a few reminders to both employers and employees….

As we are all well aware, COVID has brought on great difficulties for most people around the world. Wether it be a large corporation or a one man business, everyone has felt the burn somewhere along the way.

Assumption is the mother of all stuff ups because we don’t actually know a persons real situation.

I think it is important to remember the following and when you’re having a “moment”… try to gather yourself and think about these things when it comes to your staff or employer.

  1. We are all human and we all have feelings.
  2. We all need to work to survive.
  3. We all have good days and bad days and thats ok. Let it go and move on.
  4. We need to have respect for one another regardless of our positions.
  5. We need to appreciate every single person that works with or for us.
  6. We need to remember that if we are not happy in our job roles, that it is our choice to move on or change things to make it work.
  7. Jobs are scarce and while you may not be earning a high salary, the person who has employed you may not be in a position to pay you more.
  8. If you feel your employer abuses your role, then walk away.
  9. If your staff member isn’t performing to your expectations, tell them and give them an opportunity to improve.
  10. Communication is key. Without this, nothing works and you will continue to be disappointed.

These are my personal feelings and opinions and I just thought some of it may be useful to share and give some food for thought!

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