Napping and job
So, I have been thinking for a while about how I would run a business if I had one. The logistics of having a business right now are shit, but I would like to eventually do this. So things I want in my office building for my employees:
- Fridge area
- Nap area
- Individual work stations, maintained by IT/building maintenance
- 20 hour work week (both for the sales/accounting staff and for the IT/maintenance staff) I mean, you can work more than that, but it wouldn’t be required or expected.
- Set own schedule (within work hour parameters)- as this would be office/sales/accounting work, there is not a giant need for everyone to be there all the time and if you work when you are most productive, you accomplish more.
- Benefits for employees who work at least ½ time (if you are keeping track, this means 10 hours a week)
So, no desk hopping, work 20 hours a week to get a paycheck sufficient to keep one alive and such, health insurance, life insurance, 401(k) match to 5%(maybe a half match up to 10% after that), place to keep food, place to crash when you hit a wall, IT department of at least three people for coverage, the IT department is in charge of maintenance staff so that things get done properly. At this point, I would probably pay maintenance like $20/hour, IT/accounting staff $50/hour sales staff $30/hour plus commission. I’m in the Midwest, so these prices are pretty reasonable, I think.
Also, I think it’s total bullshit to make employees pay for insurance so they wouldn’t have to pay for (their own) insurance, and maybe like 20% of the total premium for family members. It wouldn’t be shitty insurance either, with a $1000 deductable, maybe $250. Copay should be doable like $20. And it would cover prescriptions.
I don’t think this is unreasonable. I don’t see why anyone would want to do their worker wrong.
(we would probably be open about 60 hours a week, either 7 am - 7 pm or 8 am - 8 pm)