Employees Paid For Volunteer Work

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

The Toyota plant has stopped assembly this week, but some employees are full speed ahead, working outside of the plant.

More than 400 Georgetown plant Toyota workers volunteered around the commonwealth Thursday at community and non-profit organizations.

At the UK Arboretum, dozens began planting, watering and caring for greenery.

Each person works an 8 hour shift, and gets paid their normal salary by Toyota.

It's a way to keep them employed, even if they're not making cars.

Toyota has idled production this week to deal with slumping demand.

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Apr 3, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    I voluntarily come to work each day and get paid as well. Please lavish some praise on me, folks. Ain't I great.
  • by Lex1976 Location: Lex on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:06 PM
    There isn't some more needy "charity" than UK? All that does is give UK free labor so they don't have to hire anybody to do the planting.
  • by tv on Apr 2, 2009 at 07:45 PM
    Why do you praise the employees? They were getting paid to do this. I do credit Toyota though.
  • by terri Location: paris on Apr 2, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    i wished i could get paid for volunteer work.
  • by East Ky. Mom Location: Eastern Ky. on Apr 2, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    Wonderful! That is having a heart! Caring! Way to go employees of Toyota!!!
  • by Monica Location: Lex on Apr 2, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    Great example to set Toyota. May the few other big companies in Lex and surrounding counties follow your lead.
  • by stacy Location: georgetown ky on Apr 2, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    yea, i am glad that people are helping people.way to go toyota!!


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