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Walmart Employees Plan On Huge Strike

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Xprez
Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:21:19 PM
Normally I would say, go work somewhere else or whatever, but these people have a point. The Wal-Mart family is a small group of money-grubbing whores. I thank God I'm in a recession proof business that pays well, but these people are getting the shaft. These are the things we should all unite with others for. 1 family has so much wealth. There is nothing wrong with having a ot of money from your business doing extremely well, but pass some of that on to your employees. This is the very definition of greed.

mandingo3519
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 192 Posts
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:24:24 PM
if you dont like the job, quit and look for another. just quit the bitching

math91235
Male, 18-29, Canada
 12 Posts
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:20:41 AM
If everyone are always bitching at Wal-Mart, why people keep going there at all and give this company more money?

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:28:01 AM
@VirtualParty "They need a union. Crackr jack, unions are simply good things."

I disagree, some unions are good and work with employers to improve conditions and do affordable wage increases. Others such as RMT and Bob Crow are downright irresponsible. Do you know why Tube drivers earn more then teachers and bunch of other respectable professions despite the fact the UK tube has been upgraded to run on computers? The RMT. Their Union leader who earns 100k+ a year and yet still lives in social housing(designed for people who don't have living wages) freely admits he'll never stop no matter how good a deal he get's for his workers. Contrast that with German unions who work very well with their businesses. But we in London are held hostage every Xmas(triple pay) every big event or whenever they want another holiday or pay rise. It's insane! Unions are not inherently good or bad. As Walmart managers are not inherently good or bad depends on the bastard in charge.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14494 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:54:22 PM
If American employers paid there workers enough then they'd have more money to buy things and so companies would make more. It's a simple positive feedback loop.

This is a common fallacy held by people who lack even the most rudimentary understanding of economics. Let me explain:

Let's say Amy works in a dildo factory. After the cost of labor, materials, wages, taxes, insurance, utilities, rent, advertising, etc., a dildo costs $5 to make, and they sell for $10. Dick decides to give Amy a $10 raise. Amy decides to celebrate by buying herself a brand new $10 dildo. Dick got his $10 back, but now he's short a dildo, which means when the dust settles, he's out $5. If next week Amy decides to use her $10 windfall to buy a 12-pack of malt liquor, Dick doesn't get dick. He's just out $10.

See how that works?

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4665 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:36:10 PM
LillianDulci-"Who in their right mind goes black friday shopping at walmart?"

I agree, but I would have stopped that sentance two words earlier.

LillianDulci
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:06:51 PM
Who in their right mind goes black friday shopping at walmart?

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2278 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:51:19 PM
Go ahead, strike! I couldn't care less. I can't stand setting foot inside Walmart. Always full of slow-moving, fatass, white trash and Mexicans... and yeah, I'm talking about the shoppers. They're employees pretty much suck also. F.UCK Walmart.


MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4665 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:40:59 PM
Arcval-"If american employers paid there workers enough"

That would only work if these workers were performing sufficient work to rationalize what you consider 'enough'. (i.e. in order to warrent a 'living wage', the worker must be product enough to earn the 'living wage plus' for the company he works for).

Lining peanut butter up on a shelf does not warrent a huge wage.

wheelybin25
Male, 40-49, Europe
 22 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:10:12 PM
Lol.....IAB modified my characterisation of Walmart to "Draters" fair enough. The original word was a little stronger but Draters is Ok. There are plenty of Walmart "associates" in the Uk working at lousy wages and conditions for Asda and other outlets. Drat those draters too. Walmart are a bunch of predatory mother draters.Drat 'em up the drat hole. x

wheelybin25
Male, 40-49, Europe
 22 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:03:32 PM
shut the drater DOWN! Power to the Ployees!

Arcval
Male, 18-29, Europe
 304 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:48:49 PM
Also, what's a non-union employer?

Arcval
Male, 18-29, Europe
 304 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:47:54 PM
If american employers paid there workers enough then they'd have more money to buy things and so companies would make more. It's a simple positive feedback loop.

2L84ME
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 206 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:10:50 AM
Some where down the line we were fed this lie that you have to work doing what you love. It's called work, just do it and move on.

