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How Circuit City Rewards Long-Time Employees

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maxmcd
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 76 Posts
Monday, April 02, 2007 11:43:17 AM
Circuit City isn't in business to provide people jobs, or a certain income. They're in business to make money. If they don't make money then they go out of business and every employee of the company is out of work. If you don't like how you're treated or compensated where you work leave. Most American employees have no loyalty to their employer, so why should a company have to pay its employees more than the market demands? If you can get a higher paying job at a different company, go...and don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

azurll
Female, 18-29, Canada
 41 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2007 5:06:41 PM
It's a little more than creepy that some of you are attacking the "little people", you know the one's that actually need those few dollars increase to survive inflation in our capitalistic society. Everyone knocks communism, and rightfully so, but capitalism is not a dream, it's the extreme opposite to communism. We have never successfully reached a middle(socialism) because of the greedy corporate bastards who refuse to live with a little less.
FYI, Circut city, best buy, walmart any big box superstore who can afford to sell their products so cheap because they buy materials from sweat shop owners- are all the same. Different name but the same. I witnessed a 61 year old 23 year employee fired because she had cancer, even though she was still coming to work everyday. And that is glorious, wonderful capatalism. How is this the best way again?

PhoenixPhata
Male, 13-17, Western US
 281 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2007 2:52:01 PM
I can't honestly believe that this handful of people making a bit more than the average could be that detrimental to the company unless they are really hurting in which case the layoffs aren't going to help much. This is just money grubbing and/or someone flexing their corporate equivalent to an e-peen.

Oh, as for the increase in minimum wage, y'all seem to have the causality mixed up a tad. The reason they need more money is because things are more expensive and they kinda, sorta enjoy being alive.


TomSFox
Male, 18-29, Europe
 718 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2007 9:34:40 AM
I can't believe how he blandishes his mother.
I bet not even half of it is true.

sulu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 988 Posts
Sunday, April 01, 2007 12:19:37 AM
Pure exploitation of the workers. Remember if you oppose their movements you're a communist!

videogamer
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3031 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 9:00:45 PM
It's hard to read this kind of thing, especially after having taken a Business Ethics class only a few months ago.
I prefer Best Buy anyway.

Ca_Girl
Female, 18-29, Western US
 2 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 7:25:06 PM
Plus, to add to that, when Best Buy last did it, they eliminated nearly 40% of employees. Circuit City eliminated only 3,400 employees. That's less than 10% of the employees nationwide.

Ca_Girl
Female, 18-29, Western US
 2 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:45:30 PM
I have a friend who is a manager at a Circuit City. It's not just Circuit City. Best Buy and Comp USA recently did the same thing. A lot of compnaies are experiencing the problem. These people aren't just paid a few cents more than what they should be making, they're being paid several full dollars more than what they're doing. As my friend put it, "This one guy was being paid $2 more than anyone else in his department, and he worked the least out of any of them." It's not just CC like I said. Best Buy and CompUSA did the same thing. It happens every six years or so.

Skotor
Male, 13-17, Western US
 4 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:29:31 PM
Hey Bram you've got it easier than me, K mart deducts an hour for every five we work (lunch), even if we work it, & when minimum went up this year I had the $2 raise I had been working up (at like 25 cents a year) taken away.

nardo218
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 115 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:16:38 PM
That was atrociously written. WTF is that?

Gucciprincss
Female, 30-39, Western US
 554 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 4:13:13 PM
Damn Circuit City! I am thinking about writing Corporate about this and demand an explanation. What this guy needs to do is contact the BBB and talk to them about it. He should also contact a lawyer for wrongful termination.

As for going there again, I don't think I will. I know that 1 person won't make that a difference, but I like Best Buy better anyway


tribe4ever
Male, 13-17, Western US
 158 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 2:44:12 PM
boycott them, bankrupt them and all the employees will be laid off. Fantastic idea!!

jetmark
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1029 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 1:48:57 PM
junkiest. electronics. store. ever.
i wouldn't even buy a usb cable there...

sunwavewind
Female, 18-29, Canada
 713 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 1:42:39 PM
There is a The Source by circuit city just down the street from my house but I have never bought anything from there for some reason and now I never will.

Maelstrom_x
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1886 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 1:30:48 PM
Circuit City will become bankrupt soon, they are already showing the signs. I think it is horrible for companies like this to do what they do. The people I work for love to poo on their good employees while they pamper the bad ones.

Stay in school. I'll be damned if I have to work in retail for much longer.


Shillier
Male, 18-29, Canada
 262 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 1:09:19 PM
im gonna boycot circuit city...and not only because there isnt one withing 500 miles of me.

phoenix6
Female, 18-29, Australia
 409 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:53:43 PM
God Bless...the world?

omggilyy
Female, 13-17, Western US
 590 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:50:04 PM
I heard about this on the new as well.

What circuit city is doing is stupid.

The workers should go on strike or
boycott or something, they shouldnt
let themselves get stepped on like
thiss.


STARTSOMETIN
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 569 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:20:45 PM
ok so walmart has been doing worse i mean they hire illegal immigrants for 2 dollars an hour have their employees clock out and work and if your a women or minority don't expect a higher position

yet it doesn't matter as long as you can get 23 rolls of toilet paper for 4 dollars

cause thats the our way screw others and worry about only yourself


STARTSOMETIN
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 569 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:17:32 PM
Agreed DrewK its inflation now the price of gas can raise 2 dollars a gallon now that the minnium wage is raised 2 dollars higher

Kinga750
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 136 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 12:07:04 PM
Happens all the time, I've seen it more than once in my retail "career".

Bram - I know how you feel, went through the same thing at Kroger.


cambriaseyes
Female, 18-29, Western US
 389 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:51:21 AM
I don't even think I know anyone who shops at Circuit City. Their selection of pretty much anything is really pooty, and Best Buy generally has lower prices anyway.

They're like the K Mart of electronics stores.


purplepimp
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 73 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:32:35 AM
On 3/31/2007 2:19:48 AM yaoninja wrote: dud thats really gay, i cant believe there doing that, what a bunch of non-nice individuals

lol yao.....but seriously that sucks a lot


Sparkly
Female, 30-39, Canada
 247 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:23:37 AM
elroy72, you are not a very careful reader. She had been working at circuit city for 10 years when they stopped offering a pension plan but had worked for the company another 12-odd years after that for a total of 22 years.

elroy72
Male, 18-29, Canada
 194 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2007 11:07:18 AM
ok any1 else see this:

"My mother who worked for this company for over 22 years was one of these associates."

but

"At this point she had been working for Circuit City of over 10 years,"

gives me an urge to yell FAKE...


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