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    Being a boss is rough

    Well I recently became a teamleader at my job. A buddy who I got hired worked under me. Well he kept making mistakes and I had to fire him. Let me tell you it's a weird and rough situation. Any of you other guys have to ever deal with this

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    Always remember, never complain down (to your employees). And always remember, your boss' job is even harder. I never got pleasure from letting someone go, but you get used to it. It's not personal.

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    Yep! and it sucks! unless they totally do something blantantly stupid.

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    Yeah I never talk down about what we have going on. I've had the mind set for awhile that it's my companies money if they want to do it that way so be it I'm still getting Payed. Its defiantly weird firing someone I've done it twice now in 2 weeks the first one wasn't so bad but being a friend it's weird. But business is business and friends are friends. Thanks austine

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    Another reason I never employed friends or family. I'll use every connection I have to help them find work, but not for me.
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    Yeah at the time I was just another employee with no sight of becoming a supervisor. But a year later I am but now I know lesson learned. Never get a friend employed in your department cause you never know what the future holds for you

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    If you need advice on terminating employees, here's an informative video...

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    Lmmfao

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Another reason I never employed friends or family. I'll use every connection I have to help them find work, but not for me.
    So, so true. Always comes back to bite you in the ass.


    Never saw that video before. OMG.
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    Sheesh, I have about ten family members working for me!!! It is ridiculous, everyone feels entitled and like they can do whatever they want! Some days I just want to pull my hair out with them...

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    I'm had a lot of different jobs over the years and being a team leader /supervisor/ parent aid blah blah blah is all the same. the way I see it is if people are doing what they should be doing and pulling their weight then there's no problem- but when they expect others to pull their own weight plus extra I have no problem with coming giving someone the boot or some bad news. I am guilt free and I actually get a little kick out of it lol. of course there are warnings before hand. try looking at it in a different way... this individual had no problem letting everybody else pick up the slack for them or they were clueless about their job and never took the time or spend the energy to learn understand or do their job right-so you shouldn't feel bad about holding them accountable for their own actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79 View Post
    Sheesh, I have about ten family members working for me!!! It is ridiculous, everyone feels entitled and like they can do whatever they want! Some days I just want to pull my hair out with them...
    Ha...if they were not family would you have fired them by now?

    if so-then they actually are entitlted. and you have given entitlement into them lol

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    Yes I would!!! My cousin went to Jamaica a few weeks ago, was gone for 4 days , never called or answered a email AND charged his plane tickets to the business credit card!!! It's like a episode of arrested development!!! Lol

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    I supervise about 70 employees currently and have been in some sort of management capacity for about 15 years now. I have never hired a friend.. Ever. I did, however, become very good friends with someone I hired about 8 years ago and, if anything, I tolerated less from him than others. As I look back, it was a mistake to become friends with one of my direct reports, and I recall other team members resenting him, but I made damn sure he stayed in line.

    There is a distinct difference between telling someone what to do and getting them to want to do what you need them to do (management vs. leadership) - be a leader and your team will follow.

    Set goals and expectations, monitor results, celebrate successes, do not entertain excuses,, give open, honest and prompt feedback, lead by example and you'll be a great supervisor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sexy4mySweetheart

    Ha...if they were not family would you have fired them by now?

    if so-then they actually are entitlted. and you have given entitlement into them lol
    There is nothing I can do... The business has been in my family many many years! If I fire them they will just do nothing and still collect a profit share... They are overall good and hardworking though... For 1 exception!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79 View Post
    Yes I would!!! My cousin went to Jamaica a few weeks ago, was gone for 4 days , never called or answered a email AND charged his plane tickets to the business credit card!!! It's like a episode of arrested development!!! Lol
    Lolawesome show... but seems like you got a life full of mis-adventires lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sexy4mySweetheart

    Lolawesome show... but seems like you got a life full of mis-adventires lol
    It's a blessing and a curse for sure!!!!!

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    Its business bra you got to be ruthless to succeed. if someone is useless there useless a good boss shows no emotion. Have you seen the movie scarface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic
    Its business bra you got to be ruthless to succeed. if someone is useless there useless a good boss shows no emotion. Have you seen the movie scarface?
    That movie is not real life... A good business man can bring out the best in people, also it is not cost effective to just fire people when you can train them and bring out the best in them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79 View Post
    That movie is not real life... A good business man can bring out the best in people, also it is not cost effective to just fire people when you can train them and bring out the best in them..

    The movie inspire!!! I had to supervise for a bit i sacked 3 blokes cause i didn't like there personality not to mention they were as useless as tits on a bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic

    The movie inspire!!! I had to supervise for a bit i sacked 3 blokes cause i didn't like there personality not to mention they were as useless as tits on a bull.
    To each is own but, I believe in firing people if they don't perform but not if I don't like there personality and not if I haven't done everything in my power to bring out the best in them first...

    That movie inspires you to do what? Break the law, be a asshole and die young and miserable, and be a junky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79 View Post
    To each is own but, I believe in firing people if they don't perform but not if I don't like there personality and not if I haven't done everything in my power to bring out the best in them first...

    That movie inspires you to do what? Break the law, be a asshole and die young and miserable, and be a junky?
    Im in construction/mining if someone is useless they don't last long.
    Your looking at the movie all wrong. Its about hope and living your dreams. Coming from nothing and succeeding in reaching the top. A movie like that is true inspiration

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    We will have to disagree on scarface... I love the movie but I would not let it be a inspiration to me, or base any actions as business man on how Tony Montana does business... Just my 2 cents....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic
    Its business bra you got to be ruthless to succeed. if someone is useless there useless a good boss shows no emotion. Have you seen the movie scarface?
    Also we have been wildly successful... I went from owning 5 radio stations to owning 22 radio stations debt free... I went from billing 11 million dollars a year in 2006 to over 70 million a year in 2012 in one of the worst economies of all time! All founded on caring for people and hard work, and the occasional dysfunctional family member.. Lol

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    I would never fire someone because of there personality that's wrong. But not performing and giving them chances and explaining what needs to happen and them not fixing it they'll be gone. I will also not let me get in trouble for something someone else did. Overall I think my management skills are good. Its just a first and last having to fire a friend's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Im in construction/mining if someone is useless they don't last long.
    Your looking at the movie all wrong. Its about hope and living your dreams. Coming from nothing and succeeding in reaching the top. A movie like that is true inspiration
    are you back on this fixation again?

    anyone that thinks killing others in order to succeed is one sick bastard.

    Are you a sick bastard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Im in construction/mining if someone is useless they don't last long.
    Your looking at the movie all wrong. Its about hope and living your dreams. Coming from nothing and succeeding in reaching the top. A movie like that is true inspiration
    rearrange these letters if your thick Australian mind can do that

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