I try to operate the same.i try, myself, to do everything i ask of my employees, from cleaning the bathroom to detailing cars, washing down bays and working on equipment. i demand alot but remain flexible. if an employee has a good idea, i implement a change based on their idea. i try to keep a fun and easy going work environment while producing quality work.
it is tricky. once an employee displays a lack of respect for me, the job, or other employees, it is the beginning of the end for them at the company. i'm a good boss but not great. it's something i always work at because i know i need improvement.
At my express wash and emissions center, we ask managers to carry out all the same tasks as the other employees. So yes, the bathroom cleaning to vacuum cleanout to prepping cars to cleaning out the pit, managers do it all Employees do not need to see a manager just sitting behind the desk. My managers also repair and maintain the facility. Train the other employees the repair procedures.