Quokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1296 times:
"If the people are right, happy and doing the job properly then business will be a success."
In stark contrast to the constant chorus that workers need to tighten their belts sung by many employers, Ken Grenda decided to give something back. After selling his business former owner decided to thank his employees for the dedication and loyalty that they had shown over the years.
Many employers would say that the employees should consider themselves lucky to have a job with the new owners. Other employers would just run off leaving the employees to discover that their superannuation money has vanished. But it is refreshing to see that some are prepared to do more than they need to.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
I suggested doing something like this at work today with what ever's left over from our budget, instead of it being wasted on something that doesn't benefit me. Somehow I don't think my management is going to be quite as generous.
melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1115 times:
I catch a Grenda's bus most days to get to & from the train station heading to work - I was wondering why the drivers all seemed happy over the past couple of days! They are a very big operation, they were bought out by Ventura bus lines who also operate in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne - this will mean that Ventura will basically own nearly all of the bus routes east & south of the Melbourne CBD. The Grenda's are also in the process of selling a seperate bus-building business (Volgren) to a Brazilian company, so they will be coming out of this very wealthy indeed.......
dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1053 times:
The company sold for $400 million dollars and the owner bonused out the staff with a 3.5% bonus....fairly common and to be applauded....but it's nothing all that different.
The billionaire partner in Home Depot donated a billion dollar aquarium to the people of Atlanta, and runs the foundation that keeps it going....he donated a significantly larger portion of his profits from the sale of his business and it seems that people don't pay him the same accords....I guess cash is king.
Nah...socialism is where the government comes in and takes the money, keeps part or most of it, and distributes it as they see fit to folks based on political calculations...What this dude did was bonus out the employees after a sale. Happens fairly often when a sale happens in a privately held company and the principal is retiring...
garpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2654 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 882 times:
The company I work for could use a page or two out of this man's book. Like most companies, they cut the work force, cut wages, increase shift lengths and make millions in profit.
We get a 1.5% annual wage rise which is well below inflation, so as it rises, living gets more and more difficult on our wages.