Running a one-employee business
November 5, 2012 5:55 PM Subscribe
I'm curious how people hire employees for a business that only needs to have one employee present at any given time. How do you deal with sick days, lateness, etc.? Further details inside.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Let's pretend I'm opening an ice cream stand that will operate from 6am until 10pm. I think I'd like to have an employee work from 6am until 2pm, and 2pm until 10pm. Or maybe an emplyee from 6am until 11am, 11am to 4pm, and 4pm to 10pm.
There's no need for more than one employee to be there at any given time. How do you go about planning for that? If I will only have part-time employees, how do businesses plan to have someone on call if someone needs to call out last minute? Where would you go to find employees to hire? Curious to hear any stories, how you dealt with scheduling, hiring, sick days, etc. Thanks!
(and I'm not really opening an ice cream stand…just giving an example of a one employee shop where a manager doesn't need to be present.)