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Time is money, especially at Buck’s Electric where employees who are late for work are expected to pay a fee of ten cents per minute. At the end of the year, however, the company turns the naughty behavior into something nice by doubling or tripling the collected amount and going on a massive shopping spree to restock the United Way of Cape May County’s food pantry.
“We look forward to the delivery from Buck’s every year,” United Way Executive Director Suzanne Nardi said. “In addition to their tremendous generosity, they always ask exactly what items we need. As a result, we are able to provide our clients with the items they need most.”
Last month, Buck’s owner, Ralph Shaffer, and employee volunteers delivered a truckload of goods to United Way headquarters. The canned goods, personal care items and other necessities will help sustain the pantry and its clients through the winter. Shaffer said the late fees help to make employees more punctual, but secretly the folks at the United Way believe that being a few minutes late might not be so bad after all.