Lunch Time And Television Viewing

By: Jim Williams

As a owner of a great firm, I understand the need to keep moral up. I know my employees will be more productive if they stay happy. This is why I am always taking suggestions for improvements in the office.

I have to admit that I can't take all the suggestions and make them happen. Nevertheless, I do everything in my power to negotiate or find ways to make a condition better. Lately, one of the largest complaints has been with our break area.

Right now, we have a small area with a icebox, microwave, a sink and several tables and chairs. We also have a small television for the employees to view during lunch.

The employees have been whining about the microwave and icebox that are old and do not operate really well. Apparently, some of the employee's lunches has gone bad due to the refrigerator's temperature control being off.

I called the management department and asked what we could do about this situation. They informed me we did have some funds in the business budget to me to buy a few things for the break room. I started to search around Home Depot and Best Buy for a new refrigerator and microwave.

I ended up going to Wal-Mart for the microwave because I knew I could get the best deal. Then I went to Sam's for the new refrigerator. I received such a great deal on both items that I had a lot of money left over.

Before I left Sears, I browsed the HDTV area. I was astounded at how low the prices were for the smaller HDTVs available. I instantly thought how much my employees would love to have an HDTV as part of their break room.

However, then I remembered you needed a cable or dish provider to provide you with the service for the high quality channels. I was talking to the sales person and he informed me that I could buy an antenna that would give me the channels I was wondering about without a monthly expenditure.

I went home, checked into the antenna, and found out it also didn't cost much to get. I found an antenna for indoor use, which would be perfect for our building.

I bought the antenna and then went to Walmart to buy the HDTV. I could hardly wait for my employees to see the remodeling job in the break area. As soon as everything arrived, I asked the delivery guys to arrive after hours so no one would see it.

After they put everything in the break room, the HDTV was perfect in making the room complete. When my employees came in that Monday, they just about fell over when they saw the new appliances. My employees are happy and so much more committed to their jobs now... so I am a very content!

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