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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    I dont have their internals. I dont know what a particular policy costs them in negatve PR or ill will. I do know it has kept them out of some markets and cost them store locations in others. Everything has a trade off cost. Dont be confusing the new opening time and date with this decision. The new doorbusters at 8pm on Thanksgiving had a lot more to do with sales than this particular incident. All Im saying is that CSR is a real thing and it has company image implications. Im not on the bandwagon hating or liking Wal-mart, Im trying to look at it from a pure business standpoint.
    What has cost them locations is dumb protestors that didn't want 'those jobs' in their area.... so those jobs not only went 15 minutes down the street, the tax revenue went to a different county....
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Most of the Walmart protests are what was popularly coined as "astroturf."
    From the reports I've seen, the majority of those protesting are on the payroll of "OUR Walmart."

    Walmart's average wage is around $10.50 an hour and benefits like 401k with a 6% match, profit sharing, medical, in store discount card, ESPP, etc.
    This is plainly just an attempt of the union trying to get more due paying members.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    The video was typical left wing media. They never mentioned that protesters were bussed in, you don't bus in people who actually work at the store.Just because someone claims to be a Walmart employee does not mean they really are.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    You want better wages then you got to earn it. Increase your productivity.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    You want better wages then you got to earn it. Increase your productivity.
    Do you honestly believe that working harder would make Wal-Mart employees get paid more?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Do you honestly believe that working harder would make Wal-Mart employees get paid more?
    Lets get back to basics. Prove yourself first. The mangement is not that dumb.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Most of the Walmart protests are what was popularly coined as "astroturf."
    From the reports I've seen, the majority of those protesting are on the payroll of "OUR Walmart."

    Walmart's average wage is around $10.50 an hour and benefits like 401k with a 6% match, profit sharing, medical, in store discount card, ESPP, etc.
    This is plainly just an attempt of the union trying to get more due paying members.
    Many Wal-Mart employees qualify for food stamps. You and I are subsidizing their employees.
    You mention "medical" but strangely left out the details. Details like how the company will strategically schedule employees to fall just below the threshold of being eligible, or the fact that you're not eligible at all for the first two years of employment. Or the premiums.

    Only about half of Wal-Mart's employees get healthcare through the company. You and I pay for the other half.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Al Jazeera TV? Interesting source. Level 1 pay at WalMart is $8 per hour for cart pushers fitting room attendants and people greeters. That is about $1 more per hour than the federal minimum wage. Could someone tell me just how much such an unskilled position should pay? Plus, since every position they offer pays above the federal minimum wage, whats the problem?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Many Wal-Mart employees qualify for food stamps. You and I are subsidizing their employees.
    You mention "medical" but strangely left out the details. Details like how the company will strategically schedule employees to fall just below the threshold of being eligible, or the fact that you're not eligible at all for the first two years of employment. Or the premiums.

    Only about half of Wal-Mart's employees get healthcare through the company. You and I pay for the other half.
    Sans Walmart, we may be paying for 100% of their employees healthcare and food costs.

    So basically you're saying that, Walmart causes people to utilize these services, even though the case may well be that they were using these services, before being employed by Walmart.
    I worked in retail for a while in my youth, it wasn't unusual to have a mix of full and part time workers.
    What Walmart does is no different than what many retail establishments have been doing decades before Walmart came into fruition.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Do you honestly believe that working harder would make Wal-Mart employees get paid more?
    Yes, that's why a large mix of the full time associates and managers came from entry level.
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