Proverbs 10:26 ” As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.”

I love the word sluggard, and it’s used quite often in Proverbs to denote laziness in people. But the point of this Proverb isn’t loafers, but the people they represent. Both my sister and I were in careers where we were in charge of Staffing. We both interviewed, hired, gave verbal and written warnings, and terminated people when they didn’t live up to their job requirements. And now that both of us are retired, we have shared together staffing nightmare stories! For there’s nothing more irritating than to have someone, who’s representing your company to the public, conduct themselves in a manner that casts an untrustworthy, unethical, or immoral shadow on your business. Proverbs 26:6 sums up this frustration well when it says, “Like cutting off of one’s feet or drinking violence, is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.” There is nothing quite as wonderful as a trustworthy, faithful team player on your Staff…and if I was you, I’d thank them today for their work.

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