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We all have heard of the "Buy Local Movement", but for about a year now I have been practicing something a little beyond that. It started when my father's boss who owns a hardware store stated, "I wish I could pay my workers more than I can, so I compensate by treating them nice."

For about a year now, my future purchases are based on this principal. The guy at the gas staion pumping my gas; that means striking up a conversation and asking him "How do they treat you"? If his answer is "Really Well", I make it a point to make further purchases there. If not, well there are better places that can get my money then mean people.

It really is a shout-out to Permies Forum where..."BE NICE", rules.

Perhaps Paul Wheaton will be glad to know, that despite 2753 miles, his integrity is infecting...other parts of the country. There is nothing wrong with "Buy Local", but nothing wrong with buying from people who treat their employees nice either. Imagine if that was a new trend in 2019! Buy Local, Buy Nice

With the employee, I try to be enthusiastic if they are are being treated well, "hey that is great", but sympathetic if that is not the case. Equally, I might follow up with a email to the company if I get a chance, but admit, I do not do that as often as I could/should! :-(

These guys, Dysarts Truck Stop, treat their employees really well according to their employees:

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I agree!

Both of these are really important to me too. I feel like you said above, that I want to support businesses that treat their employees well, because it can make such a difference having a positive work environments.

Owners may not realize it, but for the most part, happy, well taken care of employees, will be better overall employees and want to look after the owners best interests!
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