Bring on Thursday! Today’s topic is supplied by Gina, and here is the nutshell recap – be good person. That’s it. Be a good person to the people you work with regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, age, etc. Don’t do the easy thing, do the right thing. It pays off. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com
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Hello, and welcome to BCBO daily. It is Thursday, May 20th, and I am your host, Dan Murch. Back for my favorite day of the work week. We’re going to talk about a lot of different things today. First of all, let’s recap, Wednesday. Another busy jam packed day, but got a lot of things done. Didn’t it get overwhelmed with anything, everything kind of just came through nice and smooth and felt really accomplished. Got some work done setting up for the new employee that starts next week. Computer is all set up and ready to go. That’s really exciting. Should be able to hit the ground running there.
Just overall a really good day and on a personal note I have a new visitor with me for a couple of days. My sister’s dog, Sandie, the sweetest, most snugly, softest, little beagle you’ll ever meet in your entire life. She is a good girl. I love her so much. They are going away for a couple of days so I have her staying with us. Her and Tucker are good friends. They’re getting along well. They spent the afternoon yesterday taking naps and that’s probably what they’re going to do for the next couple of days. So that’s exciting. That’s good for them. I’m glad to have her here. Having another living, breathing, lovable being here around to me is always a good thing.
So today’s topic is once again, Gina has pulled through and like she does as she’s scouring the internet and doing things, looking for information that can help our clients. She came across a pretty good article regarding human resources and some topics. The article itself had to do more with if you’re hiring employees and you’re hiring trans employees. Okay. How do you address that? What are the proper steps and one of the things that they need to do. The question was posted to, through QuickBooks, their HR snapshot program. One of the employees disclosed that they are trans and has asked to be addressed as a female. How could we be supportive of them?
I’m not trans, I’m not a gay person. I’m a straight person. So I’m not going to pretend as we talk about any of this, to know what they’re feeling, what they’re dealing with, their challenges in life. So I’m just going to talk about it as basically my point of view, which is that of just trying to be a good human being. I’m trying to live my best life and do what makes me happy and put myself in a position where I can look at myself in the mirror and feel good about who I am. I can go to work every day and be respected as a person. I think everybody should have that feeling. It’s really not that complicated to me in terms of how you should treat somebody that works in your office, whether they’re straight, gay, male, female, trans, regardless of who they are and how they identify themselves, they should just be treated as a good person.
That’s it. That’s my 2 cents in a nutshell about it. Just treat everybody good. You have to do equal employment. They need to be treated the same with the same protections as every other employee that exists out there. You can’t fire somebody or not hire somebody because they’re gay or they’re trans, you can’t do it because they’re male or female or how old they are. These are all things that are built into the laws to protect us all as citizens.
You want to make sure in your company that you’re doing that. You’re looking to attract the best person to the job. We just went through the hiring process at Blue Collar and we ended up hiring a woman. We’re really excited about having her come on board. We interviewed several people. Some were men, some were women. I have no idea, obviously, what their sexual orientation was because you can’t ask that question and it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, we offered the job to the person that we thought was the best person for the job and can help our company be successful. And that happened to be a woman, and that’s how everybody should go about hiring and staffing their companies. Look for the best people for your company. Do not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation.
We are not in the stone ages anymore. That kind of stuff doesn’t fly. Hire good people, treat people honestly, treat people decently, and just run your company in the right way. Because if you don’t, you’re setting yourself up for huge problems. Not only are you, you’re kind of crappy the way you’re doing your business; you’re also setting yourself up for lawsuits and legal fights and things of that nature.
So doing the right thing, you should be doing it just because it’s the right thing to do, but it’s also the thing you need to do legally, so start doing it if you’re not. Hopefully everybody listening to this podcast already feels that way and understands it, but Gina found it, passed it along and I just thought it was a good thing to kind of just touch base on. If anybody has any questions about what the rules are or laws about how you can hire people and how you’re supposed to treat people there’s a ton of information online about it, but feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to point you in the right direction and get you the answers that you need. So we are no human resources guru, but like we always say we figure things out. So if you have a question, even if we don’t know the answer chances are we’re going to be able to point you in the right direction and get you the answer that you’re looking for.
So, thank you again to Gina. Always appreciate how she’s out there looking for information, feeding me things so I don’t have to think about as many things and always try to come up with a topic. She’s great. As I’ve said many times in the past, go get yourself a Gina. She’s awesome.
That’s the topic for today. Like every Thursday I hammer it home, today’s the day for me that we’re going to spend time working on our finances. We talked about it yesterday with the client meeting that I had on Tuesday. Spend time working on your finances, people, if today’s the day you do it, great. If you’re planning on doing it on Friday, great. Whatever day you’re going to do it, make sure you’re doing it. Your finances are important. Setting yourself up for success is important. Spending time, going over your schedule, what you can and can’t do, managing expectations, all these things that we all talk about. It all comes together.
For me, it all comes together on a Thursday. We’re going to go through a lot of information. We’re going to schedule a lot of jobs. We’re going to order a lot of materials. There’s going to be some people that probably don’t like the answers that we’re going to have to give them, but we’re giving them honest answers and we’re giving them to them now upfront, instead of after we’re already two weeks into the job and that’s the right way to do things.
I guess the overall theme for today’s podcast is to do the right thing. In every aspect of your business. Sometimes it’s not easy to do, but do the right thing, not the easy thing. In the long term, you will benefit from it. The people that you work with, the people that you work for they’ll benefit from it and you’ll benefit from it. It all comes back around. I say it all the time, almost every day, put good out into the universe, you will get good back. Make sure you’re doing that.
Let’s go do it people. Let’s go have a great Thursday. Let’s jump out there with both feet. Let’s keep paying the rent on our success. Let’s keep asking ourselves that question – how would the person I want to be handle the thing I’m about to do? Keep putting ourselves in that forward thinking mindset. Keep pulling ourselves forward towards our goals and keep taking that step every day towards our vision. Just one step at a time. Don’t need to make a big leap. Just do it one step at a time.
Guess what? Guess what I’m going to say next? There’s going to be problems today. There are going to be issues. Things aren’t going to go right a hundred percent of the time. It’s going to be okay. We’re going to figure it out. It’s all going to be fine. So just take a deep breath. Let’s limit that negative self-talk. Let’s be good to ourselves. At the end of the day, as we’re going through everything, we’re going to make adjustments where we need to, but let’s seek out and celebrate our successes. Again, we’re working hard. We’re good people. We deserve the good things in life. We deserve to be happy so let’s make sure we’re patting ourselves on the back a little bit and being good to ourselves and celebrating those things because it is important to do.
And lastly, as always go check out the website bcbousa.com. That’s where you can get all the good good. That’s it guys. That’s the podcast. I hope everybody has themselves an awesome Thursday. Mine is going to be jam packed, but I’m really excited about it. I hope everybody listening is excited about whatever they have on their plate for today. Go out, have a great day and we’ll be back again tomorrow. Thank you for your time. Have a great day. Bye.