Updated: Oct 17, 2020
Story: Sravanthi, TL
Having been from a family business, I have had a lot of exposure to understand the nuances of business and its handling. Even though I learned many lessons from my family business, one specific instance brought about a great impact on my life.
Our family business deals with the distribution of borewell pipes. They are very heavy in size and volume and so require laborers who carry the pipes to load and unload on trucks. Typically, as per the standard, to unload each pipe a laborer charges Rs. 3.
As a budding businessman, we were in a cash crunch for many years and so saving each and every penny was really important. Even though we were paying as per the standard charges, the laborers were not showing much interest in loading and unloading pipes, because of a lot of work options. So, it used to be a