The Manor manages Winter tires for employees

Published: Nov. 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM EST
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The Manor nursing home is paying for its employees Winter tires up front and the employees will pay the money back over the next six paychecks in a three month period.

"It's spread out, so it makes you feel like you're paying less," The Manor LNA, Sarah Fowler said. "My employers are great people. At the Manor we're kind of like a really big weird family and I just think it's family looking after family."

The idea came from The Manor Executive Director, Lynn Smith and Administrative Assistant, Kathy Chaffee.

"We live in a really rural area. Some of our girls drive a long ways to get here," Chaffee said.

Tricky winter travel is a problem facing many of Sarah's co-workers at the Manor who can't afford purchasing snow tires outright.

"We want them to be safe, we want them to get to work," Smith said. "We have a strong belief that our staff are our greatest asset and we need to take care of them, because they take care of our business."

Twenty percent of The Manor employees are taking advantage of the program. The tires are being purchased from local companies Bournes and Vainors.

"I could have not asked for a better group to help me work through this process," Chaffee said.

Sarah Fowler has never had brand new winter tires. They will cost her around $588.

"Without your employees, you couldn't run a business and without snow tires, you don't have employees," Fowler said.

The Manor employees still have to pay for labor the day their tires are replaced.