Thursday, December 06

Sean University: Overtime You'll Learn

by Sean Adams

Time is money. That’s why people sell clocks and not just give them away. But today’s lesson isn’t about buying clocks; it’s about buying the stuff that clocks tell you about, hours.

The standard workday is 8 hours long. Of course, this varies from workplace to workplace. Here at the Sean Adams University of Business Management Development Leadership, for example, the workday is usually around 27 hours long (but that number is a little misleading, since we use a calendar where a week consists of only two days: Muesday and Thwaterday). Still, 8 hours is how employees generally expect to work each day.

What happens, then, when the day ends but there’s more work to do? You can’t just leave it there, so you’ll have to ask your employees to stay late, which means more time, which means more money. This is called overtime pay.

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Thursday, August 09

Sean University: Who's in the new?

by Sean Adams


Remember those toys that were robots that you could put together and make a bigger robot that capable of bigger and better things than each of the smaller robots? Well that’s what running a business is like, metaphorically speaking (or literally speaking, if you employ mostly robots). You have to put together a team of employees – through a rigorous interview and training process – who work well together and help keep things running smoothly.

But here’s the thing: you can’t just hire everyone at once. Your company will grow, and you’ll have to bring in new people. And unfortunately, unlike the aforementioned robots, they don’t always click easily into place. No, you have to work to integrate a new member into your team.

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