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!