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    GoodWill Industries a farce and a fraud.

    From the time I was a child, I can remember people saying, " Well, give it to Good Will." I will not accept that those people knew what I found out today about Good Will, and I am furious. At this date and time, how in the name of sanity can any corporation, for-profit or not justify a wage of $0.28 per hour. Even more so how can they justify using an exclusionary rule for a 1930" fair labor law to do it ?

    Yet, Goodwill does exactly this as the attached video link will show you. Goodwill paying disabled workers pennies an hour | Watch XFINITY Videos Online | News | Comcast Imagine a company with a pay scale that runs the gamut from $-.38 per hour to $1.1 mill per year.

    I used to like to browse Goodwill and often found things that were useful or completed an old set of things, like a replacement dish for a set that was missing one. But I will never again set foot in a Goodwill Store until this pay inequity is rectified. Being disabled or physically handicapped is not an excuse for receiving slave wages. The loophole in the 1930's law that allows it needs to be closed permanently.



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    I actually thought Goodwill ran on all volunteers.

    I volunteer all the time for charity things and although I don't expect to be paid I would take that rate gladly.

    Maybe I could fill up the tank in my car.

    If people don't like this wage then they don't need to work there, Goodwill is not a major corporation you know, their profit margins, if any, are probably bare boned the way it is.

    You expect them to pay top wages, give benefit plans, and retirement packages also?

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    Goodwill is exploiting people, no doubt. And because they get tax exemptions because they call themselves a "charity", while giving executives millions of dollars a year, they have a heads up on their actual business competitors.

    It's not much different from the way the United Way robs their charities. I usually give to Catholic Charities, or the national Methodist charity organization, when I'm not giving directly through my union, or my own work helping homeless veterans. I do that because those charities are the best at keeping administrative costs low and get the money to those who need it most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I actually thought Goodwill ran on all volunteers.

    I volunteer all the time for charity things and although I don't expect to be paid I would take that rate gladly.

    Maybe I could fill up the tank in my car.

    If people don't like this wage then they don't need to work there, Goodwill is not a major corporation you know, their profit margins, if any, are probably bare boned the way it is.

    You expect them to pay top wages, give benefit plans, and retirement packages also?

    lol
    The thing is, if you're giving to Goodwill, you're seeing a large portion of your donation diverted to giving executives of a charity $1 million+ salaries. Are they in business or a charity? I can see expenses covered in running the charity. I can see a nominal salary no more than the median wage of an American worker being the salary for running the organization. I cannot see the excessive salaries they give to executives who are not treating it as a charity, but as their own debit card, built on the giving of americans
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    Goodwill started as a place to train handicapped people for other jobs. I knew a few who were trained there.

    When they opened stores they hired people with handicaps.I have noticed most of the management is not handicapped.Matter of fact I knew one person who was the manager of a big store. His store closed,but his wife was still in Corporate. Imagine my surprise when I saw he was managing a Goodwill.

    The workers are handicapped,or elderly.

    My stuff goes to the Salvation Army. We had a connection with our Church.
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    Snopes on Pay for Charity CEO's.

    snopes.com: Executive Salaries in Charities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanty View Post
    The thing is, if you're giving to Goodwill, you're seeing a large portion of your donation diverted to giving executives of a charity $1 million+ salaries. Are they in business or a charity? I can see expenses covered in running the charity. I can see a nominal salary no more than the median wage of an American worker being the salary for running the organization. I cannot see the excessive salaries they give to executives who are not treating it as a charity, but as their own debit card, built on the giving of americans
    The owner of Goodwill is also the CEO you know and he profits a little over 2 million a year.

    I'd hardly call that corporate wall street.

    Its a great business he started and helps a lot of people, why shouldn't he be rewarded for it. Its not like he's paying himself 50 million a year or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Goodwill started as a place to train handicapped people for other jobs. I knew a few who were trained there.

    When they opened stores they hired people with handicaps.I have noticed most of the management is not handicapped.Matter of fact I knew one person who was the manager of a big store. His store closed,but his wife was still in Corporate. Imagine my surprise when I saw he was managing a Goodwill.

    The workers are handicapped,or elderly.

    My stuff goes to the Salvation Army. We had a connection with our Church.
    Your sounding like its Goodwill's job to take care of the handicapped.

    It is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    The owner of Goodwill is also the CEO you know and he profits a little over 2 million a year.

    I'd hardly call that corporate wall street.

    Its a great business he started and helps a lot of people, why shouldn't he be rewarded for it. Its not like he's paying himself 50 million a year or something.
    Because he should be doing what the rest of the sector does and buy in bulk instead of calling himself a charity when he's not a charity.

    $2 million to lead any charity is about $1.9 million, or more, too much. Charity is supposed to help the hearts of those giving. Not their wallets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanty View Post
    Because he should be doing what the rest of the sector does and buy in bulk instead of calling himself a charity when he's not a charity.

    $2 million to lead any charity is about $1.9 million, or more, too much. Charity is supposed to help the hearts of those giving. Not their wallets.
    Goodwill helps many people, regardless of what the owner brings in.

    They are not connected.

    And your making a judgement call on what someone else should do according to your beliefs.
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