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Walmart puts out charity boxes to collect donations for its employees
11-25-2013, 03:30 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Feel bad for Walmart workers? Now you can donate some money or even some unwanted food inside Walmart stores.

A Walmart store in Ohio, is the center of a nationwide controversy, all because of a food drive for employees.

Collection containers were erected with a sign that said: "please donate food to needy employees."

Walmart said that the national average hourly rate for a full-time employee is $12.57.

Quote:"This is part of the company's culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships."

Kory Lundberg - Walmart Spokesman

http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2013/11/n30152.html



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11-25-2013, 03:47 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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A sad statement on the state of capitalism in the US. The number one issue on the table should not be immigration reform, but rather a living wage.
There's no reason, aside from greed, to allow a system to pay people nearly banana republic wages for working then turn around and subsidize the wages with tax payer money.
The people at the top are forced to make obscene profits to satisfy Wall Street/the co. shareholders.
There has to be a better way. If you are a full time worker in the US, there is no excuse for personal income to be at or below poverty level. sad2.gif

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11-25-2013, 03:47 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Meanwhile, Walmart's CEO's compensation package in 2012 amounted to over $28 million, according to Forbes. The company made $17 billion in profits last year.

Quote:The food collection box is just the latest in a series of incidents that illustrate just how disconnected America's corporate leaders and their policies are from the rest of us. While Walmart is the largest employer of low-wage workers in the country, McDonald's, the second largest, is a close runner-up in the Scrooge sweepstakes. McDonald's CEO received a compensation package worth $13.8 million last year. Meanwhile, McDonald's employees depend on public assistance to the tune of $1.2 billion each year.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-sm...35173.html

Quote: A basket of 18 Thanksgiving meal items, including turkey, cranberries, onions, corn, pumpkin and heavy cream, is $45.48 at Target stores, compared with $52.31 at Wal-Mart, according to a study led by Jennifer Bartashus, a Bloomberg Industries analyst in Skillman, New Jersey. The same meal costs $70.18 at Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) and $70.82 at Acme, owned by Supervalu Inc. (SVU)

So, even if the Walmart employees use their 10% discount (if it is allowed (?)) they would still be paying more. sad2.gif[/quote]

Here in Canada, people are fighting to get the minimum wage increased to $14.

Quote:$14 will bring working people 10% above the poverty line. No one should be exempted. That is not too much to ask! Our minimum wage should also be increased every year with the cost of living.

http://raisetheminimumwage.ca/
11-25-2013, 04:05 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Good morning US. It's a sad state of affairs. sad2.gif
11-25-2013, 04:44 PM #5
yankees skier
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Walmart sucks. They're the retail equal to Monsanto.

Biere.
11-25-2013, 04:58 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Corporate monsters.

Hey Yankees! How was your vacation? beercheer.gif
11-25-2013, 05:28 PM #7
yankees skier
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(11-25-2013, 04:58 PM)Octo Wrote:  Corporate monsters.

Hey Yankees! How was your vacation? beercheer.gif

It was AWESOME! Turks & Caicos is really nice. How was Amsterdam?

Biere.
11-25-2013, 05:30 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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I don't remember.

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No, it was freakin awesome! chuckle.gifbeercheer.gif
11-25-2013, 05:33 PM #9
yankees skier
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Biere.
11-25-2013, 05:44 PM #10
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We guess blink.gif

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11-25-2013, 06:26 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(11-25-2013, 04:05 PM)Octo Wrote:  Good morning US. It's a sad state of affairs. sad2.gif

Good morning Octo. It is indeed sad and I recall a hearing a spokesperson (I don't recall) basically say that Walmart is beneficial to society because they create so many jobs across the country. It's just greed, plain and simple.
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11-25-2013, 07:42 PM #12
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damn, no wonder i quit my construction job two weeks ago, my boss wanted to drop from 13 an hour to 11 an hour busting my ass with a bad leg and hip that make some want to blow my brains out after working too long on it because it hurts so bad, even with medicine. I wouldn't even get a break from 7 am to lunch, , then take a half hour lunch and go til 330. Not bad but with a pain in my leg that makes it excruciating to even stand gets pretty fucking aggravating..But to know that i had to go through all that day by day and make less, while wal-mart workers are making way more, made me just walk off the site and tell my boss it just wasn't good for my self esteem to stay working for him! So just more reasons why i want to destroy a bunch of shit! what new though? really, what's new?
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11-25-2013, 07:45 PM #13
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how do they know who gets the tip, does everyone split the tip, if so , what it equal out to per person, just out of curiousity? sounds like just another sham for walmart to get more proceedings!
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11-25-2013, 08:20 PM #14
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(11-25-2013, 04:44 PM)yankees Wrote:  Walmart sucks. They're the retail equal to Monsanto.

There are some Wally workers that play Wally well. 2 that I know of are making $20+ an hour with 5 finger discounts AND back door deals. These aren't just some part time workers looking for extra xmas cash either. One has worked there 12 yrs and the other over 8yrs. They feel no shame or guilt and look at it as compensation for the first few yrs of being jerked around and having their male and female balls busted by tyrannical assistant mangers with greasy hair and pimply faces. I'm not sure how you get 50 inch tv's under your coat out the back door...but it's done...a lot.

it's kinda like they're doing this...bacon_fuuuck_you.gif...but under their breath.

I'm surprised Wally doesn't have a tsa.gif strip search policy for all employees at the end of their shifts.


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11-26-2013, 04:11 AM #15
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Quote:Walmart said that the national average hourly rate for a full-time employee is $12.57.

Is Christy Walton listed as a full time employee? Her salary might skew the statistics a little.



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