Work Schedule and Wages

All applicable federal and state hours and wage laws are followed. Our locations are open seven days a week; accordingly, work schedules vary and employees can expect to be scheduled any day of the week, including weekends and holidays.
  • Work Weeks: Our basic work weeks typically range from 32 to 40 hours per week and split shifts may be required. Actual hours worked will be determined by business levels and can vary widely throughout the season; a 40-hour work week is not guaranteed.
  • Days Off: It is the practice that all seasonal associates receive two consecutive days off per week. One exception to this practice may occur during store openings and closings, or if the associate transfers to another department or location during the season. Days off will be assigned by management at the beginning of employment. We will do our best to accommodate requested days off. Additional time off during the week, other than the two regularly scheduled days, must be requested in advance and may not be granted.
  • Rest Breaks: A 15-minute rest break may be provided during each four-hour shift and is included in employer-paid time. Shifts of less than four hours do not receive a break. There are certain areas, such as food and beverage, where breaks may be sporadic due to guest volume.
  • Attendance and Punctuality: All associates are expected to report to work on time and to be regular in their attendance. Failure to do so can result in corrective action up to and including termination from Delaware North.
Wages
  • YGS Wages: The base wage for our seasonal, non-tipped positions is $8.25 per hour; a few positions offer a higher wage. Tipped positions require accurate record keeping and reporting.
  • YGS Completion Bonus: All hourly, seasonal Yellowstone General Stores associates who complete their agreement will receive a completion bonus of $3.00/day for each day of their agreement, to be paid out with their last paycheck.
  • Lodges Wages: The wages for our seasonal positions range from $8.00 to $9.50 per hour; a few positions offer a higher wage.
  • Paychecks: Hourly associates are paid weekly. The pay period is Monday through Sunday, with paychecks distributed the following Friday. Upon receipt, associates must sign for their own paycheck, verifying their hours worked.
  • Payroll Deductions: The predetermined dormitory room, RV site (including applicable electric and propane charges) and EDR Meal Program costs will be deducted weekly from your paycheck. Direct Deposit: A direct deposit payroll option is available and recommended for all employees. It may take up to two pay periods to implement.
  • Check Cashing: Associates located in the Park may cash personal checks up to $75 per week or YGS paychecks at the auditor’s window at their store location only. Associates located in West Yellowstone may cash paychecks at a designated local bank at no charge.
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