The Wood “Working” Truth
The Oregon Department of Human Resources Wage & Hour
Division determined a small woodworking shop owner was not
paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,"
demanded the agent.
"Well, there's Jake my finisher who's been with me for 3 years, I
pay him $900 a week.
The apprentice Tom has been here for 6 months, and I pay him
$500 a week.
Then there's the half-wit that works here about 18 hours a day.
He makes $10 a week and I buy him a case of beer every
Friday," replied the owner.
"That's the guy I want to talk to; the half-wit," says the agent."
The owner says, "That would be me."