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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    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.
    no one is forced to work at Walmart, I don't feel sorry for people that are unwilling to work toward a better future

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    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.
    Quite true, Lizzie. If you want people to buy your car that came from a plant in your area than quit buying clothes that came from China while your neighbor loses their clothing job at a plant nearby.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    All depends. If it's an election year and the people do not like something than the consideration may weigh differently.
    Not likely....More likely is lip service to you while making sure that the largest employer in his district is taken care of. These feel good astro turf hoopla, organized by unions that only want to bolster membership, and prices to you be damned, survive on lying to those of you who back them....but that is my opinion.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

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    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.
    I have 8 kids. 3 daughters, 2 stepdaughters and 3 stepsons.

    At any time, even at my lowest point financially, I donated, because there are always going to be people less fortunate than you.

    It's a freaking dollar, to donate 1 box of instant potatoes. A dollar. That ain't gonna break anybody.
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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.
    Walmart employs 2 million people. Do you seriously want them to pony up $100 to 2 million people? That's laughable.

    Walmart was the top charitable contributor for 3 years in a row, donating 300 million dollars a year, every year. Nothing wrong with asking their employees to donate a couple of cans of food.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I have 8 kids. 3 daughters, 2 stepdaughters and 3 stepsons.

    At any time, even at my lowest point financially, I donated, because there are always going to be people less fortunate than you.

    It's a freaking dollar, to donate 1 box of instant potatoes. A dollar. That ain't gonna break anybody.
    If it's so affordable, then why ask one's employees to put it up for their co-workers? If it's so affordable, why doesn't Walmart just give all their employees food baskets? Oh, that's right better to take from the poor than expect the rich overlords to put up anything but signs asking for more for the workers they underpay.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I have 8 kids. 3 daughters, 2 stepdaughters and 3 stepsons.

    At any time, even at my lowest point financially, I donated, because there are always going to be people less fortunate than you.

    It's a freaking dollar, to donate 1 box of instant potatoes. A dollar. That ain't gonna break anybody.
    If it's so affordable, then why ask one's employees to put it up for their co-workers? If it's so affordable, why doesn't Walmart just give all their employees food baskets? Oh, that's right better to take from the poor than expect the rich overlords to put up anything but signs asking for more for and from the workers they underpay.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    If it's so affordable, then why ask one's employees to put it up for their co-workers? If it's so affordable, why doesn't Walmart just give all their employees food baskets? Oh, that's right better to take from the poor than expect the rich overlords to put up anything but signs asking for more for the workers they underpay.
    Because it's asking. What's wrong with asking? You're making it sound like a forceful act.

    It's charity. Want to give? Give. Don't want to? Don't.

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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.
    Bob N's Congressman is going to shut down Walmart.
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