Pinkminx22
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1023 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:42:51 AM
When I worked as a nurses aide, I had to work major holidays and yes I have pulled 18 hour shifts.. I consider them 18 hours because I would pull 16 and I had an hour drive both ways to/from my place of employment..I busted my butt while I worked and take in the fact I only made .25 cents more an hour than a wal-mart employee..I got to a point in my life when I desired more for my self and I went back to school and furthered my education.. Perhaps some of these folks should do the same..This may sound harsh but I don't take "but I'm too old to go back to school"as an excuse either.

psychoti
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 198 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:38:42 AM
A lot of people will just get fired for this.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4665 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:03:25 AM
Frosty09-"its not just a matter of employee laziness."

No one mentioned laziness. Some managers are dicks. Some employees are dicks. Get better job skills and it's less likely you'll be working under a dick.


Frosty09-"Yet she is scheduled to work from 11am-8pm"

Wow, nine hour shift. It's called 'work'. Many people work 12-16 hours shifts on holidays.

Get better job skills and you'll be less likely to work on a holiday.

Frosty09-"only to be back at 7am-2pm"

Wow, nine hour turn around. Many people have less, it's called work.

Get better jobs skills (starting to see a pattern here?)....

MANY people work longer hours, with less turn around, and on holidays. I worked 20 years without a Christmas off. Now I get all major holidays off.

IT'S CALLED WORK!.

Frosty09
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 6 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:43:05 AM
my girlfriend and several friends of mine have worked at Walmart and Sam's Club over the years and i can vouch that this is all true and its not just a matter of employee laziness. Management is terrible and corrupt. Employees are rejected for their own vacation days they have and end the year with all of them wasted because it is nearly impossible to get them approved, yet managers take weeks off at a time. It is a never ending story of management redirection and bullpoo. I wont go on too long, but I will give one example. My girlfriend is in her early 20s and works there as she pays her way through college. Walmart's policy (the public one anyway) is that employees all work on holidays for four hours. (I work at Sheetz who has the same policy and it works fine) Yet she is scheduled to work from 11am-8pm on Thanksgiving day only to be back at 7am-2pm on black friday. That is only the most recent but not the most insane story i know of. Please look into this movement and support.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4665 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:13:03 AM
sicker-"People who work hard deserve to make ends meet."

If they had marketable job skills, they wouldn't be at Walmart.

It doesn't matter how hard you work at pushing against a brick wall, you're still not accomplishing anything worthwhile.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5718 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00:32 AM
your Obama-messiah will surely come off the 10th tee and save you, right?

Still mad, bro?

papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:25:45 AM
Oh please maybe Walmart will just fire the lot of ya who walk out! If you don't like it, quit and find a better job! It ain't rocket science! I'm sure there are no worries for you strikers though because your Obama-messiah will surely come off the 10th tee and save you, right?

sicker
Female, 30-39, Canada
 319 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:22:50 AM
People who work hard deserve to make ends meet. That's all there is to it. Walmart is notorious for treating their employees like crap and paying badly. This is known. I'm surprised it took this long to strike.

faustsshadow
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 371 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:11:39 AM
My dad worked for Walmart for a bit, and would bitch and moan about them. But you know what? That man was damn near unemployable and they gave him a job. He spent his life bouncing around jobs, always looking for something greener. I had every direct sales networking health scam possible come through my house. He was fortunate to have a job with them and so are the vast majority of people who work there.

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that there is a reason that they work there and not elsewhere.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4665 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:40:12 AM
rickwhite-"All the standards in the workplace that you all take for granted ONLY exist because a union fought for them."

1) Incorrect statement
2) NOW unions are mostly for intimidation and blackmail.

mervviscious-"it's about a living wage... let these people have their pride.."

You know what might make them proud? Performing a job that was ACTUALLY WORTH a living wage. Stocking shelfs ain't worth it.

(or are you of the liberal bent that their 'self-esteem' is more important than reality, so give them a 'trophy' [i.e. living wage] for just participating.)

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4665 Posts
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:38:36 AM
obhwfgirl-"but if Wal-Mart actually paid their workers enough money to live off of"

If these people performed work that was actully WORTH a decent wage, they wouldn't be working a job a trained monkey could do.

obhwfgirl-"If we all went and got secondary educations,"

Hey, I know quite a few idiots who graduated from college who have no marketable job skills.

I have a friend who's daughter got her degree in Art History. They're SO proud. She's unemployable, but they're proud. (Unfortunately, there is NO one looking for an employee with an Art History degree.)

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