Can I Bring a Friend to Work?

Can I Bring a Friend to Work?

Hey team! Alright, so here we are for a Wednesday Workshop, and I’ve got some information for you. If you haven’t ever heard this before, it’s kind of important.

We had a situation that happened here recently, and we had an officer who ended up quitting, probably because he knew he was going to be fired for what he did. But I want to make sure it’s very clear; it’s in policy, it’s in post orders, and there are a lot of good reasons for it. So let me walk you through it step by step.

Number one: You’re at a site, and you work for a company that has been contracted to provide security. Your job is to protect that property, and you are allowed to be on that site because of our contract.

But that does not include family members, girlfriends, buddies, cousins, uncles, or children. You can’t have “Bring Your Kid to Work Day” at the construction site; it’s not okay. And there are a lot of good reasons for that.

Number one is liability. If you get hurt, you have workers’ compensation because we are mandated to hold an insurance policy to cover workers’ comp, like every other employer does. We also have other kinds of insurance to cover you for various reasons and to cover this company. Your friends don’t work here, and therefore it’s not our responsibility if they were to get hurt. But if your friend falls in a ditch and hurts themselves, it’s on the client’s property. It doesn’t matter if they were supposed to be there; they automatically have some liability and onus for that. Now, we could lose the contract; they might even sue us and try to get some money back from us. But the end result is the client has a huge liability because your friend came to work with you. Your friend is a distraction to you, and that’s not okay.

So please, because our company policy says it and because it’s the right thing to do, be valuable because nothing less will do, or like the little sign behind me says, “Give it your best.”

It is not giving your best to bring your friend to work, bringing your kids to work, things like that.

If you have an issue, you need to let us know, but it is not okay to just bring a friend to work and hang out with you because you’re bored or have other things on your mind. Or whatever it is. Your girlfriend can’t come to work with you to finish an argument, things like that.

So please, be valuable because nothing less will do. Give it your best, and let’s do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. I really appreciate it, and I thank you for following these simple directions and not making these kinds of mistakes in the future. Thank you, guys! Have a great, wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you next Wednesday. Bye!