Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sun Valley Co. wages merit scrutiny

I’m so tired of hearing people criticize the employee wage levels set by the Sun Valley Co. that I felt compelled to offer evidence which, in my mind, demonstrates the fairness and generosity of our largest local employer. 

The most outstanding example of a fair and generous wage is the salary of a friend of mine. She’s been a loyal, hardworking employee of the Sun Valley Co. for 25 years.  And she’s received a 25-cents-per-hour raise, not once, but every year! She’s finally reached $10 an hour (no, she doesn’t have a family to support).

Another friend of mine recently applied for a managerial position at the Lodge. There are those of you who would probably snicker and suggest that she was told she’d receive minimum wage.   Well, you’re wrong.  She was offered $10 an hour.  

I had contemplated working as a reservations agent for that same amount (amazingly generous, considering the fact that this is not a managerial position), but I may move back to my former home of Bozeman, Mont. I could earn $10 an hour at McDonald’s and get a discount on Big Macs and fries.

Brewster Moseley


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