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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It reduces total take home profit and if you eliminate the dividend, there's gonna be problems.
    I think they're still making enough after salary increases to pay some stocks.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

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    You know what happen to the greedy boy who took all the cookies out of the jar? He got sick.
    The marketplace will determine that...Not outside forces that wish to control the outcome.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I think they're still making enough after salary increases to pay some stocks.
    Who the hell are you to decide?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

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    The marketplace will determine that...Not outside forces that wish to control the outcome.
    Outside forces are the marketplace.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    No fair! You acquired/demonstrated skills, showed initiative, made progress and voted with your feet. The proper way, according to many, is to unionize, demand more pay/benefits and force your greedy employer to go out of business.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who the hell are you to decide?

    I make reasonable suggestions, not decisions. Let the chips fall baby.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I think they're still making enough after salary increases to pay some stocks.
    You just have to be careful with mass increases like that, a dime raise for everyone would roughly cost $4.5 million.
    The costs keep going up from there.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    You just have to be careful with mass increases like that, a dime raise for everyone would rough cost $4.5 million.
    The costs keep going up from there.
    What if by increasing salaries they got increased sales and productivity, then those costs would be offset. There's always room to move and spending money on your work force is not always the worse move you can make.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Outside forces are the marketplace.
    As in?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    What if by increasing salaries they got increased sales and productivity, then those costs would be offset. There's always room to move and spending money on your work force is not always the worse move you can make.
    Walmart doesn't produce anything. Their employees are also not 'selling'. They are stocking and cashiering. They don'y operate like other stores that have floor people trying to push product on you.
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