I worked for Menards from sept. 26, 2006 to Dec. 13, 2007. I worked in 3 different stores, Spencer,Ia. Des Moines,Ia. and St Joseph,Mo. I can tell you this much the only thing and I mean the only thing they cared about was there bottom line. If that ment sending their workers home early and leaving no one in the department to help the customers then so be it. Every Monday morning we had a managers meeting which was all the dept. managers and the store asst. and manager. The first thing that we talked about was payroll. The manager would say that the store isn't making payroll so if it slow in your dept. then send your part timers home. It didn't matter that business would pick up later we sent them home. Many times I would have done this and then had customers standing there waiting for me to finish with my customer so I could help them. Problem was that most times I would see the customer leave because I was taking to long whit the customer I had. The manager didn't care that that happened because all he was concerned with was making payroll for the week and/or the year. By him making payroll each week he would get a nice bonus and at the end of the year it would be a very nice bonus. well over $5000.00
The reason I am writing this is because when I put in my 2 weeks notice on Dec 7, 2007 I was to work till Dec. 21, 2007. I knew that I needed to work past Dec. 15 to get my IPS (instand profit sharing) bonus. Well Dec. 13 came along and the store manager called me into his office and let me go. I then called the general office in Eau Claire,Wi and told them what had just happened and wanted to know if I would get my IPS bonus. They told me to call back at the end of Feb. 2008 so I did. I was told that I didn't work past Dec. 15 so I would not get my IPS bonus. To get the IPS bonus you have to work atleast 1000 hours during the year. I worked over 2700 hours. This is the way they treat their workers and customers. It is ALL about the bottom line with menards. I can tell you now that I would never tell a friend that menards is a good company to work for or to shop at.
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