"It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin
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.
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.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
And if it's the majority, than 1.3 million people is a huge chunk.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.
More Than Half of Wal-Mart's Hourly Workers Make Less Than $25,000
"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
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.