New Zealand Business Paid Workers In Beer – Where Can I Apply?


Now this is something I can get behind: SN Windows and Doors LTD, a company in Auckland, chose to pay its workers in beer on Saturdays rather than their minimum-wage salary.

Considering that beer is where most of my money goes anyway, I’d take this job. This just cuts out the middleman. Having to leave my apartment and go to a store for beer? That’s just bullshit, man. It’s 2014. Time for some change I can believe in — the ability to just bring home beer straight from work and sip it in my apartment with no pants on.

But wait, then I can’t pay my rent if they don’t pay me. Do you think my landlords would accept beer as a form of payment?

Unfortunately for SN Windows and Doors, one of their employees, Kinikinilau Uasike, wasn’t too happy with the situation and took the company to court. He was just awarded over $12,000 in whatever currency New Zealand uses (Sheep? Unsold copies of “The Hobbit” on Blu-ray?) for six months of unpaid labor.

I don’t know, man. I could always use a few extra beers. It would certainly take the edge off from, you know, not actually getting paid.

Always remember, folks: use a timecard.

[via New Zealand Herald]

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