Free Beer for Busch theme park employee's

Wednesday, May 9, 2001 5:57 AM
Anheuser Busch theme park employee's over the age of 21 will now get 2 free cases of beer a month.
Man If I started giving my employee's free beer they would have nothing to work for LOL.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/2001/May/9/FLABIZ2.htm

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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 10:34 AM
I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure this perk only applies to salaried full-time employees. There's no way they could afford to give free beer to every line cast member at 9 different parks. When you consider a park like BGW employs roughly 5,000 part-time employees vs. 300 full-time employees, it's makes sense. But I could be wrong on that.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 11:46 AM
well...that settles it, I know where im gonna work
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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 4:41 PM
epcot, I believe that this does apply to all employees full time or not, as long as they're 21+. My brother-in-law has worked at BGT for years, and this is not a new policy as far as I know. He told me this a couple of years ago.

P.S. How can they afford it? It's free to them (except for ingredients, of course!)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 7:27 PM
Free? Producing anything is not free. Besides ingrediants, youve got overhead, production costs, shipping costs etc. etc. etc. It is pretty cool of them though.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2001 7:46 PM
They can easily afford to do this. I wish they had a Busch brewery here in Chicago. I would be taking up a new job then.

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Thursday, May 10, 2001 7:21 AM
You wouldn't want to work for AB. The parks, maybe, but anywhere else, no. My dad retired from the brewery in Columbus, and I've spoke with former employees all over. They treat them pretty bad, from everything I've heard.

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UCSigep
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Thursday, May 10, 2001 8:18 AM
kpjb - I'm pretty sure BGW non-salary/part-time employees don't get free beer because I used to be one, and I was +21 at the time (last year). I think the reason your BIL got free beer is because even though he may not be salaried, he's working at BGT, which is a year-round park. Therefore, most employees are full-time. I have a friend who is one step below salary at BGW, and he is not recieving free beer, despite his legal age. So maybe it's not so much salary, as it is full-time (BGT) vs. 10-month (BGW) employees. I'll have to check my sources.
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Thursday, May 10, 2001 3:54 PM
epcOt - that does sound reasonable... he works year round, but is hourly. Also, he's not a ride operator, he works with animal training. Probably considered a more "real" job in the eyes of AB. I may have misunderstood exactly how he explained it since I also may have been drooling... mmmmmmm...free beer...

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Could you describe the ruckus?
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Thursday, May 10, 2001 4:05 PM
My software company used to keep the fridge stocked with cold ones. Now it's just soda and juice. Damn! :)

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Thursday, May 10, 2001 4:45 PM
Now you know why tech stocks are down! ;)

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Friday, May 11, 2001 5:19 AM
Buy more beer! Send those tech stocks up! I need the money!

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UCSigep
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Friday, May 11, 2001 6:39 AM
What about the don't drink and operate heavy machinery thing? ;) (J/K) Maybe I won't go on the coaster after all...

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Friday, May 11, 2001 7:12 AM
Yeah, I guess a roller coaster would be considered heavy machinery. :)

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UCSigep
"Did you make a copy? Because if you made a copy, we could watch the copy."
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Saturday, May 12, 2001 6:40 PM
Guys -- relax. And it's a write-off for the company. It's much cheaper for them to give that than, say, a raise equal to the cost of those cases. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking it. It's a nice perk. But in the bigger scheme of things, it's a drop in the bucket for them.
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Saturday, May 12, 2001 7:41 PM
What if you don't like beer, can you get the raise instead? Of course, I'd imagine you could easily bootleg it. Good thing I don't work at a Busch park!

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