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Lot of people will shovel for 10 bucks an hour

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Buffalo residents can make money shoveling the Ralph

    Do you live in the Buffalo-area, have no pressing social commitments on Saturday and want to lend a hand to your favorite underachieving professional football team?

    You're. In. Luck.

    The Buffalo Bills are asking area residents if they would like to shovel snow inside Ralph Wilson Stadium ahead of the team's regular-season finale against the New York Jets on Sunday.

    "Shovelers can snow shovel throughout the day on Saturday and into the night into Sunday if needed," a Bills press release reads. "Rate of pay is $10 per hour. The Bills will provide warm lunch and dinner breaks."

    In case you were wondering, the Bills are competitively pricing the gig. The Packers offered the same amount to Green Bay residents who wanted to shovel out Lambeau Field this week. Throw in a free lunch, and this could be sneaky fun.

    My biggest question is what kind of checks and balances are in place to ensure there are no freeloaders in the mix. Because you know there are people -- like, for instance, your idiot cousin Terry -- who could walk in the Ralph with a shovel, a case of LaBatts and the bright idea to sit in the top row of the upper deck for 14 hours and get paid for it.

    Let's call this hypothetical rip-off of the Bills a Full Mario. As in, "Hey, I'm going to the stadium with my shovel this morning, but my real intention is to go Full Mario."

    Don't go Full Mar
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,480

    Lambeau field does this all the time and apparently have great success with it.
  3. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Could be a good way to screen pospective sidewalk crew members.See if they're motivated to work long hours for low pay while loaded:drinkup::drinkup:
  4. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    I can't believe that people would show up for $10.00 an hour so that the players can get paid millions. Just goes to show you that there are fools everywhere.
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Its a novelty for them.. Hell in nj we gota pay 20 an hour and they still might not show up
  6. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 443

    We're lucky if we find anyone to shovel for less than $25 an HR around here in North Jersey
  7. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    lol, $10 isn't worth killing your back for. Where I live minimum wage is more than $10 an hour. And we are on the low end for minimum wage pay in the country.

    They should get at least one free ticket.
  8. johnhenry1933

    johnhenry1933 Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    There are supervisors to thwart such ill-conceived schemes.
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Just a novelty to say they did it. I love the Patriots but I'm not sure I would shovel Gillette for $10 an hour.
  10. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,066

    Now, what if Tom Brady was shoveling next to you. Would you do it now?