Costco is lining the wallets of its employees with even more money, but they won’t get the loot unless they tough out the pandemic.
The chain’s CEO sent out a memo to all of its employees, which reads in part … “In recognition of your hard work during this unprecedented time, all full-time, part-time and limited part-time hourly Costco employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will receive an additional $2 per hour for hours worked during the five weeks of March 2 through April 5, 2020.
Sounds great, and God knows these employees are a lifeline for untold thousands of people who get food and vital supplies from the mega-store.
Here’s the catch … “The additional compensation will be paid in a lump sum in your April 17 paycheck.”
Translation … you gotta stick it out till the end and if you don’t, you don’t get the money.
Still, creating the incentive and giving employees an option is a good thing.