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Thos at the top in corporations forget the people that make business work. When unemployment is high, we see which companies care about their workers and which do not. I have stopped shopping at Wal Mart and i hope these strikes begin to hurt the Wal Mart brand. That's the only way the executives at the top will get the message.
Two things caught my eye about that - it's not American, and it's a financial services industry. In that case, 42% isn't remotely unheard of. For retail, it would be.Originally Posted by Kal'stang
Oh I'm sure it's not uniform. People are all different, so stores will be different, as will people's expectations and experiences within those stores. I've seen a number of employees who are cheerful to the point of obnoxious at that job. However, I've seen more that are on the opposite end of the spectrum. It depends on where you go, when you go, who you meet, etc.Originally Posted by Mycroft
If someone loves to work at Walmart and shows it, more power to 'em. I just generally have lower expectations of people who work at unskilled, minimum wage jobs. I don't expect smiling faces because I wouldn't smile if I was in their shoes either.
The employees of Walmart have the right to lobby for better wages, better benefits, and better opportunities. If Walmart's board of directors have no interest in improving the current well being of their own staff, then it is reasonable for the staff to be proactive about fighting for what they deserve. And if Walmart was sooo concerned about maximizing profits, why does their CEO make more money in one hour than most of their employees make in one year?
Why are companies like Whole Foods rapidly expanding while they give their employees tremendous benefits and strive to utilize local resources? Ben and Jerry's founders make something like 12 dollars an hour and find a significant amount of time to help their fellow citizens. The enthusiastic defenders of every aspect of capitalism and it's effects will always say "then why don't Walmart's employees quit and work at Whole Foods?" Most Walmart employees probably hate Whole Foods (viewing as white collar pompous free range crap capped with caviar) and most Whole Foods employees probably view Walmart as the place where GMOs are growing in every aisle and a trailer park resident is at every cash register.
Walmart employees are born in a Walmart world. They stay where they're comfortable and work there with their family and friends. They weren't born in a free range, organic world, and that's no reason to deny them of health care and opportunities.
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I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
In any event, what makes you think Walmart has any "responsibility as a group of human beings"? (whatever that is)
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And encourage it? That's what Obama is trying to bring to a halt--if he gets cooperation from a GOP House of Representatives.
"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." `Thomas Jefferson
I, for one, am not sure what you are getting at here. Walmart employees do, in fact, have a right to attempt to unionize and try for better treatment and pay...and Walmart does, in fact, have a right to fire them. Well, in many states they do.Originally Posted by Mycroft
I'm not sure what part of the emboldened statement you took as "Walmart employees are POS's".