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Business Owner Sees A Client Treating His Employee Like Crap, Hires Her

Nothing feels better than seeing terrible bosses facing consequences for mistreating their valuable employees.

A business owner once saw a client belittling his bookkeeper, he felt bad for her and decided to hire her. The bookkeeper had been working for the client for five years without any pay raises or benefits. She desperately wanted to leave her job, but she knew that the boss would not provide her with a good reference. The business owner, who had been a client of the bookkeeper’s former employer, saw an opportunity to hire her when she sat with him at a job site. He gave her a business card, and she contacted him shortly after, and he hired her to work for him. The bookkeeper proved to be a valuable asset to the business owner. She quickly untangled the mess of paperwork and tax filings that had been neglected for years. The business owner was impressed with her work and quickly named her his “Girl Friday” due to her ability to solve problems in minutes that had plagued him for years. Scroll down for the complete story.

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OP’s bookkeeper, who has been working for him for a long time and is now retiring, was initially hired almost 25 years ago. OP recalls how he met the bookkeeper when he was estimating a metal working job 100 miles away from his shop:

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OP visited the job site where the owner was belittling the bookkeeper for having only a local college degree in bookkeeping and business. The owner believed that if he didn’t keep her on the back foot, she would demand a raise and benefits.

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OP considered poaching the bookkeeper he met at the job site, as they were in desperate need of a resident bookkeeper/comptroller.

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OP’s girlfriend accompanied them to the job site where they met the young bookkeeper. She sat with the bookkeeper and discreetly gave her a business card.

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The bookkeeper had worked for the same employer for five years without any raises or benefits. She desperately wanted another job:

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OP’s wife rented the bookkeeper a cheap place to live. The bookkeeper began working for OP’s business and was able to sort out three years’ worth of financial mess in only three months.

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The bookkeeper soon became “My Girl Friday” as she was able to solve problems that had plagued OP for years in mere minutes:

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The bookkeeper spent 25 years working for OP’s business, during which she met her husband, got married lakeside, built a house and had two more children.

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OP clarifies that while the bookkeeper may have said she owes her entire life to them, it was actually her who saved the company.

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OP believes that the bookkeeper didn’t owe them anything and that everything she earned, she did so through hard work and dedication.

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The customer they poached the bookkeeper from got into tax, employee pay, and state/federal regulation problems six months after she left.

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OP has seen her use subtle tactics to talk her way out of fines or penalties, without actually snitching on her former employer. OP is impressed by her slyness and considers her “OUR sly girl”.

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As the bookkeeper started working for OP’s business. And what a difference it made in her life! She was finally able to work in an environment that valued her skills and appreciated her hard work. She quickly became a valuable member of the team, tackling problems that had been plaguing the business for years.

OP couldn’t be happier with his decision to hire the bookkeeper. He knew that she was a talented and hard-working individual who deserved a chance to shine. And shine she did! The company’s finances were in better shape than ever before, and OP knew that he had made the right decision.

OP warns not to mess with the people responsible for handling financial matters.

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OP’s employee helped them get through every audit from various agencies, including a super audit from the IRS about 7 years ago. She was praised by the auditors for being organized, efficient, and pleasant to work with.

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When asked about how she did it, she said it was easy when they followed the rules, which OP admits he didn’t know about or understand.

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The bookkeeper made more than OP:

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The bookkeeper got nuclear revenge:

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OP did nothing than to properly pay an employee:

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Did you get the raise this year? No, then “Give yourself one”

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This story just goes to show us that sometimes the best decisions are the ones that are made with kindness and compassion. Share your opinion in the comment section below.

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