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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Well it appears that a Cleveland, Ohio Walmart is holding a food drive so that it's employees can have a nice Holiday meal. The sign in the store, accompanied by several plastic bins, reads: "Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner."

    Really? Thank goodness those people are employed so those associates don't have to get on food stamps. :roll
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    What cracks me up with some people that see nothing wrong with what Walmart is doing would probably go berserk if you wished them "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."



    At some of the places where I have worked from time to time we took up collections to help fellow employees with various things. I'm sure that this goes on all over the USA.

    That being said, I'm sure that Walmart could raise its employee's pay and still make a profit.

    This isn't a struggling corporation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Gee - using a "former Walmart employee and current anti-Walmart activist" as an unbiased source. Wounder why she's a former employee? Couldn't have anything to do with her attitude, I'm sure.
    As usual you attack the source and avoid the content. It's a simply question, regardless of your position.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Private charity is indeed much better than govt. charity.

    That's why we hate corporations (i. e. Wal-Mart) that insist on getting govt. handouts (i. e. subsidies) instead of working to earn business (or charity) from those willing to pay Wal-Mart.
    What subsidies does WalMart get?

    Not the workers. They all have different situations, pay grades and family sizes. But WalMart itself (unlike Oil companies) gets what?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    As usual you attack the source and avoid the content. It's a simply question, regardless of your position.
    In this case, of course the source is relevant to the comments you're relying upon - it makes everything she says suspect.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    They pay for the work done, not for the lifestyle of the employee.
    Well you'd think a corporation is in some sort of partnership with their employees and not want them to suffer. I mean they at least pretend that it's some sort of partnership when they call their employees associates/team members or whatever other corporate doublespeak they prefer to use.

    Also, I'd need to see the math on your claim about buy back stock and raising wages. Walmart has 1.6 billion shares held by outside parties with a total street value of $126 billion dollars. How much of that do you want them to buy back, exactly, and with what money?
    Last year they repurchased 15 billion in outstanding stock which then became treasury stock. They do that to increase the value of outstanding shares. That 15 billion comes from profits. Workers are squeezed to benefit shareholders.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. Does that mean that SNAP, and various ther social spending, is really "corporate welfare"?
    Sure...wouldn't you agree anything that makes it possible for WalMart to pay their employees wages they could never live on benefits WalMart? How long do you think their employees would take getting paid those wages if they couldn't feed their family/pay rent/clothe themselves etc etc?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    If true, if true, couldn't we at least get all folks to recognize that this was a horrible PR move?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's basically what it comes down to. Wal-mart is the best at what they do, and what they do is often hated by liberals. They supply low-wage, low-skill jobs to the masses. They do create a net increase in jobs, but often not as much as believed because mom-and-pop stores will often close down due to pricing that they cannot compete with.
    Actually for the most part I admire Wal-Mart. They take keeping cost low seriously. Their corporate office is an old WalMart warehouse. Their inventory and supply chain system is innovative and has set the standard. There's a lot of things they do very well and deserve to be successful and yes put less efficient companies out of business.

    What I don't get is how people think that Wal-mart "owe" their people something. They provide a legal, mutually agreed upon wage for services rendered. Since when is that not enough?
    It's not like it's a new idea that someone should pay a wage for someone to live on. Adam Smith criticized shop owners that didn't pay workers a wage that allowed them to sustain themselves. What's new is this idea that applauds squeezing workers as much as possible in order to increase gains for the owners.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    At some of the places where I have worked from time to time we took up collections to help fellow employees with various things. I'm sure that this goes on all over the USA.

    That being said, I'm sure that Walmart could raise its employee's pay and still make a profit.

    This isn't a struggling corporation.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Yea I dont give my money to companies who exploit the poor for extreme profits. I'm not ashamed of that. I support business who better their communities, better the lives of people.
    Well ok then. what do you look like? Next time I'm shopping at walmart and I recognize you, I'll wave and say hi to you. And while I'm at it, I'll thank you for shopping there which enables people to better their communities and better the lives of people.
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