Plumbing Firm’s Willingness to Grant Second Chances Produces Loyal Workers

Right Way Plumbing of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, has a history of sticking with employees through life struggles

Plumbing Firm’s Willingness to Grant Second Chances Produces Loyal Workers

Right Way Plumbing is family operated, which includes Hannah Moran (holding daughter Sydney) and her brother Logan Clark. (Photo by Skagit Valley Herald)

Has your plumbing firm ever had the experience of an employee battling a drug addiction? If so, how was it handled?

A Washington plumbing company firmly believes in the concept of second chances when dealing with such matters, which was highlighted in a recent article by the Skagit Valley Herald. And Right Way Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning credits that approach as one of the reasons it has been able to maintain a stable of dedicated, loyal employees.

“If in fact they can leave the past in the past, you’re going to have someone that really appreciates their job,” Logan Clark told the Skagit Valley Herald.

Clark runs the service side of his family’s plumbing business and actually had a period himself in which he struggled with addiction. As he spent time in and out of rehab centers over the span of a few years, he knew he always had the support of his family and the company.

“They continually were willing to give me a chance. I’d always come back with a job waiting for me,” Clark told the Skagit Valley Herald.

The trend started with Clark’s cousin around 2001. The family and company stuck with him, helped him get into a rehab program, and following treatment he remained a solid employee for many years. Since that first experience with an employee and drug addiction, Right Way Plumbing has hired or continued to employ about 10 others fighting addiction and helped them seek treatment, according to the article. Not every situation has worked out, according to Clark, but the ones that do have produced particularly loyal employees. 

“In our industry, it’s hard to get workers that want to do this for more than a couple years. That’s part of why we offer them second chances,” Hannah Moran, Clark’s sister and the company’s public relations manager, told the Skagit Valley Herald.

Source: Skagit Valley Herald


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