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Proper Wages
« on: November 03, 2009, 11:19:54 AM »
A man owned a small farm near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Labor Department got a tip that he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an investigator out to interview him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the investigator.

"Well," replied the farmer, "there's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1200 a week plus free room and board.

"The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $1000 per week plus free room and board.

"Then there's the half-wit. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board. But, I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night, and he also sleeps with my wife occasionally."

"That's the guy I want to talk to ... the half-wit," says the investigator.

"That would be me," replied the farmer...
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