Walmart Workers Collect Food for Other Workers?

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Walmart Workers Collect Food for Other Workers?
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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 7:58pm

I know this is a bit off topic, and not necessarily a political topic, but I thought it was worth sharing.

A Walmart store decided to do a food drive for its own employees who are unable to afford a Thanksgiving dinner:  http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/11/is_walmarts_request_of_associa.html

Everyone knows that Walmart is infamous for its low prices and wages.  Is Walmart admitting that they realize their workers are underpaid?  Instead of raising wages, they take up a food drive?

What do you think about the store's food drive?

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 10:53pm

Oh, and WalMart is consistently in the top three... usually #1... of the most charitable companies.  In 2012, WalMart gave more than a BILLION dollars to charities.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:03pm

I say that as wife of a prosperous business owner.

And how much does your husband pay his employees?  I'd be willing to bet he pays them a "competitive market wage," based on skill and experience, rather than someone else's idea of what he should be paying them.  Imagine that.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:20pm

Walmart is NOT a responsible employer


Back in the day, if you frequented a McDonald's you'd find it being run by teenagers and 20-somethings who were just starting out in the job market working at entry level jobs.  Now that liberal fools keep raising the minimum wage, you find 30-somethings making a career out of cooking fries and cheeseburgers while our teenagers and 20-somethings can't find a job.  There are always negative unintended consequences when liberals inflict their ideology on society.

WalMart should raise it wages, they cry... but then you lose all those entry level jobs... you destroy the initiative to gain experience and move to other, higher paying jobs... and you force WalMart to raise it's prices which hurts all of it's patrons, especially the poor.  Why do liberals want to hurt young people and the poor?

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 12-11-2013 - 11:22pm

WalMart pays it's employees a fair-market wage.  In fact, when it opened it's two new Wash. D.C. stores, there were 23,000 applications for the 600 available jobs.  I wonder why so many people would rush to work for such an oppressive, heartless company that paid unlivable wages.  People who keep pushing the ambiguous, and ridiculous, "living wage" don't have a clue about economics or the damage their liberal silliness does to the country.

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Registered: 10-23-2001

deenasdad wrote:
<p><strong> Walmart is NOT a responsible employer</strong></p><p><strong><br /></strong>Back in the day, if you frequented a McDonald's you'd find it being run by teenagers and 20-somethings who were just starting out in the job market working at entry level jobs.  Now that liberal fools keep raising the minimum wage, you find 30-somethings making a career out of cooking fries and cheeseburgers while our teenagers and 20-somethings can't find a job.  There are always negative unintended consequences when liberals inflict their ideology on society.</p><p>WalMart should raise it wages, they cry... but then you lose all those entry level jobs... you destroy the initiative to gain experience and move to other, higher paying jobs... and you force WalMart to raise it's prices which hurts all of it's patrons, especially the poor.  Why do liberals want to hurt young people and the poor?</p>

Good post, And you gotta wonder what workers that are working there + two other jobs + going to school and raising two kids think of the stupid liberal pushovers...  My bet is they are grateful they have a job, My bet they are grateful Walmart gives to charity.  I really have a new appreciation for Walmart!

 


 


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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 10:12pm

To JBB Good grief. You will believe what you want to believe, facts be damned. NWMT.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 10:40pm

The facts are that WalMart provides millions of jobs, pays a competitive wage and offers communities quality goods at cheap prices.... not to mention the huge amount of good work WalMart does via social programs and charities.

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Registered: 09-08-2006
Thu, 12-26-2013 - 12:49am

Really?  More people work service related jobs because they pay so well???

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