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With Menards being one of the fastest growing franchises, I find it appalling that John Menard makes his employees buy their own aprons, vests, shirts and tools that represent his name. He pays *** wages anyway, yet they have to buy his *** clothing with his name on it to work there.

I also see where ROBERTO, has a lot of opinions on John Menard's behalf. Is his head so far up John's butt that if John was stop suddenly ROBERTO, would break his neck? I just think Mr. Menard should have more respect for his employees.

Pay better wages, better insurance and pay for his employees uniform ***. After all they are advertising you.

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Anonymous
#1221230

paying for the required work clothing isn't so big of an issue with me. I do find it petty that they give you a magic marker to mark the stock, and a rag to clean stock, and then require that you turn it in the spent marker or dirty rag in order to get a replacement.

I can understand the concern of employee's constantly asking for another marker, but how many markers is an employee really going to use at home? Unless someone's doing art work, a marker for regular home use should last an average person a year or more. I think a more efficient and fairer method would be to have their employee's sign for a marker or rag each time they get one. That way they could see which employee is using more markers or rags than the normal job requires.

It was suggested to me by management to furnish a small note pad so i wouldn't have to spend time hunting for scratch paper. I'm not planning on spending my personal money on usable materials to do the job more efficiently for Mernards or anyone else. If they want me to use a notebook, they will furnish one for me.

I believe in doing the best i can with what they give me to do the job. I give my best in labor and service to an employer.

Anonymous
#1420206
@Anonymous

1) Markers are no big deal. Walk up to your service desk and tell the team member you lost your marker, odds are they'll hand you a replacement without having to turn one in.

One time I took a marker off the shelf, ripped it open, marked it for "in store use" and had the girl at the service desk defect it out. There are 3874979 million ways to get your hands on a marker without paying for it or bringing one from home.

2) Rags, lol. I never carry a rag. It's useless.

It falls out of my pocket constantly. I can only think of a few times I ever needed one on the spot, in which case I walk to the janitors closet and get one. Note: I've never personally been told I'm out of uniform for not having a rag on me. The fact that you think employees signing a piece of paper would be "efficient" is laughable.

It would be a mess to have people signing in and out all day when they could be doing other things, like their jobs.

3) Sigh...look...If you're spending ANY MORE than 20-30 SECONDS to find something to write on, you need to buy yourself a notebook and keep it on you. No one in my department has ever had a problem finding scrap paper. When things get desperate we find a piece of cardboard, rip off a smaller piece and write on that instead of hunting down a piece of paper. If you only have to write down one sku, jott it down on your hand.

I would hate to work with someone like you.

4) "I give my best in labor and service to an employer."

That is horse malarkey and if it were true you wouldn't be "hunting" for pieces of paper like a babe in the god damn woods. The FIRST thing we do when we clock in is print off a large quantity of sku slips. What is your excuse for not doing this? Not having/being able to quickly find something to write on is inexcusable and slacking at best.

Even my worst team member at the moment ALWAYS has scrap paper on him. Having scrap paper is the LEAST that can be asked of you.

Anonymous
#987866

guys Menards hires people to visit this websites and post glowing comments on working there or argue with honest posts. I worked at Menards as a retirement job and was so thankful I did spend my life working for a crass company like Menards.

Anonymous
#1277505
@Anonymous

U got to be kidding me for real

Anonymous
#850713

I bet the pit crews on the Nascar teams have to pay for their uniforms also. By the way...

I am looking for another job, as well as several others at the store I'm at. They are always hiring, and turnaround is unbelievable. Says something for the employer. I'll be more than happy to find something new when it comes around.

I'm only working here now because of disabilities I received that don't allow me to do the work I loved. The profession I used to work in can tell you that the system that Menards uses for sales and inventory does not work. When half is digital, and half is entered in by physical entries... too much room for error.

I have seen it so much here. But the owner will pay millions to sponsor a couple Nascar teams. His money... that's fine.

