I want to start off by saying im a marine and im use to sucky work and terrible pay. Now menards may not suck as much as the marine corps, but as far as civilian jobs go, it is sub average.
I started off working in the yard. The amount of work i did for the pay i got was terrible. I would work 10-12 hour days out in the elements, and i would make only fifty cents per hour more than the front end people that sat up there and did nothing but scan stuff and take money. On top of that every day i would have to bring pallets for salt up to the front end and stack them in shelves while the wholwe time the cashiers would sit there and watch me work.
Ten thirty per hour is an insult. I make double that as a security guard at a hospital now and do half the work. not even half.
And what is with the two-three week lag in recieving your pay? I didnt understand it until it finally dawned on me. Its so menards always has your pay hanging over your head, so if you make a mistake you can be charged for it. Some guy in the yard broke my radio and they charged me two hunderd dollars. I said i would only pay that if i got the broken radio ( not because i wanted the broke piece of *** but there is a principle involved) and they wouldnt do that. So i said i would not pay them the money as its not my fault, and they said i had to. So i quite. And they still took the money.
And whats with them charging you for all the *** they make you take when you start the job? You have to pay for the *** blue vest and all the useless tools that they give you. The security job gave me a seven hunderd dollar gear issue and it didnt cost me a cent.
Thats all the venting im going to do now. But all in all... i would shoot my own foot to never work there again.