There is a great new restaurant that is soon to open in Cambridge, Buffalo Wild Wings! I look forward to cleaning the windows there once it opens. I have been cleaning the Bw3 in Zanesville for many years now (in behalf of Dave’s Professional Window Cleaning). I have had a great relationship with Buffalo Wild Wings throughout the years and look forward to cleaning the windows at their locations for many years to come.
I was cleaning one of my regular commercial jobs last week, one of the major fast food chains, when one of the employees came over and was telling me why I haven’t seen him in a while. He told me that as he was leaving after his shift the manager came over and gave him a pat down and pulled three pieces of bacon out of his pocket. He was thereafter suspended from work for a time. He has worked there for 14 years and gets along with the manager. He was upset that he didn’t get a ‘pass’. I suppose that after 14 years of working with the same people/company that I can see why a manager may decide to let him off with just a talking to, but the fact is he was stealing. No matter how long your service record is, what your pay scale or position is, you should never feel as if you’re entitled to take something extra if that is not worked out between both parties.
Almost 50% of retail theft comes from the employees(according to Wikipedia on Retail Loss Prevention). As a small business owner this is something that is very important to me. It is one of the major reasons why I work by myself and don’t hire people to work for me. The fact that people trust me to come inside their home or business is something that I value and do not want to lose or even jeopardize. I have never stolen or tried to hide something from any of my clients. There has been a few times where I have knocked something over and broken or cracked something accidentally. And its has been in a circumstance where I could have covered it up. But if you take a second to think about the consequences of making the wrong decision, you very easily realize that one lie/cover-up/theft can ruin everything.
I’ve been working hard for many years trying to build a good reputation with my clients and I’m planning on keeping it that way. No matter whether I’m cleaning an office building or I’m inside your home, know that I will conduct myself honestly in all I do.
Running your own business is on of the greatess things in the world. I get to decide when I work, how much I want to work for, how long my lunch break is, and I dont have to beg a boss for time off. I have been running my own window cleaning business for over 8 years now and its just about the best job ever. I enjoy doing the work I do and I like working hard at it. It’s a nice feeling to see the finished product of a nice clean, clear window. The smiling face of a happy customer is a real treat as well.
I think I have figured out the windows part of my job but the office work is still a struggle. I dont stay in touch with clients after the job as well as I should. After all, repeat business is on my bigest positives. But I’m going to keep working at it.
In the meantime, I as busy as ever from all my clients that dont forget to call me for thier cleaning and I appreciate each and every one.