Why Troubled Employees Can Ruin Your Business


The Difficult and Troubled Employee

It is good to know what the signs oar of a difficult and a troubled employee. These are the types of employees that do have the ability to ruin your business. This is the type of employee that can tarnish the reputation of any good business. Your business might have an employee that is difficult or very troubled. If you notice the followings signs then you might have hired an employee who is trouble with a capital “T.” These signs include the following:

* the employee is very convincing. This employee may even convince their own selves that they are smarter than most of their co-workers

* the troubled employee does not seem to take “no” for an answer

* the employee tends to make many excuses because nothing is their fault. This is more than a lack of responsibility on their part. This employee can easily find a reason for their own errors. It will never be their fault, typically it is their co-worker’s fault

* this employee engages in chronic gossip

* this employee tends to erupt quickly or they seem to be on the verge of exploding

These are just the beginning of the signs of a troubled or difficult employee who has the ability to ruin you business if not addressed properly. There are many more signs that a troubled employee will display.


How they Affect and your Business

The troubled and difficult employee has a variety of methods that can and will ruin your entire business.

The following items will be bad for business and will reflect poorly on everyone in the company. These are a few of the ways:

* the gossip that is spread will be very disruptive to the entire business. This will break down trust and credibility

* abusive behavior will lower morale and reduce self-esteem. The business will suffer because motivation and enthusiasm will get very low

* the employee can evoke rage in the customers by provoking them with their troubled behaviors

* opinions of the brand and services may go viral and the business reputation can get lost and smeared

* false information about products or services may spread to the customers when a misinformed employee begins to talk

* the overall customer service may go down due to the unprofessionalism and lack of enthusiasm

* poor images of the entire company may deflect your customers or prospective


* the customers may become neglected due to the overall dysfunction

* the troubled employee may carry themselves poorly and this can offend your customers

* their social media post may have strong and distasteful opinions that reflect poorly on your business

* overall employee performance may become affected within the work environment

These are a sample of ways that a troubled employee can actually ruin your business. This list does become longer. These are the top ways that will negatively impact your business with the difficult or the troubled employee.


Lowered Standards

The troubled employee can greatly lower the standards of your business. Do not underestimate their influence and impact on those around them. One troubled employee can cause much harm to any business. There are also solutions that will prevent the trouble employee from completely ruining your business.

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McDonalds is Testing Garlic Fries


Gilroy Garlic Fries

The Fries At McDonald’s Are Not Your Father’s Fries

These days the menu at McDonald’s fast food places looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago. Now at four of McDonald’s restaurant locations in the San Francisco area are adding an exciting new feature: Gilroy Garlic Fries! This will be a limited time promotion, whether such exotic fries are offered further in time and locations beyond this test phase depends upon how popular they are.

The name ‘Gilroy’ is given to these garlic and herb fries in honor of the town of Gilroy in California which is one of the world’s top producers of garlic. The pungent herb is celebrated the last weekend of July, every year, with the Gilroy Garlic Festival. This is one of McDonald’s new “local features” that could very well end up on their menu nationally. First though, it would be further test marketed in August to about 250 other locations throughout California. This was announced in a press release McDonald’s sent to the Business Insider. Here is the full article.


More Than Just Garlic

The fresh chopped garlic that seasons these new french fries is all grown in nearby Gilroy, CA, known as ‘The Garlic Capital of the World.’ Each order of fries will not be made until an order is put in for them, according to McDonald’s. They also stated that this announcement is the start of a corporate-wide transformation of the fast food chain’s menu. The plan is to feature healthy, fresh ingredients without any preservatives. Here is a complete list of the ingredients with which McDonald’s covers their garlic fries, by hand, and with each order:

  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • Salt

The price of these special, healthier, full-flavored fries is only 59 – 69 cents more than regular flavor fries, so it is likely that everyone who knows they love the taste of garlic will be trying them. Their verdict on McDonald’s actual implementation of garlic fries will determine whether Gilroy Garlic Fries become a regular menu item in many locations, perhaps even outside of California.


Consumer Reviews

McDonald’s USA Manager of Culinary Innovation, Michael Haracz, was enthusiastic about the new offering and had this to say: “We’re proud of the work done by local franchisees and the regional team to create this menu item with locally-sourced garlic and we look forward to introducing Gilroy Garlic Fries to our customers in the Bay Area.”

The company with the golden arches are doing lots of experimentation to find more menu items in several locations. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 100 McDonald’s locations will test market Johnsonville Brats sausages. In Texas and Ohio, a number of McDonald’s are testing both a larger version of the Big Mac, and a smaller type.


Reviewers that were enthused with the new flavor of french fries include these positive comments:

  1. One video reviewer said he is a fan of Gilroy Garlic and loves the just right combination off garlic and spices on the new fries.
  2. “They are well worth the money and I’ll be getting them again before long. Not something that I would recommend having on a regular basis with a meal, but these are great on their own as a treat. If you hate garlic, you’ll hate these!”
  3. “Impressive combination of flavors! And not too much more pocket change to get.”

Here is an article covering taste tests of Gilroy Garlic Fries.

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