Small Business Story – The Farm

Small Farm

A man owned a small farm.
 
The State Wage & Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.
 
“I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent.
 
“Well,” replied the farmer, “there’s my farm hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week, plus free room and board.
 
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay him $150 per week, plus free room and board.
 
Then there’s the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.
 
“That’s the guy I want to talk to — the half-wit,” says the agent.

“That would be me,” replied the farmer.






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