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"Employee angst"

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Employee angst, Ckour, 22:55:51, 1/18/2001
employees, tammy, 21:16:07, 1/25/2001, (#2)
Coffee Talk with Experts Answer!, Vickie, 13:40:01, 2/09/2001, (#3)


"Employee angst"
Posted by Ckour on 22:55:51 1/18/2001
I own a retail store that does roughly 350,000 in sales a year. I am fairly new to the business and have kept on a manager (paid at 24,000) to help me learn. There are benefits to this system. I can be with my children. He is an excellent sales person. But, I do not trust him to make competent decisions. He is getting better but he has done several things which make me question his leadership ability.

On the other hand, I have an excellent assistant manager (paid at 8.30 an hour) who makes sound decisions but lacks the manager's drive to make money.

I want to eliminate the manager's position, handling ordering etc.. myself and promote the assistant manager to a sales manager position. I would prefer not the confront the manager but rather eliminate the post.

Any ideas?? It seems to me I am paying too much for functions I can do myself. But, with the manager in place, I am allowed to have my own life. Help! This problem plagues me day and night!!


2. "employees"
Posted by tammy on 21:16:07 1/25/2001
You know, you know that your sales person isn't working. don't delay. the quicker your get rid of them the better.

does your sales person have an ego?, them demote him with less money. he will quit.


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