Subject: Employee morale
Morale is very low among the 25 part-time employees at your store. Doug told me, and I told it to everyone else. The new hires didn’t know how bad of a place it is to work, but they all know it now!
I would like to recommend three ways you can improve employee morale:
First, if a staff member doesn’t like coming to work, and the store is slow, they should be able to go home early—with pay. If you let the negative, unhappy workers go home, and pay them for not working, they will be happy and positive!
A second way to improve employee morale is no more three-strikes-rule for showing up late. If a staff member is 10 minutes late, it will no longer be counted as a strike.
By not requiring staff to show up on time, you won’t have to suspend anyone for a week, which has been very bad for employee morale.
A third way to improve morale is if a staff member doesn’t like a task that you give them, e.g., shelving books, or greeting customers, a co-worker of their choice should be forced to do it.
Nothing creates more job satisfaction than when you can give a task you don’t like to a co-worker, especially if you don’t like that co-worker!
I hope you will implement these three policies immediately. If you do, I guarantee all of your staff will love coming to work. And that means you won’t have to fire anyone like you fired me!
It’s easy to improve employee morale! All you have to do is lower the expectations you have of the employees.
P.S. If these policies improve employee morale, would you consider hiring me back?