EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This Executive Employment Agreement is made and entered into by and between Labor Ready, Inc., a
Washington corporation, including its subsidiaries ("Company") and Ralph E. Peterson ("Executive").
WHEREAS, Executive is a valued employee and key executive of the Company and the parties wish to provide
for his continued employment and future services upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement; and
WHEREAS, it is the consensus of the Board of Directors that Executive's services have been of exceptional
merit and an invaluable contribution to the profits and position of the Company. The board further believes that
Executive's experience, knowledge of corporate affairs, reputation and industry contacts are of such value and his
continued services essential to Company's future growth and profits and that it would suffer great financial loss
should Executive terminate his services; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has elected Executive to the offfices of Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants set forth herein, the Company and
Executive agree as follows:
1. Employment. The Company agrees to and hereby does continue Executive in its employment, and Executive
agrees to and hereby does continue in the employment of the Company, subject to the supervision and direction
of the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Offficer and of the Board of Directors. Executive's employment
shall be for a period commencing on September 13, 1996 and ending on September 12, 2000, unless such
period is extended by written agreement of the parties or is sooner terminated pursuant to the provisions of
Paragraphs 4, 12 or 13.
2. Duties of Executive. Executive agrees to continue to devote the necessary time, attention, skill, and efforts to
the performance of his duties as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company or suc