In a recent news article in Aqua Magazine, there was an article on drug use in the workplace. I would believe that most companies have this issue to some extent, but it has gotten worse in the swimming pool industry in recent years. Even at Bi-State Pool & Spa, we have dealt with issues over the years.
Approximately 8 years ago, we turned our workforce into a drug free workplace. This was a difficult decision and we even lost some employees who decided to change places of employment rather than work in a drug-free environment. However, 8 years later, we believe that we have made a correct decision. Prior to employment and randomly throughout the year, employees are tested for drugs and alcohol. As you can see from the article below, only 50% of companies do not consider drugs to be a problem, but less than a quarter of companies actually do drug testing.
During this crazy time in our lives, we want to thank you for putting your trust in our staff to come into your backyard. This pandemic has been testing as there are uncertainties around every corner and out of precaution, we require staff to stay home at the first onset of any signs of symptoms. This has caused some delays, but overall, our customers have been very understanding and we appreciate your patience! At the same time, now that Spring has sprung, look for our weekly pictures of beautiful new pools that we are finishing up every week! We know that many families will be staying at home this year and we couldn’t be happier that you will be doing it in your Bi-State Pool (& Spa).
Cheers to a wonderful summer!