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Walmart Employees Plan On Huge Strike

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Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5425 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:36:31 AM
HolyGod-"But it isn't as if everyone starts out equally."

Here's a hint: Life's not equal.

HolyGod-"Walton's kids are billionaires."

So? This has no effect on any one else's options in life.

HolyGod-"What was their greatest skill? Being born."

Sam Walton was not born rich, but made himself so. He could do what he wanted with it (it was, after all, his). He gave it to his kids.

The fact that he did, and they are rich, has absolutely no effect on your life, and yet that pisses you off. Why?

Male, 50-59, Europe
 7071 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:32:38 AM
"We want an extree 20 cents and all the bashed fruit we kin eat."

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13916 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:59:02 AM
That's the symbol for arsehole.

What makes you think that a company that squeezes its suppliers to death would want to pay more than minimum wage for a minimum wage job?

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:57:51 AM
VirtualParty: They don't need a union, the unions need them. Walmart treats it's employees pretty well compared with other non-union employers.

This is not a large group of employees, this is about 30 employees (and former employees). in California, that are being funded by the UCFW.

I'm quite sure all Walmarts around the world will be adequately manned on 'black friday'.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 13312 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:44:13 AM
Wish them the best of luck
I work for Tyco - and trust me,
they are feckers
nice and glossy on the outside, complete cnuts on the inside

Female, 18-29, Canada
 137 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 11:59:50 PM
Heck yeah! When I worked at Wally world it was a living hell >-<

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 794 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 10:40:59 PM
They need a union. Crackr jack, unions are simply good things. You drating idiot god UJG*IAEHGUIH. Just stop posting I feel like my eyes are being raped with your stupidity every single last solitary time I read some bigoted or slanted or borderline racist or misinformed bullpoo you post. drat.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1059 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 10:14:47 PM
I'm sorry but these wal*mart employees probably make about as much as I did when I worked in a nursing home as a nurses aide..I'm not saying being an aide is the hardest job out there,but if anyone here is familiar with what a nurses aide's job consists of... It is a very difficult job to do and it is a lot harder and has more responsibilities than scanning items and stocking shelves all day..(I am not saying that can't be a hard job too) but, I know this because I have done both jobs,yes, I did work at Walmart for a while and I have worked in a nursing home as an aide. The difference in pay was that I made .25 cents more an hour at the nursing home..(sad but true). I wanted to make more money so I went back to school in the healthcare field. I enjoy helping people and caring for them, and now I make a lot more money doing this because I went back to school and received a higher education for it.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1807 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 10:10:53 PM
it's about a living wage... let these people have their pride..

Male, 30-39, Canada
 151 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 9:56:17 PM
Most of you have no f--ckin clue.
All the standards in the workplace that you all take for granted ONLY exist because a union fought for them.

There was a time where if you lost your arm in a press, not only might you starve to death--because you can't work, but you might be billed for the lost productivity because the line had to shut down to clean the goo out of the machine.

There was a time where you COULD raise a family while working in retail. My great aunt did so working for Sears. Retail is one of the LAST mass employers left for people without higher educations.

Factories are shutting down left n right. What the hell does a factory worker, who invested 20 years of his/her life into a company do when they shut down and move to China? Go back to college for a Computer Science degree? With what money? And who will hire a 55 year old-just starting out with a new career?

I find the correlation between age groups & comments very tell

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 488 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 9:37:16 PM
Flourescent green is severely unflattering.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 584 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 9:28:55 PM

Yeah, but if Wal-Mart actually paid their workers enough money to live off of, then they wouldn't need to unionize.

Also, if a significant number of people need government services to get by, then the American taxpayer is indirectly subsidizing those "low prices".

As far as "getting a better job" -- many people who work menial jobs like that can't get additional education because they're limited by their legal status, financial situation, age, mental/motivational capabilities, or the current job market. If we all went and got secondary educations, well, then we'd have college grads working those menial positions and the PhDs at higher posts. More education is not the definitive solution to poverty because it doesn't guarantee upward mobility.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:59:43 PM
This isn't about better treatment or pay for Walmart employees, this is a group funded and backed by the unions with the goal to unionize Walmart.

Don't expect any widespread 'strike' either, this group is made of approximately 30 workers, the rest are union thugs.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3268 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:57:27 PM
Are they trying to parody retarded people? Because that is just wrong.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 36 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:47:46 PM
These people work at figging Wal-mart!!! Of course you can't make a living wage there, you're not suppose to. I don't remember there being a choice at Career Day in High School for working at Wal-mart. I wouldn't of spent the money I did on college and got the job I have if all I had to do was join the Wally family.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 178 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:25:12 PM
I'm sorry, but, when has stocking shelves ever allowed you to afford a house and family? Just because the company you work for is large and profitable doesn't entitle you to a larger share in said profit. How do you think they keep their prices so low and remain profitable? It is because they can employ people at the rates at which they do. If you don't like it, turnover hardly cost them a penny when the skill level for the job doesn't take more than a day to train. This is exactly why they have the have the lowest prices around. Not a stupid company.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:24:34 PM
When (not if) you get fired, there will be plenty of people waiting in line who will be very happy to take your jobs.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5715 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:20:39 PM

"So, basically, a person who's greatest skill is stocking shelves with peanut butter"

I agree. But it isn't as if everyone starts out equally. Walton's kids are billionaires. What was their greatest skill? Being born.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5715 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:18:34 PM
"Because I'm 52 years old and I can't afford my own apartment"

Well I guess somebody has made poor life choices then huh?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 110 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 7:56:28 PM
I'm all for letting your money do the talking, but I bet this does little to nothing to Wallie World's (Wall*Mart) bottom line. It will just push back all the buying to the day after this and you won't get the "deals" they have on that day... The only way to make your money really talk here is to NEVER shop there again. But that only works if enough people don't shop there too...

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3404 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 7:37:29 PM

A week ago you were complaining about not being able to find a job.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 199 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 7:29:42 PM
@auburnjunky: That explains why most of the people I know who do work there only get 29 hours a week.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1402 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 7:29:20 PM
Mass firings. It'll be a bloodbath, just like Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers.

It's too bad there's not a ton of people out there who need jobs to replace them...whoops.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5425 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 7:27:50 PM
OBOMOE-"going on strike is not class warfare."

I didn't say it was.

The guy saying 'the Walton's have enough money for 43,000 families' IS class warfare.

OBOMOE-"the cost of living has grown quicker that wages have since the 70's."

And this has WHAT to do with stocking shelves? Lining up peanut butter on a shelf did not earn a 'living wage' in the 70's.

A job that that could just as easily been accomplished by an 8-year-old has never earned a living wage, because the work involved is not worht a living wage.

Male, 30-39, Asia
 791 Posts
Monday, November 12, 2012 7:09:47 PM
The one thing that almost every employee of a company like WalMart should be doing is finding a way to get a better job.

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