10. Broken Promises: They applied for the job because you promised “flexible hours,” but it turns out that “flexible hours” means that they are flexible to work the hours you need them. Not that you are flexible for the hour they have available.
9. Lack of Recognition: Don't give them any positive feedback for fear they might ask for a raise.
8. Given All the “Dirty Work”: When it comes to job assignments, you give the worst jobs to her best people because they can be depended on to do it right and not complain.
7. Lack of Respect: The manager has his wires crossed – he praises in private and criticizes in public.
6. No Chance for Advancement: When an opportunity for advancement arises, you hire from the outside rather than promoting from within because you need to keep that great employee doing a great job and are afraid you will not be able to replace them.
5. No Training: You don't believe training people is a good investment because “they’ll leave in three months anyway.”
4. No Attention or Authority: You are so busy fighting fires and doing “important things” that you never have any time to listen to employees, yet you don't give them the authority to solve problems themselves either.
3. Mind-Numbing Tasks: The work itself is boring and repetitive and you fails to find ways to make it more fun or more challenging for employees.
2. Failed to Hire Tough: The employee you hired was not a good fit for the position because you just put out the “Help Wanted” sign and chose the person who interviewed best or could start immediately because you were short handed.
1. Substandard Co-Workers: The great employee isn’t paid enough to put up with the hiring mistakes and poor management that will put up with– the people who turn out to be lazy, indifferent, or undependable co-workers.