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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Anyone at the store level isnt paid what they should be...I say that because my daughter was an asst store manager at a walmart...she made peanuts what was even more laughable was they cut her hours as a assistant manager...anything other than arkansas is expendable to walmart and probably more than half of arkansas too
    That wasnt the question I asked. It takes more than the retail people to run a Walmart. What I am asking in the simplified version, is do you know what are they paying in their various positions and how that compares to their competion and the retail industry as a whole. Do they on average pay toward the bottom end or the top when compared to others. You see pay cant be taken in a vacuum. If they pay above average for the industy, then that same worker has an advantage over a similar worker at a different company. If the pay averaged on the low end then a worker would be better off getting another job from different company in that industry. What you consider peanuts may be good wages for that job. But you wont know that unless you know the numbers. If good wages is peanuts maybe its time to seek employment elsewhere.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

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    Anyone at the store level isnt paid what they should be...I say that because my daughter was an asst store manager at a walmart...she made peanuts what was even more laughable was they cut her hours as a assistant manager...anything other than arkansas is expendable to walmart and probably more than half of arkansas too...ask a walmart store manager a question he will tell you oh I have no control of that arkansas doe it.
    If you tell him your freezing in his store..arkansas controls the thermostats I have no control...if you tell him you cant seel in the store cuz half the lights are out..Oh I have no control over the lights its controlled from arkansas....if you complain hes out of an item..he tell you i have no control over that all the ordering is done from arksansas...walmart store managers have less control that dept heads in other companies.
    What does the stores problems have to do with the level of their pay?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    The whole reaction to Walmart and what it pays reminds me of Louis C.K.
    "Everything is amazing and no one is happy."

    Walmart employees are not even remotely the same employees exploited years ago (think old time coal workers).
    Yet, even as they are offered market competitive wages and benefits, people of old would envy, all people can do is complain for more.
    Freaking ridiculous.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Seriously, your bombastic responses are just quasi conspiracy theory.
    Yes, low skill labor is not valuable, that why it's low skilled and has few barriers to entry.

    This should be common sense stuff for adults to grasp.
    Tell ya a story bout low skill labor harry...servers in a small pizzeria/ristorante are low skilled right ? kitchen help, prep boys, dishwashers all low skill...I had a competitor 2 blocks away go out of business all his employees what was left of them walked out on him..he treated them like dog**** and paid them less than everyone else...
    Harry my low skilled employees were making me money...when I was sleeping, when I was working my job, when I was eating dinner with my family, while I was making more money rennovating real estate to turn over and when I was watching tv and getting laid...that low skill labor made me comfortable in life and I could NOT do it without them...so in turn for them..I paid them more than other shops doing the same thing...I talked to them, I told them you need something come ask me..you need help come ask me..I bought more than a few cars and took small payments out of their pay...I gave out nice Christmas bonus no one else did that...turkeys on thanksgiving...and know what harry I made alot of money...so I gave them an extra 30 to 50 a week...it helped them...and it helped me...I dont subscribe to your thinking one bit...low skilled my ass...if you didnt need them to run your business and make your money you wouldnt have them in the first place...

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Tell ya a story bout low skill labor harry...servers in a small pizzeria/ristorante are low skilled right ? kitchen help, prep boys, dishwashers all low skill...I had a competitor 2 blocks away go out of business all his employees what was left of them walked out on him..he treated them like dog**** and paid them less than everyone else...
    Harry my low skilled employees were making me money...when I was sleeping, when I was working my job, when I was eating dinner with my family, while I was making more money rennovating real estate to turn over and when I was watching tv and getting laid...that low skill labor made me comfortable in life and I could NOT do it without them...so in turn for them..I paid them more than other shops doing the same thing...I talked to them, I told them you need something come ask me..you need help come ask me..I bought more than a few cars and took small payments out of their pay...I gave out nice Christmas bonus no one else did that...turkeys on thanksgiving...and know what harry I made alot of money...so I gave them an extra 30 to 50 a week...it helped them...and it helped me...I dont subscribe to your thinking one bit...low skilled my ass...if you didnt need them to run your business and make your money you wouldnt have them in the first place...
    That's wonderful.
    Did you provide them with ownership in the business? Profit sharing? Insurance? Paid vacation? Retirement plan?

    Your employees were still low skilled labor.
    You could replace them, many times over, for others who were just as functional.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's wonderful.
    Did you provide them with ownership in the business? Profit sharing? Insurance? Paid vacation? Retirement plan?

    Your employees were still low skilled labor.
    You could replace them, many times over, for others who were just as functional.
    Vacation the third year yes...no profit sharing...no retirement but I did have a guy they could go to and set up a 401k but that came later on and my partner and I paid his fee....we had group insurance for all the stores..but it got to the point where the employees werent taking it

    Lets get something straight here ok...my daughter got no profit sharing from walmart got no retirement and got a small vacation I forget after how many years...so maybe you should be asking the LARGEST employer in the country that makes 16.5 billion in profits...why the F dont they have those benefits...instead of me... Thats why walmart should unionize...

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Vacation the third year yes...no profit sharing...no retirement but I did have a guy they could go to and set up a 401k but that came later on and my partner and I paid his fee....we had group insurance for all the stores..but it got to the point where the employees werent taking it

    Lets get something straight here ok...my daughter got no profit sharing from walmart got no retirement and got a small vacation I forget after how many years...so maybe you should be asking the LARGEST employer in the country that makes 16.5 billion in profits...why the F dont they have those benefits...instead of me... Thats why walmart should unionize...
    Well Walmart provides better benefits than you did, it seems.
    Walmart Careers - Benefits Careers

    Here are some tips for these people that blame Walmart.
    It helped me a lot.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well Walmart provides better benefits than you did, it seems.
    Walmart Careers - Benefits Careers

    Here are some tips for these people that blame Walmart.
    It helped me a lot.

    10 Things You Must Give Up to Be Successful
    Im not going to look for it, i posted it here somewhere....but walmart is no longer offering a health plan to new hires...and by attrition they will eliminate the others..and by attrition that means lowering hours below 30 and demotions...you cannot put walmart on a pedestal to me harry...its an american chinese like run company

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Im not going to look for it, i posted it here somewhere....but walmart is no longer offering a health plan to new hires...and by attrition they will eliminate the others..and by attrition that means lowering hours below 30 and demotions...you cannot put walmart on a pedestal to me harry...its an american chinese like run company
    Oh sams club pays a bit better than walmart for yes unskilled labor and they have better benefits that walmart...its a bit closer to being a livable job...

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Anyone at the store level isnt paid what they should be...I say that because my daughter was an asst store manager at a walmart...she made peanuts what was even more laughable was they cut her hours as a assistant manager...anything other than arkansas is expendable to walmart and probably more than half of arkansas too...ask a walmart store manager a question he will tell you oh I have no control of that arkansas doe it.
    If you tell him your freezing in his store..arkansas controls the thermostats I have no control...if you tell him you cant seel in the store cuz half the lights are out..Oh I have no control over the lights its controlled from arkansas....if you complain hes out of an item..he tell you i have no control over that all the ordering is done from arksansas...walmart store managers have less control that dept heads in other companies.
    Bull! Store Managers, Co-Managers and Assistant Managers are SALARIED employees for WalMart. Their hours don't matter (in relation to store payroll) so they don't get cut!

    By the way, your hatred for WalMart is noted. It's a good (not great) employer. The Company recognizes hard work and rewards it. It also recognizes lazy slackers who really don't want to work, but feel entitled to a pay check for breathing and those people do not get promoted or receive pay raises and when store economics warrant, those are the folks whose hours are cut.
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