But it shows how cheap he is when he doesn't give a hoot about the business he has on the side of the truck, and car. I should not have to pay for a uniform that advertises the owners name! Whoever disagrees is worthless. I understand if they give me two uniforms, and want more than that, then yes...

I can purchase more for myself. That isn't even an option. It's a pride thing to have your name on your workers uniforms. You should be more than happy to offer that.

Or only require a dress code for the job. As cheap as they are though...

We would all probably be wearing Menards vests shared by all the workers throughout the week, and missing buttons and falling apart. Just like the phones, and radios.

Anonymous
#1395417
@ThatBeMe

First shirts just have to have a collar. Go to thrift store and get one.

Or do in how Training o ear Menards clothing and no apron or vest needed. 2nd you can get new free apron once a year on your start anniversary( or any time after that) Menards start above minimum wage. You get pay raises they be small butand add up. If willing to work weekends you get 2.50 an hour more.

And there's been quiet a few cost of living wages lately. 2 of which when I returned from maternity leave they gave me but didn't have to since I didn't meet the required family leave laws hour requirements. Right Now I get close to 13.50 hour in state with 7.25 minimum wage. Not bad for a casual part time job I get to adapt my hours when I need to.

I work while everyone in asleep in my house and home in time to still feel like stay at home mom. Their managers make about the same as my manager husband does except they don't have to be scheduled 50 hrs a week for that pay. Do they end up working more than 40 yes but They get paid for it. One size fits all rules but big stores makes since.

Some days I work my butt off stay late others they are having me dust and face or watch desk so others get breaks in.

It is what you make it others do far worse for less pay. Get over it.

Anonymous
#1420209
@Mom of 6

"you can get new free apron once a year on your start anniversary( or any time after that)"

Is this true? I don't wear aprons but I love the word "free". How do I get my hands on one?

Anonymous
#822064

What I find amazing is that, no matter how much *** they have to put up with, employees at Menards are always helpful and generally happy to see you there. I was in the Menards Eau Claire East store last week, and this customer service guy named "Dan S" seemed to be getting a lot of hassle from some old guy, yet he didn't fail to treat the guy with respect and courtesy.

(Only reason I remember this is because Dan S.

is a hottie, so I was paying more attention than I normally would.) If I knew his last name, I'd send him (and his supervisors) a thank you note. I think Menards should take note of these exceptional employees, and stop crapping on them.

Anonymous
#697414

I worked at Menards for about 8 years. I enjoyed it up until recently and decided to leave. I must say I have never been happier. Get paid better, get treated better, much better benefits.

Menards doesn't care about his employees or his customers. All he cares about is money. I was in their manager training class and the GM's asked "What is the number one rule at Menards?" Answer: "Take the Money."

You get two $0.10 raises a year until you max out, and cost of living raises are non existent. After that the only way to make more is to work 24/7 to make more at profit sharing. The deadline for profit sharing is December 15th as long as you have worked 1000 hours. A manager at the Menards I worked at died right before Thanksgiving while on the job. We were only a couple weeks away from the deadline and the man worked there for 30+ years. Instead of doing something nice and paying the family his profit sharing they kept it.

Anonymous
#730761
@Anonymous

What's the number one rule of ANY retail establishment, "Take the money" if you don't take the money, you don't have a business.

Anonymous
#693795

People who work for menards must 1st be illiterate then have no customer skills what so ever. leadership at menards, requires even less. Don't shop at menards!

Anonymous
#678112

well the way i see it, you who are complaining about menards pay and walmart and meijer, all u have to do is take you whiny pampered *** down and start your own menards. You can pay whatever you like, save the world , pay us all $30 an hour to run a cash register or stock shelves,but until you have your own buisness and pay what u consider a fair wage shut up and dont shop anywhere that doesnt pay what you think is ok and of course they cant have any products from outside of this country becuase nobody but america can make a quality product

Anonymous
#997699
@scott

You are seriously very *** ignorant. Just because you don't own the company doesn't make it ok to get treated horribly.

