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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    well we don't know if they'll complain or not, but i would argue that if they do get fired, they should have known the potential consequences of not showing up to work. i will not feel sorry for them if they are fired.
    Yeah, it's not like these employees are doing high skilled labor. They are immediately replaceable.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Wah wah waaaaah......

    They yammer about this every year. They threaten to strike every year. If you don't want to work on the holidays, don't work in jobs where you have to work on the holidays. Easy, peasy.

    But before you start whining, "But it's not faaaaiiirrr!!!!" think about all the other people who don't have a choice but to work on the holidays -- cops, doctors, nurses, EMTs, firemen, etc. Many, many more.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not at all. You are conveniently refusing to accept the fact that the corporation can decide to have the sales Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri....and the public will come. It is the corporation that has chosen Thanksgiving to have their sales. Show me anywhere the public demanded corporations to open their doors on Thanksgiving.
    simply by showing up to shop, the public is showing their desire for the store to be open. i feel like this might have already been said but i really think that should end the discussion right there. if there wasn't a demand for the store to be open, there wouldn't be a supply of stores that are open.

    remember that from Keynesian economics? Obama and other liberal folks' favorite economic school of thought? the demand comes first, THEN the supply. you kinda sound like a reaganomics guy arguing from the supply side.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Actually....no.....you are wrong. The lines outside the stores have moved along with the opening times. There are now lines outside the stores on Wed. But again....it isn't the public demanding the stores have their sales on Thanksgiving. They are responding to the corporations desires.
    It must be brutal living in your world where you have zero willpower or control over your own actions. There should be a charity to assist those in such dire need of supports. Better yet, perhaps a government department with loads of civil servants and regulations to protect these feeble beings.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Wah wah waaaaah......

    They yammer about this every year. They threaten to strike every year. If you don't want to work on the holidays, don't work in jobs where you have to work on the holidays. Easy, peasy.

    But before you start whining, "But it's not faaaaiiirrr!!!!" think about all the other people who don't have a choice but to work on the holidays -- cops, doctors, nurses, EMTs, firemen, etc. Many, many more.
    is it your opinion that the workers should not be allowed to strike, or that they are bad people for wanting to do so?

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    You mean UFCW organizers who work at Walmart?

    I'd fire the lot.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    okay let's slow down for just a minute here. please note that i am pro-free market, and whatever wage you earn is probably a "fair" wage. that said, the report you've quote above is misleading. to only look at the wages of full-time workers means you're either ignorant about walmart's business practices or you're trying to pull one over on everybody.

    i'll start with a few questions: do you happen to know what percentage of walmart workers are full-time, and what percentage are part-time? how many hours per week does the average part-time worker get to work?

    are the full-time employees mostly supervisory and management employees, or do they also encompass a significant portion of line-level employees who make up the majority of the company's workers?
    I'm in general agreement.

    The article excerpt is an example, as you pointed out, of incomplete comparable information issued by all concerned... Union attack upon Walmart...and the just as hap-hazzard response concerning Kroger and corresponding incomplete info.

    It was my hope to spur someone on to investigate further before applauding actions.

    Thanks for the civil response

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Yeah, it's not like these employees are doing high skilled labor. They are immediately replaceable.
    they are replaceable for sure. EVERYONE is replaceable (one of the many truths i've learned in my career). how immediately replaceable they are remains to be seen. it depends on how many people decide to strike and in what locations. for instance in a more rural area, a walmart might have a much more difficult time finding replacement workers if 2/3 of the store decides not to show up.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    simply by showing up to shop, the public is showing their desire for the store to be open. i feel like this might have already been said but i really think that should end the discussion right there. if there wasn't a demand for the store to be open, there wouldn't be a supply of stores that are open?

    remember that from Keynesian economics? Obama and other liberal folks' favorite economic school of thought? the demand comes first, THEN the supply. you kinda sound like a reaganomics guy arguing from the supply side.
    It isn't as simple as you want to make it. The public is going to respond to whatever the corporation desires. If the stores opened on Thanksgiving without the black friday sales, hardly anyone would show up, if at all....they would wait until the traditional black friday sales on friday.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Actually you are wrong. The consuming public was happy to get up early on black friday to do their shopping. They weren't demanding stores open on Thanksgiving. They are showing up now because corporate greed has pushed black friday to thursday. The public didn't demand stores to do this.
    Yeah, maybe it's how corporate greed bullwhips people tro get off their backside and begrudgingly spend all their money.... people are forced to participate..

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