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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:15 AM

Goodwill husband-wife team earns $800,000-Store Workers $19.58 an hour (Salary/benefits/training)

Goodwill husband-wife team earns nearly $800,000
Published: February 9, 2013 Updated 11 hours ago



By Josh Shaffer — jshaffer@newsobserver.com

DURHAM — As president of the Goodwill Community Foundation, Dennis McLain directs a chain of 36 stores stretching from Durham to Jacksonville, selling used sport coats and secondhand dresses to some of North Carolina’s poorest citizens.

He states proudly in promotional material that workers in those stores earn an average $19.58 an hour in combined salary and benefits, and that Goodwill provides free job training to millions worldwide.

But McLain receives an uncommonly large portion of the nonprofit’s generosity, earning more than $430,000 a year in pay and other benefits, including membership at Raleigh’s exclusive Capital City Club. His wife, Linda, Goodwill’s executive vice president, brings home $365,000, according to nonprofit disclosure forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 2011.

Their compensation rose nearly 11 percent in that year, and 20 percent since 2008.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/09/2667175/goodwill-husband-wife-team-earns.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

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Reply Goodwill husband-wife team earns $800,000-Store Workers $19.58 an hour (Salary/benefits/training) (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
jsr Feb 2013 #1
niyad Feb 2013 #2
siligut Feb 2013 #3
jsr Feb 2013 #4
Bobcat Feb 2013 #5
FSogol Feb 2013 #6

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:25 AM

1. Smells like the old United Way

"He is working for Goodwill overseas for several weeks."

Is it an all expenses-paid vacation to Monaco or the Caribbean?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:27 AM

2. obscene is the first word that comes to mind

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:30 AM

3. Good money to be made in thrift stores

People think they are donating to a good cause.

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Response to siligut (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:33 AM

4. The markup is huge - from $0.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:55 AM

5. $19/hr.?

I am guessing their salaries must be included to get to $19.58/hr. for employees......

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Response to Bobcat (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:57 AM

6. It is $19 including benefits with means the hourly pay is about $9.00 per hour. n/t

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