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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Yes. Sooner or later Walmart will have to show people that they're ready to not only be financial leaders, but leaders in doing what is right as citizens of a community and quit acting like they're standing in a soup line while the chauffeur waits at the limousine.

    And I most certainly believe that this is going to happen in the near future after this report starts circulating in the media.

    By cracky I can't control how much they pay their workers but you watch me contact my local and state representatives and give them my
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

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    True. But the subsidies they get becomes my business. And I will complain to local and stae representatives. Be rest assured.
    Yep, complain all you want, that's our system....But don't be foolish enough to think for a second that the largest employer in the US isn't going to get consideration from your rep.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    All big businesses get breaks to locate to a community. Happens all the time. Don't blame them, blame the locals.
    I never said that they didn't get breaks.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    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.
    Because cash isn't food, food is non taxable, and the donor gets a tax deduction. I think Michael Scott would call that a win, win, win.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    I never said that they didn't get breaks.
    You are missing the point, the communities offer them, they aren't extorted.
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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."
    I don't see anything wrong with it. Do you really think all the people who work at WalMart are poor? I think you're wrong. It's a nice gesture, but leave it to the masses to look for the worst possible interpretation one can put on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, complain all you want, that's our system....But don't be foolish enough to think for a second that the largest employer in the US isn't going to get consideration from your rep.
    All depends. If it's an election year and the people do not like something than the consideration may weigh differently.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with it. Do you really think all the people who work at WalMart are poor? I think you're wrong. It's a nice gesture, but leave it to the masses to look for the worst possible interpretation one can put on it.
    Probably didn't go over $25,000.00 a year.
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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."
    Well, quite frankly, some of the Walmart employees are paid poor wages, because American consumers (as a whole) demand cheap Chinese crap, rather than American-made stuff. I get tired of people bitching and moaning about poor wages in America, while they refuse to support American labor with decent wages. God forbid they put their money where their mouth is.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Yea I dont give my money to companies who exploit the poor for extreme profits. I'm not ashamed of that. I support business who better their communities, better the lives of people.
    So you consider yourself judge, not the employees of Walmart, whether they have better lives and a stronger community as a result of their employment. I'm guessing there are thankfully not many other people so inclined, otherwise Walmart wouldn't have a $trillion dollar business and over 2 million employees worldwide.

    What other people and the jobs they hold do you deem worthless and a detriment to their communities?
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