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

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    We're not calling out the request to give as much as the Walmart history of low wages that require the request while the corp and it's owners walk away with billions.
    If Walmart raised it's wages, it'd have to raise it's prices, and people would be bitching about that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Since you're not dealing with the topic at hand, I'll say.... bless your heart.
    So you won't even give me a simple answer? You can keep your "bless your heart" all you want, because your refusal to answer tells me everything I need to know - that you would not donate a $1 box of stuffing to help someone who was hungry. Wow.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    We're not calling out the request to give as much as the Walmart history of low wages that require the request while the corp and it's owners walk away with billions.
    The corporation has 2.2 million employees worldwide - none of them are slaves or forced into labor unwillingly.

    The corporation has sales in excess of $460 billion, making it the largest retailer in the world, making it a retail outlet that serves the needs of millions of people, none of them enslaved and forced into shopping at their stores.

    The corporation generates significant sales tax, corporate tax, and property tax revenue for the jurisdictions in which their 11,000 stores are located.

    Sounds to me like Walmart is the scourge of the earth.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I've been away from this thread for a while so my apologies if this has been referenced already but does anyone really believe that Walmart owners/management came up with this idea? Isn't it far more likely that it was an employee suggestion or a request made by a group of employees who wanted to help out less fortunate fellow workers they know about?

    Irrespective of the source, I find it incredible that people would criticize any call to give, call to be charitable, particularly at times like Thanksgiving and Christmas, regardless of the circumstances.

    Some people would forget how to breath if they didn't have something to bitch about.
    The whole point of this thread CJ is that here we have people with gainful employment requiring charitable assistance (That's charitable, CJ.) when it should be businesses solving economical problems instead of charities or government.

    Yes, the very same business that receives subsidies from local and state areas have no problem asking for assistance, when they could pay for these things themselves, show their true charitable, communal-relations by not paying it's employees a livable salary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    If Walmart raised it's wages, it'd have to raise it's prices, and people would be bitching about that.

    Sheesh.
    Walmart can raise it's prices without raising wages. I have seen this at other businesses all the time; it's nothing new.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Bob - would you donate $1 to help someone that was hungry? Just a dollar.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    The whole point of this thread CJ is that here we have people with gainful employment requiring charitable assistance (That's charitable, CJ.) when it should be businesses solving economical problems instead of charities or government.

    Yes, the very same business that receives subsidies from local and state areas have no problem asking for assistance, when they could pay for these things themselves, show their true charitable, communal-relations by not paying it's employees a livable salary.

    How hypocritical.
    Sorry to disappoint you but it's not a businesses' responsibility to pay employees a "livable salary". The vast majority of employees at Walmart and other businesses like them are part-time employees. Is Walmart required to pay someone who works 10 hours a week $50,000, $60,000 a year in salary because you think they owe all their employees a comfortable life?

    When I was working, my career was in education - we frequently had food drives and Christmas gift collections for employees and students whom our social work department knew were in need of assistance from time to time. I suppose, in your world, the employees of the school board shouldn't have been allowed to anonymously give food and gifts to help people out - the school board should have just taken the responsibility to make all those in their sphere whole.

    I'll tell you one thing I've learned over the years - people are far more likely to give charitably, particularly to someone they know, if the giving and the receiving is anonymous and there's no level of embarrassment involved.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    At an average salary of 11 dollars an hour, most WalMart employees are already overpaid. Working full time at WalMart they can make $1760 a month. Considering who they hire and what their skillsets are, Id say they are doing them a SECOND favor by taking up additional donations for them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Bob - would you donate $1 to help someone that was hungry? Just a dollar.
    But it's not his job, nor is it Summer's. Since Wal-mart has more than they do, they're obligated.

    By running a successful business, Wal-mart must be punished. It's easier to do that and just label them some "heartless company" than to be rational and understand why they have said success.

    It's a thief mentality.

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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."
    Another classic Walmart move!

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