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Menards has personally had a large negative impact on my life. I am one of the "old program" contract haulers who operated a Fassi Drywall crane from 2005 until recently when changes were made to the delivery program. I was washed out with intent to replace by a Masterlift truck that Menards exclusively offers for purchase by new vendors. Menards with-held pay of 2.5 months of work totaling $18000 dollars from my company, and to this day I have not recieved a word out of them in regards to any of it. I recieved a letter of immediate termination due to my stating I would no longer haul loads for Menards. With my career apparently comeing to an abrupt close, I tried to dispute this and claim my rights in a company that would take such desperate measures to take me out. What irritates me the most is that even the folks at the store I reported to daily are lying to me, and knowing I can see that. They DON'T CARE! It is all about the bottom line at Menards, making money regardless of the cost.

It has been four and a half months since my last day of hauling. I didn't have the opportunity to work the summer to regain losses from the slow season, and not getting paid for most of last October, all of May, June, and the days of July I worked into, and not working December 16th thru March 1st (due to losing a finger at work) I left in very bad shape. I am in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in which I hope to regain a decent credit score one day and be forgivin of this mess I have gotten myself into. The bankruptcy is not an easy way out though! I have lost my truck and all equipment to the bank, rights of my accounts owed by Menards to the same bank, my motorcycle is gone, I have been turned down when trying to open a savings or checking account, and anybody who looks at my credit from here on out will see that big, fat bankruptcy (including employers).

I felt I had earned the trust of this company and my store. I can only speak on the behalf of myself, and other haulers. As far as employees and managers go, you may be treated on a different level than I have been. I am speaking for, and this goes out to, Haulers. This company is not to be trusted!

Any little punk who has the urge to talk nasty needs to consider himself in these other peoples positions. Some know "not much" but need to try and prove otherwise.

Here is some of the best dirt you will find on the web regarding Menards. Two and a half years later people are still posting!

http://www.milwaukeemagazine.com/currentIssue/full_feature_story.asp?newmessageid=13642

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Anonymous
#376082

Don't care for the new contract that came out in 03' (2011 today) but. If you signed it you agree to it!

The contract is NOT cut and dry like another poster said. It is biast and favors menards in the specific details but mostly it is vague at best leaving most details under a grey area. I have been hauling for menards since 01' or 02'? Yes, there have been issues on many occasions but you have to pick your battles.

Just pick up or deliver for free once in a while when you are already there and when you are having issues menards store manager will remember and go to bat for you. I work 110+ hours a week if I have to and my store is awesome, the management is understanding, grateful, helpful, etc. But your not going to see that if you constantly whine and always take without giving back. Not trying to spark an argument but rather help on the basis of advice.

I've seen dozen"s" of hauled come and go. As far as customers go, well.... they constantly whine and want everything for free. They spend $500 one day and think they should get special treatment.

Well haulers, they are the reason we have a job.

As hard as it may be sometime, smile and do your best to satisfy them. The rewards outweigh the costs.

Anonymous
#313629

former employee- Is your name Scott, Nick, or Dennis? The "Masterlift 5000" is the truck we like to call the SUPER TRUCK.

It is far inferior to the standard straight truck with a piggyback lift. By the way, it is none of your business what sub contractors pay for their equipment. I know someone who had the opportunity to purchase a used Ford straight truck with a Moffit lift on the back which were currently in service with a Menards store for $20,000. They were older, but were in good shape.

That person was prevented from doing so. Why? Because Menards sells the SUPER TRUCK at a profit to it's sub contractors. Plain and simple.

If that were not so, that guy would have bought his own equipment. It is absolutely true that Menards lies to the delivery services when it tells them if they were to leave the business they would help sell the SUPER TRUCK for them. I can give at least three examples that this was not so and the former delivery services are stuck with a crappy truck that no one will buy. Menards will not let the prospective delivery service owners speak with existing service owners.

Especially the ones who still have the piggy back lifts. The older service owners just laugh at the SUPER TRUCKS. (Try unloading material on a city street).

I can and will say more, and I am willing to take on a debate with someone who disagrees with what I have to say. I am in a position to know what I am talking about.......

