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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I haven't shopped walmart in over 5 years... I have an HEB plus fairly close by that is far superior to Walmart in every way ( including pay)... and actually has helpful enthusiastic staff( with every checkout line staffed, complete with baggers)..HEB does it right.

    I'd wager most of the Walmart employees you see on the floor, including the supervisors, steal half their wages... the 3 checkers they have scheduled at peak hours work their asses off, though... Target isn't much better, though the stores are much cleaner and nicer to shop in.
    It's nice that you have enough money to shop at an upscale grocery store.

    Poor people don't have that choice and must pinch their resources in order to feed their families.

    By the way, it's pretty sad that you accuse people you don't even know of thievery.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    It's nice that you have enough money to shop at an upscale grocery store.

    Poor people don't have that choice and must pinch their resources in order to feed their families.

    By the way, it's pretty sad that you accuse people you don't even know of thievery.
    HEB is not "upscale" ... everybody shops at HEB .. rich and poor alike.... their prices are, more often than not,better than Walmarts.

    not just thievery.. wage theft.
    getting paid while not performing the job duties you are paid to perform ( ****ing off at the job, taking unofficial breaks, etc).... everybody does it, but some far more than others.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    HEB is not "upscale" ... everybody shops at HEB .. rich and poor alike.... their prices are, more often than not,better than Walmarts.

    not just thievery.. wage theft.
    getting paid while not performing the job duties you are paid to perform ( ****ing off at the job, taking unofficial breaks, etc).... everybody does it, but some far more than others.
    I've shopped at HEB and their prices are most certainly higher than Wal-Mart.

    You sure like to insult people less well off than yourself don't you?

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I've shopped at HEB and their prices are most certainly higher than Wal-Mart.

    You sure like to insult people less well off than yourself don't you?
    If you want to be thrifty, you shop where the bargains are, and this varies from store to store. There are reasons other than groceries to shop at Walmart, so I occasionally pick up a few grocery items that are competitively priced at Walmart. I also routinely buy a few items at my local Kroger because it has the best price and/or a better selection.

    But H.E.B. overall has lower prices than both, at least in my experience, particularly produce.

    As a bonus, H.E.B. has a great college scholarship program for its employees, just FYI.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If you want to be thrifty, you shop where the bargains are, and this varies from store to store. There are reasons other than groceries to shop at Walmart, so I occasionally pick up a few grocery items that are competitively priced at Walmart. I also routinely buy a few items at my local Kroger because it has the best price and/or a better selection.

    But H.E.B. overall has lower prices than both, at least in my experience, particularly produce.

    As a bonus, H.E.B. has a great college scholarship program for its employees, just FYI.
    I find this interesting. I shop at the same grocery store based on product selection and proximity to my home. I can't that I have ever compared the price of the store I shop at to the 3 other grocery stores in a 8 minute radius.

    Vegetables and meat, if you have the best, that is where I will shop.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I've shopped at HEB and their prices are most certainly higher than Wal-Mart.
    their pricing is comparable...

    You sure like to insult people less well off than yourself don't you?
    nope....

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    not even close
    the federal work force has its pay and benefits established by congress added workers will not change that
    additionally, the civil servants are doing jobs the government needs done, whereas these low skill employees made to work for their basic living wage would be performing low wage activities
    Like what?

    it would be the contracting community, those who now receive federal monies to do the custodial and other menial tasks required, that would lose by the influx of low skilled workers into federal employment
    however, even they could benefit, by being contracted to manage this new hoard of conscripts
    i doubt the low skilled employees would be made members of the civil service, because they would not have to qualify for their jobs. they would likely be more like draftees performing work and acquiring skills with tools other than arms. and at such a low level of compensation that they would leave the make-work federal jobs for higher paying ones in the private sector, if those jobs opened up to them

    while i prefer the volunteer army, when we did away with the draft we eliminated one of the best means of moving the underclass into the middle class. more so for minority draftees. once drafted, the 'recruit' was made to acquire life and work skills. something that much of our underclass is without
    requiring work - by those who are physically/mentally/emotionally able to perform it - for basic sustenance benefits would be a huge advance for the least among us and for our nation
    If the work requiring any skill is hired and the rest do whatever "low wage activities" you were referring to, then the skills gained from those activities are not useful or beneficial for these people to gain, because the activities do not entail doing anything the society finds valuable or needed.

    This is basically a proposal to round up the poor and put them in labor camps, with language to make the concept sound benevolent.

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