Why when I setup this business with the idea of working a couple of days a week and then having the rest of the time available to play with my toys why they came to me with a list of customers half a mile long and wanted to work for me again.
OK so I did insulate them from Upper Management and heaven help anyone who wanted to tear strips off my staff. That was my problem/responsibility and they all knew exactly where they stood if they screwed up. But it was my responsibility to discipline them if the need ever arose not someone else's.
I have a vivid memory of an Accountant who took a dim view of something one of my staff did and he proceeded to tear into him without even consulting me about this action. When I became aware of what was happening I threw him out of the building and then started to investigate what had happened.
Turns out that the person in question had followed a New Directive from the CEO and the Accountant took it personally so he had to berate the staff member who did as he was told. Not going to happen to my staff ever and that's just the way that it is.
Of course as the sods steal my Classic Cars to drive around to work now I continue to feel used. Seems that they want me to get a 300SL Mercedes as they just love the idea of the Gull Wing Doors as much as me and if they get to drive it around to work so much the better. Of course they don't have to live with the wife who they lie to and take her car.
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