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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:19 AM

Starbucks and Costco provider healthcare even to PT employees

They may not have "Cadillac Plans" for store-level staff, but I know people who work for both, and they both provide decent plans.

IKEA also provides decent healthcare to FT employees.

All three are companies who, imo, are at the top of their categories, and have low turnover for retail and food service. Not a coincidence, I bet.

What other big corporations provide decent healthcare to employees, especially PT staff? Those companies deserve our business, as much as the others deserve our boycott.

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Reply Starbucks and Costco provider healthcare even to PT employees (Original post)
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 OP
hockeynut57 Nov 2012 #1
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #2
hockeynut57 Nov 2012 #3
Tree-Hugger Nov 2012 #8
hockeynut57 Nov 2012 #11
hockeynut57 Nov 2012 #12
Tree-Hugger Nov 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #17
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #16
Schema Thing Nov 2012 #15
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #4
Glassunion Nov 2012 #5
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #6
leftstreet Nov 2012 #7
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #10
bullwinkle428 Nov 2012 #9
hockeynut57 Nov 2012 #13

Response to obamanut2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:23 AM

1. ok, off to get a coffee, 500 lb. of dogfood, and some new furniture nt

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:26 AM

2. hahahaha I am going to Starbucks today

And IKEA on Saturday for a dresser, and will eat lunch there, too (no meatballs, as I'm a veg).

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:30 AM

3. ikea recently opened a factory in the u.s. too. another reason to be on my "places to buy stuff "

list

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:31 AM

8. Really?

A factory where they will manufacture stuff....right in the USA? One of my son's Hooofenpuffinloomborg (something like that) lamps said Made in the USA on it. I think that's the first time I have seen an American made item at Ikea. Love that store.

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:35 AM

11. yea like six months ago. it was cheaper to manufacture here than to ship from europe.

i'll try to find link to the story

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:45 AM

12. unfortunately there seems to be labor issues.

according too nathaniel popper of the la times

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:41 PM

14. Dammit! nt

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

17. Not any more -- they are unionized now

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:55 PM

16. In VA, they mianly make Billy booncases

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Response to hockeynut57 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:23 PM

15. weird coincidence! I'm going to do the exact same thing...



though there is no way in hell I can actually afford the coffee.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:44 AM

4. i was p.t. at u.p.s. and got benefits and 2 weeks of vaca - thanks to the teamsters

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Response to obamanut2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:19 AM

5. They have their shit together. It makes for good business.

If you look at the Fortune 500 "Best Companies to work for" lists. You will see that they all have 1 thing in common. They have happy employees AND they are profitable. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2012/full_list/

Not every company can afford pinball machines and bowling alleys (Google), but they all do take care of their employees in one way or another. Competative wages, perks, benefits, etc... and you end up with industry low turnover, in most cases exponential job growth (compared to the entire economy), and most of all; happy employees, who in turn make for happy and loyal customers. One thing smart CEOs know is that your customers build your brand. Your brand is not something created by a marketing team.

If you look at the list of companies, you will see that above all they have high employee satisfaction ratings. Then you will also see that they are for the most part adding employees by huge numbers in some cases.

I work for a company (not on the list because we did not take part in the survey), that embraces this type of culture. We pay higher than our competitors, we have amazing benefits and because of that we have industry low turnover. Our turnover is so low that in the industry we only lose 1 employee for every 20 to 30 that other companies in the industry lose. Also our logevity (length of service) on average is 9+ years. Personally, my little group of three (including myself) that I supervise has a combined 46 years of service in the company. This I think speaks volumes.

There is a line at the door to get in, and once in, you don't want to leave. We personally only had 3% in job growth recently, however in the coming year with our expansion plans we intend to add 7 to 10%.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:20 AM

6. K&R n/t

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Response to obamanut2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:27 AM

7. Healthcare should not be tied to employment

Period

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:33 AM

10. + 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

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Response to obamanut2012 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:33 AM

9. Good employers know that if you want to KEEP GOOD EMPLOYEES AROUND, you

need to treat them well!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:47 AM

13. example-honda of america nt

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