Sod’s Law, isn’t it? Just when you need them most, your A-Team go absentee.
Flu or something. Maybe a tummy bug.
Whatever it is, it’s always when you’re on deadline and everybody’s burning midnight oil. The once-in-a-lifetime deal that’s so nearly, nearly within your grasp… And then some stupid bug strikes.
Enough is enough
Well not any more, it won’t.
It’s bad enough having one key player go down at a critical moment, but not the lot.
So from here on in, any bug going round the workplace is getting nailed before it takes anyone else down. Your insurance against sickness turning the whole place FUBAR.
Because everybody’s got germs, right? And they all get together with everybody else’s germs in your workplace. Billions and billions of them, milling round, waiting to cause a disaster.
Which means it’s going to happen sooner or later. And Sod’s Law says it will always be when you really don’t want it to.
Your get out of jail free card
But now you’ve got yourself a button. The one that starts that nifty Hypersteriliser machine. Any germs in your place are about to be ex-germs. The hydrogen peroxide mist that thing generates is going to oxidise them to nothing. No viruses, no bacteria, no problem. Everything back on track.
OK, there’ll be overtime, but that’s expected. Always is, with midnight oil.
But no wage bill for temp staff, or consultancy fees for emergency visiting firemen. No penalty clauses or unforseens either. You’ll get the A-Team back and return to hunky-dory. Customers happy again, everything under control, your top people all over it and humming like a machine.
Makes you wonder, hey? What took you so long?
Not on the radar, probably. Because living with absentees is par for the course, not so? Everybody has them. Colds, flu – they’re a fact of life.
Only while staff are picking up germs from each other in the workplace, that is.
Sure, they might get a bug outside – from home, travelling to work, after a dodgy night out.
But you turn them right around the moment they look sick – time off, no questions. And you make that workplace germ-free once a week, or every day before play – and no longer are you the victim of what goes around, comes around.
With a zero germ-threshold most of the time, there are fewer germs, less chance of catching anything, fewer absentees.
So that when you look at the downtime and forfeits you might have had to pay, the thing has earned its keep in the first month of operation. And year end, you’ve got a whole whack of money you never had before. Previously lost to passive acceptance that people get ill, what can you do?
Press the button is what. Give those pesky germs the same dirty treatment they give you. Take them out with extreme prejudice – and laugh all the way to the bank.
Bye-bye, bad guys
Absentees? Not on your watch.
Not unless somebody chops their thumb off on the office guillotine. But that’s an accident, not a germ-driven sickness. Boots Optometrists or Specsavers might be the answer.
They’re press-button too. The ones on your phone. Give them a call.
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Originally posted 2016-11-17 15:41:42.