Act: Making a Decision (Pg.24, 1-4)
How is this decision emblematic of your job as a manager and your transition into that position?
Management is getting work done through others. This decision is also emblematic of the transition that employees face when they are promoted into management positions. The manager in the exercise has been a manager for nearly a year, her job involves communication, listening, and positive support; learning to adjust to and manage stress; she want growth in her staff. The manager will clue in on all of those points when she meets with Andrew about his second job
What are the advantages and disadvantages to giving Andrew a raise before the customary period?
The advantages to giving Andrew a raise before the customary period are that the manager will show that she is committed to him as an employee; thinks he is a valuable member of her team; recognizes all of his hard work and role to her staff’s accomplishments;
The disadvantages are that she will be setting a example of going around a standing company policy; will face repercussion from employees who were not assessed and given raises until the company-consent trial period was completed; and may produce a situation in which Andrew is excluded and talked about by colleagues.
Do you break the company policy and give Andrew a raise three months early, or not? If not, how do you handle the moonlighting situation? Explain your decision.
I would give him the early raise and remind him that he signed off on not being allowed to discuss his rate with another employee upon being hired. I would Stress that he would be in violation of contract.
Since the recession began in December 2007 and as the economy turns, it’s likely that more people will start taking second jobs. Added employment security and the need to double up on paychecks to make up for losses during the recession will drive people in this direction....
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