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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    How much more? Where is the bottom line for 2015? What would be the correct no high school degree entry level job hourly wage be?
    There are no entry level jobs any more. Just jobs. Mostly part- time or zero-hours contracts. Welcome to the post bankster-crash economy.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    There are no entry level jobs any more. Just jobs. Mostly part- time or zero-hours contracts. Welcome to the post bankster-crash economy.
    I was a waiter and then a bartender through college. Prior to that, I was a cashier. Those are entry level jobs.

    I work in a industry that is filled with entry level jobs. Construction.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    This won't take anyone off government subsidies and it won't satisfy the unions.
    Sure it will, it may very well eliminate or reduce means tested benefits (particularly the earned income tax credit) for some who work at Walmart as a second job, or for families with more than one income.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I was a waiter and then a bartender through college. Prior to that, I was a cashier. Those are entry level jobs.

    I work in a industry that is filled with entry level jobs. Construction.
    That was history. Today, a job is a job, even with no guarantee of any hours. The much-vaunted reduction in unemployment in Britain, almost exactly matches the rise in zero-hours contracts. A new full-time job is a rarity.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That was history. Today, a job is a job, even with no guarantee of any hours. The much-vaunted reduction in unemployment in Britain, almost exactly matches the rise in zero-hours contracts. A new full-time job is a rarity.
    I am not experiencing that here in CT. My company has a factory here with a largely undegreed work force. Full time, benefits and a decent wage with bonuses.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That was history. Today, a job is a job, even with no guarantee of any hours. The much-vaunted reduction in unemployment in Britain, almost exactly matches the rise in zero-hours contracts. A new full-time job is a rarity.
    I believe you are mostly correct.
    And what would you say is the reason for that?

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    How does price effect demand?

    Does a low-income worker consume more? or less in government subsidies?
    A low income worker obviously consumes more in government subsidies, hence, giving low wage workers a raise should lower the amount of government subsidies.

    Shouldn't it?
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So we can expect to pay lower taxes now that WalMart's done this?
    Oh, I have great faith in government, or at least in its ability to find other ways to spend the money.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    most of that $ will stay right there in the store. A good decision, even if not done out of goodwill.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Not. They raised wages. Not in concert with the idea.
    Uh, no. walmart capitulated to the pressure and git jerked into the real world. This will only be good for walmart in the long run.
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