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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I'm not following. How does it benefit Walmart to prevent their workers from getting a second job by rotating their schedule?
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    Their game is to keep their employees dependent on some sort of Government assistance either by not providing enough work hours, pay or a consistent/regular schedule to where one could take a second job thus avoiding the need for foodstamps.

    My twin sisters in law both work at walmart and go to school. They have no problems at all working and going to school, they say walmart is pretty flexible with hours to fit their schedule. They say they like working there and besides some usual complaints about customers acting like idiots (anyone working with the public will have that gripe) they are happy. One of them even met her future husband working there.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    walmart is ripe for unionization. it's coming, and i'll cheer when it happens.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Again with the attack on Walmart (alone?) because you assume that they can afford to pay your desired penalty nonsense. How is any other employer, paying the same low wage, not "guilty" of exactly the same "crime"? Why is the person that delivers your newspaper, washes your car, cooks your meal, washes your dishes or mows your lawn not "entitled" to make as much as a Walmart cashier?

    Should the pay/hours of only those workers with dependents be raised? After all, the low wage employees without dependents are not likely able to collect these public assistance benefits so they may freely be paid less, under your "fair" scheme. What you seem to be attempting here is to establish a "living wage" to replace a flat minimum wage - but applying it very selectively (only to big corporations).
    Walmart isn't the only one. McDonald's is totally skummy too. McDonald's has a “McResource” line that helps employees and their families enroll in various state and local assistance programs. That came out into the open when a recording turned up of the McResource line advocating that full-time employees sign up for food stamps and welfare.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Why the hell are profitable, dividend paying firms
    receiving taxpayer subsidies? Why are we footing the bill because McDonalds and Walmart won't pay them proper wages and/or give them more hours. I've a cousin who was laid off from her IT position a few years back and took a job at Walmart because she needed something asap. Her thinking was to work a second job along with Walmart until something in her career field opened. Turned out the second gig was out of the question as they changed her schedule every week. Walmart knows exactly what they're doing.
    You'd have to identify those "taxpayer subsidies" because a lot of them are related to incentives to get businesses such as Walmart to invest in a community. By investing, Walmart increases employment, increases sales tax revenue, increases property tax revenue, decreases welfare and unemployment costs, etc.

    Here in Canada, we do it all the time - it's called economic development and most cities have large departments dedicated to incentivizing businesses to come to their community. But hey, if you don't want the business in your town, the Walmart's of the world won't go begging or be without locations for long.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    My twin sisters in law both work at walmart and go to school. They have no problems at all working and going to school, they say walmart is pretty flexible with hours to fit their schedule. They say they like working there and besides some usual complaints about customers acting like idiots (anyone working with the public will have that gripe) they are happy. One of them even met her future husband working there.
    Watch out - your sister in law is going to be used as an example of Walmart's social engineering or worse, slave trading and forced marriage.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    walmart is ripe for unionization. it's coming, and i'll cheer when it happens.
    Another vote to kill an American success story.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Watch out - your sister in law is going to be used as an example of Walmart's social engineering or worse, slave trading and forced marriage.
    You're not seeing the big picture -- all of those are mere components for Walmart's consumer breeding program.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Walmart drive down wages in the communities where they are located. Before Walmarts moves in, people generally work for smaller employers and get better pay. Often those businesses go under due to Walmart low prices. If all employers were required to pay a minimum wage that is a livable wage then Walmart would not be able to drive their competition out of business so easily and tax payer subsidies for so many of their employees would not be necessary. Yes, their prices would not be so low, but that savings for individuals is negated by the overall cost to the community. This is why many communities are trying to stop Walmart from moving in.
    BS. Do you really believe the local hardware store or ice cream shop pays employees $15/hour and provides great health insurance?? If you do, I have a bridge for sale you might be interested in. Studies have also shown that the net gain/loss of small businesses after Wal Mart moves in is practically zero.

    It's laughable watching limbs twist themselves into pretzels trying to demonize Wal Mart.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You're not seeing the big picture -- all of those are mere components for Walmart's consumer breeding program.
    LOL - priceless - but on sale in aisle 3 at 30% off, this hour only.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Another vote to kill an American success story.
    no thanks, i already had my morning dose of hyperbole.

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