For many of us, we've been employed for probably at least a decade or more and during dat time, chances are, have experienced several employers and their practices. From those experiences you come across employers who are/can be more "generous" in their ways and those you just wonder how da heck would one continue to work there.
But hoping and wanting are two different things as some just need da work so they stick with da employer to survive especially in Hawai'i nei.
Then of course factoring in da nature of da business really determines wat can and cannot be done so sometimes you're just crap out of luck. Wen I used to work in Waikiki - whether it was at a hotel or ABC stores - holidays only meant a time and a half instead of an actual day off since there are zero "holidays" in da hospitality industry. Wen I used to work at a non-profit social welfare agency, all state, city AND federal holidays were observed which was frickin' awesome...... then I went back into da for-profit side and realized dat you were lucky to have a half dozen or so compared to da 14 + two extra days (birthday and shopping, yeah, a shopping day during da holidays).
It all depends wea you work and wat kine of boss/company you have so I was EXTREMELY appreciative wen my current employer was very generous enough to give us half day on da eve, then da holiday AND da da AFTAH da holiday off - for both Christmas AND New Years! CHEEEEEEE-HU!
But then again, I haven't had a raise going on three years (previous and current employer) so it was a very welcoming "gift" not only for me but to everyone aboard. It was a morale boost especially during da holiday season and while it wasn't da norm, it was something my employer could do (handle) aftah heavy consideration. If there's one thing employees appreciate da most is being appreciated and besides of course any type of raise, a paid day off.
While there are morale killahs too, there are some employees who aren't so appreciative as well. Whether they've been burned before, they think da company "owes" them and treat every gesture with a grunt and Scrooge like attitude. We've all been around "those" type of people wea we just may nod politely in agreement but you know inside we saying......
Wassup Wit Dat!
Wen I used to work as a shift manager at Pizza Hut, during my shift (hypothetically speaking) I'd make surah da people who closed da store all was able to make and take something home. It wasn't much but da "gesture" made a long night bearable as I knew their pay wasn't good and leaving close to midnight wasn't exactly an ideal work situation. Wen making da work schedule, I'd make surah to give those who buss okole their requests to keep them "happy". There were oddah little things to do - whether it was by da book or not (hypothetically of course) - dat I could do/control to make surah dat their work was valued and appreciated.
Has your employer evah done something special for you, your department or company-wide? Do you "expect" certain things or compare a previous employer to your current one? Do you think your current employer can "handle" certain gestures? How is da morale wea you work at - is it generally cool or is it da type wea people kinda grumpy? Just curious - if you one supahvisor - have you done anything to boost morale for da people dat work for "you"?
SHOUT OUT: For those who signed up to get kim chee, shoot me an email or bettah yet just post a reply to let me know whether you want to pick up on da eve (Wednesday, December 31) or either Saturday or Sunday. Preferably in da Pearl City area but could be town area if our schedules line up. I just need to know which day so I can prep and we can connect via email for the specific meet times.