Work Ethic, Work from Home and Return to Office!

June 15th, 2023

Are too many of today’s workers just plain lazy.


Today’s post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc

Recently we bought a new home near where our children live. It sits on the water but requires a lot of renovations and updates. As such we have been doing a lot of personal sourcing, so thank God for our career choice.

One thing I have been able to observe is the variety and quality of work performed differs drastically from provider to provider. I will not trash those that have performed poorly because they have been fired and I ended up choosing them. That happened because they showed up late, left early, prepared poorly, cleaned up awfully and communicated terribly for just some examples.

However, one individual stands out as to what I would be looking for in someone that works for me. He is a jack of all trades and a master of many from replacing a drainpipe to finish carpentry and beyond. He is of a specific age group closer to mine. The first day he arrived to begin work was at 7:45 a.m. He was not in pajamas, was well groomed and dressed appropriately for the work to be done that day. His preparation was fantastic, his cleanup impeccable and communication as to what was to be done (SOW) and any open issues (change Order) spot on. He brought his coffee and water with him and took a one-hour lunch break.

I’m sure that in today’s work from home environment and the push to return to the office have a lot to do with the lack of this type of quality in today’s workforce regardless of industry.

Many years ago, after the service and college, when beginning my career at a very large well-known company, my dad said to me, be the first to show up in the morning, the last to leave at night and work harder than anyone else does. Great advice and hard to find in today’s workforce either from home or in the office.

I don’t hire folks like this So, what are you seeing?

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