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Plan Ahead for Staff Time Off This Summer

Summer draws a lot of tourists to Bozeman and that’s because of Bozeman’s beautiful weather and variety of summer activities to enjoy. From hiking to biking, horseback riding to tubing, families and singles come from all over the country to enjoy Bozeman’s great outdoors. As a result, Bozeman summers are great for Bozeman business.

But summer in Bozeman also means low-staff time as regular employees take time off for vacations and to meet unexpected family obligations. Anyone with kids knows how hard it can be to juggle summer coverage for them. Babysitters don’t show and camps and daycare centers close early or shut down for the month of August. And if the child is sick, everything comes to a halt and your employee calls in at the last minute with the dreaded, “I can’t come in today.”

All this runs havoc on your business. Have you prepared for a hectic Bozeman summer? How will you juggle employee’s erratic and crazy-busy schedules?

From best advice is to plan ahead for call offs, summer vacations, 4th of July, and summer school breaks. Don't wait until the last minute and be left short-staffed

From, “Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark,” (Richard Cushing), “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” ( Benjamin Franklin), and “I ain’t Martin Luther King. I don’t need a dream. I have a plan,” (Spike Lee) there is no shortage of advice on planning ahead. Why? Because when you plan ahead you can sidestep future roadblocks that may come your way. It is simply good business.

Don’t wait until the last minute to be left with a skeleton crew to perform the work of a full crew. When that happens, it is always the Bozeman customer who suffers. Whether it is a long wait, poor service, or an inferior product, you can avoid these pitfalls through planning and preparation.

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