The common thread so far for me is the best workers are those who have a strong desire to either get out of their parents house or not to go back to it.....they have pride and a desire for independence. Those who are at college and expect the world to be their oyster after graduation or those who live at home with mom and dad and are fine with the situation have never yet been willing to work hard and meet my standards for excellence.
I for instance had one 34 yo guy who has always lived at home, who had been out of work for 5 months, whos last job had been contract state cafeteria cooking working for a known bitch. I thought that he would be greatful to get in at the ground floor of a great operation making reasonably good money and with a strong chance of becoming a manager because I made it clear that I am going to open new stores and when I do I intend to promote from with-in rather than hire people I dont know to be my managers. I assumed that he was a down on his luck guy who was waiting for his chance to make it in life. He walked out on me during our first major rush, apparently having not believed me when I told him from day 1 that we were going to get busy. He came in, complained for 20 minutes about how much work there was to do, then walked out the back door with out even saying a word.
When I was hiring for my law firm, in another century,
it did not occur to me to inquire qua the housing accomodations
of attorneys or support staff, nor their parental relationships.
I figured that thay will either work out well, or not.
I can handle both.
I take a different vu of living in the family home.
When my family returned to NY from Arizona, I was 13.
We bawt some real estate.
I took 1 of the apartments (the best one).
I was happy. I had everything that I wanted and no problems.
It has never occurred to me to leave
, tho I might possibly
retire to Florida. My living arrangements had no effect
upon my practice of law, nor upon the competent maintenance
of my fiduciary relationships to my clients.