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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    I'm too lazy to google the Forbes articles referring to how much the average Super Walmart cost the American tax payer in food stamps, welfare, etc. (thereby subsidizing Walmart's profits), but if I remember correctly it is somewhere just under a $1-Million a year for each store. With thousands of stores, we are talking Billions going to the welfare state. And that's Billions in profit for Walmart.

    Isn't Jerry Brown in court right now suing for the right to fine Walmart if they don't provide health coverage? The average Walmart worker get's like $6000.00 a year in state funded medical care, so he is going to fine them the same . . . or something like that, I am too lazy as i said before, to look it up. Plus, if it is against Walmart, I am jaded . . . I hate them for what they did to the Mom & Pop's (I'm conservative that way). Rumor is good enough for me. Sam Walton would be turning over in his grave if he knew how his store was being run now.

    Logic and reason will not work with me . . . Walmart is evil.
    Here is that information:
    California taxpayers are spending $86 million a year providing healthcare and other public assistance to the state’s 44,000 Wal-Mart employees, according to a new study by UC Berkeley’s Institute for Industrial Relations.

    The study, “Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs,” found that the average Wal-Mart worker required $730 in taxpayer-funded healthcare and $1,222 in other forms of assistance, such as food stamps and subsidized housing, to get by.

    Even compared to other retailers, Wal-Mart imposes an especially large burden on taxpayers. Wal-Mart workers earn 31 percent less than the average for workers at large retail companies (more than 1,000 employees), the study found, and require 39 percent more in public assistance.

    Employees who’ve been with Wal-Mart for at least a year (about 65 percent of the company’s workforce) make an average of $9.70 per hour, compared to $14.01 per hour for workers at other large retail stores. In addition, 23 percent fewer Wal-Mart workers are covered by the company’s health insurance plan than employees at large retail stores as a whole.

    The wage and benefit differential is even greater when Wal-Mart employees are compared to workers at unionized supermarkets, where health coverage is nearly universal and wages average $15.31 per hour. New Study Finds Wal-Mart’s Miserly Wages Cost Taxpayers | Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Here is that information:
    California taxpayers are spending $86 million a year providing healthcare and other public assistance to the state’s 44,000 Wal-Mart employees, according to a new study by UC Berkeley’s Institute for Industrial Relations.

    The study, “Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs,” found that the average Wal-Mart worker required $730 in taxpayer-funded healthcare and $1,222 in other forms of assistance, such as food stamps and subsidized housing, to get by.

    Even compared to other retailers, Wal-Mart imposes an especially large burden on taxpayers. Wal-Mart workers earn 31 percent less than the average for workers at large retail companies (more than 1,000 employees), the study found, and require 39 percent more in public assistance.

    Employees who’ve been with Wal-Mart for at least a year (about 65 percent of the company’s workforce) make an average of $9.70 per hour, compared to $14.01 per hour for workers at other large retail stores. In addition, 23 percent fewer Wal-Mart workers are covered by the company’s health insurance plan than employees at large retail stores as a whole.

    The wage and benefit differential is even greater when Wal-Mart employees are compared to workers at unionized supermarkets, where health coverage is nearly universal and wages average $15.31 per hour. New Study Finds Wal-Mart’s Miserly Wages Cost Taxpayers | Institute for Local Self-Reliance
    Eh that study is just a lying, liberal, commie hit piece trying to make True red blooded all American Free Market capitalism look bad.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Eh that study is just a lying, liberal, commie hit piece trying to make True red blooded all American Free Market capitalism look bad.
    True if "free market" capitalism is really the same thing as a Corporatocracy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    LOL.

    Walmart has 2.1 million employee's worldwide. Their average salary, $20,744.

    I doubt WalMart workers in countries like China get paid that much a year.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    Not at the two walmart stores I shop at.
    Guess you're lucky.

    Wal-Mart Returning To Full-Time Workers-Obamacare Not Such A Job Killer After All? - Forbes

    For anyone who has not been following the Wal-Mart saga, sales have been sinking dramatically at the retailer as the company has turned to hiring mostly temporary workers (those who must reapply for a job every 180 days) to staff their stores while cutting full-time employees’ hours down to part-time status in order to avoid providing workers with healthcare benefits.

    The result?

    Empty shelves, ridiculously long check-out lines, helpless customers wandering through the electronics section and general disorganization at Wal-Mart store locations.

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

    Sounds sad...but it's not like we don't know what Walmart is a low level and entry level job. You get the pay you work for and that level of pay is based on your work. Stocking a shelf....using a cash register....it doesn't take a genius to do these things. So really I don't know how to feel about this. Should they have done it? I don't know however I think it's comical we're all shocked by it like we haven't been treating it as some inconvenient truth.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Walmart Pays Workers Poorly And Sinks While Costco Pays Workers Well And Sails-Proof That You Get What You Pay For - Forbes
    Perspective. By compensating employees generously to motivate and retain good workers, one-fifth of whom are unionized, Costco gets lower turnover and higher productivity than Walmart
    The Forbes article is a thinly veiled editorial written by an admitted lib. What he neglects to tell you is that Wal Mart has far more employees per square foot than Costco. I also notice that he is comparing Costco to Wal Mart rather than SAMs which would be the proper comparison.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    I doubt WalMart workers in countries like China get paid that much a year.
    Nor does any other Chinese worker.

    If you understand averages, then the US workers are doing well and the Chinese workers pull down the average.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    snopes.com: Costco CEO Costco Employees fare much better than SamsClub's

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    By no means is it 'Walmart's fault.' No forces anyone to work at Walmart. If you cant survive on Walmart's pay....DONT WORK THERE. But people do...and then abuse the safety net of public assistance. That is the individual, not a corporation.
    They don't abuse public assistance, they qualify for it.

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