Treat them like family
By mtibbets on Apr 01, 2005
My previous director at Sun has a saying about how to treat employees, it is "Treat them like family". Sun like all large companies has many policies regarding people, benefits, practices, etc. As a large company we're required to have them. But there are many things that Sun's people do for each other that go beyond the boundaries of these policies. My youngest son has a recurring medical condition that has recently required me to travel frequently from Austin to Houston for treatement. Over the course of the past six months this has resulted in a fair amount of time out of the office. When I asked my manager and director how to handle this situation, they simply said "take the time you need". Thanks Mike and Don, and thanks Sun for a culture of character where people are treated like people not employees..