#114 - What is Your Worth?

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 8:36 am by LaLonde Jewelers


One day, a while ago, my wife had an important birthday coming up. And she told to me that she wanted this particular sports car for this special time that she was about to experience. So I thought about it and thought about it.

Well, around the same time, one of my employees came to me and said that she wanted to give her notice that she would be leaving our employment. This kinda stunned me. I started to think how this could happen, and I realized that the people who worked for us also had a life. They were no longer teenagers just passing time, they now after several years were concerned about their own future.

I had to sit back and think, and the more I thought I realized that I had only been concerned about my wife and my future and paid little attention to my ageing employees future. This was a mistake that I now realize, and I am sure many businessmen around the country struggle with the same situations.

Thing was that several weeks later my wife started in on me and said “you have to get that girl back, I can’t do all this stuff by myself.”

Well after some deep thought of how I should have managed things differently, and some time had passed I was able to connect with this wayward employee. She came in to talk to me and my wife was excited.

After meeting with this gal and hashing out several aspects of our new venture, I reported to my wife.......There is good news and bad news. The good news is that our wayward employee is coming back, the bad news is she is now driving your sports car.

Written by Dan LaLonde, G.G., G.I.A.
Lalonde Jewelers & Gemologists
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