What’s your ratio of really-workers versus not-really-workers?

April 23, 2008
THE TALK...

Christina Lewellen,
senior editor
of Window & Door

Ok, so if you’re not a huge fan of Ben Stein, just ignore the picture and focus instead on the message. In this blog, he shares a personal experience about some disappointing customer service and makes a valid point about willingness to work. Sure, we’re in an economic downturn, but there are jobs to be had, especially for those who are willing to work—really work.

This happens to be a hot button of mine. Maybe it’s been too many years of living in Northern Virginia, having teens driving BMWs pull up alongside my family sedan at a stoplight. But more likely it’s from traveling around the country and talking to dealers and manufacturers who are increasingly challenged to find workers who care to put a window in a hole with some degree of integrity.

What’s your ratio of really-workers versus not-really-workers? Are you lucky enough to have a good portion of your staff that’s willing to dig in and work hard? Please send me an email to share.

For poll results and industry feedback about this topic, click to the next page, and read Page 2 of “The Talk...”