Anonymous
#249803

former employee would you be int in selling that truck im from ohio

Anonymous
to lowrent #1028429

I am willing to buy your truck give me a call 3125503719

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1094175

Hi there, I have a Masterlift truck, it's 2007 International 8600. It's in great condition and has about 590,xxx miles.

We are in Michigan. We have an ad on Craigslist, take a look if you are interested: http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/5360674909.html

Anonymous
#148735

To the original post you have my sympathy.It is always about the almighty dollar in this era.Money,greed *** and power,all sins of man. To all the rest of you regular posters that take over every site, learn proper grammar,please better still go get a life!

Anonymous
#133260

"Too Obvious", what store did that happen at? Does that delivery hauler still work there?

You should have picked a different guy to deliver your stuff. If you knew anything about your local store, then you should have told them to not send the guy who does *** things.

Anonymous
#126771

And I think what you may have meant by "literally dumped my load on the side of the road" is that you didn\'t want to pay him five bucks to put your *** where you wanted it. So you got what you payed for and weren't happy about that.

Then, you called the store crying about it only to get a discount!

You are so cheap. Stay off my page.

Anonymous
#126769

What does this have to do with anything? One hauler does not think he needs to tie down his cargo, so what?

He's either careless or knew he would be delivering to another "whaaaa....

I only care about myself.... whaaaa...." cheap customer.

Anonymous
#126757

I am a guest that had a great in-store experience. I had my order set for delivery but because the driver did not strap my load, he literally 'dumped' my load on the side of the road.

Menards called me and apologized AND gave me a discount for the time delay. How call I hold the hard working hourly employees accountable for the errors of a privately contracted driver?!?

Anonymous
#121434

I would not spend 10 freaking cents in a menards! They are the most corrupt group anywhere.

They have rebates on so many products and all of it is in Menards money.

Employees are forced into taking part of their pay in Menards money, they with hold payment for services rendered till they make you bleed. Pure ***!

Anonymous
#114100

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5. Written by cry some more, on 12-12-2009 23:23

Menards Contract hauler agreements are very straight foward and very cut and dry. You should have know what you were getting yourself into just by reading the contract. It is not Menards fault you cant read, you cant manage you money and you obviously violated you contractual obligations some how. Here is some advise: instead of typing your sad stories looking for sympathy crying like a little b*tch go get a fcukin job. Im sure any job that you qualify for requires someone of low inteligance so credit checks wont prohibit you from getting a job.

Written by Rubol, on 13-12-2009 02:11

I was commenting about Menard's customer service regarding a Snow Blower. There were a few defender of Menard's in that forum as well.

Like this last commnenter of this forum, I think this forum is filled with Paid commentator from different retailers to save defent their dirty act.....

HAHAHAHA -- Guess I'm not the only one that see this --

Got give them ***'s a A for effort.

I'll send everyone I know to this site

before the new store (that's coming) is up and running.

Anonymous
#113611

Its not in the contract that it takes them 4 to 5 weeks to pay their invoices while in the mean time your paying fuel and other expenses. Or it takes them 2 to 6 hours to build your loads, which you end up doing it yourself.

Knowing you could be home by 5:00 pm. But your out their til we hours of the night, 7 days a week. I still have the Masterlift truck hoping someday to sell it but Menards keeps blocking my sell. Telling the new haulers they must buy for them or find another job.

I could go on and on.

and I left on good terms. avoid Menards still crying in Indiana.

Anonymous
#100356

The main reason there was a change made was because of the investment required by the hauler. In most cases, a new hauler would need to have about $60000 to $100000 dollars available to purchase a truck and forklift/boom to make deliveries.

Also there would need to be monies available for the owner to operate with while waiting for earnings to come in which in some cases caused alot of stores to loose delivery drivers. When Menards made the changes in equiptment requirements, it was with the intent to save these new haulers from going broke. These new trucks would require an investment of no more than $40000 which Menards worked with the hauler to finance.

Also, these haulers were able to test out these trucks before purchasing them to be sure they were able to operate them and once they decided it was for them, they were able to pick out which truck they wanted to purchase. Bottom line is that the change was implemented to keep the haulers from failing.

Anonymous
#94451

I made an investment but it wasn‘t exactly a venture to the unknown as I could clearly understand what each page of the contract meant. I realize I was being somewhat vague, so maybe this will help clarify the facts.

