by The Dickinson Press
November 29, 2012 at 11:50 am in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. plans to hire 50 workers from its headquarters city in Wisconsin and fly them weekly to staff its store in Minot. Continue Reading
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Hmmm. Fly them in on Monday morning, pay for Tue/Wed/Thu night in motel (how are they gonna find rooms?) then fly them back on Friday night.
Rooms: $20/night per worker on average
(bet on them breaking rules and forcing workers to share beds, sleep on floors.)
Per diem: $10 starvation amount that guarantees fast food or worse.
Flight: Anywhere from $100/week per worker and up. (heavily discounted)
Menard’s probably doesn’t have a plane(s) to transport 50 people.
Keeping the workers below 35hrs/week so they don’t qualify as full-time should be difficult, considering the flight. I wonder if they are aware how many companies get sued for not paying wages for travel time. Bismarck airport should regularly hold their plane for 3-4 hours on the freezing runway. After a couple weeks, the motels should increase the rate 50-200% on them.
Extremely conservative estimates, but still will cost Menard’s at least $6/hour just in these expenses for each worker. Are they paying them minimum wage? $6/hour is a lot of overhead for such an outlandish plan.
Unreal, the lengths these companies will go through to avoid paying a competitive wage.
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Well, they could just put them on the Ferel Government payroll with huge expense accounts and retirement benefits fit for sultans, enroll them in some obscure union like the SEIU and have you, the taxpayer fund it and call it The People’s Menard!
Like them apples better?
GOT BAKKEN? Soon to be blessed by the EPA! Hah!
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