Safetee wrote: ↑Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:46 am
Back in the day, agreeing to work on the railroad inferred the willingness of the individual to do whatever the railroad felt was necessary when ever the railroad felt it it was necessary. 7 /24 period.
That lifestyle came with the understanding that there would be very good compensation, top-notch benefits, and eventually a very good pension.
That doesn't seem to be the case here.
According to the job web site Indeed.com, ticket agents at CSRX make only $7.25/hour. That's not a livable wage anywhere in the United States, let alone in the Conway area.
According to the same web site, culinary staff at CSRX make an average of $13.26/hour. That's not a livable wage in the Conway area either.
To put those wages in perspective: starting pay at the local Dunkin' Donuts is $13/hour. Starting pay at the local Walgreens is $15/hour. Starting pay at the local Hannaford is $15/hour. Those aren't livable wages in the Conway area either, but at least they're a bit higher than the poverty wages at CSRX.
If CSRX doesn't want to pay fair wages, they should become a nonprofit museum and take their chances with volunteer labor. If they want to be a for-profit business, they need to keep up with what the other businesses in the area are paying, otherwise they'll eventually have no employees. That's how the free market works.