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Walmart workers on strike

Postby Beaver » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:40 pm

I'm glad to see the Walmart workers on strike in some states. I hope it spreads to other states including WI. What have they got to lose? A crummy job paying low wages and benefits.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Meade » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:12 am

Beaver wrote:A crummy job paying low wages and benefits.

Could be worse. They could be New York Times workers.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/1 ... 54141.html
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:13 am

Or they could have worked for Solyndra.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:09 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Or they could have worked for Solyndra.


Or one of Bain's companies that shipped jobs overseas.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Remember_Me » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:54 pm

So what special skill set(s) do Wal-Mart employees possess that require a wage higher than minimum wage?
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Remember_Me » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:58 pm

Beaver wrote:I'm glad to see the Walmart workers on strike in some states. I hope it spreads to other states including WI. What have they got to lose? A crummy job paying low wages and benefits.


How do you know it's a "crummy" job?

Are these employees being forced to work there?

What would be an acceptable wage for an entry-level Wal-Mart employee?

And why?
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Mad Howler » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:08 am

Whoa...as much as my heart goes out to laborers at the W mart. I know quite a few college grads right through to the Ph.D. type who are struggling with sustained employment. It is no mystery why labor markets are tipped on there ear here at home. The question is how it is best addressed. Globalization has its opportunities and consequences.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Beaver » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:41 pm

How do you know it's a "crummy" job? Isn't it obvious.
Are these employees being forced to work there? Yes by the economy.
What would be an acceptable wage for an entry-level Wal-Mart employee?And why? As much as they would get paid by locally run stores. Walmart pays less.

I support most any worker on strike. In this case, it's because the Walton owners have gotten filthy rich from their chain stores that drive out locally run stores and then they pay low wages and benefits. It would be good if Walmart went out of business.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Remember_Me » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:08 pm

What locally run store was selling me deodorant, ground beef, and also an inexpensive computer that was also paying it's employees a better wage than Wal-Mart (plus benefits)?

And, for the entry-level employee, what made that job not crummy?
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:27 pm

Remember_Me wrote:What locally run store was selling me deodorant, ground beef, and also an inexpensive computer that was also paying it's employees a better wage than Wal-Mart (plus benefits)?



Did you need to buy all three of those at the same time?
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Remember_Me » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:04 pm

Sometimes.

My time is valuable to me.

Why do you think these stores flourish?
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Sandi » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:14 pm

Beaver wrote:It would be good if Walmart went out of business.


Wal-mart has more than 4000 stores in the United States, and is in more than 25 countries. Serves 100,000,000 customers weekly, and employs 2,000,000 workers?!

You think putting 2 million out of work, removing over 400 billion from the economy would be a good thing.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Remember_Me » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:29 pm

Sandi wrote:
Beaver wrote:It would be good if Walmart went out of business.


Wal-mart has more than 4000 stores in the United States, and is in more than 25 countries. Serves 100,000,000 customers weekly, and employs 2,000,000 workers?!

You think putting 2 million out of work, removing over 400 billion from the economy would be a good thing.


Why stop with Wal-Mart? Apparently any business that pays it's entry-level employees minimum wage for "crummy" work should be out of business.

When I entered the workforce for the first time as a teenager I made minimum wage. And the work was crummy.

It was a terrific catalyst to further my education and work ethic/skills.

Today I am technically a "one percenter".
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Sandi » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Remember_Me wrote:Today I am technically a "one percenter".


I'm retired and one of the 47 percenters as I live on social security. Well I also get $450 a month from my upstairs renter, but it goes towards the $700 a month mortgage.
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Re: Walmart workers on strike

Postby Remember_Me » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:40 pm

Sandi wrote:
Remember_Me wrote:Today I am technically a "one percenter".


I'm retired and one of the 47 percenters as I live on social security. Well I also get $450 a month from my upstairs renter, but it goes towards the $700 a month mortgage.


Oh great.

I guess we have to hate each other now.

Slacker.
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