Eastern Kentucky Coal Company Rewarding Employees With Gas Cards

By: Kimberly Burcham Email
By: Kimberly Burcham Email

Employees at Sapphire Coal Company get a twenty dollar gas card every day they meet their production goal and with out injuries.

They work as a team, so when the goals are met everyone on the team receives a gas card.

Managers say it's an incentive for the miners to stay safe, be productive, and work together.

“I think it's been beneficial. I think it's helped us in production and helped certainly some of the employees buy gas lately with the price being what it is,” says Andy Fields of Sapphire Coal Company.

The gas cards are for stations owned by Childers Oil Company. Sales managers there say sapphire coal company has bought more than $50,000 dollars worth of gas cards just since the program started in June.

Sapphire Coal Company is also doing an attendance incentive program to help with production. Workers get a bonus check with that program.


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  • by Lynn Location: Eastern ky on Sep 12, 2008 at 08:01 PM
    My husband works for Appalachian Fuels and the company is giving their employees a $500. gas check each month which is very helpful because he drives about 75 miles one way each day
  • by William A. on Jul 24, 2008 at 05:17 AM
    You think these nice people, will sell me some of thier coal, to keep my house warm this winter.==NO==You can't buy coal for the fire place in Eastern Ky.
  • by cat Location: ky on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    IGC is giving their employees a 100.00 card if they don't miss a day's work every month. I think that's great. My husband drives over 80 miles on way to work.

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