Vacations are on track for the employees of the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad.
For the third time in the last few years the Muller family that owns the railroad has decided to give their eligible full-time employees a fully paid vacation to a dream destination.
The Muller family has owned the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad since 1983 when the line ran from Temple to Hamburg. Currently, the railroad consists of approximately 314 miles of track through Schuylkill, Berks, Carbon, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford, Wyoming, Columbia and Northumberland counties employing approximately 150 employees.
When asked how the Mullers thought to have such a wonderful bonus program CEO Andy Muller, Jr. states, "The Mullers have travelled since they were young children and would like to share similar experiences with all employees who have done so much for the railroad."
As the company has grown its business and increased its earning, the employees have enjoyed increased pay, profit-sharing and superior benefits including health care. Along the way the Mullers have sought to share their success with the employees through various programs such as matching the government stimulus checks a few years ago and sending employees to Disney World.
Today the Mullers announced that in 2013 each eligible employee and one guest will be offered one of the following vacation options: Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, or a Cruise to Bermuda, the Caribbean or New England Coast and Canada. In addition to all vacation accommodations, each employee will be receiving $1,000 for spending while on vacation; and the vacation time will be added to the vacation days each employee already receives within a year.
Explaining the decision to offer this extraordinary gift Muller said, "We value all of our employees. Without their hard work and dedication we would be unable to provide a superior, award-winning service to our customers. Our employees are the secret to our success and we want them to know we appreciate all they do for the railroad."