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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    The minimum wage is there to protect people from being exploited by big corporations (and small ones alike for that matter).
    That doesn't really address the question, why do politicians have a better idea of someone else's "decent wage" than the person herself?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Who should make the decision of whether or not Wal*Mart's wage offer is "reasonable"? You, or the person on the receiving end of the offer?

    BTW, from what I understand, many of the retiree/greeters take the job because they enjoy it.
    It should be the government who makes sure that there is a minimum wage, not companies like Walmart, etc.

    Great, they enjoy it, still does not change the fact that they should be stiffed when it comes to their wage by companies like Walmart.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    That doesn't really address the question, why do politicians have a better idea of someone else's "decent wage" than the person herself?
    Because companies cannot be trusted with setting a minimum wage, a government should do that, preferably through healthy discussions with companies/unions/etc. because it is always better if common ground can be found, but if that is impossible than the government should take it's responsibility.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Let me get this, you studied this very subject....yet you keep asking me for the companies that produced below cost.....and when they gained sufficient market share....became profitable?

    Seriously?

    I don't believe a word you write.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    Yes, I did Jack...review.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    That is your governments decision. Fair wage is fair wage, it should be a minimum wage that goes for all above a certain age.
    And that wage is $8.25 in all of DC, except for new large retailers, like WalMart, coincidentally already constructing 3 (of six) planned DC locations. Note that this "fair" DC law exempted all of the union using exsiting big retailers. What these loons did was to protect the higher wages/prices of the current union "in crowd" from any non-union competiton, denying all of those DC shoppers/workers a chance to save money/get jobs at new WalMart stores.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    It should be the government who makes sure that there is a minimum wage, not companies like Walmart, etc.

    Great, they enjoy it, still does not change the fact that they should be stiffed when it comes to their wage by companies like Walmart.
    Seriously, many of the greeters [not all!] are people who can easily walk if they're not satisfied.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Because companies cannot be trusted with setting a minimum wage, a government should do that, preferably through healthy discussions with companies/unions/etc. because it is always better if common ground can be found, but if that is impossible than the government should take it's responsibility.
    Minimum wage laws are simply vehicles for politicians to reward certain constituencies at the expense of others. The principal beneficiaries are union labor, whose higher wages are protected from competition.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    If you hire people to stand at the door and welcome people, it must mean that the company thinks it has added value.
    I'm sure it does. Probably not much though, and certainly not enough to justify 12 dollar an hour wages.

    If you hire a person you must give it an appropriate wage. Now I am not saying that 12 dollars an hour is that amount but it must be at least the minimum wage.
    They are being paid minimum wage.

    I could care less what service someone is providing, putting food into bags is just as valid a job as sweeping floors or frying fries etc. You looking down on a function does not mean that a fair wage should not be paid for it.
    So you think any work, regardless of how little it contributes, should give enough for a house or apartment, food, electricity, internet, etc? I never "looked down" at the work, I'm just being honest about it.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Wal*Mart is really good about accepting returns.
    Shopping used to be a treat in the US. There were always great items to be found somewhere from wherever. Now it's just scrounging thru cheap Chinese trinkets/consumer goods that in the best scenario have a shelf life of 5 years...............Like this HP PC I'm on.................Should have bought something made in Japan---------Highend, but at least it would probably work............................

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