this is a small rant.
I recently had a very minor flood of sewerage in my stores basement.(insurance deductable too high, not worth getting invovled with othelandlord and having to start a problem)The building next door had a main sewer line break and his basement filled with close to 8 inches of sewerage, and it seeped through the foundation.
It all dried up quick enough, but alot of merchandise, nothing of value, just old junk got waterlogged and alot of old stuff got that sewer smell and had to be tossed.
My staff refused to clean any of it, not that I asked them too.
I hired a homeless guy(he lives in shelter, comes around all the time to me and other store owners for any type of work to make money to eat) that Ive hired on various occasions to do snow removal, clean some hallways upstairs etc.....nothing challenging, and I always pay him well, he always comes back looking for more.
I offered him 100 dollar to spend 1.5 hours downstairs with a shovel, a broom, contractor thick bags, and hooked up a hose and asked him to sweep it all up, throw out everything, and then wash it all down with the hose and sweep the water into the drain.
He never showed up.
I offered the same job to another down on his luck fellow, and asked him what he wanted to do it, he said 50, I said, no, you deserve 100 to do it, what I offered the other guy, and he jumped and said, ok, Ill see you friday.
He didnt show up yesterday, and didnt show up today.
I put on a mask, my safety glasses, took, a shovel, spent an hour down there, and after I sprayed down the floor, I was given some cherry scented deodorizer for the cement, and washed and swept it all down the drain.
2 guys that dont have 2 nickels to rub together, offered 50 dollars an hour for sweeping, neither showed up.
there are reasons people who are broke remain broke. It just ticks me off since I know theyll be here in 2 weeks from now asking me if I have anything for them so they can eat.