Thursday, July 30, 2015

All Companies Should Have an "Undercover Boss"

Undercover Boss is one of my very favorite reality television shows. It addresses a sensitive issue that very few employers realize is in need of address, that of their own employees hurting in ways that they, perhaps, could never imagine.

Many are living from paycheck to paycheck, have had some service suspended, the utilities and/or a phone, etc. Some lack transportation and have minor children who they must get to school before timely arriving for work. They must, likewise, timely retrieve their children after school, or make arrangements for doing so because they cannot afford childcare. Some do not even have a roof over their heads...

I'd venture to say that the average worker is living to pay bills, and has little to no enjoyment of life, and yet they get up and routinely report for work to earn whatever wages they can to provide for themselves and their families.

It is honorable when companies care to put themselves in the shoes of their employees, invest in alleviation of their hardships, and in their growth and advancement. If all capable companies did that for a select few or at least one employee each year they would uplift those employees and their families, and improve both company and community culture...

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