You sound very uneducated. I'd be surprised if you even graduated high school you pos.

Anonymous
#1010469
@Anonymous

I work for a Menards as a cashier. I an treated great and receive better pay than if I was to work at any other retale store in my area.

You must do hard work to get good pay. That is the logic I have been raised with.

I am probably correct in my assumption that the vast majority of the complainies on this site were not raised in a rural area where you were made to earn your keep. Menards may not be the greatest place in the world to work, but is way the *** off from being the worst.

Anonymous
#629540

So ive work at the west allis WI menards for almost a and today I got fired and its funny cuz im like the onlt cashier that does there job. Im always on time yet hours early management plays faves on the girls.

They let them get away with everything while I slave and do everything .

Funny how this ended up. I doneore than enough for this company and thanks for.*** on me.

Anonymous
#596803

To those complaining about their jobs, if you don't like it then quit. There is someone who is hurting to have a job somewhere out there, be THANKFUL you have one.

If you "can't" pass your competency tests, consider taking the in home training.. It WILL help you. Our economy is in a world of hurt right now & some people still expect the world to bend & break for them. Get your heads out of your hindquarters people.

Also stating false information on here about your CEO probably isn't your brightest idea & you're very lucky he doesn't come back at you with a lawsuit. Put on your big kid britches & deal. This is a business, not a daycare facility.

Not EVERY manager is a hard *** but gee, heaven forbid some of you actually have to DO something. Good grief.

Anonymous
#633898
@/annonymous/

thank you, someone who makes sense, if you do not like your job quit and nobody will care, go find another job somewhere else. if you cannot find a job you are not looking hard enough.

there are jobs out there you just have to look.

so dont beat on your work because you probably are not good at your job anyway and you just like to complain. again if you do not like your job, just quit and stop your complaining.

Anonymous
#850711
@/annonymous/

I bet the pit crews on the Nascar teams have to pay for their uniforms also. By the way...

I am looking for another job, as well as several others at the store I'm at. They are always hiring, and turnaround is unbelievable. Says something for the employer. I'll be more than happy to find something new when it comes around.

I'm only working here now because of disabilities I received that don't allow me to do the work I loved. The profession I used to work in can tell you that the system that Menards uses for sales and inventory does not work. When half is digital, and half is entered in by physical entries... too much room for error.

I have seen it so much here. But the owner will pay millions to sponsor a couple Nascar teams. His money... that's fine.

But it shows how cheap he is when he doesn't give a hoot about the business he has on the side of the truck, and car. I should not have to pay for a uniform that advertises the owners name! Whoever disagrees is worthless. I understand if they give me two uniforms, and want more than that, then yes...

I can purchase more for myself. That isn't even an option. It's a pride thing to have your name on your workers uniforms. You should be more than happy to offer that.

Or only require a dress code for the job. As cheap as they are though...

We would all probably be wearing Menards vests shared by all the workers throughout the week, and missing buttons and falling apart. Just like the phones, and radios.

Anonymous
#532517

ive worked at menards going on 3 years. i work out in the yard.

to be honest i dont mind my job. the ppl ruining this job for me is the ppl i work with. the gms. the dept managers.

other words aka. the ppl inside the store. they dont know a thing about a *** thing. customers come around back *** and whining about how *** dumb ppl inside the store is.

menards will hire anyone with no experince. for the *** we sell it would be nice with someone knowing something about the product. as benefits go, the suck *** as well. i get a 5 to ten cent raise every six months.

and not to mention i have to take a bs test to get it.

what ever happend to geting a raise for a good work ethic. *** YOU JOHN MENARD AND YOU *** *** WORKERS INSIDE THE STORE

Anonymous
#497515

Getting a write up for calling in when your kids get sick really SUCKS! Menards DC really need to be more family friendly!