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I about exclaimed SATIRE
but it is not. a load of bull, i tell ya. tell the ceos to fork over some food, money grubbing POS'
 
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Another way to look at it is that 100 people making the exact same wage will have 100 different situations. Some folks might be quite comfortable on what they make at walmart, while others, stricken with certain expenses (Injury, death of a loved one, etc) might be having a pretty hard time, particularly around the holidays. No one is being made to do anything here, and if you think about it, it's a nice gesture.

When I was younger, I worked for a lot less than they make at walmart now. I busted my ass and got somewhere because I felt I needed to. Others, don't and that's cool too.

Just playing devil's advocate, but this doesn't seem like the worst thing a company could do.
 

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Another way to look at it is that 100 people making the exact same wage will have 100 different situations. Some folks might be quite comfortable on what they make at walmart, while others, stricken with certain expenses (Injury, death of a loved one, etc) might be having a pretty hard time, particularly around the holidays. No one is being made to do anything here, and if you think about it, it's a nice gesture.

When I was younger, I worked for a lot less than they make at walmart now. I busted my ass and got somewhere because I felt I needed to. Others, don't and that's cool too.

Just playing devil's advocate, but this doesn't seem like the worst thing a company could do.
Well said!!
 
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Whew. I was sfraid nobody would play the advocate. Thanks!

Sure, there are worse things a corporation can do, and they have done them. What would be a better thing to do, considering the profit making compared to the low wage, part time hiring? Lead the way. Yes, that is voluntary, too.

This, to me, is nothing more than a slap in the face and not a nice gesture.
 

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i dont like Walmart anyway. My husband worked there before he went into the army and they are tyrants with their employees. i usually shop at a local level, smaller stores. if i dont like em, i avoid em
 

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i dont like Walmart anyway. My husband worked there before he went into the army and they are tyrants with their employees. i usually shop at a local level, smaller stores. if i dont like em, i avoid em
We try to do that, too. Problem is that Walmart owns so much of the market in Alabama. We are learning to shop on the internet more, use locally produced veggies, etc.
 

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Alabama is tough. I was in Huntsville for a bit and all I found was Walmarts and Targets.
 
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Alabama is tough. I was in Huntsville for a bit and all I found was Walmarts and Targets.
Same with Georgia. I spent some time in Gainesville. When I first went up there, there was a sonic, and the "new" (2006?) super Walmart center to hang out at.

And I went to Gainesville to get AWAY from a big town and walmarts. Walmarts are a PARASITE! Plain and simple.
 

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I don't know why everyone gets all butt hurt about a company making a profit. Big or Small, they are in business to make money. Thats what Makes America, the ablity to go out there and WIN. Nothing wrong with what they are doing at all. People are not forced to work there at gun point.
 

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Yeah, anyone can make $$,
but if you are running a business, you cant treat the people who work for you like little shits. they are laboring for your profit, give em some respect.
 

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Walmart puts local business out, sucks the life from a small town. they are tyrants, bullies.. Like monsanto puttin our farmers out of work. its not right, thats why i stress buying local
 

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I don't know why everyone gets all butt hurt about a company making a profit. Big or Small, they are in business to make money. Thats what Makes America, the ablity to go out there and WIN. Nothing wrong with what they are doing at all. People are not forced to work there at gun point.
Wes, what say we don't try and turn this into a capitalist v communist thing. That is not at all the point. This thread is not suggesting corporations not make a profit, and it is not suggesting people are being enslaved, is it? Then again, are they? Guess not. Guess they could go into bank robbing, right?

No, Wes, I am for profit, don't get me wrong. I think maybe you are missing the point. Not only do they feel the need to muzzle the oxen, but they also take pleasure in rubbing their noses in it.

The multi-billion dollar in profit last year corporation, an huge profit made by selling cheap garbage and employing people in a manner that prevents them from making a full week of work much less any hope of overtime, so generously suggests that employees give to one another. Wow, at the generosity! Matter of fact, that should sound familiar - people being generous with other people's money?
 

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I dont mind working. I gotta work, I work hard for my keep, but if a company is treating me like shit in a town where they ran out all of the other businesses, there is a problem, yeah? Thats what Walmart does. At least thats what happened where I live. But, I dont work there, thankfully, haha.. A lot of people are stuck and its the only thing they can find, so they put up with it, and it sucks.
 

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Yeah, anyone can make $$,
but if you are running a business, you cant treat the people who work for you like little shits. they are laboring for your profit, give em some respect.
They can treat them however they want as long as they are not breaking any laws, any business can. Wal-Mart is just demonized because of their size, and because they do turn a profit. Wal-Mart is a prime example of Capitalism at its best. If you do not like it vote with your wallet and never step foot in one again.

Walmart puts local business out, sucks the life from a small town. they are tyrants, bullies.. Like monsanto puttin our farmers out of work. its not right, thats why i stress buying local
Again this is how Capitalism works, the guy with the best widget at the best price will win 98% of the time. Mom and Pop shops 98% of the time are prices at a 20 to 30% premium compared to most of these big box stores. I cannot afford to pay a 20 to 30% premuim so they can overcharge for product.

I do not work for walmart at all, I do work in sales though. I work for a large company and I know all to well how this works.
 

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Eh, I do vote with my wallet. Didnt ya see where I said I dont shop there? I know theyre allowed to do it, but it doesnt mean its right. You're a little biased though, being a salesman.
 

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And anyways, Walmart is another business that likes to hire foreigners oversees, outsourcing jobs. Forget those guys
 
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