Yesterday I fired one and demoted one, but I also started a new one, and starting another new one today. Employee's, that is. I'm also finishing training another new one for a different site in our company. Friday, I intend to talk with one more, and maybe make another hire.
Contrary to popular view, it's NOT easy being the boss.... but it must be done. Along the way I have the fun of putting people to work and training them into new skills. It's a lot like school... except people are allowed to fail, and I am allowed to fire them when they do, and no one is telling me to pinch pennies while they buy themselves four grand custom made desks.