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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Anyone who walks into a Wal-Mart, knowing what they are, is so self centered and greedy I doubt they are even remotely willing to help someone else unless there is a tax break in it for them.



    You would be wrong. Here in our relatively poor rural county what WalMart pays is a working wage because of a relatively low cost of living. I was there yesterday, the woman checking us out told us that employees get a 10% discount there all year, and during the holidays get another 10%. A very nice lady, happy with her job, and wished us a "blessed" day, something we can still say and appreciate here without people getting all pissy about it.

    I have customers who used to have higher paying jobs, when those went away with the economy they took jobs at WalMart and for the most part are happy with them. The 200 or so members of my CERT team (in a county of 28,000) are putting together a food drive that has already disbursed once and will again after the holidays, designed to extend the help to those who need it around the holidays instead of during it like the rest. Several of our members work at WalMart and a large number of the WalMart employees are contributing. How do I know? Because I know them personally. I made it a point to meet the management before the store was even open and we helped a lot of people line up jobs before the store was even open. Guess who's auto shop gets the most referals from their oil and tire center? Mine. Did you know that WalMart will match employee charitable contributions? Yup. I've been on the organization end of many of these projects. Our local WalMart has contributed over $300,000 this year alone to local projects.

    I understand it is easy to point to the giant chain and make accusations, it is probably a better tactic to treat WalMart employees as the individuals they are and look at what they do off the clock. What I find is that particularly those who used to make more at different jobs are happy to be there and among some of the most charitable people in our community. Something to keep in mind is that every step forward may not be an increase. A lot of people have figured that out in this economy. Moreover it is not always as negative as some might expect. As a good friend of mine (he is a youth pastor) says, "All progress is the result of negative circumstances. What is first seen as ruin is the first step to rebuilding". And he is right.

    Man, I sure am glad I left the suburban rat race and moved here. My friends in the Chicago 'burbs all seem to be stuck in the same cycle of work, failed relationships and selfishness. I have never met people so willing to help as those who have needed help themselves. Including me.

    Amen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Looks like more government-only-solutions meme.
    You're most definitely correct, American. Not only is Walmart making a killing wage-wise but the company is pretty good using the rich man's welfare system.

    Wal-Mart shopping for subsidies?
    Watchdog group's report says $1B in government subsidies have aided the retailer's expansion.


    "Wal-Mart presents itself as an entrepreneurial success story, yet over a few decades it has made extensive use of tax breaks, free land, cash grants and other forms of public assistance," Philip Mattera, research director of Good Jobs First said in a statement.

    The study, which is funded in part by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, found that 91 Wal-Mart stores have received individual subsidies ranging from $1 million to about $12 million, in the form of free or reduced-priced land, job training funds, sales tax rebates, tax credits and infrastructure assistance, including investment in roads.

    In total, these subsidies amounted to $245 million, the report said.
    It appears that Walmart knows how to put up signs and plastic pails in DC too, huh. Oh, well. I guess that's a better system than touching their own money, huh.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    I'm still trying to figure out why this is a big deal. So what if they are asking their employees to donate a can of food or two. Not everybody who works at Walmart is destitute.

    Walmart workers cover a huge swath of different types of people, so it's entirely possible that the people who are not fixed-income elderly, or single mothers with 4 kids, would be willing to donate a little food to help those who need it.

    I swear - what is $5 or $10 in canned goods to help someone who is hungry?? Or even just a can of peas, or a box of instant potatoes? What is that, a dollar?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    You're most definitely correct, American. Not only is Walmart making a killing wage-wise but the company is pretty good using the rich man's welfare system.

    Wal-Mart shopping for subsidies?
    Watchdog group's report says $1B in government subsidies have aided the retailer's expansion.




    It appears that Walmart knows how to put up signs and plastic pails in DC too, huh. Oh, well. I guess that's a better system than touching their own money, huh.
    And the localities appear to be freely offering them, so the local citizenry needs to reign them in right?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    No I dont buy fast food. I thought that was pretty clear from before.
    So hurt low-wage workers is okay with you?
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Perhaps you should look in the mirror.
    Yeah, I'm going to start boycotting every corporation. That's sensible.

    Obviously I'm the same. Good call there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out why this is a big deal. So what if they are asking their employees to donate a can of food or two. Not everybody who works at Walmart is destitute.

    Walmart workers cover a huge swath of different types of people, so it's entirely possible that the people who are not fixed-income elderly, or single mothers with 4 kids, would be willing to donate a little food to help those who need it.

    I swear - what is $5 or $10 in canned goods to help someone who is hungry?? Or even just a can of peas, or a box of instant potatoes? What is that, a dollar?
    Most Walmart Workers Didn't Earn $25,000.00 Last Year
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yeah, I'm going to start boycotting every corporation. That's sensible.

    Obviously I'm the same. Good call there.
    None of that is required to paint yourself a laughable caricature. You're doing fine right from where you're at.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    None of that is required to paint yourself a laughable caricature. You're doing fine right from where you're at.
    This will be good. Defend your claim. I want details.

    I need to know that senility hasn't taken effect.

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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.

    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."
    Walmart hires people nobody else will. Is it really so horrible to allow a mother out of the house a few hours a day while the kids are in school even if that mother is on welfare? Geez. You people act like every employee of Walmart is a full-time 40 year old college graduate who lost his factory job because of Walmart and has a mortgage and kids to put through college so he has to work at Walmart and give up the house and prostitute his daughter to survive.

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