He likes to employ "family" people so not just his direct employees but their families too often depend on Mr. Polus' business decisions.
Like any employer, Mr. Polus has a legal and moral responsibility to his employees - to ensure their safety and well-being while they work for him. Safe working conditions are essential to businesses and regulatory agencies like OSHA are available to help employees and employers to maintain a safe environment.
Mr. Polus' responsibilities don't end there, however. He must also accept responsibility for the safety of his products and how they are installed in the homes of consumers. Customer safety is absolutely HIS responsibility. And when his business decisions sacrifice customer safety, that puts not just customers at risk, but the entire company - the employees whose livelihood depends on their paycheck - at risk.
You have to wonder what goes through Mr. Polus' mind when he puts his customers and employees at risk with a profit-over-safety decision.
So, let's take a look at one of Mr. Polus' reckless business decisions that impact the entire company negatively. Below is a picture of a corner connection for one of TSDC's products. Underneath the top of the post is what they call an "outlet connector" - a structural piece that holds the beams that support the system. This happens to be one of their goofier products - it installs over and in front of an office cubicle which customers may already own.
The following was part of a directive by Mr. Polus which was forwarded by the Technical Integrations Manager:
"To Sales, Operations and Management Teams, and Affiliate Management
As you all read in the last manual update, we have discontinued the connector parts for workstations. I am referring to the Side Outlet L and T, Single Outlets, Straight T connectors etc."
|Side Outlet - L Configuration - Now DISCONTINUED|
The "Side Outlet" components were very sturdy structural components that supported the corners of office cubicle systems for The Sliding Door Company's products.
More importantly their engineering documents were based on this component. The image of the "L" configuration (right) is directly from their engineering documentation. As you can see, this is a VERY sturdy component intended to be structural.
Notice the engineer's note recommending "Stainless steel" rather than the painted steel outlet connectors that TSDC used. That notwithstanding... they replaced this connector COMPLETELY.
And what do you think they use to replace it? From the same email directive:
"L Connectors are replacing all outlets and connectors – see manual for diagrams."
|Cheap knock-off bracket replaced Side Outlet Connectors.|
|Gaskets leaking chemicals NO |
concern for CEO.
|Safety First? Not in this case.|