Interesting little tid bit from Kennywood's Facebook. They are starting all new team members out at $1.40 more per hour and giving all other employees a raise. I am assuming they were not being paid too, too well before. But $1.40 is a fairly significant increase honestly. I'm sure it won't be a complete game changer for operations or anything. but it is certainly a sign of the park's success.
Here is a comparison of last year's rates and this year's rates. I think they probably had to do something after all of the issues with being short staffed last year and to be competitive with other businesses in the area. (Lifeguards and bartenders are in reference to Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild).
2018 Pay Rates
2019 Pay Rates
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PennStater wrote:Here is a comparison of last year's rates and this year's rates. I think they probably had to do something after all of the issues with being short staffed last year and to be competitive with other businesses in the area. (Lifeguards and bartenders are in reference to Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild).
Wait, so they paid children less than minimum wage? I know its rural Pennsylvania, but how is that legal?
Too Fast For Comfort wrote:Wait, so they paid children less than minimum wage? I know its rural Pennsylvania, but how is that legal?
There is a exemption from minimum wage for recreational and seasonal businesses. Whether someone is for it or against it, it is the current law on the books. However, just a couple hours up the road we operate in the same way, and the lowest paying jobs for 14-15 year olds have by far the most applicants. Go figure.
Too Fast For Comfort wrote:I know its rural Pennsylvania
You should go to Kennywood sometime! Pittsburgh is a great city, and it's so fun getting off the multi-lane freeway and being an an amusement park right in the middle of it, with those millions of Pittsburghers around you and the skyscrapers off to your left.
I would love to make it out to Kennywood, because I have Pennsylvanian heritage (also there’s this crazy little thing called Steel Curtain ) ... but it’s in Dutch Country, which is on the Eastern side of the state.
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