I love having a team to help build a company. It’s a must. But I HATE the human resource side of it. Every time I fire someone and it’s not that often, I have to fight unemployment. Unemployment in the US is to make sure people have pay when they are out of work. It comes directly from the employer. It is NOT paid by the government. It comes out of my pocket. So I don’t mind paying it for seasonal layoffs or layoffs when I just can’t provide the work. But if I fire someone it is always for good cause. It would be wrong for me to deny pay if I am the reason they are laid off. And I’m certainly not going to pay someone to sit home when they were already collecting a paycheck for not doing anything at work.
I fired an employee for not only doing a bad job but putting the safety of others at risk. When he got word I was fighting his unemployment he told me he was going to claim a back injury and a foot injury. That’s what I face. Not this exact thing but constant problems with employees. Again, I love them all. They make the company better and are the reason its successful. I am only the guiding force. The problem is that the team is very protective and if someone is not pulling their weight they force them out. It’s easy to identify the person and the actions needed. It’s a bitch getting it done. It’s gotten bad enough 1 or 2 times over the last decade that I honestly felt my family and myself could be in danger. Today I felt legally threatened. And you better X or I’m going to attack your weakest part, your insurance. It’s brutal and I want to destroy them but it only makes it worse. I have to hand everything over to insurance and lawyers and let it take its course. It’s tough and although I don’t get too anxious about it, I would be lying to say it doesn’t bother me. But less and less each year. When you have 50 employees odds tell you that one isn’t going to work out and every few years it’s going to end very very poorly. I got one of those this week.
Domain of the Day: ZipChain.com $400 at press time. Could end up 10 times that by the end
Quote of the Day: “He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.” Swedish Proverb
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Park.io Names at Auction or Available for Pickup
Snack.gg Dot gg seems to get a little higher each month
Upward.vc closes today. Upward and onward. Is that the saying ?
Brandless.io 2015 birthday which is ancient for a dot io
Artist.gg Might set a dot gg auction record
Hidden.gg VPN or proxy server
Namejet, Sedo, and Catched.com Names at Auction
MTN.co Best catch from Catched.com in months
OfferX.com My favorite name on the Namejet
Chained.net Reserve under $1000 so I think its going to sell
DiscountFlower.com Flower meaning cannabis
GreatShares.com Cheap fractional ownership name
UpSmoke.com Has a reserve but maybe
Spaak.com Makes me think of a SPAC
CryptoTracker.com Love the name, not the reserve
Godaddy Domains With Bids
248.cc Top price on the board is a dot cc. I love it
GetYou.com A lot of different angles. I get you or I’m going to get you. Or I’m going to pick you up or come and get you
AirSkip.com Is this price for air jumping rope? Like air guitar of skipping rope
Monds.com This word means nothing to me and the Google results aren’t anything important but its taken in 21 extensions.
Duffo.com Another of my favorite types. The 5L.com
EasyPM.com Sleep aid all the way
CryptoExch.com Not a great name but its a crypto exchange name and that’s usually enough
LuxuryTrading.com Makes it sound fancy
NinjaNerd.com Can kick your ass but not great with the ladies
CustomGreens.com Health food delivery
NameDude.com Decent brand for someone in our industry
BNFF.com Godaddy values it at $4k but only taken in 5 extensions
TheBoilerRoom.com Stock talk or Purdue Boilermakers
SilkMoon.com A little Silk Roadish
MetalJet.com 80s hair band
ThatsReal.com More of a slogan than a brand IMO
EssentialBlends.com Smoothy shop
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