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Old 01-02-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Profit does not dictate wages. Job qualifications do. WalMart pays people what they are worth. Have you been to either store?
No. They get the cheapest goods made by slave labor from China. In our depressed economy they get people who are desperate for work and pay them coolie wages, so low that the government must subsidize many WalMart employees to keep food on the table. They work their employees beyond the point of exhaustion.

If our economy opened up you'd find precious few Walmart employees remaining loyal to the company. They are the closest thing to slavery that our laws will allow.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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"Anyone can flip burgers/run a cash register"
I wonder how many of you saying that are also the same people that complain about how hard it is to find good service, or refuse to patronize lower end businesses because of the horrible service?

I wish it were so easy. As someone who has to train and supervise minimum wage workers let me tell you there are a lot of people who can't flip burgers or run the cash register and provide decent service. I only wish we paid enough to attract and keep people who had the minimum amount of skill it takes to do these types of jobs. For minimum wage you get employees who can't, or won't make the effort to learn, who think for what they get in their paychecks it's enough to show up and do just the bare minimum to keep from getting fired.
"WalMart pays people what they are worth" -Walmart gets the value they pay for, which is why they are such a crap store.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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No. They get the cheapest goods made by slave labor from China. In our depressed economy they get people who are desperate for work and pay them coolie wages, so low that the government must subsidize many WalMart employees to keep food on the table. They work their employees beyond the point of exhaustion.

If our economy opened up you'd find precious few Walmart employees remaining loyal to the company. They are the closest thing to slavery that our laws will allow.
If by "they" you mean the vendors that put their products on Wal Mart shelves, I get that. But, those vendors deciding that profit is more important than making their goods in the USA is a topic for another thread.

If things are so bad for Wal Mart employees, they can do something about it. A family member of mine works for Wal Mart. I passed on to her the job listing for the last company I worked for, which would have probably been a doubling of income for her. She didn't take it as familiarity at Wal Mart was more important to her.

Oh, well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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If by "they" you mean the vendors that put their products on Wal Mart shelves, I get that. But, those vendors deciding that profit is more important than making their goods in the USA is a topic for another thread.

If things are so bad for Wal Mart employees, they can do something about it. A family member of mine works for Wal Mart. I passed on to her the job listing for the last company I worked for, which would have probably been a doubling of income for her. She didn't take it as familiarity at Wal Mart was more important to her.

Oh, well.
Sorry to hear that.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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the president (and politicians in general) like pitting people against eachother bc it distracts from the **** they're doing
Ok Obama sold the "tax the rich" increase in taxes to the public and Obama cheerleaders were fully on board. The problem is many of the Obama cheerleaders who thought they were not going to get hit with higher taxes found out that Obama was not truthful and now their paychecks are smaller. Congrats for buying the Obama deception.

Right after the increase in taxes Obama is trying to sell the "tax the rich" increase again. Will middle class Americans be fooled again?

Then the Obama deception talks about regulations and over 100 taxes that will be slipped by to increase taxes on all Americans.

And yes, this deception is to institute the New World Order. Obama is the perfect puppet to get it done.
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