Have you ever thought you were not appreciated enough even though if felt like you were running the entire company?
We all know what people are paying these days for certain jobs so we know what on average employers can afford and what we are worth. Sure they can shove in your face "Well we have overhead to pay for and a lot more risk". As this is typically what I call common sense, I can see through the bullshit when they drive around the BMW & Vacations they take all the time, but can afford $500 extra to pay you a month.
Sure they have earned this and they did take the risk, which people don't have the cojones to do it themselves or more defined as, too many excuse syndrome.
If you didn't catch the phrase, JUST OVER BROKE, it is a joke stating employers just pay you enough to get by, but not too much to invest in your self and leave them.
I have experience in this bullshit world from managing 7 restaurants as the GM and me kicking myself in the ass every year end knowing I got dooped into another person's bullshit, insecure, no direction dream.
I don't mind working for the right person, but damn is it hard to find these people these days. At least what I have learned is to just become that person I want to work for. The person I have been searching for could just be… me.
What I have learned is:
- The Apparel company business owners I have worked for, either got lucky or they had rich daddies while I was thankful enough to come in and dig them out the trenches.
- The Car Washing business owners I have worked for, were badass operators, but terrible leaders. I came in and helped the employees feel trusted and appreciated.
- The Car Industry Part business owners I have worked for, were actually the most passionate in their brands and overall great mentors for me. I couldn't do much for them beside drive more sales.
- And the Restaurant company business owners and hotels were successful from the badass employees they hired, not from them "paying" them. I have the most experience in the restaurant industry and have been inside the operations of over 30+ restaurants needing my help. Unfortunately, the reality to bars, hotels, and restaurants were just like Bar Rescue… Fixing egos and drama was step number one. Egos & drama starting from the business owners. YIKES!
Success in the Hospitality industry first comes from the employees being lead well by the owner and manager of the establishment. Meaning the employees that wouldn't steal from them, the employees that would be the ultimate face of the restaurant when the business owner wasn't there, and the restaurant's that are making millions and millions every year are those business owners who genuinely understand that these employees are the reason for their success and appreciate them genuinely.
I say genuinely, because just giving someone a raise or giving them a free meal is not genuinely caring for them. Trusting them, appreciating them, going above and beyond to thank them is genuinely caring for them and letting them know about it.
In any business, employees drive success in front of the leadership team. I have seen the naiveness to think employees are just dispensable to the operation of the business crumble businesses in a year. People need to feel like they are serving a purpose regardless if they speak it out loud or not. People need to feel like they are noticed for their achievements.
Getting paid "JUST OVER BROKE" is one thing, but getting treated "JUST OVER BROKE" is another.