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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Not really. There are a few really big dogs out there like Haliburton and Schlumberger but most of the business is done by support companies. It's not like the well site is all done by one company, tools used come from one company division, subsidiary, or independent. Services on the well like staffing, service, and maintenance come from other companies, engineering, exploration, everything is done by a specialty company or division.


    Just for the sake of clarity, Halliburton and Schlumberger aren't "oil" companies. They're service companies.

    To be a cartel it would require that there is a cornered market done by a small group of companies, couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, we just had an Irish company start it's first division in the U.S. here in Louisiana. If it were a true cartel there wouldn't be outsiders coming in and contracting.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Retail has always been low paying, part time entry level work, and always will be, so you can drop the drama. The sky will not fall if WalMart employees only make $10 per hour.
    When I worked for Wall-Mart I "only" made $6.50, and my parents would tell me how lucky I was because minimum wage was around $2 when they were my age.

    $10-13 pr/hr is entry level skilled labor. There's no way unskilled labor should be making that.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Just for the sake of clarity, Halliburton and Schlumberger aren't "oil" companies. They're service companies.
    True, they do major service to the distillers and distribution end. Mostly concrete work, tool production, and monitoring. Then the excavation companies come in, the wholesalers, etc.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Actually, they have dropped the greeter program, I was confused about it a first also, but greeters are gone. Damn, and there went my desired second career.
    yeah.....No. They were there yesterday.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    True, they do major service to the distillers and distribution end. Mostly concrete work, tool production, and monitoring. Then the excavation companies come in, the wholesalers, etc.
    Exactly right!

    An example of the other end of that spectrum would be Thomas Energy--a distributer that's never drilled a foot for a single barrel of oil.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    yeah.....No. They were there yesterday.
    I went to Wall-Mart today and the people greeters were there.

    I have noticed employees in a different uniform starting to take their place, though. They wear a white polo and black cargo pants. I think their shirt says 'loss prevention' or some such. Also, there's now a greeter placed in the liquor section.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Not really. There are a few really big dogs out there like Haliburton and Schlumberger but most of the business is done by support companies. It's not like the well site is all done by one company, tools used come from one company division, subsidiary, or independent. Services on the well like staffing, service, and maintenance come from other companies, engineering, exploration, everything is done by a specialty company or division.

    To be a cartel it would require that there is a cornered market done by a small group of companies, couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, we just had an Irish company start it's first division in the U.S. here in Louisiana. If it were a true cartel there wouldn't be outsiders coming in and contracting.
    I understand that, but for quite a while, there were the "7 sisters" who had significant control of the oil market.
    Obviously now, things have changed quite a bit.

    That's why I added the "sort of" though.
    The power of the 7 sisters has been greatly diminished now, with trust busting, clamp downs on anti competitive behavior and governments not being complicit with their abuses (like polution).
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Hmm. I had to bite the bullet and go to Walmart for something, there was a little old guy in the greeter uniform. Maybe a reciept checker?
    Really, cool, I haven't seen a greeter at a walmart since at least june. I ask about it and was told that Walmart no longer has them. If a few stores have kept them, cool. But then again, I rarely go to a Walmart on my own, usually I'm with my parents. For me personally, the cost saving of going to the nearest Walmart is less than what I would spend in gas to get there. I just don't buy enough at one time.

    I do like to occasionally go and check out the $5 movie bins, they sometimes get some that I like. But that is usually if I have to run into Lowes, so I don't count the gas cost on those trips.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Didn't read thread. Too lazy for 925 posts.

    But, if this is the same thing I heard about on the radio news recently, someone was saying that 9.50/hr was too little.

    My first thought was "damn I don't even make that much", followed by "****, wal-mart pays better than my job?"


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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Wall-Mart registers record the cashier's Items Per Hour. So, why don't they pay a base wage, and offer weekly/monthly bonuses based on the cashier's IPH? Wall-Mart already pays their Order Pickers this way.

    Target already has a system in place for tracking how many pieces per-hour it's "logistics team members" move; both stocking shelves and processing a truck.

    IMO that places more control directly in the hands of the individual worker. No need to beg a manager, protest or strike, if you want a raise, work harder and you will see the rais on your very next check.
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