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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.
    They are lowering hours? Goodness - why?!? Has some major new piece of legislation made it prohibitively expensive to employ low-skill labor for more than 35 hours a week, or something?

    you cannot put walmart on a pedestal to me harry...its an american chinese like run company
    On the contrary - the amazing efficiency, global operation, and incredible economic benefit that is Wal Mart could only have been American - it is some of the best of America.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    They should make $10.65 and have benefits and the guarantee that you and the other employees will have an opportunity to get a promotion over an applicant outside the company. They should offer a one time scholarship for every full time employee who's been with the company longer than 1 year, and it can be used for their kids if they choose so.

    The community programs would include assistance to help with local food shelves and shelters, and we would ensure that any employee would be able to access help in any manner should they be very ill, have an accident, or lose a family member.

    I could do that because my company would have net sales of over $400,000,000,000 a year.

    Crazy ideas, right?
    Yeah especially since Wal-Mart already helps with food drives and homeless shelters.

    Unlimited insurance? What a dreamer. Thats part of whats bankrupting the United States, let alone trying it at Wal-Mart.

    Net sales number is a joke, your gross may be that but youre net is going to be in the red with those policies.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    La you cant be homeless in NYC with 11 grand and eat 3 times day nvm get a flophouse room
    This is exactly why Walmart is for people like college kids. Instead of fussing about the hourly wage, get off your rear end and make yourself worth more. I'll say it again, if you can't walk away and find a better paying job then it's pretty safe to say that you're not worth more.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Aside from that I just found out a really bad thing with obamacare that i had not realized prior...obamacare allows corporations to shirk all responsibility for providing health care to their employees and can put it on the govt taxpayer...that loophole needs to be closed.

    Walmart just announced it will no longer provide health care for any employees under 30 hrs..which is the lionshare of their employees and they also said any employees reduced to under 30 yrs will not have benefits...watch how fast walmart goes 90% part time so the biggest employer in the country with 2 million employees will assure they are all underemployed so they can make more profit...gotta love it...


    ObamaCare Fallout: Walmart Ends Insurance For New Hires

    Walmart's New Health Care Policy Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare
    You really didn't know that? During the entire debate republicans kept pointing it out and stating it is what companies would do.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    NO NO NO nooooooooooo thats a lie they tell you..that the job here was overvalued...Look LA can you live as father with two kids in a east coast state for 11,000 a year...
    Who said you could? Who said a minimum wage job will allow you to own a yacht, a million dollar home, fancy car, etc.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    The Walmart story dragged on far too long. We had a somewhat similar case here last week. 150 bus drivers from china went on strike to demand better wages. 5 were charged in court, 29 sent back to China and the rest were given stern warning. Swift action and end of story.

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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
    Since when did you get the impression that I was putting them on a pedestal?
    Being a Walmart associate, is an entry level, low skill job.

    If you insist on being that, your whole life, you have to come to expect that, there will be very certain limitations in your total compensation.

    Walmart is cutting medical benefits for part time employees, who work on average, less than 24 hours a week.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    It's quite simple, really. You determine what your labor and skill set is worth. If you don't want to work for minimum wage at Walmart, don't work for Walmart. However, if you don't make yourself some level more indispensable to an employer, you won't hear me break out my violin and play you a sad tale of woe because you think that you're more important than corporate business and the free market.

    Everyone thinks that they're worth more than they really are, and apparently it's some sort of massive ego shock when they learn that their ability to ring something up at a register to a customer at a small-box is worth 8 bucks an hour. Get over yourself - seriously. If you don't want to be some minimum wage donkey, gain a more valuable skill that differentiates you from every other Tom Dick and Harry that walks through the HR department to fill out an application.

    All men may be created equal, but that doesn't mean that they stay equal. To think otherwise is being absurdly naive.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    The Walmart story dragged on far too long. We had a somewhat similar case here last week. 150 bus drivers from china went on strike to demand better wages. 5 were charged in court, 29 sent back to China and the rest were given stern warning. Swift action and end of story.
    If only we could send striking workers to prison here in the US.

    Well, at least we can send their jobs to China.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It's quite simple, really. You determine what your labor and skill set is worth. If you don't want to work for minimum wage at Walmart, don't work for Walmart. However, if you don't make yourself some level more indispensable to an employer, you won't hear me break out my violin and play you a sad tale of woe because you think that you're more important than corporate business and the free market.

    Everyone thinks that they're worth more than they really are, and apparently it's some sort of massive ego shock when they learn that their ability to ring something up at a register to a customer at a small-box is worth 8 bucks an hour. Get over yourself - seriously. If you don't want to be some minimum wage donkey, gain a more valuable skill that differentiates you from every other Tom Dick and Harry that walks through the HR department to fill out an application.

    All men may be created equal, but that doesn't mean that they stay equal. To think otherwise is being absurdly naive.
    Besides, most can level up to Tom and Dick, but Harry, that's quite a feat.
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