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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Who?
    It's a chain in New England

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Who?
    They are a bunch of Aholds, from the Netherlands.

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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 a chain in New England
    Yeah, I googled them. Something like 350 stores, where Walmart has 11,000. Can't really compare the two.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    All beside the point. Those financial instruments the financial institutions used didn't break the law either and yet it caused a hazard to the entire economy.
    Actually, those financial institutions did break the law - that's why they paid hundreds of $billions in fines to the federal government - or did you just think they donated the money out of charitable good will?

    Clearly, you wouldn't want to work for Walmart - with your entitlement mentality, I'm pretty sure their not too distressed.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Stop & Shop
    Stop & Shop competes with Walmart? I've never heard of them. Clearly, you have a very strange understanding of competition - but then, you don't seem to understand competition in the labor market either, so not too surprising.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    No, it's the entitlement mentality of businesses like Walmart. Most people don't want to be poor and live off the government which goes against everything certain people around believe.
    Nonsense
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with it. Do you really think all the people who work at WalMart are poor? I think you're wrong. It's a nice gesture, but leave it to the masses to look for the worst possible interpretation one can put on it.
    Think of it as a convenient location for a food bank branch... Maybe a year round operation would be good.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Because cash isn't food, food is non taxable, and the donor gets a tax deduction. I think Michael Scott would call that a win, win, win.
    So instead of getting cash that you can spend on food you prefer, you get a random mix of food that you may or may not like. Our local food bank was collecting the other day; the list they handed out at the grocery store was pasta sauce, noodles, rice, cereal, peanut butter, dried beans...can't remember what else. I'm sure hungry people are grateful for anything they can get, but with cash they can pick what they like.

    And given WalMart associates' low pay, that bonus isn't going to have much in taxes taken out of it. Let's see... $100 that's maybe $80 after taxes vs random canned food...I'd take the money.

    As far as getting a tax deduction -seriously? do you track how much you spend when you put a couple cans in the donation bag and deduct it later? I don't. And yes, I bought stuff for the food bank based on their list (think I went with two kinds of pasta sauce - organic; two kinds of pasta - both organic, one gluten free; and a huge jar of peanut butter - Skippy - smooth, which is "MY" favorite PB but for all I know the person who eats it prefers chunky Peter Pan....) and No, I don't have a separate receipt to use for taxes.

    Seriously? you deduct a couple cans of food?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    So instead of getting cash that you can spend on food you prefer, you get a random mix of food that you may or may not like. [snip]
    Sort of like PPACA is it not?
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Nope, not true in my experience. I make as much as, or more than any man I know, who does the same job that I do.
    I used to think that I was paid equally. Then there was a class-action lawsuit against my company. And my friends who saw the data (their lawyer was doing the suing) said the pattern was clear - women were paid less across the board, we just didn't know it.

    Maybe it's different for you; if so, great.

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