Howdy, new guy here, I found this topic interesting so I'm chiming in. Not everyone can be a Doctor, Lawyer or Indian Chief. Retail and fast food workers are what some will ever be. However there are other companies like COSTCO who realize the value of their lower level employees. They are paid well and treated like assets rather that cattle. All the while Costco still manages to turn a nice profit. You get what you pay for. COSTCO pays their employees a livable wage and gets sales per employee at double what Walmart subsidiary Sams club gets from their employees who work for lousy pay. We the tax-payer are picking up the Tab for Walmart's poor wages.