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Old 11-12-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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Many of them will be gone when winter sets in.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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You should see Austin or San Antonio.

Even in the Winter.

Oh, wait, what winter?
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Walmart practically owns NW Arkansas & think they prefer to offer part time min. wage w/no health benefits.
WalMart does not pay only min wage: check to see about their starting salary. You might want to rethink this. Yes, they do hire a lot of part timers and like almost any company they do not offer healthy insurance, but the positive thing with Walmart they hire so many people that most companies would not touch; people with physical and mental challenges. I give them a thumbs up for this. It gives people a chance to feel they are not depending on the government to support them. It gives them pride and a feeling of well being.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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You'd be completely wrong then.

I have a couple of family members who work there. One had no skills beyond cashier and started out at $13.50/hourly. Their benefits package is very good (and yes, that includes health insurance) and they get nice yearly bonuses and store discounts along with other perks.

People love to hate on Walmart because they are ignorant. I know other people who work for Walmart stores in other states and none of them started at minimum wage.
too many people don't do their homework. You are right, Walmart does not start their employees at min wage.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:37 AM
 
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For some reason I see most of these panhandlers as scamming people. I have seen too many reports of how they are actually making a lot of money standing out begging. There are way too many doing the same M.O. for this to be people in need.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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For some reason I see most of these panhandlers as scamming people. I have seen too many reports of how they are actually making a lot of money standing out begging. There are way too many doing the same M.O. for this to be people in need.
thought there are not nearly as many as some would like us to believe, I agree with you. They are making more and it is tax free than they would make in a low paying job.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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You'd be completely wrong then.

I have a couple of family members who work there. One had no skills beyond cashier and started out at $13.50/hourly. Their benefits package is very good (and yes, that includes health insurance) and they get nice yearly bonuses and store discounts along with other perks.

People love to hate on Walmart because they are ignorant. I know other people who work for Walmart stores in other states and none of them started at minimum wage.

I have to wonder if this changes frequently or varies by region? What happened here was when the legislature voted to increase minimum wage to $9 an hour, Walmart started paying the $9 an hour before the required date. Walmart, around here at least, hires mostly teens living with parents and seniors getting Social Security, seemingly indicating no others can live on a Walmart salary alone. Of course, many other employers do not pay enough to live on.

I'm in a metro area of 3.5 million, where apartments if not gov't subsidized cost close to $900/mo minimum.
So, if Walmart paid $10 an hour, working 30 hour weeks would bring in about $1,200 a month. I'll let the readers of this post decide for themselves if that would be enough for all their living expenses. I suppose if one stays with the company long enough, they might get a raise?
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I have to wonder if this changes frequently or varies by region? What happened here was when the legislature voted to increase minimum wage to $9 an hour, Walmart started paying the $9 an hour before the required date. Walmart, around here at least, hires mostly teens living with parents and seniors getting Social Security, seemingly indicating no others can live on a Walmart salary alone. Of course, many other employers do not pay enough to live on.

I'm in a metro area of 3.5 million, where apartments if not gov't subsidized cost close to $900/mo minimum.
So, if Walmart paid $10 an hour, working 30 hour weeks would bring in about $1,200 a month. I'll let the readers of this post decide for themselves if that would be enough for all their living expenses. I suppose if one stays with the company long enough, they might get a raise?
I would tell that person to get full time or a second job. I would hope most people have enough common sense to know that working 30 hours a week isn't enough to completely support yourself. Wouldn't that be nice though, just work 3 days a week at 10 hours per day and have 4 days off! But that's not realistic nor has it ever been.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have to wonder if this changes frequently or varies by region? What happened here was when the legislature voted to increase minimum wage to $9 an hour, Walmart started paying the $9 an hour before the required date. Walmart, around here at least, hires mostly teens living with parents and seniors getting Social Security, seemingly indicating no others can live on a Walmart salary alone. Of course, many other employers do not pay enough to live on.

I'm in a metro area of 3.5 million, where apartments if not gov't subsidized cost close to $900/mo minimum.
So, if Walmart paid $10 an hour, working 30 hour weeks would bring in about $1,200 a month. I'll let the readers of this post decide for themselves if that would be enough for all their living expenses. I suppose if one stays with the company long enough, they might get a raise?
Most people working for min wage or even close do not expect this to be their only source of income. As for cost of housing, NWA has a lower cost of living than where you live I am assuming. Here there are many apartments for a lot less than $900 a month. BTW, many working for WalMart make a lot more than $9 an hour. Those starting jobs, as you said yourself are not meant to support a person or family, they are starting points for young people and a way to offer seniors a few extra bucks for fun things in their lives. Also keep in mind, stores like Walmart hire employees who would have trouble getting jobs anywhere else. By Walmart hiring them it keeps them off the welfare rolls and gives them a little self respect.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Most people working for min wage or even close do not expect this to be their only source of income. As for cost of housing, NWA has a lower cost of living than where you live I am assuming. Here there are many apartments for a lot less than $900 a month. BTW, many working for WalMart make a lot more than $9 an hour. Those starting jobs, as you said yourself are not meant to support a person or family, they are starting points for young people and a way to offer seniors a few extra bucks for fun things in their lives. Also keep in mind, stores like Walmart hire employees who would have trouble getting jobs anywhere else. By Walmart hiring them it keeps them off the welfare rolls and gives them a little self respect.

Nicely said, nmrita. I am glad that Wal*Mart does this and that they hire handicapped people. Everyone who wants to work should get that chance. It's actually really refreshing to see, because, as most of you know, there's plenty of sleazeballs who want things to be just given to them without having to work for them. And scads and scads of them want Uncle Sam or their state government to pay their way in life. Not a good situation - dishonesty is never an option for...anything.
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