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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Sorry to disappoint you but it's not a businesses' responsibility to pay employees a "livable salary". The vast majority of employees at Walmart and other businesses like them are part-time employees. Is Walmart required to pay someone who works 10 hours a week $50,000, $60,000 a year in salary because you think they owe all their employees a comfortable life?

    When I was working, my career was in education - we frequently had food drives and Christmas gift collections for employees and students whom our social work department knew were in need of assistance from time to time. I suppose, in your world, the employees of the school board shouldn't have been allowed to anonymously give food and gifts to help people out - the school board should have just taken the responsibility to make all those in their sphere whole.

    I'll tell you one thing I've learned over the years - people are far more likely to give charitably, particularly to someone they know, if the giving and the receiving is anonymous and there's no level of embarrassment involved.
    Walmart's business model contributes to the welfare state.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Walmart's business model contributes to the welfare state.
    People on welfare contribute to the welfare state even more.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The WalMart heirs - 4 of them - only have $20 BILLION dollars each so - accordingly to Obama - are SO poor they needed government welfare in the form of exemption from ObamaCare.
    With 2.1 million employees. If each one recieved $5.00 per hour more, it would take a mere three years to deplete the 80B....
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    People on welfare contribute to the welfare state even more.
    Difference is Walmart has the power to do the right thing but they choose not to do it. Instead they make massive profits off the backs of their employees and also government subsidies. They have their cake and eat it too.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Difference is Walmart has the power to do the right thing but they choose not to do it. Instead they make massive profits off the backs of their employees and also government subsidies. They have their cake and eat it too.
    Don't shop there. Tell others not to shop there. Convince people to give up convenience and lower prices for customer service and "principle".

    They pay people what the market says that they are worth. Wal-mart employees are unskilled, uneducated scrubs. They'll be paid like unskilled, uneducated scrubs. Economics is a better business tool than emotion and hyperbole.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Don't shop there. Tell others not to shop there. Convince people to give up convenience and lower prices for customer service and "principle".

    They pay people what the market says that they are worth. Wal-mart employees are unskilled, uneducated scrubs. They'll be paid like unskilled, uneducated scrubs. Economics is a better business tool than emotion and hyperbole.
    It's not hyperbole. Other business models have paid their employees better for doing the same thing. There is no reason they can't follow a more respectable business model. Also, I never shop at Walmart.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    I agree. If you don't like Walmart's business model, don't shop there. Shop at Target. But before you do, go ask a Target employee how well they were treated. They make maybe a dollar more an hour, but that dollar an hour isn't going to help much. That might add up to $15 or $20 a week overall, so they're still broke.

    But it's easy to hate on Walmart.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The vast majority of employees at Walmart and other businesses like them are part-time employees.
    That's not what Kory Lundberg from Walmart said:

    Then Lundberg led me deep into the companyís website to find where Wal-Mart states its average full-time hourly wage: $12.83. How many employees work full-time? Wal-Mart will only say that itís the majority.
    And if it's the majority, than 1.3 million people is a huge chunk.

    More Than Half of Wal-Mart's Hourly Workers Make Less Than $25,000
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I agree. If you don't like Walmart's business model, don't shop there. Shop at Target. But before you do, go ask a Target employee how well they were treated. They make maybe a dollar more an hour, but that dollar an hour isn't going to help much. That might add up to $15 or $20 a week overall, so they're still broke.

    But it's easy to hate on Walmart.
    Yes, it is easy to dislike their business model only I don't blame the people that work their for being poor, I blame that business model.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    It's not hyperbole. Other business models have paid their employees better for doing the same thing. There is no reason they can't follow a more respectable business model. Also, I never shop at Walmart.
    And they're as successful as Wal-mart, right?

    General Motors paid their employees a market-inefficient wage. Guess what happened to them?

    Business models aren't meant to be "respectable". They're meant to be profitable. This is the hyperbole I'm talking about. I'm talking economic principle and policy, and you're trying to make things "fair".

    Hell with Wal-mart - nothing in life operates with how the lowest common denominator think it "should" be. If it did, we'd all be a welfare case.

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