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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RLN View Post
    Oh no. I'm sorry but I'm not going down that road; I would like to stay on the one that you started to go down however. Please note that you did state:

    Now seeing that Walmart would be poorer if those tax cuts and loopholes were removed, I stand by my earlier insertion.
    shrug...you sent me down that road.

    My road had nothing to say about taxes and loopholes...rather it's about whether Walmart is responsible for improving the economy or reduce the number of people taking advantage of government entitlements.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    All your opponents want is for wallmart to pay a simple living wage for the person earning it. We're not asking for it to support a family, just the person earning it. Stop blowing things out of proportion.

    IMHO, it's only natural to expect that. When a person spends their days earning for a corporation, does that same corporation not have an obligation to them?
    You've just explained why companies are sending American blue collar jobs to China as fast as they can.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Actually, these jobs were paid higher before Walmart took over the world. That is simple fact. As to extending our arguments to mean that we think that Walmart jobs should yield a 'comfortable' existence, that is your doing, and is on you. Please quote where someone said they wanted Walmart work to yield a comfortable life.
    Show me how Walmart pays its employees less than Target, Kmart or any other of their true competition. Looking a job ads (Austin area) I see equally low pay offered at many auto parts retail stores, e.g. Advance Auto parts and Autozone, yet they require "experience" that Walmart does not.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I hope those workers are successful in getting a union, raising their wages and actually being able to work full time employment at those stores. Especially seeing how Wal-mart practically destroyed the mom and pop shops competitions that would have otherwise employed people with full time work at a decent wage. Wal-mart if full of **** when they say most of their workers are content,I known people who worked at Wal-mart.None of them don't have anything good to say about Wal-mart and dislike the fact Wal-mart most only hires part-time employees instead of full time employees. Many people only work there because there is nowhere else they can get employed at especially when there is high unemployment.
    At what point should Walmart have stopped growing, because they were a mom and pop store?
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    Walmart workers demand better wages

    I'm not a Wal mart fan by any means. I actually try to avoid the place as much as possible, unless I'm in the mood to go look at some mutants. But, I don't see what Wal mart does that is any different than any other retailer, restaurant, etc., in regards to employee treatment?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Especially seeing how Wal-mart practically destroyed the mom and pop shops competitions that would have otherwise employed people with full time work at a decent wage.
    Right. Those mom-and-pop shops paid even less than WalMart. My aunt worked for a mom-and-pop dimestore for ten years. She never made more than minimum wage. No sick days. No vacations. No insurance. No raises. No nothing. Then WalMart came to town. Those greedy little mom-and-pop stores went out of business; and she finally got a job that had benefits.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    If Walmart who grosses 400 billion and nets 15 billion raised employee salaries by 5 billion what would that do to Walmart in a negative fashion?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I'm not a Wal mart fan by any means. I actually try to avoid the place as much as possible, unless I'm in the mood to go look at some mutants. But, I don't see what Wal mart does that is any different than any other retailer, restaurant, etc., in regards to employee treatment?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    If Walmart who grosses 400 billion and nets 15 billion raised employee salaries by 5 billion what would that do to Walmart in a negative fashion?
    WalMart made a profit of $15.4 billion for FY ending 1/31/11. If they unionize, that profit is gone. Unionization increases a business cost by 25-35%. Their gross profit margin is 24%. Walmart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Right. Those mom-and-pop shops paid even less than WalMart. My aunt worked for a mom-and-pop dimestore for ten years. She never made more than minimum wage. No sick days. No vacations. No insurance. No raises. No nothing. Then WalMart came to town. Those greedy little mom-and-pop stores went out of business; and she finally got a job that had benefits.
    I too, worked for a small business, in a skill trade.
    I started at minimum wage, no benefits.

    Flash forward a few months later, I became very proficient at my job, so much that it suprised my boss and his brother.
    The only problem was that, I was doing $15 an hour work for $8 an hour, still, no benefits and that boss was a holy terror.

    Walked into the temp office of a publicly traded manufacturer, started at more than the previous job, 3 months later I had medical, dental, 401k, profit sharing, ESPP, paid holidays, etc.
    Those evil, evil corporations could pay me more than the local "mom and pop" small business could dream of.
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