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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    As in?
    People?
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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.
    I agree, it's not always a bad idea.
    It just depends, is all I'm saying.

    Walmart is facing something all big companies do, when they get to their size.
    "Where do we grow from here."

    Having that free cash for growth, may be better than mass raises, in the long run.
    I don't know, though.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    If they take less profit, fund managers buy other stock.
    I think this is the essence of oir problems.

    They keep leaving oht part of the explanation when wages are stagnant and the working class is required to accept various cuts.

    "In order for the investor class to continue to harvest profits at the rate to which they have become accustomed, it is necessary for the working class to accept less (x)."
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    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.

    Their employees produce labor. Their stores are selling. They push products through advertising.
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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.
    That's a good point. I wonder how they work their Electronics Department. Spiffs on the sale? Spiffs on maintenance contracts? If they don't, they certainly should. Cosmetics? Fragrances? And those people should be trained more than a regular associate. Hey!! We could turn them into a Macy's in no time! (I added that last part because I happened to think about it . . . but that's more or less where they could lead.)
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I think this is the essence of oir problems.

    They keep leaving oht part of the explanation when wages are stagnant and the working class is required to accept various cuts.

    "In order for the investor class to continue to harvest profits at the rate to which they have become accustomed, it is necessary for the working class to accept less (x)."
    Are people with retirement funds (including a lot of current and former Walmart associates) part of the "investor class?"
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    Walmart workers demand better wages

    The bottom line is, unskilled Wal mart jobs, and other jobs of that ilk, aren't meant to be career positions that pay a comfortable living wage. Those jobs are simply stepping stones, something to do for a little money while pursuing something better (via education, training, etc.), or for a retiree to supplement their income a bit. Hell, I can't even think of another business that hires greeters.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Are people with retirement funds (including a lot of current and former Walmart associates) part of the "investor class?"
    THAT is an excellent point.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I agree, it's not always a bad idea.
    It just depends, is all I'm saying.

    Walmart is facing something all big companies do, when they get to their size.
    "Where do we grow from here."

    Having that free cash for growth, may be better than mass raises, in the long run.
    I don't know, though.


    Exactly, they're facing a transition point where they can maximize their output through improved customer care and better employees. If they're going to continue to grow against online (Amazon) competition they need to offer a little better service. They're not doing it right now with the dredges they're hiring and paying low wages too. See, I say pay better and replace the level of current workers.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    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.
    Seeing that Walmart doesn't have (sic) any responsibility or mandate to improve the general state of our economy or to reduce the number of people who take government benefits, than why does the rich deserve tax cuts and loopholes?
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