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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    no such thing as wage slavery.

    wages are earned on a voluntary basis..no force is applied to people to take a set wage.

    slavery is not voluntary.
    Correct. Welfare is slavery. Choosing to work instead is a sign of personal responsibility. Don't repeat that too loudly, the nanny staters need a victim pool, even if those they choose don't consider themselves victims. But there is voluntary slavery, it is called debt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    There are links for you to click on at the site.
    If you don't like WalMart don't shop there. Simple as that. But, for God's sake realize that it isn't up to you to determine what they pay their employees, or what their employees accept to work there, or what they do for charity, or anything else....
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    So?? They can't afford a dollar??
    Making $25,000.00 a year, Ma'am? And with the prices of goods and services? Apparently not if you have kids of your own.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Making $25,000.00 a year, Ma'am? And with the prices of goods and services? Apparently not if you have kids of your own.
    Then don't have kids if you can't afford them. That's a sign of immense irresponsibility at the least - mental defect at the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If you don't like WalMart don't shop there. Simple as that. But, for God's sake realize that it isn't up to you to determine what they pay their employees, or what their employees accept to work there, or what they do for charity, or anything else....
    True. But the subsidies they get becomes my business. And I will complain to local and stae representatives. Be rest assured.
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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?
    I think you might have missed the point of the article. The food donations are for WalMart employees who don't have enough $$ to get themselves a nice Thanksgiving dinner. It's not for the random poor. They are soliciting for donations for their own employees. Why don't they just give a $100 bonus to every employee in the store? that would give those employees a more than nice meal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Then don't have kids if you can't afford them. That's a sign of immense irresponsibility at the least - mental defect at the worst.
    Well the same can be said for a business that can afford to buy it's own land but wants local and state governments to do it for them--especially if that business can afford to purchase it's own land.
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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 the same can be said for a business that can afford to buy it's own land but wants local and state governments to do it for them--especially if that business can afford to purchase it's own land.
    If they don't purchase the land, then they can't bitch when all sorts of government regulations start messing with their business.

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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 the same can be said for a business that can afford to buy it's own land but wants local and state governments to do it for them--especially if that business can afford to purchase it's own land.
    As well as pay it's own taxes. Many Walmart stores collect sales tax but then keep a portion of it as it demanded such to open the store. There are apparently many shuttered Walmarts because after the initial 5 year demand, cities refused to continue that aspect so Walmart just up and left. I'll look for a link.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Yeah we are sure you never eat fast food, use the local car wash, get pizza delivered or a paper, get your oil changed at a Quick lube, buy anything at a convenience store or coffee shop. Nice selective memory.

    Personally, when I eat fast food it's almost always at an In 'N Out Burger, which pays their employees better than other chains. Once in while I have to eat elsewhere, but we're talking once every year or two.

    I don't use the local car wash

    I don't have pizza delivery where I am (although I admit to picked up up pizza from a locally owned business... I also eat at other locally owned restaurants in town)

    No paper delivery (although I do wish I could get it, but they don't deliver to the house where I am)

    Never gone to a Quick Lube; I use a local mechanic who has a pretty good business going. I admit I did Big O tires for a few years, but stopped using them back in 2006.

    Haven't gone to WalMart in YEARS; Target? Went once in the last 8 years. Don't go to Costco (although they pay decently from what I've heard) either.

    Ok, I do buy some things from Kohl's. Hard to find locally-owned clothing stores. And yes, I go to BevMo and Best Buy now and again. Even hit Lowe's once every year or two. It's hard to avoid big stores altogether.

    But WalMart? No - their policies have led to a climate of very low wages and very low payments to suppliers. Yes, that means their stuff is cheap; and I know a lot of people who are desperately scraping by need those low prices; but to me, WalMart has led the lowering of everyone's boats, not the raising of the boats.

    And in this case - the store should just give bonuses for its workers, not ask other workers to cover the shortfall in their employees' pay.

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