Skip to comments.Wal Mart's Exploitive Practices Attacked By Website
Posted on 05/26/2005 6:27:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Because of Wal-Mart's inadequate wages and benefits, Wal-Mart employees are eligible for $2.5 billion in Federal assistance, which comes from your tax dollars.
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"If you don't want to make Wal-Mart money, don't work there."
Have you ever read a balance sheet or a P and L?
I have not the words.
From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs. Did you know you are a socialist?
Isn't this fun!!!!!!!!!! And it's not even saturday yet!!!!
"People should be paid enough to buy and insure a dependable second-hand car and be able to find an honest car repair place that doesn't charge an arm and a leg."
Is that an economic argument or a list of pet peeves?
Cry me a river. Most people I went to school with didn't do the work, partied all the time, never cared to go to college, wanted the job they ended up in, popped out babies, etc.
There are no gurantees in life. Get over it. It doesn't take a high IQ or a great education to make a good living. But that doesn't mean you have the best, the nicest, the newest stuff. Anyone that thinks they SHOULD have it is a Marxist, pure and simple. They want to take from others because they can't do for themselves.
I came from a very poor family. I was in 8 different schools in two different states by the time I graduated from high school. My parents aren't the smartest on the block. I went to a state collge, the Univ of Arkansas, because I didn't get into the Air Force academy like I wanted.
Did I whine, cry, complain, demand fairness? No. I took classes, changed my major about five times and ended up with a useless degree in economics in 1982 when no one was hiring. We didn't have even one recruiter come to the business school.
The entire time I worked at minimum wage ($2.85 an hour) 40 hours a week or more (until overtime forced you into a larger FIT withholding bracket that left you with less take home pay than if you just worked 38 hours a week - thank you Ronald Reagan for indexing the brackets) and I still put a roof over my head, ate well enough (on campus cafeteria really good and I worked at food places), had a 1965 Pontiac I bought for $800 and still partied.
Was I flush with disposable income? No. Was I starving. Hell no. Was I expecting someone to give me what I haven't demonstrated I could earn? Not a chance. In every job I had I moved up because I did a fantastic job and bettered myself. I went from delivering pizza to assistant manager in weeks. I washed dishes at a steak house and in less than a year I was the head bartender making good money and lots of tips.
I started as a night auditor in a hotel and 20 years later I'm the Controller of a five star hotel making lots and lots of money with a staff of over 16 overall.
My wife never finished high school and runs the conversion department of the fourth largest payroll processing company in the country. And she makes more than I do.
At no time did we demand some "living wage" or some hand out or some government program or need some socialist jerk think I was getting exploited.
Here's some advice: drop the whiney "oh poor me" routine and just go out and do it for yourself.
"Have you ever read a balance sheet or a P and L?
I have not the words."
Weren't you accusing someone else of being arrogant earlier? What a joke!
I want people paid enough money to live on without the maid, cellphones, home theater, luxury car. They are not asking for those things.
Our capitalistic system used to provide a job for a male wage earner who could support his entire family on his wages. Even some highly educated people who worked hard to get through school are losing their jobs and can't find equivalent jobs. Some of them probably have to take jobs at places like Wal Mart as a stop-gap measure. If they can't get out of that pit within a few months to a year, they may never climb back up to anything close to what they once had, what most of you seem to have but don't want other people to be earn enough money to buy those things.
Locked in overnite -- wasn't that a movie? LOL what a joke!
Having a car is part of subsistance in most of USA, unless you have the public transportation near you. In most of the world car is not a necessity. Heating system is part of subsistance in Canada and Russia. You can do without it in Central America.
Used Microwave ovens and DVD players and VCR's and CD players you can get for pennies. Also in other countries. Cellphones can be cheaper that regular phones, that is why they are popular in poor countries.
Good post, thanks!
I am not a communist. We are all socialists whether we like it or not because it has been shoved down our throats. People used to be able to support themselves, and we didn't have food pantries.
"Our capitalistic system used to provide a job for a male wage earner who could support his entire family on his wages."
You have a very naive view of history. Many of the poor of today are wealthier than the Middle class of 50 years ago.
My point is basic economics: People will either look for a job elsewhere or ration their money in more productive ways. The existance of health insurance paid for by either companies or the government has done nothing but drive up the cost of health care.
Secondly, many of these jobs are held by either:
1. Senior citizens who are already elligible for other health programs (which is not the fault of walmart)
2. Teenagers who are covered under their parents health plans.
3. Married people who are covered under their spouses health care plans.
Everyone working at walmart has to support a family and provide health insurance? Well, that reality only exists in the mind of socialists and PBS specials (probably redundant)
This is nothing more than a canard to go against walmart. The people working jobs who are not covered by some kind of health care is much, much smaller than these liberal groups would have everyone believe. How can I be so sure? Because it's the same every damn time they do one of these phony 'studies' for health care or minimum wage. They act like some 17 year old kid mopping floors has to support a familiy and have his own health insurance when he's living at home and covered by his parent's insurance. It's complete and utter bull dung.
But as demonstrated on this thread, many freepers (the closet socialists) eat it up because it fits their agendas.
That is a lie.
..... use part-time employment to dodge having to pay benefits....
And some employees use the part-time employment to fit into their chosen lifestyle i.e. taking care of children or parents, lower stress, etc. Making choices!
"That is a lie."
It isn't. You fail to see that living standards have changed enormously. Your view of a "living wage" is totally subjective and arbitrary. Could you please inform me of what a "living wage" is? Then maybe I could start to list for you all of the companies that would go bankrupt and who's employees would henceforth be unemployed. Then they really would be poor!
Who is we?
Yeah, and the majority of the planet was under dictators, communists thugs or worse. Now most aren't.
Get used to the competition. Or are you too much of a weenie to compete? Oh wait, I bet you want all those Chinese, Indians, Eastern Europeans, etc. to stay in sqaulor under the jackboot of tyranny so you can make an extra buck an hour putting a grommit into a hole.
Ah, but they usually have a spouse or partner who works for a company who hasn't been driven overseas yet who supply the bulk of the family income.
If that were not so, they would be forced to choose whatever full-time work they can find and add another part-time job onto that to make ends meet.