When Menards decided to make a change, which obviously will happen sooner or later in any ongoing business, it was executed in an unjust and unprofessional manner. The point of this is that I neither resigned, or had the intention of walking away. The option to sell my equipment and buy from them was not offered as I was told several months earlier that I was grandfathered in. Ok that's perfect.

Then certain rules and restrictions started applying and a person gets the feeling that they are wearing a choke-collar. One day, you are asked to do something that is both unethical and definitely not in any contract, so you do the right thing and stick with the contract. Simple decision to make when it is yours to make. I could give details, but I get a notion that you would not believe Menards could do such things.

Ha! Am I right? Well, in turn management, Andy, got a bit huffy about it and told me things that I was not going to sit and listen to. The alternative manager, Robyn, was out on vacation at the time.

I talked to my coordinator ,Jamie, about it seeming as Andy was out of control and I was now in a hostile environment. Most workers want to get the day over with, and that's it! They do barely enough to get their paycheck, and go home. Some people even hop on the computer every day to scrutinize postings, such as mine, and throw out ridiculous comments to people who have unleveled satisfaction with a companies performance!

In a world that has begun running backwards, that fits right in! So Jamie was outstanding in not complaining about her job and regularly stepping in when she wasn't expected to. A good, honest person. She opted to schedule my loads over to the other hauler for a few days, which sucks but gives Andy some time to think about what happened, and realize that I also make decisions that are exclusive towards MY customer.

More than a couple days went by and I had still not heard back from Andy, or Jamie regarding any loads. I got a call from someone who had information about what was happening. Apparently this other manager, Robyn, said that headquarters wanted to "do away with boom trucks anyway", in a manner as if she was instructed to keep quiet and it slipped out. That doesn't sound good, does it?

I called Jamie. She said that she had tried talking with Andy and he didn't want to hear a word about it. If you knew Andy then you would have a pretty good picture of how that went. I talked to Robyn, who seemed to be my only alternative at that point.

She said that when she arrived back to her position after vacation she had heard that I quit, so reported that to HQ. I asked who told her I quit, and she said she didn't remember! That's odd because all this happened a week ago, and she's a MANAGER! She must have thought about what she had just said because she then stated that she just assumed I had quit.

That sounded even worse to me and managers should not assume anything and then make decisions like that. I told her I was going to call HQ and straighten it out. She told me not to worry about doing that because she would take care of it for me! I realize now the level of her dishonesty as why would they want me reinstated when they were trying to get rid of me and the like, and she knew about it?

She didn't handle anything! She was concerned that there would be actions taken against her if there was an outburst. I soon after got a certified letter signed by none other than Robyn. It informed me that my contract was terminated due to me stating that I would no longer haul loads for Menards.

That was the end for me, now irreversible. The reason I filed bankruptcy is that my contract with Menards extends for one year after termination blocking me from using that truck to work within 100 miles of the store. Also, a hauler that quits on the spot forfeits all unpaid monies owed to him. Enough for now, except I’ve got to say that you shouldn’t be sending comments like you do on sites such as this, as it only makes you and the company you work for look much less appealing.

My concerns revolve around business relations with Menards.

My sole intent is to assist others in choosing whether or not to haul with this company. It doesn’t mean that people will read this and stop shopping there.

Anonymous
#94444

I was commenting about Menard's customer service regarding a Snow Blower. There were a few defender of Menard's in that forum as well.

Like this last commnenter of this forum, I think this forum is filled with Paid commentator from different retailers to save defent their dirty act.....

Anonymous
#94414

Menards Contract hauler agreements are very straight foward and very cut and dry. You should have know what you were getting yourself into just by reading the contract.

It is not Menards fault you cant read, you cant manage you money and you obviously violated you contractual obligations some how.

Here is some advise: instead of typing your sad stories looking for sympathy crying like a little b*tch go get a fcukin job. Im sure any job that you qualify for requires someone of low inteligance so credit checks wont prohibit you from getting a job.

Anonymous
to cry some more Naperville, Illinois, United States #1028663

Cry Some More- Has six years gone by brought anything positive into your life? You hate your life, and others hate you. ***.

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