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Posted 11/6/2011 5:06pm by Eugene Wyatt.

The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards suspected a small sheep rancher was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate.

AGENT: "I need a list of people who work here and how much you pay them."

RANCHER: "Well, there's my hired hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.

Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here.  

He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night so he can cope with life.

He also sleeps with my wife occasionally."

AGENT: "That's the guy I want to talk to, the mentally challenged one."

RANCHER: "That would be me."

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