One of the most important things in business success is having happy employees who care about the company. If your employees are not happy, they can sabotage your success, so it's in your best interests as a business owner to treat them right. At one point in my life, I held two jobs, one full time, and one part time. The full time job brought in more money, but my co-workers and I were not treated well, and it was a mentally debilitating experience. At the same time, I worked some evenings, and Saturdays at the part-time job, and felt very valued and appreciated, so I didn't mind getting up early or working late, and slogging through the snow or rain, across the city, to work the part-time job. What made me feel appreciated was that the employer showed respect, and also wanted to develop my skills, so that I could move up within her company. What are some ways that you've been treated well by employers? If we can list some specific examples here, it might help those who are looking to motivate their employees, and give them some ideas they can use to improve their businesses.