I didn’t want anyone at labor to believe that I hired my nephew.
- I was afraid that the men at labor would not respect Jack.
He’s a wonderful HVAC service serviceman and I wanted him to have an opportunity to shine. He started laboring at the shop a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t tell anyone that Jack was my nephew, however I’m pretty sure that some of the men found out. There was an text in my inbox from a single of the employees. The text discussed the policy of nepotism in the workplace. The next day I contacted the employee and I asked him to meet me in my office. Both of us discussed the text in good detail. I provided adequate explanations for hiring my nephew and I truly told all of the employees that I expected the same amount of labor from all the people. I was not going to show anyone any special treatment if that job was not done always. I had to follow through when Jack made the first sizable mistake. He was on a commercial service job and he made a big mistake. Another employee had to bail him out of the situation. I had to supply Jack a written warning about the situation. I would have done that with any other employee. I didn’t believe it was certain ly even-handed or necessary, however after I made the grand statement about treating all the people exactly the same, I had to supply Jack a written warning in his personnel file. Honestly, it’s just a formality and does not mean much at all.